This is an honest request: Can someone point me to an article, column, or paper promoting open borders that also addresses (or even acknowledges) the welfare state and the role it plays in the matter? Put differently, the writer argues for open borders but also addresses how to reduce the welfare state when you have open borders.
I have read plenty of articles over the past month – like this – insisting that we must have open borders, but I have yet to find one that adequately discusses how people might be incentivized to enter another country that offers more free stuff than their own and how it creates unnecessary tension between natives and immigrants (Jacob G. Hornberger, the author of the article I linked to above, gave a speech about abolishing the welfare state while advocating for open borders, but he doesn’t explain or address how one affects the other).
The entire moral basis for opposing open borders or removing immigration laws is the welfare state. I hope there is at least one open border libertarian out there who can point me in the right direction.