As a first generation American on my German paternal side, I am grateful that America took them in as my father would have likely ended up frozen to death in a snowbank outside of Moscow. My grandfather who came here legally, was a tool and die maker which was a skill that was very much needed during the War.
With each new immigrant class America has reinvented itself and I am personally very much encouraged by what I am seeing from our new Asian immigrant population. But we also need to remember that we have a black population that has never fully benefited from being American. After Centuries of both physical and social enslavement we need to give these Americans citizens preference over those who are not and wish to become one….