I am uncomfortable with the large number of folks who are willing, even eager to “cleanse” the U.S. of all “illegal immigrants.”
For, as I read the history of the United States, I encounter no documentation that Native Americans invited Europeans to the New World. Yet, these “illegal immigrants” came anyway; possessing neither “green card” nor the proper immigration paperwork issued by peoples already occupying the land. And when these uninvited strangers came, they systematically dispossessed Native Americans through the use of violence and chicanery.
Now, certain descendants of those undocumented Europeans, who took by force and deceit what was not theirs, self-righteously whine about “illegal immigrants.” What a short, convenient, collective historical memory they possess!
Native Americans must be bemused by the irony of the “pot calling the kettle black”!