Should We Pity Illegal Immigrants?
A huge chasm divides Republicans and Democratic Socialists on the topic of illegal immigration. Conservatives want a wall to keep out the entitlement seekers and dangerous villains while requiring legal immigration to be merit-based. Liberals want open borders to import Democratic voters so they can take complete control of our country, economy, and way of life.
When President Trump requested funding for the border wall, something that Democrats supported in the past before they became radicalized, the Democrats refused stating Trump’s urgency to stem illegal immigration was a manufactured crisis.
Democrats flip-flopped their position, contending there now is a crisis at the border, which they are pinning on President Trump (of course) when a picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, age 25, and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, was released. Both were overcome by a strong river current when they attempted to cross illegally into the United States between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas. Secured to her father under his T-shirt with arm still over his neck, both lifeless bodies lay face down against the shore. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Life is valuable, and to see lives snuffed out so early is traumatic and grievous. Should we pity illegal immigrants who deliberately take dangerous risks to storm our borders illegally?
Illegal Immigrants Are Guilty of Child Endangerment
Liberals argue illegal immigrants are invading our country to seek better lives for their families. The trek to the United States is more dangerous than the prospect of lions and tigers and bears Dorothy feared on her way to Oz.
Migrants are often forced to pay coyotes, which are human traffickers who hide behind the less threatening moniker, “smugglers.” These vicious handlers are paid to navigate migrants through wilderness and unsafe terrain, but they are known to frequently rob, rape, and sometimes even murder their customers.
Drug cartels intercept other migrants, forcing them to smuggle drugs across the border to secure their passage, even though they may end up killing them first. Encountered along the journey are other fellow migrants who are bad hombres who might kill just for the sport of it.
Some of the rough country migrants must navigate are filled with wild animal predators capable of attacking before other human predators get the chance. Starvation and dehydration are a constant threat during this arduous excursion, along with the chance of drowning somewhere along the way.
Child endangerment is putting a minor in physical, emotional, or mental situations that lead to their suffering. In America, we take this seriously. Though penalties vary from state to state, leaving your child in a hot car, driving while impaired by substances, or leaving your child alone in a dangerous neighborhood could result in high fines and years of imprisonment.
Yet, illegal immigrants by the droves are putting their children in harm’s way. Many young kids attempt to enter the U.S. without their parents. Why? Unaccompanied minors are treated differently at the border. According to statistics from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 56,278 unaccompanied alien children have been apprehended at our southern border between October 2018 and May 2019. What happens to them? They are transferred to the Office of Refugee Settlement where they are fed, sheltered, and given medical care until they can be placed in the custody of other family members living in the U.S. to await immigration proceedings. Since processing can take years, it’s like getting a free pass into our country.
Families attempting to cross our border illegally have spiked to 332,981 during the same time period, exposing their children to dangers along the way most of us can’t imagine. Still, liberals fixate on President Trump and his zero tolerance policies that can potentially separate children from their families. Trump is the culprit? There is nothing more traumatic than imperiling your child on a sojourn to America that includes imminent and life-threatening dangers every step of the way. Migrant parents who take this risk are bad parents. They are guilty of child endangerment to the extreme, not to mention the deplorable example they set for their kids when it comes to flagrant disregard for authority, disrespect for the law, and entitlement seeking. Illegal migrant parents know the consequences their families will face if caught, yet they do it anyway. They use their own children as pawns to game the system. They don’t deserve our sympathy.
Illegal Immigrants Are Criminal Invaders
What do you think would happen if someone tried to illegally cross the border into North Korea, Russia, or Iran? While there is an official process for illegal immigration in these countries, some places, like the Iran-Afghan border, issue shoot to kill orders. Illegal migrants caught crossing into North Korea are imprisoned, abused, forced into labor, and starved.
Despite hysterical ravings, outright lies, and grandstanding from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about treatment of migrants at America’s southern border, illegal immigrants should rejoice. Due to our flawed immigration laws, adults who are caught crossing illegally and not seeking asylum take advantage of the catch-and-release loophole. Once they touch foot on U.S. soil, they are released from custody and ordered to appear before a judge. Most skip the proceedings and stay here illegally.
Thankfully, President Trump has introduced policies for expedited removal where such violators can be immediately deported to their country of origin with a misdemeanor charge and without a hearing before an immigration judge. Rather than be released so they can go hide, these perpetrators are caught and held in detention facilities along the border pending deportation.
Trump has strongly urged Congress to fix our immigration laws to curb the chaotic and unmanageable surge of migrants at our border, but Democrats have become too radicalized to competently deal with the crisis. They now advance communistic, no borders policies to import voters to completely repopulate America into their communist utopia. They want all the power at the cost of our freedom. Democrats claim immigrants are coming to do the jobs Americans don’t want to do, which is the same excuse they used in the 1800’s to resettle slaves on cotton plantations. Democrats are still the party of slavery.
