In any incarceration a child can’t live in a cell with a parent. And even tho President Trump is doing what he can to help fix that problem for separated families on the Mexican border, it’s still out of control how every kind of media is keeping the rhetoric on this issue pumped up. There’s little true discussion in the news of what is even going on at border crossings …. for legals or illegals.
Supposedly the battle in Congress over the immigration bill caused one political side to hurl accusations at the other and so this hysterical issue was born. Instead of making some progress in their negotiations over the bill, there’s been a pandemonium created over children being separated, and it deflects attention from the real need which is passing the bill and makes it seem like separating families is a new policy.
There’s a big picture out there! If you know how law enforcement works at the border or watch TV shows like ‘Border Wars’, you’d know about the huge war the U.S. is waging daily along our Mexican border. Drugs and weapons are being smuggled at mind boggling pace. There’s drug sniffing dogs working round the clock, cars being taken apart to locate drugs. There are people swimming or rafting across the Rio Grande all seasons, of course mostly at night. Some are caught, fingerprinted and immediately returned. But the majority of people coming across the desert heat of sometimes 100-120 degrees aren’t children, but men mostly, sometimes youth 14 or 15 years old who are forced, or family threatened, to bring contraband.
The amount of drugs carried, shipped or driven to the U.S. would stagger your mind. Weapons also are shipped, driven over. This is going on while we have an opioid epidemic in the U.S. which is unprecedented! People from every walk of life, economic strata are being affected. We’re seeing some families, even whole towns devastated by opioid addiction in the U.S.!
I don’t know what’s in the bill in Congress now but perhaps there needs to be better transition at the Southern border. It’s the asylum seekers who’re having to wait long and be processed that are being used to create the furor over families being separated. It’s not like Border Patrol Marshalls don’t have enough to do, but from what I hear the influx of people seeking asylum is increasing so fast that more judges are needed to get people cleared.
We owe it to our own to do what is necessary to protect our borders. We can’t allow ourselves to be used by political parties, powerful individuals with their own agenda’s. We can’t admit people we haven’t checked out first, and just let the slave trade victims come in. We have a commitment to honor those who apply legally.
I hurt for the Mexicans near the border who live in some pretty violent towns. The cartels are threatening their police, officials. But I hurt for the U.S. too! Many families here are being ripped apart by drugs on our own soil. I hope to God Mexican and Central American governments can get a better grip on the violent drug cartels there, there’s a great human tragedy going on that needs more attention..
Our country has an immigration policy to help ensure that people coming into our country do not have contagious diseases, aren’t criminals, are not coming across to make bombs or promote a political agenda against the U.S. The rise in slave and sex trafficking is just another hurdle to deal with in vetting people. We don’t like to see adults or children being marketed, that’s not who we are.
Government has a side that sorta sucks, it can be tedious to wait and work for what we want …. but it’s the best government we’ve ever had. Our country is a far cry from Venezuela, Russia, China, Myanmar …. thank God?