Poll Context: America was originally built on the skills of European, primarily British and Dutch, immigrants and the labor of black slaves brought here from Africa. A civil war was fought and black Americans were freed and made citizens. Until the early 1970s America’s immigration policies brought in largely highly skilled workers from Europe and other developed countries, always looking for ways to better the work force and increase America’s global reach. However, Teddy Kennedy’s Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 changed all of that. Nowadays it is easier for uneducated, non English speaking villagers from Somali to come to America, and straight onto welfare, than college educated Europeans who are ready to work and assimilate into American society, rather than American society having to adjust to the laws and customs of the third world. Ironically once in the United States the community leaders of third world immigrants hijack the debt owed to the black community over slavery but of course America owes them nothing. They did nothing to build America. So should America carry on bringing in millions of third world unskilled immigrants over skilled workers from developed countries?