"If nothing else for the Loons on the Left, it is a great wedge issue to take forward into the midterms. If Hillary had been elected, would this issue still be here? Sure it would. But the silence would be deafening. Grow up America. Time to start acting like a real country again."
Ever get the feeling you are being "gamed"? I sure do. And with the help of the Loony Left, always looking for more slackards to vote Blue, people from Central America, Africa and Mexico have really learned how to game our immigration system. Their latest game however, is really a doozie. Kids. Use their own as well as other people's kids. Then when they get separated down on the border, have their Blue Team handlers accuse the United States of acting like Nazis. Sweet.
Do I blame folks from other parts of the world to try and become a member of this great country? Not a bit. But at slightly over 325 million citizens, we need to start to become more strategic in who gets in here. What do I mean? Plain language? We need less "takers" and more "makers". When we let folks into this country who have no language skills, and very little employment skill, they become an instant burden. Meanwhile, we have a growing number of jobs which require skills we don't have enough of in this country. So, we need to recruit higher skilled folks from other countries to come and live here.
Do I feel bad for the families who have been separated from the kids on the borders? Not really. First off, more and more of us are wise to the game. Next, these folks came to our border with their eyes wide open. Me? I would have kept the families together by turning them around and sending them back down south. However, before I did that, I would have given them instructions (printed in their own language) on how to become a LEGAL resident of this country.
The next time I hear one of our bleeding hearts say, "This is not us". Or "The United States does not split up families." Or my favorite, "What about the children?", I am going to puke. The only thing I find jaw dropping, is the number of people in this country who have been cowed by this charade. If the living conditions were really so bad in certain Central American countries, these people would have tried to settle in Mexico. Closer to their homeland and much more similar in custom and language. Why didn't they? Mexico didn't want them. So they sent them north.
Fortunately, we have a President right now who is not easily fooled nor cowed. He has his eyes wide open and can see the game on the border. His message? Congress, these people are exploiting loopholes you created. Now fix it! This policy of splitting families goes back to 1997 under Clinton. Trump sees this as a mess and will NOT hand this over to his successor. This will be fixed during his first term, no matter how painful it is.
If nothing else for the Loons on the Left, it is a great wedge issue to take forward into the midterms. If Hillary had been elected, would this issue still be here? Sure it would. But the silence would be deafening. Grow up America. Time to start acting like a real country again.