This type of treatment is what propelled thousands of Poles to depart Europe in search of freedom, particularly from 1870 to 1900.
This is true, as well as many Italian and Irish during this period. These groups actually helped to build this nation (U.S.). These were hard working people who made an effort to assimilate and learn the English language. I know it was not easy for these immigrants but I have great respect and admiration for their determination and hard work unlike many (NOT ALL) of the immigrants we have today looking for a handout, not wanting to learn English and expecting to force their culture and ideals on Americans.
I always tell my Polish wife that she should be very proud because her ancestors helped to build this country. Too bad we're giving it all away now with weak President's who are so politically concerned about alienating a particular voting bloc that they will not even protect our own borders.
This is one of the things I love about Poland is that it is Polish and I do not see massive immigration there with people from all over the world trying to force their customs & cultures on the populace.