Breaking News! The Pilgrims were undocumented aliens!
The Pilgrims were undocumented aliens.
So were all the colonists. The very idea of a colony was alien. So too, property ownership.
We might add to the list of “illegals,” all the Europeans who “settled” in the Americas bringing with them disease and violence.
Most of us are the descendants of those undocumented intruders. What does that make us?
When I recently shared this slice of history with a friend, he noted that all human beings who came to these American continents were undocumented aliens, including the “native people” who originated in Asia and, prior to that, in Africa.
So when the “native people” arrived here, did anyone check in with the buffalo?
And so it goes.