The United States is not a collective property. It’s not the same as protecting and controlling your own individual property.Yes, we can keep people out, criminals and scum that we can vet for public safety purposes. We can, do and should protect the rights of American people. When that’s not an issue, then it’s not really a public problem, and we ought to be open.
Yes, although the word flood is just a bit melodramatic. Why not? What happens to them when they get here under the conditions where both AS and I a? They get jobs and become productive members of our society. They don’t get jobs, they starve and die. We have to cremate them. Oops, my bad. Sorry I cost us sooooo much money.
What are you talking about? Muslims? That falls under public safety.
As for culture, our entire nation has assimilated and internalized many cultures. So what? Don’t like it? Don’t participate.
Spoken like a good Democrat telling me the Constitution is a living document and out of step with the times.
Yes, the constitution does protect free trade. It’s part of our right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Congress really isn’t authorized to regulate it except among the several states. Misusing that particular clause has brought you Obamacare and the U.S. Department of Education, so keep arguing the way you are and you’ll be making the Democrat-liberal-progressive case for them.
As for employment, if more folks are here, they’ll demand stuff. That demand creates jobs. The economy is not static. If we have a domestic surplus of low-skilled labor (a claim I don’t entirely accept at face value), perhaps we should change our laws and abolish minimum wage for example. Let them get to work. A surplus indicates that prices are high. That surplus should decrease wages, but we prohibit that. If a low-skilled immigrant comes here, he has to work under the same conditions. He won’t be able to get a job because our economic policies are terrible. He’ll starve if we don’t give him welfare, a condition both AS and I agree to. He’ll die, and we’ll have to cremate him. What flood of immigrants can we expect under those conditions? We won’t if there’s no job to be had.
If he takes a job under the tablee, our folks can to – and do. You just don’t know about it because those jobs aren’t legal and aren’t reported.
Let’s say all of those facts were true and static, you’d be right. How do you know those conditions exist? How do you know we’re going to “bring in” 1 million low-wage workers? How do you know what employment will look like after that? How do you know every variable remains constant so you can force an answer that supports your position? Come on, you know the economy doesn’t work that way. You’re much smarter than that terrible argument.
As for the rest, the unemployment checks we already send out and such, we should reform our economic policy in favor of free markets instead of handing out government cheese, “helping people,” setting wage floors, regulating commerce among everyone, etc. Your beloved government created the problem in the first place – not legal immigrants.