The Lie of Immigration seems to be a persistent one, does it not? How many people are in the world? Billions, billions of those are extremely poor compared to us in the United States. Us taking the brightest and the best do nothing but hurt those in the countries left behind. Those that chose to immigrate are normally the best, most active and smartest portion of the populace. Lazy people do not Immigrate or have the resources to do so. Mexico may or may not apply because in reality, for them its merely walking across the boarder or wading through a foot of water. No real challenge there. But in the middle East and the rest of the world, this applies. These are the people that would be making change in their homelands. It makes them and us worse in the long run because it overburdens our systems (71% of Mexican and South Americans are on welfare), and leaves them lacking. Welfare Use by Immigrant and Native Households | Center for Immigration Studies What do you think?