The Answer to Our Immigration Problem

The left intends to pummel American society into granting, out of pity, the right of anyone to come to America to live.  Compassion for those less fortunate is both the treasure and the Achilles heel of historic Americanism.  Those who come to America illegally are, in many instances, pitiable people, risking much in order to make a better life for their families.  That in no way makes illegal immigration moral or wise, but it does mean that those who care about these people ought to look at something beyond submersion in the American underclass.  The real question we ought to ask is this: why are so many millions trying to get into America?  Before answering that question, we ought to look at who is coming here. Our nation, uniquely, has always had an immigration problem.  In the middle of the 19th century, an entire political party, the No-Nothings, was built around the need to keep out immigrants who were threatening American culture.  These...(Read Full Article)