Immigrants blend Christmas traditions from home and America

  • Article by: ROSE FRENCH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 25, 2011 - 9:31 AM

For many, the emphasis on gift-giving and Santa Claus can be a financial strain and a cultural oddity.

  • 6
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 6 of 6
oimmigrationDec. 25, 1110:28 AM

You didnt have to come to America if its a problem for you. Too many immigrants are coming to America, coming to Minnesota. Coming during the Great Recession and bad economy. Coming when state and federal budget deficits are huge and growing. Coming when we cannot afford it and raises our taxes too! Enough already. Our immigration policy is out of touch and out of control. Our immigration policy should be tied to the economy; state and federal budgets and taxes; protect the American worker and his or her wages; and protect Americans health, safety, and pocket books. Its not doing any of the above and it needs to change. Vote for this change because its your money, your health and safety, your job and wage, and your country that is at risk. English is also threatened and should be made our country's official language before its too late.

6
11
oimmigrationDec. 25, 1111:03 AM

Thousands of Americans have died because of our liberal immigration policy, with 9-11 being the greatest single loss of American life. If we reduced our current 2 million immigrants a year to under 100,000 a year with better screening, America would be much, much safer. Maybe 10,000 a year would be even better. The lower the number the better in this dangerous world we live in with all the terrorists and criminals wanting to get into America. Its your country and your life so protect it.

6
11
oimmigrationDec. 25, 1111:12 AM

Its time to close our borders and immigration floodgates for good, because America is full and full of debt. We do not need a billion or more people here in America, or even a half billion.

6
10
nekidjaybirdDec. 25, 1111:25 AM

Would it have been too difficult to find a traditional American family celebration a traditional Christmas? Why force the political correctness on us at Christmas?

4
8
molagueDec. 25, 1111:48 AM

Is it too much to ask that on a day like Christmas, we put our differences aside and celebrate that people coming in, just like many of our grandparents and great-grandparents, are trying to fit in with American customs and the American celebration of Christmas. This is suppose to be the one holiday that unites Christians in celebrating the birth of Christ, our savior. These are people who come to our nation, and share in our beliefs and celebration. On this day, is it too much to ask to be one with our fellow brothers and sisters and celebrate?

5
1
jjsbrwDec. 25, 1112:30 PM

How on earth did a couple of posters here look at this article as an invitation to go on a rant about immigration or bemoan some sort of political correctness they perceive in the article? The people featured in the article are simply to to do the same things almost everyone else's forefathers did... make a go of it in a new land. How much uglier can some people get on Christmas?

6
4
  • 1 - 6 of 6

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Who wins tonight's Game 4?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT