Yes, they were killed off, contracted communicable diseases and died, or relocated. My ancestors had little to do with any of that. They were farmers primarily.
Im also not advocating they leave...perhaps the illegal ones....or get legal of course.
My great grandfather fought in the battle of belleau wood during wwi. I suggest you wiki it and read up a bit. Lost his right arm, nearly died....spent months in recovery.
They cleared land for farming. They still farmed with ox's, horses and plows. My grandfather bought is first 25 acres when he was 19....cleared it, built their house, raised a family.
They survived on their own, no food stamps, no welfare, no minimum wage, not a god damn thing, but their own will and effort.
Generation after generation were as poor as poor can be, but they kept on, working to improve the lives of their kids. I, along with my siblings, our children, our children's children, etc. etc. are the recipients of this cumulative effort and plan to continue this trend to the best of my abilities.
That's how you do it. You cant just arrive here and expect to get or have what people have been working for, for decades, centuries. Doesn't work that like. Sorry.
In time however, it can. That's the good news and what American can offer.
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