Last month the first GOP presidential debate took place in my home town of Simi Valley, CA at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. I watched familiar streets fill with picket signs, many concerning Donald Trump, whose controversial opinions concerning immigration policy, especially towards Mexicans, have offended many, including the numerous immigrant or second generation residents of Simi Valley. America’s recent attitude toward Hispanic immigrants is not far from the intolerance of Chinese immigration in the late 1800s and the mistreatment they faced. They were turned away from jobs, mocked in propaganda, and eventually rejected from entering the country. So what happens next when Mr. Trump’s giant wall at the border fails to end the immigration problems in America… the Mexican Exclusion Act? Did our nation forget that nearly every single one of us is the descendent of an immigrant?