American liberals love to refer to the United States as a “nation of immigrants”, noting that virtually everyone who lives in the country is of mixed heritage and background.
To be fair, this is largely correct — the United States has experienced multiple waves of immigration from various parts of the world throughout its history. However, the left’s current approach to immigration completely discredits the original spirit of what brought many here in the first place.
Contrary to what many in the media will tell you, America has among the most liberal immigration policies in the world. It’s also worth noting that the idea of American identity is treated very differently in our culture compared to others. Japan, for example, allows almost no foreign nationals to apply for citizenship. Even Mexico has stricter immigration laws than the United States.
Now, leftists who desperately want to import more Democratic voters are trying to circumvent the rule of law by kicking the back door open for anyone who wants in on the American experience. More than anything else, this is a slight to the plethora of immigrants who acquired legal status the right way.
America is a nation of immigrants — but it is also a nation of laws. There’s no reason why it can’t be both.
~ Facts Not Memes