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The Ugly Side of Open Borders
Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus

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Posted By:toledo, 8/26/2013 8:28:15 AM

Atlas Sneered: I’ve been struggling to unearth what I think is the obnoxious inegalitarian scorn that lies at the end of the devotion to seemingly free and equal open borders (on the part of the Wall Street Journal, the Cato Institute and some on the left like Matt Yglesias). A recent Twitter exchange with Cato’s immigration expert Alex Nowrasteh revealed … well, I thought it revealed a lot. Context: In a videotaped Buzzfeed debate, Nowrasteh had defended against the charge that unfettered (“market-driven”) immigration would drive down the wages of lower skilled American workers:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lylacat, 8/26/2013 9:23:15 AM     (No. 9491668)

Most illegal immigrants get welfare and food stamps, and all their babies are delivered in our hospitals for free. Once the baby is born, they can order a cab to take them all to the doctor. The get 0bama phones and the whole works.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 8/26/2013 11:26:57 AM     (No. 9491880)

I do not care. Fences keep people IN as well as out. Don´t do that to me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimJr, 8/26/2013 11:30:41 AM     (No. 9491886)

#2, Do you have locks on your door?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jglas, 8/26/2013 12:09:13 PM     (No. 9491985)

It´s politically correct to say the illegal immigrants come here for the work but the truth is they come here for the welfare too. You can´t have open borders and a welfare state (Milton Friedman said similar in not exactly those words). Most non fanatical libertarians recognize that. Keep the borders closed (let in some people in to work legally) or get rid of the welfare state. See if the Democrats like either idea.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/26/2013 1:12:56 PM     (No. 9492123)

I recently went to the State Fair. The Department of Social Services had a booth there. The crowd standing in front of that booth were all either Mexicans or Central Americans illegal alien types who spoke Spanish. Now what does that tell you?

The liberal Democrats are doing everything that they can to support what amounts to an "open borders" immigration policy for this country. Just the other day immigration agents were instructed by the Obama crew to not arrest and deport anymore illegal aliens who claim to be parents of children. Since almost every illegal alien has a child someplace what does such a policy tell you?

The reason the Democrats are doing that is that they know that the more poor and generally uneducated foreigners who get into the USA means that in the future those warm bodies in increasing percentages will eventually become new Democrat voters by way of amnesties, legalization programs, and special paths to citizenship, that would absolutely give the Democrat Party a huge future electoral advantage.

The flooding of the legal US job market with cheap foreign labor is bound to have an adverse effect on the future job prospects, wages, job related benefits, and the working conditions of a huge number of American workers. Republicans should not facilitate or support such a deleterious Democrat public policy, and instead should take the side of American workers now regarding that issue.

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