Coming to America

Millions of people want to come to America. Actually, it’s tens of millions or perhaps hundreds of millions. Some Americans believe our borders should be open — that everyone has a “right” to live in the United States. That seems to me both mistaken and impractical.

But I also disagree with those who would shut the doors to all refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. Such people have enriched and enlivened the United States in the past and can do so long into the future.

  • Ego

    Someone should put paid to the generalized use of the term “refugee” already.
    It is not Polish metalworkers, Hungarian waiters, or Ukrainian accountants who have brought terror to Europe—it’s Muslims and Muslims only, living up to their prophet’s command to “cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.”
    So it’s NOT “refugees”—it’s overwhelmingly MUSLIMs immigrating in the way of Allah, i.e. bringing Islam to the new land.
    All Western countries have had immigration to varying degrees, but those immigrants wanted to become part of their chosen new homeland, in contrast to Muslims who even after 3 generations only have allegiance to the ummah, not their country.
    Obviously, there are bona fide refugees from worn-torn countries, and they should be helped, but only a small fraction of those flocking to the West are real refugees.

  • V10_Rob

    “Such people have enriched and enlivened the United States in the past…”

    Yes, they have. “Immigrants built this country”, and all that. But there are key differences now.

    There wasn’t a mammoth welfare state that they (and their children) were a net drain upon. In fairness, of course, there are plenty of nth generation North Americans who’ve never (and probably will never) worked a day in their lives. But if you want to create a club with awesome (and luxurious) benefits, you have to be very selective about who you grant a membership to, or you won’t be able to afford the goodies.

    Immigrants of yore were actually interested in BEING American/Canadian/whatever. They were homesteaders and homeowners, literally or proverbially, who were keen to build their home here and see it flourish. Nowadays, there seems to be a lot more renters, people looking for a comfy place to crash, only willing to do the bare minimum of upkeep (if that), treating the landlord with contempt and ready to walk away if they trash the place.

  • simus1

    The “muslim religion” is very specific that a devout son of the prophet is not to move out of dar al salaam and live under infidel rulers in dar al harb without carrying out certain “duties”. These duties do not involve being a loyal productive citizen in his “new home”.

  • Hard Little Machine

    People seem ignorant of the fact that in the ‘golden age’ of immigration – 1880 – 1920, the bureaucrats would turn people away for the most trivial reasons from pinkeye to they just didn’t like you. And if today ICE renamed everyone from Mexico, “Juan” and “Juanita” like they called everyone Sam and Sarah, there would be a national outcry and and actual trials.

  • mauser 98

    try Sweden
    “drastic increase in rapes in Sweden — more than a thousand fold — since first opening its doors to Muslim immigration.

  • Dana Garcia

    Hey, wannabes — how about putting some energy into fixing your own country instead of mooching off ours?

    Mexico, in particular, is a wealthy nation (#15 in world GDP)

    and its people would benefit greatly if they demanded political reform. It’s just easier for them to relocate to the US, vote illegally for open-borders Democrats and send billions of dollars home in remittances — which suits Mexico’s ruling oligarchs just fine.