This is not a rant, even though it may appear so. I have no problem with immigrants coming into our country. My DNA includes German, French, Irish, English and Swedish. All of my ancestors came to the United States in search of better living conditions and opportunity. As we recently celebrated the birthday of our great country, I am reminded how the original colonists were not afraid to fight for the land they were coming to. The French followed suit and had their own revolution shortly after we did. When freedom is involved it is worth the fight.
There’s unrest and ugliness in all corners of the world. Children are being sold into sex slavery. Drug cartels run the Central American countries. Rape and gruesome executions take place everywhere. Cities stand in ruin and people are subjected to hunger, starvation and disease because there is no place to live. It truly is a sad state of affairs.
So what are we to do when we are inundated with thousands of ILLEGAL and UNDOCUMENTED immigrants? There is a lawful procedure that takes place when people enter our country. Somehow it seems that the law doesn’t apply anymore. What about those who paid thousands of dollars and years of waiting to become American citizens? How can it be fair to them when they’ve paid the price which the current immigrants are not doing?
I’m not versed in political science or American law, but I’ve gone through the school of hard knocks and have seen such a decline in respect for both of those areas. Police and other public servants have become the villains while the bad guys run the streets and are bringing suits against those very protectors. Laws have been established to protect all of us. Lately the bad guys have taken advantage of those laws to work to their own advantage.
When immigrants use children that aren’t even blood relatives to achieve their entrance to our country, something sets off a red flag, in my opinion. The backlash of this leaves those who seriously want to come here for the reasons our ancestors did, are being pushed aside by the drug pushers and sex traffickers. The fact that there are thousands of people to process slows down the entire action. Many of them will never see the other side of the border. Many will be returned to their countries of origin. Many will die. Many will get sick. The list goes on and on.
Whoever is orchestrating these caravans is probably raking in a lot of money. Some legitimate families are willing to give their last cent to get entrance into America. The border patrol is working overtime hours, often bringing toys from their own homes for the children, spending part of their salaries to bring needed supplies and facing danger and even death every day they punch the time clock.
There is no clear answer to this situation. However I still believe that the law means something. The minute we turn that system upside down, we are opening the door to all kinds of problems. The demise of a nation usually begins when its infrastructure is broken.