Theoratically, immigrants aren't much of a problem for big nations such as USA. America have the ability to absorb such immigrants, more so if wealth
was distributed, and the immigrants would be able to contribute back to society and increase the tax revenues/GDP.
But one of the issue of immigration is IDENTITY.
Should a nation with its own identity bend backwards and conform to the immigrant's identity, culture and way of life?
It's a no brainer. Can't have the majority bending backwards for the few. Better the immigrant conform to the nation's culture, traditions, way of
life and rules of law, or just simply take the first flight back.
There will be those whom will be stubborn and demand the majority bow to the immigrants way of life using the very laws of the land that they would
never have in their own lands and caused them to flee and immigrate in the first place.
There is no need for discrimination or violence. Teaching the immigrant, inducing them to the majority's way of life instead, denying them any
representation unless they are willing to contribute to the majority's culture, is the way forward.
Diversity of cultures are welcomed, but imported culture must not seek to be imposed upon the nation's own built up culture and way of life. Let
nature take its course. Humans are not stupid. If one culture is truly good and enlightening, it will naturally win over willing converts. Force the
issue and only pain and suffering will result for all.
USA is a free but secular country. Immigrants can practice whatever they want in the privacy of their homes or behind closed doors, but once in public
space, they must conform and contribute to american society positively and freely. The american door is open both ways.
Example - latinoes demanding USA use spanish as a language and culture within an USA district with them in dominance should have their heads and the
foolish spineless legislatives heads checked. If spanish culture was so good, they would not have left that country, this the federal govt must
realise and prevent another culture from supplanting the work of the founding fathers.
Spanish may be a nice language, and culture exotic, but USA is not the failing or failed states of Spain, Cuba or Mexico. English is the dominant
international language in education, work and trade, and the US Constitution sacred that had allowed immigrants not just from Spain, but all over the
world, to immigrate, live free and co-exist in peace successfully in economic, social progress and political terms, for 2 centuries, no mean feat in
our modern civilisation since the 17th century.
edit on 22-9-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)