what do the VOTERS want?
With the Trump Administration ending catch-and-release, and with the
administration fighting to end chain migration, the nation's detention of
migrant children has swollen to a record 14,000. When children enter the
U.S., they cannot head for their parents or other family, but are being
detained, instead. So, while they are not being separated from their parents at
the border, is this so different? They are being kept apart. Again,
that's a record 1,4000 children being detained, and the good portion of
them are being held as a result of efforts to end catch-and-release and chain
migration. These are children being separated from the natural and nurturing
bonds of family in the name of policies we fear are allowing criminals into the
country. Who, in the end, has it ended up we are afraid of? I
think back to early in Trump's campaign, when he suggested they were not
sending their best people. This surely is what has been wrought from that
thinking. We've blocked the children off.-- John Jackson (aka
I want families kept together too....in their own country.Legal
immigration for everyone!
I support legal immigration but I'm very much opposed to an open border
with Mexico, Canada or any other country. Most of my Latino friends (most of
whom have entered legally) have expressed to me similar feelings. Those who
feel that more should be done to help those trying to enter illegally can find a
reputable charity specific to helping immigrants from those countries. That
way my income isn't "redistributed" in the form of higher taxes.
The "help" money would be coming from those who want more change. Yes,
I have been contributing many hundreds monthly for many decades to my church
which has a solid humanitarian program, some of which is used to support these
countries in times of special need.
Although the article doesn't come right out and say it, the way it mentions
children being separated from parents in detention infers that the current
administration chose to do that. What the Trump administration chose to do was
enforce the law - detain people crossing the border illegally. The separation
of children into different facilities was a decision imposed by the courts long
before Trump started running for president. In that case, the administration
was following lawfully given court direction as a result of enforcing the
law.No one wants to see families split up. But the current holding
facilities aren't designed to hold children and keep them safe, even with
their parents.The solution isn't to ignore the law. Immigrants
who follow the law are welcomed, and don't have to look over their
shoulders and live in fear of deportation. Asylum isn't automatic, and
shouldn't be. It also shouldn't take years to get their hearing. The
law definitely needs to be reworked to ease the burden on the immigrants and the
I suggest we open the borders wide for one year to anyone that wants to come. To
provide for the welfare needs of all these people, I suggest we tax bleeding
hearts, Hollywood, and Churches at 90 percent for that year. After the year is
over, we can re-evaluate the situation. 90 percent tax rate might not be enough.
Our nation is a country of families including grandparents and grandchildren.
The tradition of many cultures, especially those from Latin America have
extended families.For two centuries, the United States of America
has been a light of freedom to the people of the earth.Our President
and his base are becoming like the leaders of many countries around the world.
These people are banking on our system will be better than being shot, killed,
tortured, imprisioned, or harassed daily, especially at night.We are
the light to the oppressed historically.God has a plan for our
country.Tyrants want to destroy God’s plan.
Most American favor legal immigration and even increasing that # and/ or
streamlining the process. The easy answer to keeping foreign families together
is have them stay in their country until they can immigrate legally. Personally
I'm all in favor of allowing more people in but I want to make sure it is
on our terms and that they can abide by the laws.
No one really wants any family members excluded.***But that is
exactly why we have to be very selective about who we let in legally in the
first place. ***Once Jed is in, you can't prevent cousin Jethro,
Ellie May, or Auntie Em from moving into the neighborhood.
I think the question is extended family, vs immediate family. Immediate family
being parents and children, vs extended family which includes the grandparents,
siblings, siblings spouse, siblings spouse family etc. Up until the
past four decades, immediate family was the norm, since then extended families
have been the norm. Extended families greatly reduce the diversity of our green
cards. Family unification has push Latino/Hispanic families to 66% of our green
cards, reducing white migrants to 17% and Blacks to 6% (source:PEW research).
If we limit it to grandparents, then the next step would be to
re-unite their other children here.