Our country is faced with an army of refugees seeking asylum in the United States. More than ten thousand people will soon cross the border and some with hopes of escaping dangerous, treacherous, situations which they no longer can live with.
Our borders have been open to those who go through the proper channels for centuries. Still we’re expected to accept every one of these immigrants into our country without them being vetted. I have many friends who are now citizens of America after going through a difficult and expensive process. It simply isn’t fair to those who did take the right steps to become legal citizens.
Yes, there are those who can’t afford the cost – those who are trying to start anew in a country that welcomes them – those who would rather take the easy way and force their way in. Still if they do it the right way, they will have the opportunity to live within our borders
We’ve always been a nation of compassion. We support countries like Guatemala, Honduras, other Central American countries and Mexico with our tax dollars. Those coming here are undocumented. We know nothing about them, nor do we know how they will contribute as future citizens of our country.
We’re often seen as a nation of compassion, but still we have people living on the streets or out of cars, veterans who have served our nation and thousands receiving some relief from the government. Should we not be caring for our own first?
We’ve always opened our arms to welcome those from other countries. Someday we could be in the same boat. I am deeply concerned that we’re not taking care of our own, yet we open the door to thousands more. We seem to forget that what they’re attempting to do is illegal. ILLEGAL!
Compassion is defined as sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Mental illness, PTSD, homelessness, drug use, addiction, are all terms to describe problems that a great portion of our population are dealing with today. They need our help too.
There must come a point in time when we say enough is enough – not because we aren’t compassionate, but that we’re trying to get our own house in order first.
Thanks, I needed to get that off my chest.