Crito: Meno, why have you come?
Meno: I’ve been thinking about immigration.
Crito: Oh, yes? What about it?
Meno: Well, do you support loosening the immigration system to allow people to come and live in the U.S. and become citizens?
Crito: Well, I don’t know. It’s a complicated issue.
Meno: Is it, though?
Crito: Sure it is. These people are coming from terrible places, and are just pursuing a better life in a more stable and rich country. The U.S. prides itself as a nation of immigrants, but in order to control our border, we have to have rules about who can come.
Meno: What about people who are already here: should we allow them to stay?
Crito: They’re breaking the law. We don’t want to reward illegal behavior.
Meno: Ah! But, what if we changed the law. Then they wouldn’t be breaking the law anymore.
Meno: Do you have any reason to then keep from staying?
Crito: Well, they don’t even speak English?
Meno: But, nor do many people here legally.
Crito: But, we can’t just let them take over, we have an American culture we don’t want to dilute.
Meno: So, racism?
Crito: Yeah, racism.