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    Re: Should The U.S. Have an Open Borders Policy?

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    Re: Should The U.S. Have an Open Borders Policy?

    How could any nation survive an open border policy? The immigration would only end when the population ruined the country to the point where their own country is better. You don't see tons of Swiss people sneaking in do you?

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    Re: Should The U.S. Have an Open Borders Policy?

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    Yes, let anyone come to the US as they wish.

    No, ask everyone that is coming across our border if they intend to kill us.

    Other, when you come across sign up for Obamacare and Medicaid, we love you and want to take care of you. Come one and come all. We have yobs and medical and if no yobs we pay you to stay.
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    Re: Should The U.S. Have an Open Borders Policy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    How could any nation survive an open border policy? The immigration would only end when the population ruined the country to the point where their own country is better. You don't see tons of Swiss people sneaking in do you?
    Oh but we are a nation of wealth and care for others, we are the world's healthcare giver and provider. If our reach is not long enough to bring everyone into our country that needs our care then anyone that can get here on their own is welcome and will be treated with welcome arms. We are the worlds provider.
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    Re: Should The U.S. Have an Open Borders Policy?

    Eventually, yes. It's not really practical to immediately "open the gates," so to speak, so the best way to do it would be to gradually increase the amount of immigrants we allow into the country until an open border policy is reached. Ideally, we would not deny citizenship to anyone who is not a violent criminal. The U.S. is the land of opportunity and was built by immigration, so we should surround our immigration policy around those ideals.

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    Re: Should The U.S. Have an Open Borders Policy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Eventually, yes. It's not really practical to immediately "open the gates," so to speak, so the best way to do it would be to gradually increase the amount of immigrants we allow into the country until an open border policy is reached. Ideally, we would not deny citizenship to anyone who is not a violent criminal. The U.S. is the land of opportunity and was built by immigration, so we should surround our immigration policy around those ideals.
    That seems like a practical compromise. I personally believe all countries should have open borders, making it as easy to move between countries as it is to move between states. Of course if only the US opens its borders without reciprocity from other countries that will likely cause issues.

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    Re: Should The U.S. Have an Open Borders Policy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarchos View Post
    That seems like a practical compromise. I personally believe all countries should have open borders, making it as easy to move between countries as it is to move between states. Of course if only the US opens its borders without reciprocity from other countries that will likely cause issues.
    Agreed. Perhaps an international agreement would be wise for such a policy.

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    Re: Should The U.S. Have an Open Borders Policy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Eventually, yes. It's not really practical to immediately "open the gates," so to speak, so the best way to do it would be to gradually increase the amount of immigrants we allow into the country until an open border policy is reached. Ideally, we would not deny citizenship to anyone who is not a violent criminal. The U.S. is the land of opportunity and was built by immigration, so we should surround our immigration policy around those ideals.
    I'm genuinely curious how you believe the massive social state that the left tends to desire can possibly function with open borders. If boatloads of immigrants from third world countries arrive on American shores with no job opportunities and no job skills, how can we pay for the sustenance? What jobs will they work when we already have millions of unemployed Americans? Where will the money come from to support and provide for millions of immigrants?
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    Re: Should The U.S. Have an Open Borders Policy?

    God no.
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