James Fulford of VDARE sends this article along from Archive.com from The Melbourne Age:
Open borders to all: Clinton
By GARRY BARKER
Tuesday 11 September 2001
Bill Clinton believes Australia should not shut its borders to immigrants and those genuinely seeking asylum but should open its arms to cultural diversity.
Free trade and an open-door policy would bring prosperity, the former US president told a meeting of 35 Australian business leaders in Melbourne yesterday.
“He discussed the immigration issue in Australia and he took a position on it,” said Tom Hogan, president of Vignette Corporation, host of the exclusive forum.
“The (former) president believes the world will be a better place if all borders are eliminated – from a trade perspective, from the viewpoint of economic development and in welcoming (the free movement of) people from other cultures and countries,” Mr Hogan said.
Mr Clinton showed an understanding of the political problems Australia faced, but said he supported the ultimate wisdom of a borderless world for people and for trade.
He spoke for 45 minutes on topics ranging from the urgent need to combat AIDS to global economic issues. He spent another 45 minutes answering questions.
Mr Clinton said he believed the US was a better place for having opened its borders to a diversity of peoples and cultures. …
Ten hours after Clinton said this, 19 diverse guys from a different culture killed 3,000 Americans.