A fee may not be a bad idea. The undocumented could use some of the estimated
$5,000 each gets in government handouts/subsidies when they cross the southern
We are spending billions at the border. American should donate more to churches
and non-profits who are trying to help them. We shouldn't keep hitting up
the taxpayers for billions more to care for all the people fleeing oppressed
gov'ts. We are our brothers keeper but not at the expense of leaving
millions of our own citizens without affordable housing, health care, education,
and child care. There is something wrong with trying to provide it for people in
our country illegally or hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers when we
don't even ensure that for our own citizens. You can only tax people so
much before you push more of them into poverty.
Thid Barker - Victor, IDApril 30, 2019 11:17 a.m." . . .
real leadership: doing right things and doing right things the right
way!"Do you really think charging a fee to file for asylum in
the United States is the right thing? People with little to no money, escaping
dangerous conditions, determined to reach a place of safety only to be turned
away because they don't have money to pay Trump's greed? OK, so you do. Anything to make it more difficult is what you want, right?
Send them back appears to be your stand on this issue. You make it very plain.
And do you want to do this for any person seeking legal admission to the United
States because seeking asylum is a legal process. The only people not having to
pay Trump's charge will be those undocumented immigrants who slip across
the border (or gain access by some other means) and into the population.You do realize that your White America will be a minority by 2046 and
history is against you. Even Trump can't stop the demographic change
that's coming. His desire to stop asylum seekers would only be a very small
effort, but very cruel, attempt at halting the reality. It only make the U.S.
look less in the eyes of the world.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe
free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. We accept Master Card, Visa,
American Express, or Discovery. No personal checks accepted."
It's all transactional to Donald Trump. You pay the money and you get to
play. Now we see him becoming the coyote demanding payment to access to the
United States. One group (the original coyote) gets paid to bring people to the
border, and the new coyote (Donald Trump) gets paid to let them apply for
asylum. Go figure.This guy would make millions charging people
escaping war, famine, pestilence, death to come to some safe zone where they can
live their lives peacefully. It doesn't matter as long as he makes a buck.
This is particularly cruel since it is taking from the least of us for the
benefit of the most fortunate. The sadness is that Trump can now say he has
monetized human suffering on a national level, extorting poor people in the most
vile way imaginable.The only thing worse are those who take these
people's money and lead them into the desert to die. Where is the humanity.
There have been human wolves who have always moved in to take advantage of those
seeking escape from danger, but who would have thought an American president
would take a similar path? Trump is just another coyote in an expensive suit
doing his con at the expense of those least able to pay.
Absolutely absurd. People who are seeking asylum are by definition people who
are in an oppressed state. Part of the reason they are seeking relief is most
don't money. So if you make it legally impossible for those seeking help,
they will turn to illegal methods. Thats like saying well send you
an ambulance if you can first walk a block to get to it.Now for
non-asylum seeking immigrants, if he wants to increase fees for that... lets
talk. If a company needs a foreign worker to come in on a work visa - let the
company pay. If you have a large golf course - oh say hypothetically in
Florida - and decide to hire 80% foreign seasonal labor.... by all means charge
those employers for that privilege.But asylum seekers are just that.
They are the impoverished of the world. Help them based on need, not whats in
their bank account.
"Thid Barker - Victor, IDApril 30, 2019 11:17 a.m.Exactly
correct Mr. President! Let them pay for the wall! This is real leadership:doing
right things and doing right things the right way!"Please. Give
it a rest. Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall. Not Honduras. Not
Guatemala. Mexico. Then, he was caught, on camera telling Mexico's
President that "he knows that Mexico isn't paying for the wall, but
please tell the press you will". Mexico's President told him No.
That's real leadership.
Exactly correct Mr. President! Let them pay for the wall! This is real
leadership:doing right things and doing right things the right way!