For years I had to deal with immigrants,  legal and criminal.

The legal worked to fit in generally, the criminal?

Well they didn’t try and didn’t care to. Nothing invested in earning their way here, so why try. The cultural differences make it even worse.

And much the same as foreigners in other countries,  not being a native, you don’t have the connection,  the investment,  the history as the natives, which makes you a target, a scapegoat.

The past place I lived, after ten years in the community,  I was tolerated, in another 30, I might have been accepted, but I would never have been a local. My kids yes, but not me. And that’s marrying into the community too.

And if you don’t look like a local, when it hits the fan, you will be the first one targeted.