It’s become pretty apparent that as long as the democrats control the House of Representatives, the problems on our southern border and our problems with illegal immigration are not going to change.
If we can’t properly address these problems the way they should be addressed…, by fixing our own laws…, our only other option is to coerce Mexico into taking care of the problems on their side.
Mexico should be given six months to “seal” their side of the border. If their results at that time don’t meet with President Trump’s approval, he should shut the U.S-Mexico border to trade and travel, until such time that President Trump is satisfied with their efforts.
This travel ban should include air travel to Mexico as well.
The threat of this economic nightmare for Mexico should be reason enough for them to do what is necessary, and to do it quickly, to make us happy.
This six month window would also give US companies with ties to Mexico the time to apply the appropriate amount of pressure on the Mexican government, as well as make any business related “adjustments” they may need to make, regarding a potentially closed border.
Elvia Díaz is an editorial columnist for The Arizona Republic, where her comments first appeared, before appearing in USA TODAY. She feels that, “…shutting down all trade and travel would be disastrous for Mexico. But the U.S. economy also would be hit hard, if not collapse.”
All the more reason that US companies and Mexico would do what’s needed to be done.
I seriously doubt our economy would “collapse” if we can’t have guacamole with our nachos for a month or two!
No matter what is done by our government, about anything, is never completely convenient for everyone.
Being a white, male, heterosexual, conservative, like I am…, I and all of the others like me have come to understand that we get NO level of consideration regarding anything.
This is one reason why our demographic group tends to have lower levels of sympathy for others I suppose.
Apparently Ms. Diaz thinks that our country absorbing the extensive costs to our social programs, our education system and our correction and law enforcement programs, incurred by the stream of well over 1,000 illegal immigrants a day poses less of an economic threat to us than closing the border with Mexico.
I’m willing to bet that an open border ends up costing us way more than a closed one would.
She continues by saying, “Many of these asylum seekers come from violence-ridden Central American countries.”
Would you like me to create a list of all of the “violence-ridden” countries in the world for you Ms. Diaz? Would you like me to take a poll and see how many people in Chicago feel sorry for these “violence ridden” countries? Let’s just say the list of “violence ridden” countries in the world would be quite long. So the US should accept 5,000 “asylum seekers” a day? 10,000 a day? 25,000 a day? Do you think they’d feel any safer if we sent a bunch of them to the projects in Chicago to live?
I have a feeling that Ms. Diaz would not be too eager to open up her own home to help accommodate some of these poor “asylum seekers.” But she would be more than happy to overwhelm our country’s support systems, which are already overwhelmed and failing our own homeless and economically dependent citizens as it is.
BUILD THAT WALL!
CHANGE THOSE LAWS!
OR CLOSE THAT BORDER!
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