I want to talk about a different generation. My grandfather was part of a very different group of immigrants. Immigration today is largely about economics even in the Asylum area. It is rare that one gets people who are coming to the country for its ideals
Citizenship was magical to a person fleeing persecution. The notion of being allowed to live freely as Jews was a dream to many Eastern Europeans. Citizenship tests were far tougher and the English tests were challenging. Passing the test was a dream and Citizenship certificates were as prized as College Degrees.
Now citizenship is still important today. However, the love of the country and its ideals are not motivational factors in the immigration process. Today's immigrants are largely economic and arrive with open hands out. Many show zero respect for the laws and traditions of this country. This is the Obama doctrine where immigration is just another hand out.