Why is the United States, as a whole becoming so anti-immigrant. I understand that the US wants the ‘best and the brightest’, but is it not true that there are many people who don’t fit in the ‘best and the brightest’ category but can still be really productive and overall beneficial members of American society? Why push them away? The US does not lack resources. The US does not lack space. I can imagine a USA with 450-500 million population, doing great.
There is a massive drug problem right now and a porous border is largely responsible for that. It’s not fair to legal immigrants to protect illegal immigrants so strongly. There is also a significant population of people who want to enter the US specifically to kill as many Americans as possible. Many on the left think having wide open borders can only benefit us. But we see the effects of that approach, as well as what is going on in Europe with immigration and that is both unrealistic and dangerous.