Mostly, we used to welcome "huddled masses yearning to breathe free." But some feared them then just as some fear immigrants today.
And even though Franklin Delano Roosevelt said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” in his First Inaugural Address 83 years ago, fear still seems to dominate our politics. The text of that address, including FDR actually speaking his famous words about fear can be found by clicking on http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5057 . His memorable words are spoken about one minute into the audio portion. Be sure to turn up the volume on the link.
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Where Turneth the Worm
Then it started raining very hard and the men went away and left the bird on the ground, where it lay for weeks, slowly rotting away. Anna felt terrible about this, because she had become part of that bird, from the first day its mother had brought the big fish which had swallowed the little fish which had swallowed her back to the nest.