A new book on immigration that might have some answer to questions about why we are so upset.....
Writing Immigration by R. Suro and M. Suarez-Orozco
"One explanation for how we live with such irreconcilable views lies in the stories we tell about migration. Simply put, we have contradictory narratives of past and present. Our history does not connect to our future. We love immigration looking backward, but we are apprehensive looking forward."