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Should we have Open Borders?
in United States

Yes or No?
  1. Live Poll

    Yes or No?

    8 votes
    1. Yes
      12.50%
    2. No
      87.50%



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  • joecavalryjoecavalry 425 Pts
    Great Debate topic, @DavidKashlinsky ! I don't believe that the United States should have open borders. This policy would lead to a large number of illegal immigrants entering the country, resulting in reduced wages and job market.
    TKDBDavidKashlinsky
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  • AlofRIAlofRI 631 Pts
    Our borders should be as open as they were when they helped to Make America Great.  The immigration rules might need some "upgrading" now and then, similar to our Constitution, as we have been finding out lately. Illegal is illegal, but, it seems too many, lately, are considering immigration and illegal as one and the same! THAT will not KEEP America great.
    DavidKashlinsky
  • The constitution is not flawed, many people also say it is flawed for the fact that that the first amendment doesn't stop hate speech, hate speech is an exercise of the person;'s right to speak, the government should not stop a person from talking if it makes another person mad, as for the 2nd amendment, in recent years people have called for the banning of rifles, this however, will barley help anything, as according to Pew Research (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/16/what-the-data-says-about-gun-deaths-in-the-u-s/) only 1.5% of gun crimes are made by rifles.

    Also, having open borders is also pretty bad, because as of 2017, the population of illegal aliens is in the millions (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/12/5-facts-about-illegal-immigration-in-the-u-s/), and a large amount of the workforce are illegal immigrants, but with open borders, the amount would increase as people would flood the border, overwhelming the US supplies. This would also be worse for the american people as their jobs are taken by immigrant willing to work cheaper and longer because of worse former living conditions, leaving a worse life for the American people.
  • WinstonCWinstonC 163 Pts
    If national borders were not enforced in developed countries, mass immigration would inevitably result. This is because people in undeveloped countries have an abysmal quality of life and naturally this makes them want to escape to greener pastures. Also, people can move to work in developed countries and send money back home. This allows their family to live like royalty because goods and services are far cheaper in undeveloped countries.

    This massive population growth would lead to a number of problems. First of all, social programs such as healthcare, welfare, public education etc. would collapse under the strain caused by the massive increase in recipients. Secondly, resources that are already finite, such as housing and employment opportunities will become even more scarce. Thirdly, the citizens of undeveloped countries hold different views, some of which are clearly wrong, such as support for female genital mutilation. In a democracy, the more that the populace strays away from libertarian liberal democratic values, the more authoritarian our elected representatives will become.
    DavidKashlinsky
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