The ballad of a family divided

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"Like many Americans, I have about had it with this issue. Our country needs to be secure. We need secure borders. We need better controls on our immigration system. No more chain migration. No more lottery. The time to fix this is now. Thank you President Trump, for having the guts to do it."

It was just a year ago. Joyce Anderson could not take it anymore. Her three kids (by two now absent dads) needed a better life. Working two jobs, one at a factory and the other being a server at a local greasy spoon on the weekends was not cutting it. This was so unfair, she often thought. So, she made her mind up to change the playing field.
Year's ago, one of the short order cooks at the diner had an old snub nosed .38 he was selling - cheap. Joyce did not have a permit, nor any gun training. But she thought that gun could afford her and the kids some margin of safety. So, she bought it - off the books.
She called in sick on a Thursday. She now had a plan. She was going to take that .38 and go the pawn shop located about three miles from her home. She was going to disguise herself and take all the money the pawn shop had in their safe. A friend of hers once told her that Thursdays were always the day that stores like the pawn shop had the most in the safe. Being old school, the pawn shop only make one weekly deposit - always on a Friday.
To make a long story short, Joyce was caught just minutes after attempting to rob the pawn shop. She did get some money, but not much. The story about only weekly deposits was not true. She was arraigned, and then charged with one count of armed robbery. Since she had previous offenses of shoplifting (three times) in her twenties, the judge came down hard on her. Ten years, with no less than seven to be served.
This story is fictional, but happens more than it should. Joyce went to jail, and her kids were taken from her. Why? Kids are innocent. They don't belong in jail. The courts would then try to find family members or foster homes for the kids to live with until Joyce was done with her sentence. How could Joyce have kept her family together? By not doing the crime. But she did, and her family is now divided.
Right now, on our southern border, we have thousands of people who are willingly breaking the law. Some have their kids with them, some have other people's kids with them, some are only kids. When caught illegally crossing our border, kids and adults are separated. The kids are then being put in very nice "holding facilities". Three meals a day, two snacks, a safe place to sleep, plus soccer and video games. Complements of the US taxpayers. However, according Lefty nut balls like Mike Hayden, this is the same thing as the Nazis did when they separated Jewish families before gassing them.
The Left is also crying foul that these poor people are just amnesty seekers. They come here only seeking help and then find jail time and separation instead! Please, grow up! Most are not real asylum seekers. We are wise to this game, as it has been going on for years. If the governments of the countries from which they are escaping were that broken or dysfunctional, they were to have been given amnesty in the first normal country they escaped to. That would have been Mexico. But since Mexico is complacent in this scheme, Mexico only offered them safe passage until they got to the US border.
The paper this morning excoriated President Trump for his cruel handling of these poor people. My feeling? Build the wall and do it soon. We have a process for legit amnesty seekers, which does not include fence jumping or law breaking. If Congress continues to fiddle around with funding the wall - shut the southern border down until the wall is finished.
Like many Americans, I have about had it with this issue. Our country needs to be secure. We need secure borders. We need better controls on our immigration system. No more chain migration. No more lottery. The time to fix this is now. Thank you President Trump, for having the guts to do it.