So last weekend I was down in CT with my mom's relatives, they're all exceedingly rich, own large houses, general upper class society life... long story short the topic of immigration came up over diner, there was the generic 'illegal immigration is ruining the country, drain on society, they don't work as hard as us americans' etc, you've heard it all before. After about a half hour I just had to add something which had been on my mind for a while. Effectively what I said was this, 'look at all of you, half of you are irish, a third are jewish, a quarter are polish and the rest are russian, 100 years ago YOU were the 'dirty immigrants ruining america' there were 'too lazy to work' and 'leached off the system'. Your grandparents faced exactly the same kind of prejudice you are imposing upon latin american immigrants today!' needless to say, that did not go over too well. Does anyone else see this happening? Am i just off the deep end on this one?