America is the home of the free and the land of the brave. It is one of arguably three superpowers that attempt to police world peace and influence its ideology and cultural influences throughout the globe. Immigrants from around the world continue to attempt to migrate to the United States because, if nothing else, America is still the land of opportunity.
However as an upcoming presidential election brings to light, and more specifically the rhetoric of the Republican nominee, highlight our country’s increasingly perceived hypocrisy. A country built on illegal immigrants, from the interloping settlers who simply claimed everything they saw irrespective of the natives who occupied for centuries prior to their arrival and the subsequent importation of an estimated 6 to 7 million Africans and their subsequent offspring who were only granted the title of “Americans” after nearly 250 years of enslavement. Many now want to close our borders except to highly educated and affluent Europeans, Canadians and Asians. READ MORE