I’m a bit confused by your response, so will answer it the best I can, given my uncertainty as to what you are saying. You asked what would happen if USans sought asylum in the countries of CA. I answered as best I could, regarding immigrants from the US and from countries in CA who have arrived where I live.
Yes, the economy only works for the rich, but blaming that on immigrants doesn’t make sense. Immigrants in the US end up largely doing jobs that USans don’t want to do–pick crops, clean homes and hotels, lowly service jobs, iow. The same is true of the immigrants from CA in the country where I live–they largely do jobs that the citizens here don’t want to do–pick coffee, work banana plantations, etc.
I live in CA because I visited here before I retired and fell in love with the people and the country, so decided to move here after retirement–another reason being that my SS and pension are not enough to support me in the US. I can’t imagine what you are thinking of when you speak of living off the citizens of another country. Do you mean because I’m entitled to use the public health care system, for instance,just as I could if I were a resident of any of the western countries who have public health care systems, such as Canada, Germany, Great Britain, etc? Each person here, including me, pays a small monthly amount based on income, and is therefore entitled to medical care, prescription drugs, hospitalization, etc.
If that isn’t what you were referring to, I am totally lost as to what you are thinking. People aren’t living off another country, nor do immigrants to the US wish to do so. Their lives have been destroyed by the conditions in their countries, largely created by US policies, and they are merely trying to stay alive. The least we can do is to treat them with respect, not treat them as invaders, IMO.
One thing I learned from a beloved poli sci professor in college, a man who had lived and worked in CA, is that the culture of peoples in Latin America is much more inclusive and community-centered than US culture, where we are taught to take care of ourselves, work hard, make good, pull yourself up by the bootstraps, yada, yada. The US has a much more individualized culture than those to the south–here where I live people are much more likely to take care of each other, look out for each other–it isn’t me versus him/her. They don’t view me as the ‘other’, as you seem to do, regarding immigrants, they view me as another human being. I have seen the people here, when there is a natural disaster, such as flooding a few years ago, band together and donate from what little they have in the way of food, to give to their neighbors who were flooded out of their homes and had nothing. Quite a difference from flood victims in Calif recently, who were camped out in a WalMart lot because they had nowhere else to go, but were told they had to leave. Welcome to the United States of Animosity.