What ever happened to, “Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to break free?”
The question is not weather or weather not to limit immigration. The question is how do we accept immigration while looking at the terms? Immigration has been handled poorly over the last hundred years. Looking back to Ellis Island, We slaughtered names. We under paid them. We forced them to live in squalor and depravity in “neighborhoods” built to accommodate them with their friends and family and culture.
Now the question is, “Open borders?”
Open is too loose a term. We think ” Oh great just anyone can come in now.” But really America is a “Melting pot“. This term is absolutely perfect when talking about so called open borders. Look at America as a whole. We are a strange amalgamation of every culture you can think of. We are the “Land of the free and the home of the brave.” But we are not looking at our own society. We have rapists and murders; no problem we just trial them and lock them up. We sentence them to lethal injections. The truth is we are more focused on the what if they are killers? What if they are linked? What if they rape and murder my family. Look around we would rather trust our neighbor down the street, than some poor soul that has no where to go. Will they need work? Yes! Will they need food? Yes! Will they want acceptance. Duh!
The issue is not open, or closed. The issue is tolerance and implementing our terms. They know that they are being monitored. If they break statutes we set in place for their accommodation, than its deportation or trial by jury. We should extend our rights to those who seek them. If we pride ourselves on being fair and just than maybe we should apply that beyond our own lives. We are a selfish people who dare to use freedom as a shield.