Walls dont work, just go on you-tube and google Border Tunnels hundred of videos
of underground tunnels. Furthermore cartels and coyotes ( the people
to guide people across the border) have already schemed up plans to circumvent a
border wall its big business for them them. What I find interesting
is The recent sudden increase in migrants may be partially due to
President Trump’s goal to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico
and his promise to crack down on illegal immigration. He created the
problem why does the American Tax payer have to pay for his mistake.
They need to go back to their countries and fight for their rights there.
The solution is simple, do not hire or rent to illegal immigrants.
Remember, "walls don't work". Such lies. They have always worked.
As soon as walls were built in the San Diego area, trafficking and illegal
crossings in that area went down. Same for Areas in AZ and TX. And what walls
do, that the media and Dems refuse to ack is that they make illegals channel
through the border gates where it is easier to apprehend traffickers. But we cannot afford walls. No money for such an expensive wall? That is
what the Dem leadership and lib media feed us. Yet look a the truth? Here is
what the Dems want to spend your taxpayer dollars on:In the two
weeks since Nancy Pelosi became Speaker, her party put forth socialist proposals
that pale in comparison to $5.7 billion for border security:Government-Run Health Care – $32 trillionNew Long Term Care
Entitlements – $3.1 trillionA “Green New Deal” –
$2.5 trillion (and counting)“Free” College – $807
billionGovernment Job Guarantee – $400 billionSocial Security
Expansion – $188 billionSocialism Total: $40 Trillion5.7
b is .0001425% of $40 Trillion too expensive?? That is 1.4 ten thousandth of
her proposed spending bills What is expensive is her expansive
No crisis yet....has to reach 1 million .This issue began well before
2000, it has just been exacerbated by Democratic law makers.Termlimitsforuscongress.com #TL4USC
Close the border to all intake. I mean no one. Some choose to work in the USA
but reside in Mexico. Stop them too until a solution can be negotiated. Why are
we responsible for so many who's governments are corrupt? Cut aide off to
all countries. We can t solve all issues all of the time.
It's a big world and you don't have everyone fitting into one
country.Poverty and suffering is usually accompanied by corrupt
leadership.Fix the problem folks! Demand leaders with good
character! Know who you're voting for.It's that
simple!---Trump did not cause our national debt or citizen dependency. Know where to aim your focus!
@ rfrmac - "Why doesn't Trump announce these figures on a monthly basis
every chance he can and challenge the Democrats to provide a better solution to
the American Public. They don't like the wall idea. Where is their
plan?"I think that one of the reasons Trump doesn't
announce the figures on a monthly basis is because the numbers have actually
gotten worse since he took office. The number of undocumented immigrants
crossing the southern border last month was the highest total for February in 12
years, according to statistics released by Customs and Border Protection this
week. The number of people crossing between legal ports of entry has increased,
as well as the number of people legally presenting themselves at ports of entry.
DHS officials said, "It is the highest total for February since 2007."
So, during the Obama administration, numbers steadily decreased and have now
spiked because of Trump's policies.Democrats tried to pass
immigration reform - it has been blocked by Republicans. Trump just accepted a
bi-partisan immigration fix after his shutdown, but it wasn't enough, so he
is bypassing the Constitution.We need immigration judges and lawyers
- not a wall.
Having lived in Central America and South America in the 1960s, in Asia in the
1970-1980s, in Chile in the 2014-15, and Europe in the 1970s, sometimes with my
family, the United States of America has always been publicized in movies,
advertising and tourism as the prime location to be.The Founding
Fathers knew this would be the country that would be the doorway for people of
all backgrounds for life, Liberty and the pursuit of property and happiness. We in the United States of America have been asked to the needs of the
poor and the needy, and administer to their relief that they shall not
suffer.In Utah and other states have sent our children and even
parents around the world to serve the needy and poor.My parents did
that on Indian Reservations and the Philippines. My sister and her
Hispanic/Native American husband did that in the McAllen, Texas Border area.Having seen the military/police pull people out of their homes without
civil rights nor protections, these people have the vision of protections in our
country. We are a nation of laws and order. A lot of these people
have only seen power of the tyrannical leaders or military. These people live
I am intensely interested in the immigration problem, and have been since
2005.But I refuse to read this In-Depth report telling me what I
"need to know," as told by activist, storytelling intern (her LinkedIn
words.)The very notion is offensive to me, and should be to all
This is exactly what Democrats want. I hope that all you Democrats will take
responsibility when this illegal migration destroys America.
I can tell you from personal experience, we do not want a massive transfer of
refugees. Their value system are not as civilized as ours. Yes, they are
hardworking and yes, they are God's children but they have lived in a very
survivalist environment. The humanitarian side of myself would like
to help them but the self preservation side says absolutely not. I
am very bitter for George W. Bush opening our borders for the sake of cheap
labor. Every employer and every homeowner who hired these people have shared in
the degrading of our American way of life. The Republican's
intent to allow the massive migration during the GWBush years was to degrade
American wages, benefits, and destroy unions. Democrats tried to stop
Republicans and in the end George W. Bush tried to stop them as well. This is a crisis caused by GREED not by one party seeking votes.
