I am very tired of hearing that turning back immigrants, eliminating visas or discouraging illegals is in any way contrary to American values. The idea is absolutely ludicrous. The United States has never, except in the rare case of certain specific refugees, admitted immigrants because they wanted to come here.
We have historically limited immigrants to congressionally pre approved numbers and we have only allowed those people who could make contributions to our society, had established relatives, or could otherwise prove able to provide for their livelihood. Sometimes we have established preferential catagories for skills that we needed, but my point is that our immigration system has always been engineered to benefit Americans not immigrants.
No country can long sustain its existence with wide open borders. Our culture will soon be overwhelmed and instead of immigrants assimilating into our culture, America will become an amalgamation of theirs. We will no longer be the exceptional people who control our destiny and lead by strength and example. We will have crumbled from within.
I have said before that our debt is so far out of bounds that it has almost tipped the boat, yet it appears that the Democratic front runner is advocating that we extend Obamacare so that it covers all immigrants ( legal and illegal ). This is beyond self-destructive and well down the road to crazy.
So, conservatives have American values firmly in place and we are more aware of our history and the consequences of those silly demands to welcome all immigrants than the liberals and Democrats who merely want more votes.