It appears that the question is not stupid because everything that the Democrats oppose in GOP legislation point to the Democrats favor everyone coming in at any time. Now historically we did have that... when on August 3,1882 the first "general immigration law" was passed. Immigration Act of 1882 - Wikipedia And the population of the USA at that time was 50,189,209 or 1/6 what it is today. So our country was founded on the rule of law... not emotion. Not illogic. But founded on the preamble of the US Constitution what clearly states.."provide for the common defence". So if we have no borders. No laws regarding who can come in what do we have but back to where we were over 136 years when EVERYONE had a gun. A lot of the country had no law and anyone could come in. So is that what the Democrats want? Our country to revert back to the way we were in the 1880s? I'm all in favor then as there would be open season on protecting me and my property it sounds like.