"If we practice open borders, and allow everyone in, our national 'lifeboats' would become swamped. They would sink. We would not survive as a nation. People in this world need to fix their own countries first. Lord knows, they get enough funding from US to do it."
Here they come again. I know. This is a tired old song. Like a bad penny, they keep showing up. Some might think we are racist from not wanting Central American folks in this country. That could not be further from the truth. We don't want LAW BREAKERS in the country. And yes, we would feel the same if they were from Canada, Europe, or where ever.
The last caravan which came to the border, ended up being a huge cluster. Big time. The Administration tried to do the right thing, to operate within our goofy immigration laws, and it backfired. Families separated, court orders, demonstrations, yuck. Not this time. Our President practices the age old adage of "once burned, twice learned". He is not going down that rabbit hole again!
Besides threatening the countries from where these caravan folks come from, Donald Trump said he is also going to mobilize the military. If he has to, he will order them to be on the southern border and keep these people from crossing. He also has the cooperation of Mexico, as they will try to keep this caravan from reaching our border. Do I think they will try hard to do this? No - just look at history.
In our country, like many others around the world, there are laws which define the right way and the wrong way to do things. That includes immigration. When fence hoppers come in the wrong way, it is unlawful. Period. The Democrats however, seeing all these potential voters so near, yet so far away, start to scheme. They don't give a rat's butt which way the fence hoppers come into the country, as long as they get in. It boils down t this. Step one - get them here. Step two - get them a voting card.
I have said this a thousand times before, and I will say it again. If these Central American countries are truly "sh*t holes" like our President says they are, it is up to the United Nations to help them out. If they are beset by violent gangs, and the local government can't control them, send in the blue helmets. If the governments are corrupt, have the UN sanction new elections. I have been to Central America. It is beautiful country down there with wonderful people. Heck, some people in this country choose to retire down there. For a variety of reasons.
When the Titanic sank, there were more passengers on board than there were life boats. Some passengers survived by being on lifeboats, many others did not. If everyone tried to hop into a lifeboat, all the lifeboats would have sunk, and nobody would have survived.
If we practice open borders, and allow everyone in, our national "lifeboats" would become swamped. They would sink. We would not survive as a nation. People in this world need to fix their own countries first. Lord knows, they get enough funding from the US to do it.