My job takes me to Caribbean from time to time. In the Caribbean countries there is no welfare or unemployment insurance so when you meet the local people, they are either workers, government or tourism industry or their hustling to sell you something. To these folks, America is the Land of Opportunity and a chance for a better life.
In America, race hustlers and the Democratic party have created climates of victimization and entitlement. See my neighbor Peggy Joseph and / or the Obamaphone lady on YouTube if you have any questions.
Just as the Republican Party has an element of fiscal conservatives called the Tea Party so, too, has the Democrat Party have an element called the Gimmedats, the institutionalized dependent class.