The wall is all good and fine... but doesn't solve the problem. It is just
a 8 billion dollar bandaid. What needs to be done is to address the issue at
its source. Because of international trade, the number of "Mexicans"
coming across the border is down - because the growth of the Mexican economy.
It's not perfect by a long stretch, but it is far better than some of its
southern neighbors. We also need to address the issues and barriers to legal
immigration at the source.. invest more in services in country to process and
validate the stories and character of those seeking to come north. If we improve the legal means - we can then focus more resources on those who
should not be here.
Why doesn't Trump announce these figures on a monthly basis every chance he
can and challenge the Democrats to provide a better solution to the American
Public. They don't like the wall idea. Where is their plan? When do they
plan to act? I'm tired of people going after people who have put a plan
out there and not providing what they think is a better plan to solve the
problem then act. Talk is cheap and there's been too much of it. We need
Don't worry everybody the Democrats say there is no crisis. And all of
them are just breaking the law under the guise of applying for asylum.
Having lived in Salt Lake County, most of my life I now live in El Paso, Texas.
It is the American tax payer who will have to pay for this.
If the wall won’t change anything, why the uproar against it?If you claim it’s the price tag, then are you less offended at
everything our aristocracy spends more than a $billion and on? What about the
smart wall proposals that have a much higher price tag over a ten year
period?Question why you even know about the wall and not everything
else in the US Budget.
300,000 fewer single males from Mexico "numbers plummet", 375,000 more
from central America. These seem to be big numbers, however listing them as a
percentage increase or decrease would be much more meaningful. 5% fewer from
Mexico? 20% fewer from Mexico? I wonder if this is a subtle attempt to hide
Of course, this is not a real crisis. According to the left, it's a
"manufactured crisis."They mocked this President for the
border wall, and refused funding. Now the real crisis is staring them in the
face.And the Deseret News didn't help, with it's long
editorial recently that downplayed the crisis and need for a border wall.And Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi could have compromised and President
would have worked a deal that could have solved this and the Dreamer problem at
the same time.Instead, all they cared about was handing Trump a
defeat to help elect a Democrat next year.Any reconsideration here?
Will the last person out of Mexico please turn off the lights
@Immifriend - Sandy, UT"The Constitution gives people the right
to court process, and to a quick and speedy trial."To U.S.
citizens!!! Not illegal immigrants. Get educated.
Mexico should build a wall right down there in that skinny little piece of land
between Mexico and South America. That would keep these people from coming to
our border. It is sad that these countries, rich in natural
resources, cannot take care of their own people due to rampant corruption.
first of all, i'm an immigrant, many people are, and by and large we
aren't happy about people jumping the line.virtually all people
in the USA are immigrants or descendants from immigrants - and the US let's
in tons of people each year.So on to this story, there is a stat for
everybody, right?Double immigration overallMexican
immigrants down significantly by 300,000So to the uneducated masses
the right will hear "it's double" and the left will hear "way
less Mexicans".And to those who like cognitive dissonance
(basically all of us) the right will hear "it's double" and the
left will hear "way less Mexicans".I wish that dialog was
such a thing, currently it's only arguments, and since nobody reaches
middle ground the arguments fail.
Many church members believe that there is no emergency and that the immigrants
have a right to be granted residency in the US. However the whole world knows
that the US is in economic turmoil and can't sustain its own citizens let
alone thousands of illegal immigrants.Solution: Church members can
volunteer to sponsor illegal immigrants by taking them into their own homes and
financially supporting them for a period of time until they can find employment
and independent accommodation. There are many church members in
Utah, California and other parts of the US who have prospered and now they need
to give back to God's less fortunate children and to their country.
Kindness and compassion?Does multimillionaire Nancy Pelosi build
restrooms and provide food on the streets of San Francisco?What are
Chuck Shumer and other multimillionaire politicians doing to helping the cause
of the poor?Their help for the poor, views on the birth of babies,
and treatment of Donald Trump, are an indication of their true character!If brought to presidential authority, these qualities will effect our
lives. Their fierce treatment of President Trump will be turned and focused on
deploable citizens.Yes! Citizens are changing climate and must be
LadyMoon, "Illegal alien" is seen by many -- including me -- as a
derogatory term, a term that puts them down and attempts to put them in their
place. You say, "Their (illegal aliens) liberties are not being
suppressed." But, in truth, they are. The Constitution gives people the
right to court process, and to a quick and speedy trial. By "metering"
them, as the article refers to it, you are preventing them from even having a
trial. Their rights are being suppressed. -- John Jackson (aka Immifriend)
We need serious reform of our asylum laws.Let's say they keep
showing up at the rate they did in Feb. That will be 912,000 people a year.
