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What would be wrong with open borders?

The U.S. needs an "open borders" policy. This need not mean changing the existing law about various categories of migrants to be admitted. Rather, it should mean creating a new category of migrants admitted with minimum restriction or processing and no tax-paid benefits to them. The no-benefits rule must be strictly enforced. The main rule for this new category of migrants is that there is absolutely no tax-paid benefit, and there is a fast-track procedure of admitting them quickly. 
Many of the existing migrants would choose this option, but they would receive no public assistance of any kind. This would prevent much current cost and waste and make travel easier. And these new migrants would join the U.S. labor force to the benefit of U.S. consumers, by helping fill jobs which are currently open and thus causing the production level to be lower than desirable.
Arguments against such an "open borders" policy: 
Migrants would overuse the public schools, drive up costs.