on immigration. Supporting open borders however, is unpatriotic because that position undermines American workers. A patriot puts the needs, wants, and desires of his fellow countrymen above the needs, wants, and desires of foreigners. If a third-world country has open borders, it doesn't affect much, if a first-world country has open borders, the third world will move there en masse. Take Italy and France for example. They haven't had open borders, but, they had a very loose legal immigration system towards Eastern Europeans. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians started flooding in. Many of those Eastern Eutopeans found that the land of plenty wasn't do plenteous after all and had to take to begging or stealing in order to survive. Others took Yao washing windows at traffic lights, making less or about the same than they did in their countries. Obviously, the Italian and French governments couldn't leave thousands of them homeless, si, public housing was built off of the backs of native workers.
Sweden has aloose immigration system and 50% of their immigrants are unemployed according to a Swedish economist Steffan somebody, cited by Tom Woods in "Rollback." Switzerland has a very tight immigration system and their economy is certainly the better for it. Mild immigration is a net plus during a mediocre economy like ours now and a boon during a booming economy like ours at the turn of the 20th century. But, even during the era of the statue of liberty, we didn't just have open borders and let anybody and everybody in from any country in the world. To advocate such IS unpatriotic because it puts the well-being of foreigners above the well-being of naturalized and native-born Americans.
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