If it weren't for the entitlement giveaways that our politicians throw out as if every day were Mardi Gras, I would favor "open borders".
(Yeah, we would have to stop pissing off the rest of the world, which would greatly reduce the chances that someone would bring in a nuke from Toronto. And we would have to reduce the size of government by about 90%, so the Statists would have nothing to gain by importing more Statist voters. Probably a fantasy, but it would be nice. The #1 predictor of whether you'll be wealthy or miserable? The lines of latitude and longitude where you happen to be born. That ain't right.)
City Insider Blog:
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona after the state enacted a controversial new immigration law that directs local police to arrest those suspected of being in the country illegally.
The ban on city employee travel to Arizona takes effect immediately, although there are some exceptions, including for law enforcement officials investigating a crime, officials said. It's unclear how many planned trips by city workers will be curtailed.
I like that a lot. I hope that Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, and Long Beach do the same thing. And on the other hand, I hope that Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Tombstone Arizona retaliate by not allowing their employees travel to anywhere in California. Or anywhere else.
I hope the Fort Worth, Texas, City Council doesn't allow its city employees to travel anywhere at all. I hope that they tell all city employees to stay their asses at home and repair the potholes that are all over the East Side.
It would be nice if the Booger Den, Mississippi, City Council declared that there would be no more travel on the government tit. Never ever.
Would we have more money in the Treasury if we told our defense employees that they couldn't spend any more time defending, say, Germany and Japan, and that those nations were going to have to provide their own defense? Would our boys and girls currently fighting in the Middle East Sandbox be better off it we told them to come home and get their feet back under their Mamas' kitchen tables? Let's get them back to defending the borders, and nothing else. That would solve any and all immigration "problems" right there.
The San Francisco Government Travel Boycott - may it spread far and wide.