There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack.
No nation has an unlimited capacity to absorb immigrants of any sort, and especially immigrants whose cultures are not simply different, but antagonistic, to the values of the society in which they settle.
A proper screening for immigrants does not include ideology, but screens for rights violating actions.
The idea of a completely open border with nothing but a welcome sign would represent a violation of government’s obligation to protect individuals from foreign threats.
It would be good if all immigrants came here legally. But America makes that difficult.
People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues.
Europe is currently in the process of paying the price for years of importing millions of people from a culture hostile to the fundamental values of Western culture.
If immigration laws are, as I hold, violations of individual rights, it is up to the courts, not the President, to determine that.
What happens when the immigrant does that, goes to the U.S. embassy and says, I’d like to work in America legally?
Most immigrants recognize that America is the land of opportunity. If we let enough in, perhaps their number will offset the growing number of the native born who simper that America is the land of entitlement.