Like it or not and most prefer not to hear about it, the crisis at the border. We have thousands waiting to crash our system and no, they are all not asylum seekers.
If they were, they would have gone to the American Embassy in their home country and applied. It would have been a whole lot easy and less stressful, than walking thousands of miles, in all sorts of weather, with limited food and supplies! If they were so against their home country they wouldn’t be waving their home country flags every time there was a camera around!
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, has echoed the Trump administration’s language, to describe the influx of immigrants at the southern border, calling it a “crisis.”
“By any measure, 4,000 arrests in a day, 100,000 in a month ― that’s the population of the city of Albany, N.Y. ― that suddenly shows up on our southern border in one month is a crisis,” Johnson said on Fox News. “It’s a crisis because it overwhelms our Border Patrol and our immigration officials’ ability to deal with it, and it’s a crisis because you have to absorb that population somehow into southern border towns.”
Johnson, who led DHS for the last three years of the Obama administration, said, “he had guided U.S. border authorities through a similar but smaller migrant crisis in 2014, by promoting the message that the journey to the border is dangerous, seeking the Mexican authorities’ cooperation in stemming the flow of migrants, and expanding U.S. detention capabilities for family units, the last of which was controversial.” [National Review]
Ah, how soon those on the Left forget! Even famed singer, Cher, expressed outrage at the prospect of any more illegals immigrants in LA saying; “can’t take care of its own” residents, much less newly arrived illegal and legal immigrants.”
“I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More,” Cher said. [Breitbart]
This problem is NOT magically going to disappear because those on the Left refuse to deal with it! They all have been kicking this can down the road for decades, it’s time to stop and put away the bandaids!
We have laws for a reason. We can’t allow exceptions, because it’s politically expedient, or a better photo opportunity for a campaign poster. We have citizens in every city in this country, who are homeless, a Vet, or perhaps on their last leg and need some help but not sure where to go. Mothers and children running from abusive homes, shelters that are overflowing and don’t have enough food or beds. Retraining schools, that are stretched to the limit, as so many want to try a new career path.
Where are all the do “gooders” for those problems? The news casters, celebrities, political mouthpieces? Why aren’t they talking about the funds to help programs, who help those trying? We have homegrown problems, that need homegrown solutions first and foremost!
It’s not sexy enough. It doesn’t make for a better photo than a woman carrying a children on her back tied with a scarf, dragging herself and her belongings, down a long and dusty path, trying to reach the US border.
If we let our emotions rule the laws, or our actions, in dealing with crisis, we will be bankrupt as a country and we will be in need of another country to flee to.
The right thing to do sometimes, is also the most painful, yet the decisions that are right need to be made. Trump is willing to take the wrath, of those with the biggest, loudest, foul mouths, who seem to think open borders and free services for all, would be the ultimate panacea. Sadly, that is an alternate reality only a few delusional souls have membership to! If they only realized they could channel that misguided energy, to better deal with the problem of illegal immigration and compromise on solutions, we could have a better, more productive, functioning, Capitol Hill!