By Howard Foster -
If the Trump campaign were focused on the real issues instead of survival, that statement would be front and center in the upcoming debate and might disqualify her for the presidency. No nominee of a major party has declared support for “open borders,” which means no restriction on immigration in our history.
Even during the decades of defacto open borders between the end of the Civil War and 1921, when severe restrictions were imposed for the first time, presidents always qualified their support for immigration by saying newcomers had to assimilate and could not be criminals, dangerous to public safety or likely to become a “public charge.” The Democratic platform does not support open borders. It supports our immigration laws (at least in theory) which limit the number of newcomers overall and by region of origin.