But immigrants into America have always sought out like people and had to go through the tribulations of assimilating. While being a subject to copy, it was never without imperfection. New York City has seen its bit of anger over immigrants over the centuries. Besides this, 9/11 was yet another turning point for America. Security is no longer a luxury that two oceans offer us. Our borders have become as important to us as the borders of nations across the sea have always been to them.