The U.S. – Mexican Wall

There was a number of years where I was a proponent of building a wall to secure our Southern border.  Over the years, I have read and discussed the subject more.

My position on the matter has shifted somewhat. I still see the need for the wall, but not as a budgetary priority.

Having an understanding that the numbers of those slipping over the border are not as great as those that are overstaying their visas. Since I work in an industry of numbers, I feel that it is important to follow my brain here more than my heart or gut.

Does this change my position on deportation? No, not in the least.  (Watch for a follow-up post on Dreamers)

I would rather see the financing for the war on drugs (as a tangent, legalize marijuana on a national level)  being diverted to the enforcement of immigration law.

While the wall has value, the tremendous cost is not one that we can afford. The GOP wants it. With the stiff tax cuts, they have fucked us over to the point that we cannot pay for it. Perhaps when we have our finances under control, we can construct sections of the wall in areas that badly need it.

I have to wonder how fuqtarded that the GOP voters were that actually believed the Orangatard when he said that Mexico was going to pay for it. I know that not all did, but they sure were vocally in support of the idea. Former Mexican President had put it pretty well:

“TRUMP, when will you understand that I am not paying for that fucken wall. Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it.”

Do I still think that property owners along the border should be able to defend our border by force? Yes, I do. I still view it as an incursion.  If the Mexican police or military cross over, even more so. Our sovereign soil should be defended, as well as property rights.
So, in the end, I am pretty well against the construction of a full wall on our Southern border.

 

Should Illegals Be Shocked Upon Deportation?

With the new shift in deportation, we saw the Latino community flip out when a woman who was in the US since 14 was deported.
This is one sample case: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/10/mexico-warns-citizens-new-reality-after-undocumented-mom-deported-arizona/97750450/
When a person knows that they are in the US illegally and have been for a long time, I lose sensitivity when they have not taken steps to become a citizen. I know that the process is not easy, but you have to at least work on it.
It is not a secret that I despise T-Rump, but this is an area where I support his position.
If you are an illegal alien, please start the process to getting your green card and hopefully citizenship. We want you here, but you have to do it in the correct way.

Immigration, both legal and illegal, is bad for the economy and job growth.

A study by the Center for Immigration Studies, as reported by the Washington Post, has echoed reports done during the Reagan administration, proving that immigration is bad for the economy. All job gains since the year 2000 have gone to immigrants, while native born worker unemployment numbers continue to increase. With the current immigration reform bill on the House floor including a “Path to Citizenship for all Illegal Immigrants” should we be inviting in more job seekers when the present population can’t find jobs?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/3/immigrants-account-for-all-job-gains-since-2000/

 

By Eyes_Open

How do we help Mexico fix itself?

We have major problems in this country with illegal aliens.
The largest source of illegals appears to be Mexico and her Southern neighbors.
With the various governments being so corrupt, how do we help them straighten themselves out?

Obviously we cannot afford to be throwing money around, but would we be able to invest in programs with the goal of slowing (hopefully stopping) the flow of illegals?

Where do we start? No, the simplistic approach of shut down the borders is not a valid answer. We need a more productive discussion.