If immigrants are no more than a means to an end to us, cheap labor and guest workers, can we at least drop all the bullshit about "Give me your tired, your poor, your masses yearning to breathe free" please?
What are immigrants to us anyway? Future American citizens or cogs in a machine?
What infuriates me is how we can talk out of both sides of our mouths, saying how we are The Great Bringer of The Light of DEMOCRACY. We are no better than any country we denigrate ideologically. We are no better than China, we are no better than Russia, we are no better than North Korea, we sure as hell are not better than Israel. If we're the country of the straight talkers than just call it like it is, and cut the crap about this freedom and liberty. And give the statue back to the French.
Be consistent, people.