Well, there is a big problem with that argument and it starts with the premise. The premise that the Left and the press use to support their open border madness is that anyone coming to this nation should be welcomed because all of us are tied to immigrants. It doesn't matter whether they have followed our laws which are legitimized by our sovereignty as a nation, they just think that we have to open the borders to anyone. But an immigrant does not become an American until he or she does so legally and is admitted to citizenship, for being an American is the heart of what being a nation is. The United States is a nation made up of Americans and whether you are born into citizenship or achieve it through naturalization, that act of being a citizen is what makes you a member of the American nation. I understand that the Left and the media don't get it, but it's because they don't want to get it and frankly, I don't care what they think.
Nearly all of us come from the stock of immigrants. I know my paternal grandparents came to America from Scotland and my maternal relatives, many generations earlier, originated from England. And while my forebears were indeed immigrants, they didn't become part of this great nation of ours until they attained citizenship. And they did so by following the laws, being checked physically, mentally and having to show evidence of having a job or someone as their sponsor. None of that is being enforced today due to actions of some weak leaders in our past, but it must be honored if we are to follow American law. And that's what the entire argument over the border and the other immigration problems is all about. And in America, as a nation of laws, law trumps feelings or willingness to just look the other way while the hordes come in.
So, the next time you hear that we are a nation of immigrants, remember. We become a part of the nation when we become citizens and there is a wonderful reason for it. The entire process of applying for citizenship allows the host country, the United States, to assure itself that the newcomer is worthy of the privilege of calling himself or herself an American. And that means they are free of sickness, are fit to work in an occupation for which work is available, they will not become a ward of the state and they want to learn English and be assimilated into our society. It's the way the laws were intended and it protects both them and existing American citizens who would otherwise be saddled with the freight for their very upkeep.
If it was good enough for my family and yours, it's certainly good enough for people today and if you don't like it, try and change the law. I'm betting you can't and that's why some choose the agitation route which will not end well. And that's my view on the subject and I'll be sticking to it. Good night, everyone.