Immigration is the key issue of the day because it is the back door mechanism for the left to undermine the nation and ensure permanent Democrat majorities that will destroy the country. It must be dealt with firmly and resolutely. Immigration is not an entitlement program for the poor of the world nor does it exist to provide relief for corrupt, failed nations. Immigration exists to benefit the US and the American people. It is up to other nations to reform themselves and create decent societies for their citizens to live in rather than escape from. Importing the underclass of third-world countries that contribute little and require much government assistance is the opposite of what our immigration policy should be. Mass third world immigration (legal and illegal) combined with the welfare state will sink this country.