You know what? Colin Powell has it correct.
We are a nation of immigrants. That’s why we need sound immigration policy. It’s ridiculous to not have a sound immigration policy to welcome those who want to come here and be part of this great nation; or we can send back home with an education to help their people rise up out of poverty.
~ Colin Powel
(from TEDtalksDirector presentation: ‘Colin Powell: Kids need structure'; 2012; http://youtu.be/NhYnouvrG_8)
Gen. Powell has a great perspective on all of this. To help put the above quote in perspective and context, I’ve embedded below the full presentation (although it’s about the education of children, this segment about immigration is pretty brilliant). Fast-forward to 14:21 and watch for 3 minutes then comment and tell me what you think about his perspective.