In this country, we believe everyone has something to contribute and deserves the opportunity to reach their God-given potential, from the boy whose descendants arrived on the Mayflower to the Latina daughter of migrant workers. We're all God's children, and we're all Americans.[Text: McCain's speech - International Herald Tribune]The first error is that he says "descendants" when he means "ancestors." The people whose descendants sailed on the Mayflower were living in the 16th century. The second point is that there's only about a fifty-fifty chance that the "Latina daughter" is an American citizen—many illegal immigrants bring their children with them illegally. The famous Immigrants Crossing sign shows two migrant workers dragging child with pigtails across a highway.
That poor girl is not an American, and it's wrong of McCain to say so,. It's also wrong for him to encourage her parents to bring her to America illegally.