Monday, February 27, 2017

MIXED EMOTIONS

I HAVE MIXED EMOTIONS ABOUT THIS.  We are a country of emigrants. Even though we may have been born here, some where in the past century or two, most of us had ancestors that emigrated here from somewhere else.  Now, the mood of the country is to close our borders. President Trump and his staunch supporters are clamoring for a wall to be built between the U.S. and Mexico.  Keep the people out, they holler.  There are arguments for both sides of the issue.  And living as close to the border as I do, I can see both sides, I think.  I know there are people who have came here, illegally, to escape violence or just the poor living conditions in their home country.  Mainly Mexico or South America.  They come here and find a job, work and contribute to the economy and raise their families here.  And, except for the issue that they are here illegally, I have no problem with them being here.  On the other side of the coin, there are many who come across who are here for criminal purposes.  And a wall will not stop them. Slow them down, somewhat, but it won't stop them.  As for those that are already here.  I feel that to round them up an deport them, disrupting families and jobs is not a good thing.  I feel that they need to be found, registered as here illegally, do they have a job, do they have a criminal record, are they collecting welfare.  Then determine if they should be deported or not. If they are not causing problems, are working and contributing to the economy of whatever area they are living in, then put them on track to gain citizenship and assist them in gaining this. And be more vigilant on those coming in illegally.   AND THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK

1 comment:

  1. What? Actually help them? What a novel concept...

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