Trump struggles with a growing problem on the border

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  • worf McAllen, TX
    April 8, 2019 10:54 a.m.

    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.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 8, 2019 9:13 a.m.

    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.

  • Copybook Headings Draper, UT
    April 8, 2019 4:49 a.m.

    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.

  • Zzzptm Dallas, TX
    April 7, 2019 4:59 p.m.

    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 descendants.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 7, 2019 1:56 p.m.

    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.

  • wgirl , 00
    April 7, 2019 1:46 p.m.

    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.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2019 11:47 a.m.

    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?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 7, 2019 11:00 a.m.

    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 problem.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    April 7, 2019 9:55 a.m.

    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.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2019 9:34 a.m.

    Why is it Trump struggling? Congress does nothing