Special rules for special people:
The little-known federal program that provides visas to wealthy foreign investors is perfectly legal, and experts say interest in such visas is surging. The government issues foreigners 10,000 such visas a year, in return for their investments in U.S. projects.
The visas secure permanent residency for the foreign investors and a path to citizenship for them, their spouses and minor children.
Of course, we're not wise enough to recognize the "sweat equity" investments that undocumented workers provide to our economy, even when browsing selections in the produce aisle. That would require way too much thinking. And it might upset the delicate balance of hate and fear with which we've grown so comfortable. Nope, as long as we stick with money as a gauge for worth in society, things are much easier to understand.