The open borders crowd is almost-exclusively composed of those who do not and never will have to compete with immigrants in the labor market.
Or, rather, they believe they won’t have to compete. But they will. It’s coming for everybody.
I recently had another chance to hang out with my Peruvian colleague who came for a visit to my town. I would love to see all my open-borders-are-amazing colleagues meet with her and consider how they would do if they had to compete with her and the million college professors like her around the world. Because they (we) wouldn’t win that competition. We would all be out in the streets in a flash. It’s just a fact.
It’s not because we aren’t smart or great teachers. But we have no idea how to work and survive in the working conditions our colleagues everywhere else take for granted and deal with daily.
But the reasons why the open border crowd isn’t worried are a) hubris and b) contempt. In spite of all their diversity worship, they are convinced they are oh, so smarter and more valuable than their Peruvian counterparts.