United States can't accommodate billions more people across borders

Letter date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Letter publisher: 
Statesman Journal, Salem
Letter author: 
Gary Will
Letter body: 
The earth population today is well over 7 billion, and very quickly heading toward 8 billion people.
I live in a nation that is struggling with opposing philosophies regarding open borders and globalization.
I cannot understand for the life of me how anyone can suspend their practical, logical, and ultimately basic common sense mind, and support such nonsense.
Considering the conditions that exist in the world today, it is not at all unreasonable to assume that at least one half of the current world population would be more than happy to trade its current life conditions with what they perceive to be the standard of living in the United States.
Without a great amount of mathematical prowess, that would mean 3.5 to 4 billion people walking across our borders and saying, "Here I am take care of me."
Really? Are liberals purely idealistic or just plain stupid?
- Gary Will