People say we need immigration laws. I must ask, “We do?” Let’s be honest here, our immigration laws were originally enacted to keep undesirables out. Undesirables being those who are not white western Europeans.
Since then we have made changes, and now the rationale is to keep too many people from moving here. But now I have to ask, do we need to? Last I’ve heard, we’re not replacing our losses, fewer people are being born than dying. In short, we need immigration to replace our fatalities.
So they’re not real Americans. By who’s definition? I grew up in the 50s and 60s, back then we wouldn’t really qualify as Americans. How Americans are seen has changed over the years, and now a person from 1965 would be somewhat aghast at how we’ve changed.
As for not being able to handle a mass influx, we need a mass influx. We need more immigrants to make up for the people we lose. As for changing the nature of our society; it has changed and it will keep on changing. This is not the America of 1850, thank God.
And what if the whole world moves here? Well then, we’ve got an empty world outside of the United States to colonize. As a matter of fact, if everybody decides to migrate here, what say we forestall them and annex the planet. Just tell the world that instead of them having to move here to become Americans, America will be coming to you. From now one you are all citizens of the United States, with all the rights and privileges thereof. Of course, you are now all subject to U.S. law, which will mean changes.
But I rather doubt everybody’s going to want to become a citizen of the United States, or even want to move here. As a matter of fact, as far as I can see we can handle the influx, we just need to show some smarts in how we do it.
As for the fussy, new neighbors won’t kill you.