I'm always fascinated by the line, "we don't want to become minorities in our own country". Why not? Are they treated badly or something?
I still remember an episode of Oprah on racism that must have been on more than 20 years ago. One old white woman said she was worried about minorities having rights because then wouldn't they be angry at white people and treat them just as badly as white people had treated them. (You know when you hear something so dumb that it sticks with you for the rest of your life? That stuck.)
The truth is that the far right bolster "imagration" on a platform that is NOT what America has been in history, all about.
For example. the Statue of liberty quite boldly states, “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” .
It was quite litterally the imagrants of those that worked what is called the industrial revolution, Factories, railrodes and many more.
we wouldn't be the nation that we are without them. yet we frown on the newcomers seeking the same thing.
I believe that many in the political figure, need to take a few history lessons.