In the 2019 State of The Union Address, the President said this is a moral issue, the lawless state of our Southern border is a threat to the safety, security and financial well being of all America. In a multi-part series called “Immigration and the Border,” The Way It Is continues to explore aspects of this crisis. Part 3 Birth of a Superpower deals with the history of American immigration in the latter half of the 19th century. I’m Matt Tullar and here’s my opinion.