“…[a] date which will live in infamy…”
Excerpt of a speech given by President Roosevelt after the December 7th, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
A dark stain on our nation’s history resonates profoundly in today’s immigration discussion. Immigration attorneys throughout the country are passionately trying to hold back a surging tide of anti-immigrant sentiment, specifically toward the Muslim community. Not only anti-illegal immigration sentiment, but also anti-immigrant sentiment, in general. The United States has never been a country of “the good of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” We have always been a nation that values, above all else, individualism. No matter the cost, we have always held fast to the ideal that we will defend our individual freedoms to the last. Yet, on December 7th, 1941, that national identity was sacrificed for “the greater good.” Not only by the president and the legislature. But by the highest court in the land, the United States Supreme Court.