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    Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    (For conservatives and other closed border advocates)

    A common conservative argument against open immigration is that we have a massive and easily manipulated welfare system that will be taken advantage of by immigrants in the event of the borders being opened.

    If our welfare state were to be fixed or eliminated, would open borders become a viable option? If not, would there ever be a time where you think it'd be viable and what would that entail?

    Curious question.

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    Re: Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    (For conservatives and other closed border advocates)

    A common conservative argument against open immigration is that we have a massive and easily manipulated welfare system that will be taken advantage of by immigrants in the event of the borders being opened.

    If our welfare state were to be fixed or eliminated, would open borders become a viable option? If not, would there ever be a time where you think it'd be viable and what would that entail?

    Curious question.
    Imo, no. It's not a good idea to have open borders, ever. One of the primary reasons is because of the increase of disease organisms that are brought here, that we essentially had eradicated decades ago. Another is because we get so many people who have either no working skills, or very little to offer. Imo, immigration needs to be strictly monitored and regulated. There's a balance that can be found, but we're screwing ourselves with our current policies.

    We once had people who wanted to come here and contribute to society and to their own betterment. Nowadays, a good many come here because we will take care of their needs.
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    Re: Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    No. If the answer to this question was ever or could possibly ever be yes, why does every country have borders and continue to maintain those borders?

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    Re: Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    (For conservatives and other closed border advocates)

    A common conservative argument against open immigration is that we have a massive and easily manipulated welfare system that will be taken advantage of by immigrants in the event of the borders being opened.
    If our welfare state were to be fixed or eliminated, would open borders become a viable option?
    If not, would there ever be a time where you think it'd be viable and what would that entail?

    Curious question.



    The American Indians (Natives.) had open borders.

    How did that work out for them?

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    Re: Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    (For conservatives and other closed border advocates)

    A common conservative argument against open immigration is that we have a massive and easily manipulated welfare system that will be taken advantage of by immigrants in the event of the borders being opened.

    If our welfare state were to be fixed or eliminated, would open borders become a viable option? If not, would there ever be a time where you think it'd be viable and what would that entail?

    Curious question.
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    Re: Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    Open borders are great for nations with living standards below that of their neighbors. So as soon as the leftist turn America into a third world hell hole it will be time for open borders....by then Mexico will build a wall.


    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    (For conservatives and other closed border advocates)

    A common conservative argument against open immigration is that we have a massive and easily manipulated welfare system that will be taken advantage of by immigrants in the event of the borders being opened.

    If our welfare state were to be fixed or eliminated, would open borders become a viable option? If not, would there ever be a time where you think it'd be viable and what would that entail?

    Curious question.

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    Re: Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Open borders are great for nations with living standards below that of their neighbors. So as soon as the leftist turn America into a third world hell hole it will be time for open borders....by then Mexico will build a wall.

    Well there we go. If we want border security, then we should just turn this country into a hell hole. At least the cost will be at Mexico's expense and not the US tax payers. better start voting democrat!
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    Re: Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The American Indians (Natives.) had open borders.

    How did that work out for them?
    They were also centuries behind technologically. Apples to oranges here.

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    Re: Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Open borders are great for nations with living standards below that of their neighbors. So as soon as the leftist turn America into a third world hell hole it will be time for open borders....by then Mexico will build a wall.
    And if we do build a wall there might someday be the Latin American eqivilent of this happening

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    Re: Are Open-Borders Ever Viable?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    They were also centuries behind technologically. Apples to oranges here.
    : Only now those that are coming to the US are from countries that are backward technologically. Hmm....guess technology itself isn't the only factor.
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