Originally posted by PhinPhan1227
I think I can safely call myself truly moderate on this issue. I STRONGLY feel that English is THE language of this country, and that all persons who want to live here should have to learn it. By the same token, this country has ALWAYS had open borders, and has ALWAYS had problems because of it. Just go back to the major influxes of Irish, and Italian immigrants, and you can see that there were public outcries against them. Likewise the influxes of Asian immigrants. It's something we've always dealt with, but it's always made us a stronger country in the long run. I do agree that changes need to be made, but I think those changes need to take us back to the policies we had 30-40 years ago(NOT the eugenics part), when assimilation was stressed.
I'd just like to say that I am definitely Not anti-immigration or a nativist. I'm just against people who come here illegally.