In one episode, Mork met a Russian musician who was here studying the cello. The Russian told Mork that all aliens in the United States must register. I forgot about that. Then I remembered the public service announcements on television. It is a lot more complicated now. (See here https://www.uscis.gov/) But if you read the laws, special, organized registration of aliens goes back at least to 1924 though the Alien Acts of 1798 were no laughing matter. (See here: https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Alien.html )
Distrust of unwanted immigrants goes back to 1492, but your sense of irony must have been removed at birth if you do not pause at the distinction between Native Americanism and American nativism. Will the last one in please close the door?
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