This is not a political post, I prefer to keep my politics and religion (lack thereof) to myself, but, just out of interest, I am wondering how many of us are able to trace our family roots back to immigrants or political refugees.
My grandmother's maiden name was Le May, french in origin, and my sister has been able to trace the Le May family back to when they came to the UK as Huguenots to escape persecution from the French authorities. They were silk weavers, and lived, sometimes 10 or more family members in one room, in the East End of London for many generations.
GM knows that one of his father's predecessors made their way from Ireland to Liverpool, probably to escape the great Irish potato famine.
These are known connections, there may be, and probably are, others.
So we are both descendents of immigrants and grateful to this country for accepting them.