When many of us were born that number was insignificant - on the order of 1 in 50, or even 100. Mid-50s in my case.
The assumption then was that America was settled, no newcomers were needed, and the natural growth rate of the existing Americans was sufficient.
Can any of you tell me why any foreign nationals should have any entitlement to enter the United States, the world’s most powerful and succesful country, when they and their families had nothing to do with the establishment and development of the country?
To say nothing of the fact that most “immigrants” are entitled to special privileges (”affirmative action”) over and above most Americans - simply because they are not “white”! (except of course for white Spaniards, who apparently are God Like creatures deserving of preferences simply because they lost all the wars they fought with us!
That 1 in 4 children are the descendants of people with no history in this country merely shows how utterly unfair and insane the last 50 years have been.