It's time to recognize that things have changed since the 1850s and they will continue to change for the next 10 yeas -- and maybe even the next 20 years, probably forever. Therefore if one places any value on the standard of living and quality of life in the U.S., it is time to get on board with a defensive strategy before it is too late.
While no one supports allowing people to starve anywhere in the world, its worth understanding that a global view of equality of outcomes means significantly degrading Americans' standard of living and quality of life. And it doesn't make any difference whether the approach is to allow more immigration or to redistribute wealth to the poor countries.
Doing either would be entirely inconsistent with the progressive agenda of adding more unfunded entitlements for Americans. Doing either will shrink the resources available for each citizen.
Similarly, progressives' support of immigration reforms that grant amnesty to illegal aliens and increases or maintains the already excessive level of legal immigration. Both of these are certain to adversely affect the equality of condition that is the wet dream of progressives. There will be less of everything for everyone except the very rich.
Working for logical immigation reform based on a stable population, a recognition of the finite nature of our natural resources and the adverse impact of continued growth on our quality of life, standard of living, national interest, character, language, sovereignty and the rule of law. Pushing back and countering the disloyal elements in American society and the anti-American rhetoric of the leftwing illegal alien lobbies. In a debate, when your opponents turn to name calling, it's a good sign you've already won.