We should also dismantle the Statue of Liberty while we're at it since it's message no longer pertains to the US's values. In case you have forgotten.....
"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she with silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Since their will be no more immigration into or out of the US then the SOL will be a forgotten relic with an outdated message.
This is the problem I have with the "liberal" argument against walls, enforcing immigration laws, etc.
You guys always jump straight from trying to prevent ILLEGAL immigration (be it from crossing the border illegally to stay here, or from semi-intentionally or unintentionally via expired visa, paperwork delay, etc) to NO MORE IMMIGRATION AT ALL! Close the airports! Close the docks! We're our own little club and no girls allowed!
In your attempt to ridicule and misrepresent, you always sneak that little bit in and try to destroy the conversation.
No one, not Trump, not any Republican, no one wants to stop all immigration to the US. That's not how it works, that's not the issue, and you know it.
The issue is that people don't want people coming in illegally. The wall concept isn't any different than the concept of locking the doors to your house, or building a fence to keep uninvited guests off your property, just on a much larger scale.
If you don't understand why we don't want just every single person walking casually across the border to come in to the US and do any damn thing they want, then you are a fool. No one wants to stop immigration to the US, and on one of the few things I agree with SixPointSlow on, we do need to overhaul the immigration system. Just opening the gates and letting everyone in is not the answer, giving those who are here illegally (for whatever reason) a get out of jail free card is also not the answer. There is no "One size fits all" solution, it needs to be case by case. For example, if your visa expired and you've been working, paying bills, etc and the paperwork got misplaced/misfiled/lost, get that shit filled out and no harm, no foul. If you're sneaking across the border in the middle of the night, then GTFO. The "wall" whether physical or hypothetical is not to stop immigration, it is to stop illegal ALIENS (if you are here illegally, you are not an immigrant).
It's not a difficult concept. No other country in the entire world has an open border. Try to walk casually into Mexico, see how that works out for you. Try to walk into Canada, see how that goes. In either place, or in fact anywhere in Europe, Asia, etc, try to get government handouts such as welfare, food, medicine, etc without being a legalized citizen of those countries.
Stop turning it into a ludicrous argument as to why enforcing our immigration laws is bad. It's not. Instead, work on a focused, intelligent way to clean up the legal immigration process that is both useful to the United States in general, and easy enough to not require a fortune and tons of paperwork.