Yesterday on CNN, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales admitted that he doesn't know if his grandparents came from Mexico to the United States legally or illegally, but that his family's story is the "American dream."
Gonzales's story contrasts with the right-wing rhetoric protesting illegal -- and often legal -- immigration.
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), 4/29/03:
I believe that the demand and push for manufactured diversity in every facet of our lives has a political motivation. ... I am gravely concerned that our recent and current immigration is not of the same character as our historic immigration and that the impact and effect will be to weaken our civic culture and our political institutions that guarantee life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.