I understand the point you are trying to make. But the borders of a country are created by conflict, and they only exist for as long as the population is willing to fight to maintain that border.<quoted text>
I just have difficulty with many in the U.S claiming this is their country and no one else can come in unless they jump through a bunch of hoops. I understand there are criteria for becoming legal, but immigration has been a problem for a very long time. Obama is a smart man, his intent was to win over the Immigrant and Gay vote. Looks like he may have succeeded. ALL politicians do and say things to win. I guess that's the American way.
Sure, the American Indians are the first true Americans, but they were unable to maintain the fight. Isreal now owns the Gaza Strip because they are willing to fight for it.
Who knows, one of your relatives may have been involved in the fight for the Mexian border ... how do you think they would feel if they fought and died hoping their children and grandchildren would have a better life ... and then their great-grand children just gave it away for political manuever.