I know that we often go back and forth on immigration and who wants or doesn’t want open borders or even what is open borders. What I’ve concluded is that with regards to immigration the Democrat party and those on the Left have no concern over the border especially what ever the numbers are of people that come across the border. In their views there’s no amount of humanity flowing into the country that would concern them. The more the merrier! They only thing they really don’t like is the term “open borders” (I assume because it’s politically toxic).
Here are just a few quotes from those on the Left here regarding this issue:
“Yeah it’s not like America is comprised of like ninety nine percent immigrants, most in the last hundred years or so, and you guys have literally never been right about immigrant ruining the country.”
In other words America doesn’t belong to just those of us who are here (and pay the taxes) it belongs to everyone else in the world who wants to come here as well. Furthermore, the more who come here the exponentially better off we will be.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”… something something etc…etc…"
If only I could have a nickel every time this was brought up. Taking this to its logical conclusion would give us an increase of about 3 billion people, or over 10x our current population (nearly 3 billion people in the world are in extreme or near extreme levels of poverty).
"We have room for at least 1,000,000,000 people in this nation. Lots of room for all."
“Was it unsustainable back in the mid 1800s when the poor flooded in.”
These statements speak for themselves.
"They are not illegals they are asylum seekers."
In other words, in the minds of those on the Left it’s perfectly acceptable for everyone in the world to bypass any country that is geographically closer and come on in to the US. Maybe this approach could also get us to additional 3 billion people.
Many of the other statements are along the typical lines about them wanting to escape poverty, find a better life, then there are the statements about how massive increases in immigration will be great for the economy.
One cannot logically express such views and not support at minimum unlimited levels of immigration. So instead of calling it “open borders” let’s just just have a system that grants automatic citizenship for anyone in the world who wants to be an “American.”