The main reason people migrate to America is in search for a better life for themselves and their families. Early U.S. history allowed for near-universal entry (as long as an immigrant did not have a criminal record) that created a melting pot that we enjoy today. However, in recent years we hear tragic story after story in which migrants are denied the opportunity to lawfully and peaceably petition for asylum.
The most recent travesty is tear gassing migrant children at the border. Read my article on Legal Examiner.