The United States of America is a land that was created by immigrants. The original Indians were simply immigrants Siberia who wandered over the Bering Straight and became the first Americans. A few thousand years later came Europeans who proceeded to sort of wipe out most of the original immigrants in order to take over the Western Hemisphere. What we term, the “United States of America,” was simply a bunch of immigrants. Heck, even after the USA became an independent nation, people sort of arrived without any check by authorities. People wandered back and forth across the border with Canada without anyone keeping count. Today, we have people who are considered to be “illegal” immigrants,a sort of new concept in American history. They cross the border and arrive for one reason-they want to WORK! And, believe it or not, they want to work at jobs that native born Americans simply refuse to accept.
Over two thirds of Democrats in Congress just sent a letter to President Obama about the deplorable conditions experienced by illegal immigrants being detained in detention camps. “We cannot continue to hear reports of serious harm to children in custody and do nothing about it.” They regard these camps as insulting to “our values as a nation.” Hopefully, the President will take action to protect immigrants, if so, he would be acting in a long tradition.