posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 12:08 PM
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: Boadicea
Well, the reality is that illegal immigration has been declining for the most part for the last decade.
Yes, it is, and especially the illegal immigrants from Mexico, where the economy has greatly improved since NAFTA. The current numbers are coming
from Central America -- and someone is filling their heads with lies and encouraging and enabling them to do so. Immigration has become an entirely
different creature over the last 20 years and not in a good way. In the worst way and for the worst reasons. And it feels quite contrived...
engineered... manufactured... I'm not sure what the right word is. I'm very glad you mentioned this, because it's weighing very heavily on my mind in
considering the big picture.
It's still an issue. Yes, we need the immigration laws massively updated and refurbished.
No, we don't need to have open borders and "just let anybody come in."
Yes, we need to enforce the laws.
No, we don't need to unneccessarily separate families and imprison children.
As far as coming to the US? Like you, I think that problem is going to solve itself.
I was heartened to see that a DNA testing company donated hundreds of DNA test kits (and results) to help the process along. I couldn't find any
mention of how long it would take for the testing. But the sooner we can verify family ties the better. And even more important, we won't have
children sent off with the wrong people who have only vile intentions for the kids. I even read that some parents are falsely claiming that their
Coyotes are the parent in order to pay off their debt to the Coyote... but it's really more like a ransom. It's horrible.
We are in the midst of a transformation. Parts of it will be violent. It will not turn out like anyone imagines.
I've pretty much resigned myself to seeing worse -- and apparently much worse -- before we see better. It's all part of the growing process I guess,
and we have only ourselves to blame.
Thanks for your words, Bo. You're one of the lights!
Oh no... you must not have heard.... I am apparently quite unhinged... and silly me, I'm wearing it as a badge of honor. That's just how unhinged I
Thanks much though -- and right back atcha