Steve Forbes said "in the future we must rationalize the system to meet the needs of various sectors of the economy. There are some sensible proposals out there that would deal with current illegals without giving them citizenship. We must always have room for those people – even the unskilled – who have the burning desire, as Abraham Lincoln put it, to improve their lot in life."
I may not agree with his entire sentiment (e.g. I would like to see every immigrant who desires it to be placed on a path to citizenship) but I feel strongly that immigrants are vital to the continued greatness and vibrancy of The United States of America.
To lack an appreciation of our collective immigrant status is to defy our genetic makeup. It just doesn't make sense.