Well that was a childish comment. Do you really want to go back to the laws and processes we had in place in the 1850's? where it was legal to kill you if you stole my horse? Public hangings? Slavery was legal? Rape was legal most of the time, women could not vote, etc?
You see you can’t have it both ways. We built a society based on laws and sovereign rights, laws and attitudes have transformed over the years and we have to take the good with the bad.
Back in the 1800’s we needed Immigrants to populate our Nation and let’s remember the Government was not giving away free goodies to all who came either. today allowing an immigrant to come into America means we have to give them Government entitlements, something that did not exist in the 1800's.
The taxpayer is now on the hook for every immigrant who enters America, as such they have a say in how that money is spent. There is no Nation in the world that gives away free citizenship to anyone who can sneak in.