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  • Robert Farago

The Real Reason America's Border is Open

It’s not what you think

So far this year, some 2.5m people passed into The Land of the Free via Mexico. This massive migration is putting an enormous strain on our public services around the country. The public is against it. So why is our border open?

The reasons mooted by the media divide into two groups: it’s an act of mercy or a plot to flood the country with new left-leaning voters.

The former is the Democratic Party line – tempered by assurances of legal and law enforcement safeguards. The latter is Republicans’ sneak attack theory.

The people who give voice to these explanations are missing the bigger picture. But first, why they’re both wrong.

A bloody business

Those who say illegal immigration is humane ignore the undeniable fact that it’s a bloody business.

From January to September 2023, 853 migrants died trying cross into the U.S., not including the migrants who perished before they got to the border. Or the ones who died inside the U.S.

Taken together, it’s a small percentage of the whole. But what of the 80 percent of women and girls crossing border subjected to sexual violence?

If you figure 20 percent of illegal immigrants are women and girls, human smuggling created four hundred thousand rape victims this year alone.

Thousands of immigrant children end up as sex slaves inside the U.S., many murdered when they’re no long “useful” to their captors.

Viewing our open border as a blessing for immigrants ignores the tragedy and horror it engenders.

The Myth of the Immigrant Voter

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 prohibits non-U.S. citizens from voting in any election for President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Senator or House member.

All 50 states require voters to be American citizens to vote in state elections. Seven states (Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, North Dakota, and Ohio) formally ban them from voting in local elections.

While illegal immigrants can vote in local elections in California, Maryland, and Vermont, the idea that non-U.S. citizens will vote in state and federal elections is a paranoid fantasy.

The real reason our Southern border is open is also two-fold...

Cheap Labor

While illegal immigrants rely on the government for housing, health care, education and (in some cases) living expenses, the vast majority of able-bodied male illegal immigrants enter the workforce.

Back in 2020, estimated that seven million illegal immigrants are working in the United States in low-paid “off-the-books” jobs.

This situation has a dampening effect on wages, limiting entry-level jobs for American citizens. But there it is, increasing profitability for employers (e.g. Big Ag and construction) who have juice in D.C.

Narco State Protection

The Mexico to U.S. drug trade generates over $100b annually. It has corrupted local and state officials and politicians in Mexico and the U.S., who cry crocodile tears for our open southern border.

But it’s the federal policy that bears scrutiny, starting with the fact that Mexico is a narco state.

Uncle Sam turns a semi-blind eye to the cartel’s human and drug smuggling (and the death and destruction it creates) because the cartels call the shots at the highest level in the Mexican government (proven here).

Big Business

Big business in the U.S. does not want Mexico to fail.

In 2022, the United States imported an estimated $500.7 billion worth of goods from Mexico: vehicles, electrical equipment and components, oil and gas, beverages, optical and medical equipment and appliances and more.

Mexico is second only to China as America’s supplier As the PRC is proving to be an unreliable partner, Mexico’s importance as a trading partner is growing.

Connect the dots: open border, profitable cartels, “stable” Mexican government, stable U.S. trading partner, profitable American companies, business-friendly U.S. politicians, open border.

Put another way, goods coming from Mexican factories to American consumers take precedence over drug-addicted Americans, many of whom pay the ultimate price for our open border.

Article IV

According to Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion."

Make no mistake: we are being invaded, by citizens of countries from around the world – South America, China, India, Africa, the Middle East and more.

The Constitution assigns responsibility for repelling foreign invaders to the President – a remit our current President has failed to fulfill.

If President Biden is replaced by a “build a wall” Republican, it’s still “watch this space.” There are powerful hidden forces maintaining our open border status quo. The immediate result is glaringly apparent. With so much money and power at stake, the future is not.


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