There are about 600,000-1 million people that overstay their visas every year
and are in the U.S. Since 2000, we have been legally letting in about a million
immigrants every year. In 2017, legal immigrants to the U.S. were at their
highest level ever, at just over 37,000,000 legal immigrants. Then we have about
12+ million undocumented immigrants in our country. We have thousands more that
are here on phony documents-stolen identities. Congress and the
White House have seriously failed America for many, many years in not passing
serious immigration reform. Long before we had millions of people here
illegally. Letting them pour in for years, ignore our laws and borders is part
of what has given people the idea they do not have to respect our laws or
borders. Birthright citizenship is another thing that has strongly encouraged
people to come illegally. People in other countries have to be
reasonable about what they think we can do and pay for. We have enough problem
with our own citizens not being realistic about this.
I believe most of these people truly have a life crisis of hunger, shelter, and
violence. I don't blame them for trying to escape that. With little
children dependent on me I would have done the same - even risking my own life
to protect them.However, it is curious that never before have South
Americans moved northward in the vast numbers they are now. Why? They are
being funded, and moved by the "Globalist" movement - nothing more nor
less than worldwide power and eventually Communist control. Europe has already
found the dangers in trying to mix various cultures and peoples when customs,
religions, languages and wants/needs are very different.I predict they
won't end up much better off. They will bring drug lords, violence,
ignorance, and low wages with them. And if we can assimilate them at all, it
will not be for generations and at an outrageous cost.A terrible, horrific
human conundrum! Would any of us like to be the one to formulate a solution?
Both parties have kicked this battered ball down the road for too long, and no
one comes up with a workable solution for Mexico and U.S. who are bearing the
brunt of it all.
Are they, “...undocumented immigrants” as the author describes or
are they illegal aliens as I contend? The test must be legitimate and fair. I
suggest that The U.S. State Department, who issue all warnings commensurate with
worldwide troubled, humanitarian situations are the measuring stick. There are
currently zero State Department warnings for a single humanitarian crisis in the
Western Hemisphere, though Venezuela is getting lots of interest. Their
(illegal aliens) liberties are not being suppressed, to any degree or point
necessitating any kind of government induced crisis notice. These people are
choosing to follow prompts from the Left, who are pursuers of lawlessness by
supporting, promoting and organizing purposeful defiance of current U.S.
Immigration laws! And these misguided challengers of American resolve can
follow the same steps to citizenship that we applaud for them, just as the
millions who’ve joined in our liberties before them. By law. In order.
Not by manipulating these people for a political maneuve by crashing into the
country! Bottom line: We must and will protect our sovereign borders.
And yet the Dems in Congress tell us there is not a crisis at the border.
It's an emergency, it has been for decades, it's time we fix it.
Where but in America can you sing sweet freedoms song...
The USA should withdraw all troops from every foreign country in the world and
focus on maintaining and protecting its borders, culture, language and currency.
Without these 4 aspects intact a country degrades into abject failure.
I don't know how valid it is but have read that smugglers and others take
children along who are not related to them in order to claim family status.
That's a hard one to solve. A while back, it was suggested that an illegal
migrant's country be fined or aid cut for each citizen crossing.. it seems
that would provide incentives for that country to work on improving living and
working conditions for its citizens. Costa Rica has/had a big problem with
illegal Guatemalan immigrants but they must've solved the problem if
Guatemalans are now traveling the far greater distance to the U.S. border. If
e-verify was used consistently and publicized widely, that should cut down the
jobs magnet greatly. More efficient processing along with more judges and
courts is absolutely imperative as releasing migrants with orders to appear at a
later date is ridiculous.. they're never seen again.
But obviously no emergency
These people are coming to legal points of entry. Building a wall will do
nothing...nothing...to help this situation.Trump needs to get more
immigration lawyers down to the border. He could offer to forgive student loans,
or increase the pay, for lawyers who will work at the border for a few years.Trump needs to get more federal judges down to the border. They work for
us - surely we can put them where we really need them. Let's offer
judgeship to lawyers willing to work in immigration and pay them whatever it
takes. We have high demand...let's attract and get in the supply. They
don't need formal courtrooms...we can set up temporary accommodations until
we can get more permanent infrastructure. We don't need to wait
for laws to be changed to address this issue. We need people there to do the
work.Trump needs to address this issue, not spend his time and our
money on a wall - that Mexico was supposed to pay for - that will not help.
No Wall...You can manipulate anything to promote a desired result...Research and
solutions are needed not an archaic wall...
Democrats are totally wrong on this issue and President Trump is precisely
I wasn't Trump that started it. The backlog was there before his policies
and Presidency. The Democratic bill removed many beds. Where are
they going to stay? I see mostly men in the pictures. Other articles put the
majority as young men. Build the wall, stop the open border people
and lawyers causing this mess, then change the laws. The majority of
these people are economic immigrants, coming for a better life. They don't
qualify for asylum.