Opening up the floodgates of immigration to people from shit-hole countries would not actually be a problem if America was a free country.
If people were free to keep what they earn instead of having it redistributed, free to defend themselves and their loved ones wherever they went, free to become entrepreneurs without impossible protectionist regulations, America would absorb and assimilate any number of immigrants and refugees.
That's what happened when Ireland, Italy, and Scotland were shit-hole countries where my ancestors emigrated from. The Irish were poor as dirt, fleeing a famine. The Italians brought the murderous Mafia.
And according to Thomas Sowell in his book Black Rednecks, White Liberals, the Scottish immigrants started the southern redneck culture, ready to fight and kill at the tiniest insult to defend their "honor."
But a lot has changed since then. You can't leave your home without breaking a law, so American policing agencies would have to spend a lot of time, energy, and tax dollars beating the 'Merica into new immigrants.
But why blame the immigrants instead of the system?
Here's how politicians are turning America into a shithole country.
1. Tax the citizens' wealth away (or just steal it outright)
Elizabeth Warren has proposed a wealth tax as part of her campaign platform for President 2020.
This would tax the entire net worth of individuals worth over $50 million, every single year.
This eventually guarantees that no one worth over $50 million lives in the United States. At which point the tax will creep down to the middle class as it always does (especially if inflation makes millionaires of all of us).
And what exactly are you supposed to do if you own more than $50 million in non-liquid assets? Sell some to pay the tax (after you pay the tax on the capital gains)? Maybe break up a business to come up with the cash, or take a loan so you can afford to pay Uncle Sam without liquidating your holdings?