it would be the end of an era to build a 30’ wall around the land of the free, home of the brave… as trump would say… sad, so very sad
That’s true historically, but nothing stays the same over time. There was a time when the nation was young and growing rapidly, before the automation of manufacturing processes, that we needed all the manual labor we could find. So we opened our doors to virtually anyone who wanted to come in; Ellis Island is the monument to that era.
Times change. The West is won, automation, globalization, and “informationalization” are all idling laborers in droves, and even our fast food industry is stagnating as a home for cheap labor.
In general, a country shouldn’t add workers unless it needs workers. And we do need workers, but not workers in the unskilled labor category.