Originally posted by vivify
I don't understand. Isn't illegal immigration a bad thing? Or is there something I'm missing regarding how U.S. conservatives view this?
I'm curious. I wonder if anyone is really interested in debating the morality of any sort of mandated immigration? Is every nation morally obliged to accept unlimited immigration?
I've asked the same question in several threads, without a known reply.
Isn't each sovereign nation free to restrict immigration, or to encourage it, as they see fit?
When we took in large numbers of immigrants (250,000 per year) it was for the benefit of this nation, and secondarily the benefit of those immigrating. You gotta understand that government wants immigrants because they want more taxpayers.
Congress decides what is legal or illegal. The truth is that the United States is no more liable to accept immigrants than is Cuba. Until recently, you couldn't visit Cuba, never mind move there with your family.