I don't know anyone who has "all" the answers for how to handle our immigration situation, at least answers that match up with how they function in everyday life. But if you want to impress me and convince me that you are serious about open boarders, start leaving your front door unlocked at night. That would get my attention.
Until you teach your kids to leave the keys in the car, and until you give away your pin numbers and passwords, you can't authentically say you believe in open boarders. That's okay, because most of us are inconsistent.
What you can say is, you believe in some open boarders, just not the ones that personally impact you too much. The vast majority of the people whining about the boarders, live elsewhere. This isn't to say immigration remains an issue only at the boarder. Still, this debate seems like the latest hip bandwagon to jump on.
I don't remember any of the people who are presently criticizing how our government is dealing with our boarders, opening their homes to immigrants to live there for free until they can afford reasonable housing, or volunteering to teach an ESL class, or simply cooking a meal for a refugee family in need. It's easy to gripe and moan about how bad we are in America, how terrible our president is, how we are repeating the Japanese Concentration camps all over again, while offering only one "solution" which is to just open the borders. Again, please dismantle your locks and open all of your windows too.
I have several friends from south of the boarder, people who I deeply respect. Some of the hardest working, morally-balanced, family-centered, good people I know speak Spanish as their native tongue. Many of these folks followed a process that led to citizenship. You should ask some of them what they think about this situation and how they feel about the folks who don't try to follow the rules.
But what about the families that are being ripped apart? Many voices are crying out about justice and mercy, and fairness. I get that, we all want what's fair. But what's fair about millions of people who disregard the rules that have kept society together and civilization whole for thousands of years, knowingly putting their children in harms way when they chose to break the law? Borders that aren't enforced, aren't borders.
Please, someone, anyone, please tell me why sanctuary cities lock up City Hall at night? Why does the Mayor of a sanctuary city lock his office when he's out? Why do they lock the janitor's closet?