Creating a big beautiful front door for migrants to enter this country is just the right thing to do. Every human being has an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
To me, that includes the right to support yourself and your family wherever life takes you. In case you forgot, the Statue of Liberty a/k/a the Mother of Exiles bears this inscription:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the Golden Door.
By Emma Lazarus
It doesn’t take an economist to know that the consequences for human flourishing for migrants are enormous. Allowing humans to migrate to where they can increase their productivity would increase worldwide wealth and massively reduce poverty.
I simply don’t understand the fears. Sure, some people that come here will present risks of crime and present economic disruption. Those risks are tiny compared to the joys of freedom and blessings of liberty. Consider that every year we are bombarded with a massive number of barbarians with no language comprehension, no education and no skills: they are called babies.
Like it or not, America is just simply great at assimilating the wonderful cultures of the world. Let’s build and be the Golden Door.