Donald Trump has lit a fire under the immigration debate. What he’s not talking about is the magnet that draws so many immigrants to their wealthy northern neighbor – the welfare state.
The only way we are going to win the anti-illegal immigration battle is to go to the root of the problem: America’s unconstitutional wealth-transfer system. We need to remove the incentives for people who come to the United States for a free ride.
The reason many illegal immigrants are willing to break American law to enter the United States is because it’s attractive to them in terms of monetary benefits. Many do come for jobs and work hard at them. We want these types of immigrants, but they need to follow the rules. Europe is suffering under its lenient immigration policies. Assimilation is resisted.
Life is better in the United States than it is in many Central and South American nations. The great immigrant movements of the 19th and 20th centuries came about because of economic opportunities and the pursuit of social and political liberty. The welfare state was almost non-existent.
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