For most of my life, I’ve heard people say things like:
- My ancestors immigrated here because they were skilled laborers and sought after.
- My ancestors came here the “right” way.
- My ancestors weren’t “illegal.”
First, it is HIGHLY unlikely that your immigrant ancestors were skilled laborers. If they were, they wouldn’t have been trying to escape their terrible homeland. People don’t just up and leave everything and everyone they know to move to a different county if they have a good life. Would you?
Second, if you’re of European or Asian descent, OF COURSE, your ancestors likely came here the “right” way, because they had to come on a ship.
Third, if you’re using “illegal” to talk about anyone coming across the border to apply for asylum, then, yes, your ancestors were likely “illegal.”
So, I took a Wikipedia page and modified it to discuss the History of Mares (Martians) in America. It’s not too difficult to figure out where this came from originally, but if you read most Wikipedia pages about European immigrants you’ll see the same basic story. Plus, the people the Martians are based on are likely some of your ancestors too.
Enjoy reading about how your ancestors were basically no different than the El Salvadorans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, etc. you think are going to ruin this county and try to turn it into what they left. Really, the ONLY difference is the color of their skin.