The DNC ordered the MSM to make the detention of people at the border an issue, and now the MSM is full of stories of the heartless, cruel Trump separating families. First, for Amazona (our, “it’s the law, dammit” person…who is correct in all respects on this), we’ll bring this up:
Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both. – 8 USC 1325
So, you can see, entering our country illegally is, well, illegal. And there’s no carve out for people fleeing persecution. If you want in, you have to come in legally…and, of course, you can just present yourself at the border and claim refugee status and your case will be judged according to law (and we have a host of carefully crafted laws and regulations just for that). There is no carve-out for someone caught illegally here – or attempting to illegally enter – who says, upon arrest, that he or she is a refugee (though, even here, after detention such a person can still claim refugee status and that case will be judged on its merits, no prejudice attached for the illegal entry). And the bottom line is that neither Mexico nor Canada is a dystopian hellscape…once in either country, it is no problem to go to the closest US consulate and claim refugee status. But, that isn’t what is wanted here. What is wanted is easy entry – and then the chance to disappear into the illegal alien underground, where there are plenty of people willing to help you skirt US law in the matter of your residency.
The use of kids, I think, results from the fact that until just recently, we went very easy on people who showed up with kids. Which astonishes me – we should have been even more strict about that given the amount of trafficking going on across the border. Without a blood test, how in heck would we know if any particular kid presented at the border is the child of the adult with them? New orders from the government have us enforcing the law listed above – if you enter illegally, you’ve broken the law and are held over for trial. Just as if you had broken any other law. Naturally, we won’t imprison kids with adults awaiting trial (for obvious reasons), and thus comes the “ripping families apart” drivel.
There are plenty of countries in the world where, if a person from there showed up here claiming asylum, I’d pretty much automatically give it to them. North Korea; Syria; Somalia; Myanmar; Cuba; Afghanistan; Venezuela; South Sudan; Libya. There are others where I’d be inclined to give the benefit of the doubt. But south of the Rio Grande, there’s only one – Venezuela. How much you want to bet not one in a thousand of those crossing are from a place you have to flee from? What we’re getting is people who simply want to move, and who don’t want to wait in line. As for me, I see no good coming out of rewarding people for ruthlessly exploiting children to get a jump on the entry line. Such people seem to me to be the people we’d least like in our country. I mean, think about it: it’s a very long journey through an underground system controlled by some of the most vicious gangsters the world has ever seen. Who would put their child through that?
President Trump is doing the right thing – by enforcing the law, he’s discouraging this cruel practice of exploiting children. Those who are opposing him are de-facto encouraging criminality – in effect, they are lobbying for the criminal gangs who exploit these people trying to come here illegally. I’ve spent the last few days on Social Media with Progressives and Never Trump trying to shame me over this…and nothing has more convinced me of the moral collapse of the Progressives and Never Trump than their bizarre desire to have criminality rewarded in the name of having a talking point against Trump.
Did you see what Chuck U. Schumer did today? He implored Trump to be autocratic and “use a pen” to rewrite immigration law. Yet just a few weeks ago, Schumer was deploring Trump for being a wanna be autocrat.
WHO IN THE F**K ARE THESE PEOPLE? How do you run a country with that level of brain damage to contend with?
You depend on people even more brain damaged, like Casper, to support you. They lack the intellect to recognize your stupidity and the integrity to care. You represent their tribe, which has instructed them to hate, insult and try to undermine anyone who is not in that tribe, and they dutifully do their best.
As for how you (that is, Schumer et al) run a country, we have seen how they run a country, and they run it into the ground.
I love it that Cruz is pulling the rug out from under them. I don’t agree with what he is doing, in one way, because he is kind of acknowledging their lies, but the goal is not to win some points, it is to disarm them and take away this talking point of theirs. I love it that his solution is a Congressional one, which is how it should be, and I hope that is pointed out.
I just hope that someone can and will point out that he is trying to fix the egregious defects of Obama-era legislation and Executive Orders, defects that have been jumped on by the howling mob to try to create another crisis they can play up.
Here’s an idea—-Trump can explain that he just “inherited” the problem from Obama.
And that he only heard about it in the papers…
I believe that Schumer is pointing out that since Trump started this with a directive, he can also end it with one. This is only a crisis because he wants it be. That said, great day of zip lining. Tomorrow, I paddle with a bunch of friends, then hit the beach again on Thursday with the kids.