To The Daily Sun,

A question for readers if I may, what advantage to or for American workers or American people in general does the current open borders policy provide? As a young man I remember union leaders were staunchly against any such policy saying it depressed wages and was anti-union. A Democratic politician in those days would never, ever have supported today's situation. What's changed? I keep hearing the word "racist" thrown out but frankly it has nothing what so ever to do with race. It is about job security, living wages, and protecting the hardworking family's future. Am I wrong, I don't care which party you belong to, am I wrong? If I am please tell me what good this open border policy has done you?

Other terms I hear are "moral" and "compassionate" but how is destroying the jobs of our fellow Americans either? Stagnating the wages or reducing workers' benefits in labor contract negotiations going forward does not seem moral or ethical to me either. Can we expect the costs of living for food, clothing or shelter to go down enough to compensate workers for the enormous costs associated with the huge and grandiose programs the administration promises? How about the costs of home heating, electricity, air conditioning, water and sewage, telephone, television or any of the other monthly bills the average home has become comfortable and used to? Or is the American working family just supposed to slip quietly back into the lifestyle of the 1950s? Personally I did like the '50s but I was just a kid. Didn't have to work or pay any bills, got a quarter every Saturday to go to the movies with, life was good. I'm not a kid now are you?

Steve Earle


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The advantage? How about all of the ideas & efforts of people that weren't born here? We wouldn't be where we are if we never allowed people to immigrate! Unless you're 100% indigenous, you wouldn't be here if we didn't allow people to immigrate! Do you really think you have to be born in this country to be of any use? So, your ancestors, the ones who immigrated, we're completely useless and none of their descendants ever did anything beneficial to anyone? If you say so....

Alan Moon

You're right Steve. The thing is, that the people running things now haven't grown up yet.

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