Open borders and free stuff. No wonder we have struggles keeping immigrants
away.Trump didn't create the struggle at the border, but is the
one to clean it up.
Copybook Headings said: "If the nations in Central America (and Mexico too)
can't stop their citizens from coming to America illegally then we should
send in the US Military to do it for them."Not to worry Russia
and China are filling the Void left by United States after electing Donald.I'm also confused as to what you believe the US Military should do
down there? Force people to stay in their own countries? Overthrow
democratically elected leaders for dictators chosen by America?That's
what you believe America stands for?We've tried many of those
techniques, we are still fighting to correct those mistakes.
If the nations in Central America (and Mexico too) can't stop their
citizens from coming to America illegally then we should send in the US Military
to do it for them.
We have to understand that asylum seekers are *legal* immigrants. If their
asylum application is approved, then they become legal residents. If we want to
see fewer asylum-seekers at our ports of entry, then we need to see what we can
do about improving things in the nations where they asylum-seekers originate.If we can't help with that, then we need to do what decent people
do - bring them in and give them a place of refuge. Our nation is better for it.
We have a history not just of accepting immigrants - we have a history of
accepting those immigrants and making proud Americans out of them and their
If you randomly picked someone out of the phone book white pages, chances are
good you would find someone who could solve this problem better than Trump.
Ute Alumni - I agree with you that Congress needs to grow a backbone, compromise
on an immigration reform package, and get it passed. They have been shirking
their duty for years - leaving the mess to the courts and executive action.However, every time they have presented Trump with bi-partisan
immigration reform he has rejected it. Every. Time. He claims he
wants it, even promised to sign whatever they give him, only to flip-flop and
renege on his promises in favor of his big beautiful concrete wall that Mexico
will pay for. (The plaque he had made for himself on Friday is sad
and ridiculous. Obama authorized that section of replacement fencing years
ago).The party of Trump killed Immigration Reform packages in 2013
and 2014 too. Clutch at those pearls - but Republicans had the
Presidency, Congress and the Courts for 2 years and did nothing. (Well, except
pass a shell-game tax con that gave billions to already rich people and raised
taxes on people like me). It would be great if the Congress could
create a compromise bill and pass it with big enough majorities to over-ride
Trump's veto, but I'm not holding my breath.Trump needs
fear and hate to stir up his base.
As the world becomes more unstable and chaotic, it is important we change our
asylum and immigration laws. We will not be able to take in all eho will flee
their countries. If we fail to protect our borders, country, democracy, and
freedoms, we risk losing the most precious things we have. Are we willing to
lose it all to be politically correct?
Trumps' problem at the border, aside from himself, is that he's
responding to a humanitarian crisis the same we we respond to a mental health or
substance abuse problem. That is, to treat it as if its' a criminal
The border is a problem. However, the problems at the border are not going to
be solved with Trump's Wall.Previous Congresses have passed law
and funding to do things to work out border issues. However, Trump's
signature campaign promise ignores precedent and sets up a political crisis of
his own making.He broke the dish, and expects everyone else to glue
it back together. And take the blame.
Why is it Trump struggling? Congress does nothing