When that happens you will always have those in the host country resenting the influx.
Every immigrant group to America went through the same issues.
With the first settlers it was the Indians and they got the bad end of the stick.
With the Catholics from Southern and Eastern Europe began to arrive they went through it and eventually integrated.
With the Africans, they came as slaves, the impact was not felt until after emancipation and they went en masse to northern industrial cities creating many tensions.
Now we have Hispanics coming and they will struggle as a few xenophobes try to keep them out.
America is not going to stop accepting immigrants, a part of the population always wishes they would, but in the future this will continue most likely with Asians immigration returning.
The Asians also began coming but the US put quick stops to that back then but in the future it will be different.
The fight for limited resources will wane as we better learn to manage resources.
It is a natural tendency for some to have the us vs them mindset, it is how we evolved, what got us through the tribal stage.
As we enter the new world there is less a reason to cling onto tribal ways.
Who knows, in the future, it might be Americans who leave en masse to go to another country.
Natural disasters happen, remember the scene from The Day After Tomorrow, and it was Americans crossing the Mexican border trying to get into Mexico...
...whatever the case no nation can last forever, even Rome fell, we won't last as long as Rome, the tendency to also believe you are the greatest, however false, will only increase the nativist sentiment.
Immigration reform is coming regardless of the obstructionists and the xenophobes. Our country will be better for it. Those who disagree have a right to disagree but they are no longer dominating the mainstream narrative so are relegated to the dark corners of the media and screaming their message when they can.
Edited by Leave Britney alone!, 13 May 2013 - 07:18 AM.