According to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien is an individual who does not have U.S. citizenship and is not a U.S. national, and as such owes no permanent allegiance to the state or country in which they reside. A non-citizen is a citizen of a foreign country lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States. This status of person is either conforming to laws of the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice (a “Resident Alien”) or is .
There are tens of thousands of Americans, on all sides of the aisle, that do not want open borders but do see the extreme problems with our immigration system and want to fix it. Open borders damages the integrity of our immigration system, border safety, and invites unsustainable groups that can’t be cared for properly.
Yes, this country was set up to provide a safe-haven for all immigrants. And the American people recognize that and still uphold those principles. However, our government has routinely set up roadblocks in that pathway while widening the opening for entry.