As he set forth his vision for immigration reform recently, President Obama reminded Americans that we all hail from foreign stock. However true, "good for me, but not for thee" seems to have become our national mantra when it comes to welcoming people from other lands. Both the plans floated by Sen. Marco Rubio and the president have embraced a prevailing nativistic attitude by adding even more barriers to an already onerous immigration process. They pull America further away from being a refuge to the "huddled masses" and make a mockery of our promise to take "your tired, your poor." Soon, the Statue of Liberty will say, "Go away. Mine. Mine. Mine."

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