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And then there is the terrorist card. Open borders and all those bad guys would flood in! I remind you that the 9/11 hijackers and the two brothers in Boston entered our shores legally. But open borders attacks the root cause of Muslim extremism–young, impoverished men in Muslim countries. Men with no future are more easily radicalized. Muslim poverty is what threatens our security, not our immigration system.
And what about wages? Well, folks, economists note that immigrants have a positive impact on the wages of Americans who have finished high school. They don’t compete with U.S. workers. They complement them, helping them do their jobs better.
As for our country, immigration helps us. Taxes collected. Goods and services bought. Revenue added. And immigrants tend to be entrepreneurial, starting businesses nearly twice as often as native born citizens. Over the past decade, immigrant-founded ventures have created more than 450,000 jobs.
The open borders movement and some economists say this idea would double the world’s GDP.
Yep, I’m embracing the open borders movement. We already have open borders for large corporations. Want to build cars in China? No problem. Want to make widgets in India? Go for it. If it’s good for the global corporate rich guys, why isn’t it good for people, especially the working class who want to vote with their feet and move out of corrupt or mismanaged or impoverished nations to go to countries that work for them.