The Cost, Crime, and Chaos of Open Borders
A recent poll from Harvard reveals that 79 percent of Americans think we need more secure borders, not less. And yet, none of the Democrats running for President have suggested a single idea to stop even one migrant from entering our country illegally.
Despite American sentiments to the contrary, it’s a safe bet that should any of the Democrats running for president win the White House, America’s borders will be virtually open within 4 years.
So why the disconnect between Democrat elites and the rest of “regular” America?
Quite simply, Democrat elites don’t get the negative impacts and dangerous results that real diversity would bring. When the elites think diversity, they think of diversity among their own well off, highly educated, largely empowered group of fellow elites.
Regular Americans though understand something the Democrat elites do not. They know the easy propensity of human beings to divide into camps, wall themselves off, and start fighting one another.
They see how the mass migration of those from different cultures, speaking different languages, sharing different values can stress state, local, and federal budgets; disrupt the safety of our neighborhoods; and lead to chaos in both our domestic social life and America’s place of leadership in the world order.
I believe they’re also made uneasy when they consider the divide-for-division’s-sake impulse of Democrat leaders at a time when greater factionalism should produce government policies aimed at reducing division and promoting civil unity.
President Trump wants to know how many illegals are actually in the nation right now. The number most analysts estimate is between 12 million and 15 million including those who have overstayed visas, crossed the border illegally, or failed to show up for court appointed hearings. Many suggest the number is higher by as much as 25% or more.
Whatever the number today, you can be certain it will skyrocket once Democrats dismantle ICE and further relax border security. When that happens the consequences will be horrendous.
Most experts think we’re spending somewhere around $150 billion per year to provide health care, education, and other social services to those here illegally. They all agree that number is rising. If the number of new migrants doubles due to easier border policies, expect those costs to quadruple. If border policies are done away with all together, costs are likely to exceed $1 trillion.
Anticipated costs will rise faster and further with new migrants because unlike their predecessors, new migrants won’t be motivated solely by the chance for work, but by Democrat promises for free stuff.
Americans will be on the hook to build new schools, more clinics and hospitals, new prisons, increased infrastructure, and more affordable housing. On top of that budgets will increase for law enforcement, jails, social services, Social Security, food stamps, unemployment, and welfare.
The invasion won’t come from the south alone. Shiploads of migrants from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia will pour into our country, not looking to share in the American dream or American values; but each ready to fight for their own enclaves of religious, ethnic, and cultural distinction.
And cultural preservation won’t be the only motivation for tension. Remember when Jimmy Carter decided to allow unvetted immigration from Cuba? Castro being much smarter than Carter, used it as an opportunity to clean out his prisons and send his criminals to the U.S. Anyone who thinks that won’t happen once our borders are thrown open should think again. We will get the dregs of society from damn near every other country on the globe.
The result will be huge increases in murder, rape, theft, gang activity and every other crime you can imagine.
So who will be the big winners with open borders? Democrats are banking on migrants voting for them. They know the power of “free stuff” and believe migrants will reward their policies with electoral dominance. Republicans may never win another election.
The other big winners will be authoritarian regimes like Russia and China. As America’s culture, values, and budgets are strained; you can expect those countries to fill the vacuum left in global leadership.
What’s certain is that the big losers will be Americans — including minorities who are finally starting to experience economic progress with a growing economy and more jobs.
It doesn’t matter to Democrats. They’re happy to throw America under the bus to promote their own political domination. Of course it will lead to higher crime, huge costs, and utter chaos. But for Democrats, no price is too high for political domination. Especially when others are paying the price.