LAND OF IMMIGRANTS
America was occupied when ‘discovered’ by Europeans. Killing the local inhabitants, capturing their land, and bringing boatloads of indentured servants, (white slaves) was the next move.
Replacing indentured servants with African slaves was another way to gain workers and was considered cheaper.
When slavery was abolished getting workers was done by encouraging the arrival of populations of unwanted people from European nations.
If one is not a descendent of the native population, then they are the children of immigrants, willing or unwilling.
To make immigration difficult is new.
It is done to appease the poor whites who can’t find manual labour because of immigrants; legal and illegal.