There are millions of people living in America who have for the most part believe that this country is the salvation of those who come here for whatever reason who once they reach our borders they will be welcomed with open arms by those who came before seeking a better life and understand what it takes to become an American citizen at some point in the future if not for themselves but for their offspring who by being born here are considered 100% American by our legal system if nothing else.
Other than the descendants of slavery and those who were overrun as our country expanded to the left coast. The American Indian population continues to exist on reservations for generations after their tribal lands were taken over in the name of the”manifest destiny” mentality of white people that continues to this day. Trump is a rubber stamp of the frustration of white America when our borders are being overrun with people who are willing to come here with no expectation of equality once they cross our borders. Just an expectation that over generations their family will be accepted a citizens of this great nation and will do as those who especially fought and died in our wars for that privilege.
To be accepted as a citizen of this country is a gift that those born here cannot even fathom when it come to the subject of their loyalty to our country. Our laws are a double edged sword when we decide who should be here legally, and who should be deported because of our laws. The magical thinking of the past of staying just under the radar as far as legal residence in this country has been blown out of the water by president Trump who says leave our country if you are undocumented whether you like it or not. Our new reality has arrived how we deal with it as a nation will define us on the world stage whether we like it or not.