When Irish-American eyes are fearful: We worry about anti-immigrant policies in Washington and Brexit consequences across the pond

We are cognizant of the anti-immigrant ugliness emanating from the current administration in Washington. The 69th Regiment, formed by Irish immigrants in the 1850s for the unrealized dream of fighting for Irish independence, fought with distinction in every war from the Civil War to Afghanistan. Their service was a powerful counter to the anti-Irish nativism of the time, the so-called Know-Nothing movement, in a way that today’s immigrants prove every day as well.

World – New York Daily News