Hey, now...I'm 1/4 Dutch, and 1/2 Irish! And I was born here!
I'd be content to throw out all illegal immigrants, and subject attempted immigrants from known terrorist hotbeds to a lot of scrutiny before allowing admittance. That would go a long way to making the country a safer place. Will it ever happen? Probably not unless we get hit hard, as in tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths. Something only possible with a biological attack or a nuclear detonation in a city. As perverse as it sounds to say so, I find myself wondering if such an attack would be a good thing, in the long run. It might make our leaders wake up. Then again, it might give rise to the police state that rubs so many of us the wrong way.