There’s a whole lot to consider about “open borders”. For one thing we are supposed to be a nation of laws. Another issue of the last 20 or so years is terrorism. I’m sure most Americans object to millions of people all coming from the same country & being an overwhelming influence on our legislators & our government. This country is in deep financial trouble. The debt is near 19 trillion & growing. The amount of debt per person is huge but that doesn’t tell the story. There are millions of people who pay no federal taxes and when you divide this debt among just the taxpayers is is three times what they claim it is.
There are vast numbers of people on public assistance and I don’t include “entitlements” that people have paid into such as Soc Sec, Medicare & veteran’s benefits. I mean welfare, ADC & all the “goodies” we provide and then more wonderful benefits for those with political asylum which in the case of some like the Boston Bombers is on false pretenses.
Our job situation is horrible & our own unskilled & uneducated are in dire straights. We, the taxpayers, have pumped trillions into the urban areas & into the fight on poverty & we have accomplished nothing. In truth made matters worse.
All of our governments have vastly overspent buying votes and have unfunded liabilities in the many trillions with pension funds set up with no actuarial expertise & a bad turn with stocks, dividends& interest holdings. We are DEMANDING that a minority of our population support the entire populace plus all the squandering & waste the government can manage. If that’s not bad enough we want to support all the poor in the entire world!
Many of our own retirees and veterans are in poverty & lack decent care while we are spending God only knows how much treasure on aliens, either legal or illegal. Many are on public assistance, on some kind of money from taxpayers and getting free (not to the taxpayers) medical care. Many are criminals & we pay their legal expenses foras long as the appeal process goes on and if incarcerated our prisons are 1st class so that’s another huge expense. I hear it costs the government around $12,000 to deport an illegal felon & I also hear of deportees being kicked out as many as 22 times so do the arithmetic. Look how much we spend on people who don’t even belong here while our own people are in need.
My wife is an immigrant, now a citizen, bilingual &did it all legal. Our priest, Father Kelly was great to the migrants, learned Spanish & had my wife help with the Haitians and tries very hard to help those people & God knows they need & deserve help. Most of them would make better citizens than many of our lazy native-born! The church had a woman who was a relative of Carmen Miranda helping & teaching Spanish. She was here on a visa & when her time was up no amount of begging could keep her from being deported so back to Honduras she went.
I see aliens as 4 or 5 types. Immigrants who have done it legal. Illegals but working & not causing trouble. Not asking for help. Aliens here for a free ride. Collecting all they can get. Aliens who are criminals. Felons perhaps. Violent perhaps. Disobeying other laws. Driving reckless, drunk driving. Children of illegals who were brought here &are basically good Americans.
THEY EACH REQUIRE DIFFERENT TREATMENT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM NONE TO JAIL & OUT!
WE CAN’T PHYSICALLY OR FINANCIALLY ALLOW THE ENTIRE WORLD TO EVACUATE & MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES!!!! WE CAN’T SUPPORT OR DEFEND THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!!