A poem by Emma Lazarus is graven on a tablet within the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty stands.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame, Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand, Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
America was once a land that welcomed all immigration. Now America has become a national superpower that created 'The American.' Now that 'The American' has been invented, through rules(laws), America has closed its doors to immigration. These rules/laws just make immigration earned and not allowed. But, rules must exist. Yet, it seems that there exists an invisible time limit.
Statute of Limitations
A type of federal or state law that restricts the time within which legal proceedings may be brought.
(Free Legal Dictionary)
The invisible limit seems to exist around the time that 'free' immigration went from legal to illegal. It is understood that crime and overpopulation plays a big part in immigration 'control.' But, is it really control. The American government's idea of control is similar to that of cleaning a room by throwing all toys and trash in the closet. If all of the immigrant and government problems are always thrown in one area (the closet), it will, one day, spill over or burst. Then, there will be no area of containment. Unlearn.
So, is the government agreeing with Marcus Garvey? Inferring that social separation is the only answer.