The Three Greatest Dangers of Open Border Policies

by Antonios J. Bokas

Abstract: Open border policies are designed to erode the ability of law enforcement and justice officials to enforce immigration law. Current legislation in the House of Representatives, such as the New Way Forward Act, seeks to diminish penalties for felons who illegally reenter the US and remove penalties for immigration-related marriage fraud. If such modifications are passed, they will open the door for smugglers to further exploit illegal immigrants, many of which are already destitute and financially impoverished. Further, the negative effects of drug trafficking will be magnified by open border policies.

The Three Greatest Dangers of Open Border Policies