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They spoke out against immigrants. So she unearthed their own immigrant ancestors

(CNN)If you think the ongoing immigration debates don’t apply to you, Jennifer Mendelsohn has some news: They probably do. “I kept thinking, ‘This is ridiculous,” she told CNN. “How do these people think they have a leg to stand on, looking down on immigrants when so many American people have an immigration story in their history?” Sure enough, her research pointed her toward King’s own immigrant history: His 4-year-old grandmother and her two young siblings arrived at Ellis Island in 1894. Mendelsohn pulled out similar historical receipts for Dan Scavino,…

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