When a majority of us are the being shortchanged by the tactics of the wealthy to control the finances in not only the private sector but now also through lobbying, the public sector we see this type of defense as typical. Force the notion that our nation is being to thoughtful and sensitive to outsiders as a scapegoat while the wealthy continue on their merry way reaping the profit from not only. This will backfire on the wealthy and their conservative republican proxy's. Mainly because our nation, America, was uniquely built on the backs of immigrants and if any nation on earth has ever formed from the collective that is called Earthlings, it has never been known.
We human beings are fellow travelers on this planet and for one very small wealthy group and their republican political party to disparage the common sense and decency of the rest of us as a way to turn ourselves against ourselves is not only despicable but it is dangerous. Their greed has led them to a place where they cannot see that the rest of us have them figured out. We know that by an axiom, "their acts will show their intent". The wealthy, generally, don't act to better and further humanity, on the contrary, their acts only expose their disdain for humanity.