Friday, June 22, 2018

Watch where you step....there are mines EVERYWHERE!


With immigration front and center again these days, we'd better be careful what we wish for.  There's a huge "unintended consequences" minefield out there.

I don't believe those who are saying we need to slam our borders shut and deport all illegals here now are thinking it through all the way.  If they get their wish, any nasty, dirty job that needs to be done, especially outdoors, might not get done.  Need to pour any concrete or spread any asphalt, put on a new roof, or have any landscape work done?  Haha....good luck!  Do you think your favorite restaurant can keep its doors open without them?  Farmers everywhere are already reporting they're having trouble finding seasonal help to get their crops harvested....much of it is now just being plowed back under.  (Wouldn't THIS be the ultimate "national security" crisis?)

What we need is an expedited method of vetting those who want to immigrate here, say within 2 or 3 months, vs the current 2+ years.  This long wait time is what drives many to just wade the river.  Let them apply at US embassies and consulates in their home countries and GET THEM AN ANSWER WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME.  We need to bring illegals out of their thriving underground economy and make them full taxpayers.  Right now they pay little more than the sales taxes on their daily purchases.  Lets vet them, and if they're good people, welcome them and put them to work.  And if they aren't, turn them back / send them packing. 

Now, about those kids separated from their families....it's still wrong.  Why are we punishing the kids for the sins of their parents?  And I don't want to hear about what Obama or Dubya did.  Wrong was, is, and always will be WRONG!

S


7 comments:

  1. From what I understand, housing/feeding/watching those kids is very expensive. It'd be much cheaper if they stayed with their parents. But then, of course, some private business who does the housing/feeding/watching of those kids wouldn't make a ton of money...

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    1. Bingo Betina! Check this....Corey Lewandowski, Trump's first campaign manager, works for The GEO Group PAC that has received "donations" from a company that owns private immigration detention facilities. Also GEO gave a $250,000 donation to the Trump inauguration celebration. DRAIN THE SWAMP????

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  2. Obama and W didn't do anything close to this. Taking kids and locking them in cages is the brainchild of Stephen Miller, one of Trump's "good people" white supremacists.

    Meanwhile Trump is plotting to reorganize the government to privatize the USPS and FAA and Republicans are trying to cut Social Security, Medicare, and the ACA (again). Oh and apparently that meeting with North Korea didn't work because according to Trump North Korea is still a nuclear threat. The stock market's tanking, China, Canada, and Europe are enacting retaliatory tariffs...so much winning!

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    1. Turn off the news and take a valium, might let you live longer.

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    2. Haha! No, this isn't giving me an ulcer. I enjoy it actually. It's sort of like watching a murder mystery or reading a "who done it" novel. Clues are put out there, but are they real or decoys? I like seeing what they say, and then finding the facts that show how they're bamboozling us. It's a challenge. I think the old saying "nothing is what it seems" was written about politics. I've actually had the opportunity to challenge a (state) senator at a luncheon once. His canned remarks were full of bull and I politely pointed them out. He left with his tail tucked. *happy dance*

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    3. Oh, you meant Pat. Sorry. Yeah, he lurks here often. Nothing a good enema wouldn't cure.

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