|Let them all into the U.S.?|
Trump should offer immediate US immigration status to Venezuelans. Would be a huge politcal coup. Ds could accuse him of importing voters.— Jeff Deist (@jeffdeist) August 2, 2017
Jeff is an important thinker and influence in the libertarian movement and any views he holds must be considered carefully but I find myself urging caution on this proposal.There is a real humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Trump could win hearts and minds and do the right thing by letting them into US.— Jeff Deist (@jeffdeist) August 2, 2017
I have generally been on the side of allowing immigrants into the United States but it has always been in conjunction with calling for a Welfare Wall.
This is why I have not objected to undocumented sneaking over the border into the United States who come to work but have objected to the refugee flow into Germany that has resulted in those refugees ending up on the government dole.
Thus, I urge caution in advocacy of immediate immigration status for Venezuelans. It is fine if they are coming to work here or have other means of supporting themselves but it should be an advocacy that makes clear that open immigration to Venezuelans should not include access to the greater welfare state.