Are you thankful that you have been lucky enough to avoid being picked up and enslaved?
How long will you be lucky enough to be a slave on the outside (working to pay the taxes to cover the corporate profits and bailouts) and when might they find it more profitable to bring you inside. Either way you’ll make money for them.
The only country with a higher incarceration rate than the U.S. is North Korea. Is that they sort of country with which we should be classified?