Open borders is the mistaken belief, often politically motivated, that freedom of movement from one country into another is a basic human right. It is a radical notion that national boundaries are unjust and that migrants of any other culture should be embraced. Immigration laws are to be ignored, under this view, while tolerance for foreign customs must be embraced, while integration into a new society is not observed out of respect and compassion for multicultural ethnic groups.
Liberals and globalists support the abolition of borders, along with an eventual one-world government. For example, Hillary Clinton stated in one of her books that "My dream is a hemispheric common market with open borders sometime in the future." In American politics, both the Republican and Democrat parties support open borders (while the base of the former opposes open borders, the party establishment supports them). Republicans want access to cheap foreign labor for special interest groups and large donors. This drives wages down or wages remain flat for the rest of the population. Democrats want open borders to expand voter roles and grow government. Creating a larger government increases power for those holding political office and access to more and more tax money.
Open borders result in more crime. In addition, capital resources are spent on migrants, most of whom have little or no education. Jail populations swell, the health system is burdened, schools struggle to cope, law enforcement and the courts are overwhelmed.
Syrian refugees head to Europe
- See also: European migrant crisis
Migrants to Europe are given books that are packed with tips, maps, phone numbers and advice about getting across Europe. The NGO is WatchTheMed and W2EU.info, they're "Activists from our network distribute the guides for free in Turkey". W2eu's website says, "We welcome all travellers on their difficult trip and wish you all a good journey - because freedom of movement is everybody's right!".
- Poor, Jeff (September 6, 2017). Carlson on DACA: Borders, Citizenship, Rule of Written Law Abandoned ‘in Favor of the Worldwide Rule By Unaccountable Technocrats’. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
- Sky Finds 'Handbook' For EU-Bound Migrants, Sky news, September 15, 2015