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  • Absolutely. There's no reason not to.

    The US has had open borders for most of it's existence, including three decades as the worlds largest and fastest growing economy until the Immigration Act of 1924. The only motivation to keep immigrants out was and still is racial, and any other argument is merely a facade. There is even substantial data that shows how immigration improves the US GDP, provides good cheap labor, promotes local businesses and has no effect on crime. Multiple publications by many sources such as the Panel on the Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, and National Academies of Sciences give staggering evidence that indicate a multitude of benefits from a steady influx of immigrants. This even makes logical sense when one recalls the incredible industrial boom in the American gilded age: a large influx of immigrant laborers following the Civil War drove down costs of living, increased productivity and saw to one of the greatest economic expansions in world history.

    Most counterarguments to open borders are unfounded and based on illegitimate stereotypes. Some of the opinions on this thread include "why do terrorists have more rights than us?", "crime, drugs, prostitution, and let's not forget the ongoing terrorism issue" and "America only for Americans!". While some of these are of course inherently racist, others make claims suggesting the only kind of person who would ever immigrate to the US is a drug fiend or criminal, though also hypocritically stating (or not even realizing) that they themselves are some nth generation immigrants. These ideas are not backed by anything concrete but rather misinformation and outright disregard of what an immigrant actually is. Some have stated terrorism as a problem though the most tragic terrorist events have either been committed by (dare I say it) white men or non-immigrants, and that terrorism is by no means a modern thing. In fact the word is Latin in origin, because even the Romans had to deal with terrorists. Others have repeatedly cited increase in drug use - which is also simply not a problem but just a detrimental byproduct of an egregious legal system - however there is not even a shred of evidence to support this! I in fact have only ever bought drugs from Texas country boys as all the immigrants were too busy working for a living.

    Many people simply don't realize that immigration is the bedrock of American culture! The rich diversity that populates our cities and contributes to the incredible mixing pot that is the essence of the United States is due to our open border history. Perhaps America's greatness doesn't come from just the Grand Canyon or the Declaration of Independence, but rather the ability to take the best ingredients from other cultures and mix them into something spectacular.

    I am pro-American, so I stand for an open border.

  • Yes because I say so

    Hello how r u today i want to say yes because I said so Donald dump can't do dat but obviously he is because he is from the dump which sucks but that's how it is unfortunately so yeah and if you want to see me anytime soon catch me outside how bout dat

  • All People should be allowed to come to America

    Regardless of background, health, education or skills. If you are lacking for what you want in your homeland - Americans can take care of you and your family. Or you can come to America and make a difference by getting Americans to learn your culture, language and religion. With a free education in America you can start your own business and have Americans work for you. Migrants should be free to move back and forth across American borders. Citizenship and Borders are just ways Americans exercise prejudice against others.

  • Merica is awesome

    I love america. America loves immigratns. Thus america needs immigrants i love america. America loves immigratns. Thus america needs immigrantsi love america. America loves immigratns. Thus america needs immigrantsi love america. America loves immigratns. Thus america needs immigrantsi love america. America loves immigratns. Thus america needs immigrantsi love america. America loves immigratns. Thus america needs immigrantsi love america. America loves immigratns. Thus america needs immigrantsi love america. America loves immigratns. Thus america needs immigrants

  • If Capital goods can flow across borders, why not labor?

    The North American Free Trade Agreement made it easier for business owners to invest in Mexico and for goods to flow freely across the U.S.-Mexico border. But the millions of Mexicans put out of work by these changes weren’t permitted to cross the border in search of jobs created here.

    “If you think about it, corporations have open borders,” Arturo Carmona, executive director of the grassroots organization Presente.Org, told HuffPost. “But when you think about workers’ rights, family reunification — you have closed borders.”

  • How about saving lives and money

    My thought is its a lot of money spent on keeping illegal immigrants out..When we all are probably children or grandchildren of immigrants.. I think everyone should have a opertunity to live here.. I think they should have certain requirenents in order to come in to america..What requirements would be is the question. . But its sad that all the immigrants that are killed trying to cross over.. By the harsh terrain, conditions, or human trafficers..Its also wrong that many people want a better life or away from the drug cartels.. Yet they are forced to be poor or killed or join the cartels because its there only option..These people are human beings and i say let them in..

  • Immigration is a good thing

    From all the controversy surrounding the issue, you might think that immigration was an economic evil that the U.S. is forced by circumstance to put up with. In fact, the consensus among economists is that immigration -- both legal and illegal -- is good for the overall economy. While competition from undocumented workers and new arrivals pushes wages down in some sectors, the net effect is positive.

  • Yes immigration improves the economy

    From all the controversy surrounding the issue, you might think that immigration was an economic evil that the U.S. is forced by circumstance to put up with. In fact, the consensus among economists is that immigration -- both legal and illegal -- is good for the overall economy. While competition from undocumented workers and new arrivals pushes wages down in some sectors, the net effect is positive.

