Excellent article by Joe Guzzardi over on Progressives For Immigration Reform.
“The latest pro-immigration talking point is that since the U.S. has an abundance of wide-open spaces, record legal immigration levels should continue, and perhaps even increase. While there may be some remote pockets across America where people have enough room to breathe, those open spaces are filling up fast. More immigration, already at more than 1 million annually, with no reduction in sight, would add to the overcrowding. If the objective is to cram as many inhabitants as possible into every square mile, then more immigration is the solution.
The argument immigration activists make – “there’s plenty of room” – ignores the more important point. The debate shouldn’t be about how many more people the U.S. can physically accommodate, but how many people the nation can sustain, and be certain that their quality of life will be consistent with the American way“.
The reality is, yes the US has lots of open land, undeveloped, and yes, most of Asia sees it + lusts after it like your dog at the kitchen table when you’re eating steak.
But the real reason is the failed gov’ts of the world’s failed states can’t handle all their unemployed, and they want what we have – companies we built, our jobs, our tech, our infrastructure.
Unable + unwilling to make their own countries function, they want our land + everything we worked to build like a man who has been starving for 3 weeks + suddenly walks into a bakery where everything is free.
If you want the US to look like this soon, then keep advocating open borders: