So have you all forgotten the history of this country? This country is founded on open immigration. It is a haven for anyone and everyone sick of their homeland.
You want to see Irish and Italian flags, then go to any major city in the northeast. That is where the Irish and Italian immigrants settled.
The problems in our country are not a result of immigration or immigration laws. The problem stems for a government so retarded it thinks it can give away trillions of dollars while taking in nothing. The government steals from those working and gives to those that choose to do nothing. This is not an immigration or race issue, it's about being a retarded gov't official or a dumbass lazy person expecting someone to take care of you.
I think you missed the point. LEGAL immigration is not under discussion. ILLEGAL immigration is. What you are describing is LEGAL immigration, thru ellis island. As far as i know immigrants who come here legally, learn the language, are AMERICANS first and foremost before claiming the country where they came from - are welcomed.
What we have today is a group of invaders walking across the border, and a group of politicians that are to scared/weak to enforce the laws on the books, or are pandering for votes. These marches are designed to further scare them. The fact that they feel bold enough to have these marches tells me that they are reaching a critical mass.
Arizona is trying to do something on their own, and will be buried in lawsuits for years to come because of it. Inevitably they will find a liberal, spineless judge who will repeal the law. Meanwhile, the illegals will just keep coming, and having anchor babies, and gaining power.
The only solution that i see is to fine the shit out of whoever employs them, and start throwing CEOs into jail to make the point. This will dry up the jobs, and the problem solves itself. If you want to come here, and work here, citizenship would be required.