One thing that would strongly push the country in the opposite direction than the one Trump intends is for individual states, particularly progressive states in the West or Northeast, to pass laws as favorable to immigrants as the ones in Arizona, Georgia and Alabama have been unfavorable. What if, say, California were to pass legislation extending full human rights to all people present in the state? That would set up a historic confrontation, bringing out all the anomalies in our inhuman immigration regime for due public consideration. “Sanctuary” would become a constructive, constitutional, universal concept, not a purely reactive one against police powers.
Every time we say that we should let immigrants stay because they do the dirtiest work that native-born folks aren’t willing to do, we should remember that we do not justify our ancestors’ arrival with that logic. We deserve to be here because we have a human right to be, just as we accepted this in the centuries preceding racist federal bureaucracies. We are here because we are humans, not because of our utility toward someone else’s comfort.
This is the goal. Fake Americans import foreigners with the hopes that the foreigners will destroy the real Americans for them. Here they are hoping it will happen at the voting booth, but ultimately they are hoping it will happen in the Apocalypse.
This is an evolved suite of instincts. Even if these people were never taught English, and were deprived of logical thought, they would still have these urges. Deep in the cave they would plot to welcome foreigners into their tribe’s territory. They would demand the transgressions by the foreigners be tolerated, until ultimately they joined the foreigners, and saw their own tribe destroyed.
All of the old tribe members they could never have competed with openly would be destroyed, and they would move forward happy – having vanquished their old enemy.
These are the Fake Americans, and they are the enemy of every real American.