I didn't say they were. I said most were. Those who weren't here legally and got caught were deported immediately, as one of my great-uncles learned. He was on Ellis Island within hours of being caught in Brooklyn, NY, and placed on a ship to Italy three days later.<quoted text>
In short order, all past immigrants where not altogether legal. You are telling a danm lie. Show me the paper work.
So, I'm not lying. It's that you're reading comprehension needs a little polishing.