Why do some people on here support the State controlling immigration?Submitted by atrickpay on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 14:20
Do you really want a government bureaucracy controlling movement + travel from across a government-dictated line?
I am concerned with people from Mexico coming here and going on welfare, which might cause my taxes to go up.
But giving the government more power to deal with this is dangerous (just like it always is to expand State power) because it reduces freedom . And even if the DHS or whomever was granted this power, do you really think that this government bureaucracy would suddenly work efficiently and achieve its stated objectives?
Furthermore, since when does attacking a problem at the branches (ie. increasing gov't immigration control) work? Doesn't a problem have to be solved at the root level (ie. abolishing State-welfare) ?