  • The US, the country of origin, and the migrants all benefit

    Immigration improves the economies and production of both the origin and destination countries. Immigrants take jobs from natives, but also create jobs for them. Even when they do take jobs, they generally need them much more than the native. There's no reason an arbitrary line should decide who has access to which opportunities. We should screen for criminals and drugs, but all peaceful people should be admitted. The welfare state is sustainable, since immigrants are generally hard-working contributors.

  • Yes, it could potentially create an economic boom.

    An influx of new citizens looking to work would add to our degrading labor base and would increase tax revenue. Most of the hesitation associated with this potential policy stems from nativism and rudimentary xenophobia. It is not only a moral issue, it is an economic one as well. This addition to our population would create labor for the many jobs created in our economy over the recent quarters.

  • No Way

    There is no way we can open the borders to any migrants. It is okay if they go through the whole process of becoming a legal citizen. We have too many illegal people that come here and waste tax dollars because they have not had the respect to become a legal citizen.

  • No, the U.S. should not have an open border policy for migrants

    No, I don't believe the U.S. should have an open border policy for migrants. The U.S. already has a problem with too many people trying to cross the border illegally, that to allow migrants to cross the border would only compound the problem further. the U.S. should adopt an immigration policy like Dubai, where nobody is allowed to move in permanently, only temporary workers.

  • We Say No

    The drugs that would flow into the US would be a real problem. And it isn't going to stop anytime soon. We need to secure our borders from these people who just want to exploit our country. I say America for Americans. Liberals save your "native American" talk, yes my family did come from Europe here and they became citizens why can't you say that about Mexicans or any other Latin/south American who wants to enter the US. I was born here this is our country not theirs. America only for Americans!

  • Protect American Rights First

    This is the USA. We need to protect out own first. That means making sure Americans have jobs, homes, health care etc. We take better care of foreigners than we do of our own people! Having an open border will only increase this disparity. Also, no sane country on this planet would have an open border! Think about all the crime, drugs, prostitution, and let's not forget the ongoing terrorism issue. It would be a recipe for disaster.

  • Open boarders will bring in too many people.

    I don't think so, because it could bring in diseased people that can spread illness all around. It could also bring in violence and terrorism. I personally think that the States would be over crowded. It would also be hard for immigrants to get jobs in the USA, and there wouldn't be enough money in the budget for them all to receive public assistance.

  • Look what happened to the European Union. The EU is failing.

    Look what happened to England because of it's immigration policy. Things will not end well for the City of London, which is now a minority English city. Culture and traditions are important, which is why immigration policy should look closely at people who come in - will they support our free society or make it less free? The United States' current policy does not do this.

  • No, but there should be immigration reform.

    The idea of a completely open border policy would place too much of a burden on society as it tries to cope with a massive influx of people. We are still recovering economically and trying to build some social unity in this country. We should consider reforms such as registered guest worker programs in which workers get cards and pay taxes on the income they earn, and we should consider paths to citizenship for existing people who came here illegally. But completely open borders is just a recipe for chaos and confusion at a time when out current resources are stretched too thin.

  • The US needs to secure its borders

    The United States, as with any country, has a right and a responsibility to control who enters its territory. While there are certainly many people who wish to enter the US for work, there are also many with more nefarious reasons, such as organized crime and terrorism. It is only natural that the US check who enters, to make sure those coming are there for the right reasons, and not to harm its citizens.

  • Open borders? No thank you.

    Immigration has to be measured to maintain the balance of services and economic growth. We simply don't have the ability to absorb anyone who wants to pop over. We aren't unique. Canada doesn't allow open migration. The main reason the EU was initially successful was that the economies of the included countries were stable and fairly similar. As that deteriorated, The EU deteriorated.
    The people flooding from the southern border are all unskilled. They will compete with your maid, Your gardener. They will compete with your teenager for a job at a fast food restaurant. They will compete with those who pick produce in our fields. Compete for housing, Schooling, Pay, Healthcare. Most, If not all require services that outweigh the benefits we get from them. Homelessness will continue to rise, Children without proper food will rise, Healthcare will continue to rise, Schools will be more burdened with overcrowding.
    Ask those folks if they want floods of others competing for their already tenuous job. Ask those who are already out of work, Those with low paying jobs if they want MORE people competing with them.
    Regulated borders is the only way to maintain a prosperous economy and a help to all.

  • No you liberals

    You leftist idiots need to get your head out of the clouds like omg




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jrdtechnologiesapps says2014-06-21T08:28:11.460
Yes the US is not a country it is a piece of land taken over by anglo saxon whites by violence. The borders need to be take down now, and allow EVERYONE to come in, US Citizens will benefit from this because when there is not any requirement for a "Citizens " then everyone will be equal. Having a border is racist and makes anyone who can not get in feel discriminated against.

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