President Trump delayed his decision by two weeks to send I.C.E. agents out on massive-scale raids to deport every illegal immigrant they can find, giving Congress one final chance to tackle a problem which could be easily resolved in one hour’s time. After July 4, Trump vows to dispatch I.C.E. to apprehend and return illegals to their home countries.
Radical, socialist Democrats refer to illegals as undocumented immigrants because the term makes these law breakers sound less criminal. Let’s be real—when people intentionally violate our nation’s sovereignty by ignoring our laws and breaking into our country illegally, they are criminal invaders. The onslaught of caravan after migrant caravan storming our borders with no intention of getting in line at ports of entry, strategically overwhelming our border authority, could arguably be considered an act of war.
Illegal Immigrants Are Entitlement Seekers
Once upon a time, immigrants came to America seeking opportunity to put their skills to work for our economy, earning themselves a stable living in the process. Immigrants were grateful to live in the best country on Earth, and they quickly assimilated and became proud Americans. Today’s migrants are starkly different. They are here for all the free stuff Frau Pelosi and Herr Schumer promise to lure them. Best of all, they want to fly their own flag and speak their own language.
Within just the past few weeks, Congolese migrants have been pouring into San Antonio on a trek to Portland, Maine. Why? Because Maine’s governor, Janet Mills, made this public proclamation: “We welcome the voices of newcomers also to the public conversation. The young, the immigrants, people of different cultures, all are important members of the Maine family. From now on, yes, a sign will greet all of those arriving in our state, and it will say simply ‘Welcome Home.’"
Now inundated with African migrants, Maine has changed its tune, refusing to accept any more migrant placements from San Antonio, admitting the city can't possibly manage an entire nation's immigrant situation on its own. Exactly. America can’t house the entire world. As President Trump has repeatedly made clear, “Our country is full……can't take you anymore. I'm sorry--can't happen, so turn around.”
Investigative journalist, Urs Gehriger, engaged the Congolese migrants, and he learned they have come for public assistance. The migrants aggressively demanded, “Give us help. Now we’re here. You have to help us. Give us money.” A non-governmental organization assisting aid workers in San Antonio has also been providing migrants with a paper advising them not to cooperate with I.C.E. In other words, screw the American taxpayers and our government—here’s how to avoid getting in trouble while simultaneously exploiting our entitlements.
Migrants are pouring into our nation illegally to parasitically pilfer our resources without offering skilled labor in return, weakening our economy rather than strengthening it.
Illegal Immigrants Fake Asylum Claims
Word has spread that the catch phrase illegal immigrants must use to enter Candyland is “seeking asylum,” which is why there has been such an uptick in the scores of migrants pounding at our door. What is asylum anyway? According to the Refugee Act of 1980, the definition of an asylum seeker, or refugee, is “a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country, and cannot obtain protection in that country, due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of being persecuted in the future on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.”
Even though President Trump signed off on a humanitarian package for migrant care at our border, he rightly dismisses such asylum seeking claims, referring to them as “frivolous.” Trump knows migrants are trying to take advantage of our weak system:“That’s what they do to gain access into the country. They lodge claims of asylum, and they’re totally bogus claims.”
How do we know the claims are false? Because these same asylum seekers could find protection from persecution in Mexico and other countries they travel through, but they refuse it and march on towards the U.S. President Trump explains, “Asylum is not a program for those living in poverty. There are billions of people in the world living at the poverty level. The United States cannot possibly absorb them all.”
Illegal Immigrants Drain Our Resources
What happens when Section 8 housing developments come to your neighborhood? Crime goes up. Streets aren’t safe. Things look trashy. Illegal immigrants from third world countries don’t always share our same hygiene practices or care about keeping a house and lawn neat and clean. You can take an illegal immigrant out of the crap hole, but you can’t take the crap hole out of the illegal immigrant. This is why all of our Democratic Congress people live in demographics that do not include diversity, despite their love of open borders, and it’s why they balked when Trump suggested relocating illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities near them.
California is the first state to offer illegal immigrants free healthcare, and other liberal states are sure to follow. Those of us with an ounce of common sense know healthcare isn’t free. We’re paying for criminal invaders to receive free medical care while paying out the nose for our own.
President Trump reiterates the drain illegal immigration has on our country: “Illegal immigration affects the lives of all Americans. Illegal immigration hurts American workers; burdens American taxpayers; and undermines public safety; and places enormous strain on local schools, hospitals, and communities in general, taking precious resources away from the poorest Americans who need them most. Illegal immigration costs our country billions and billions of dollars each year.”
Let’s put that abstract concept into perspective. If you work 40 hours or more per week to live out your version of the American dream, how would you like to come home and find that strangers entered your home without permission, ate all the food from your fridge, emptied your medicine cabinet of the prescriptions you need, are asleep in your bed, and have taken over your TV? Worse yet, one unwelcome stranger introduced your children to drugs, and you learned your entire family was exposed to Ebola. The horror! Just because you might not feel the direct impact of illegal immigration where you live, it’s an imminent threat elsewhere and only a matter of time before its tentacles reach to your town. Illegal immigrants are like locusts on a field you own and work to maintain.
Solutions to Illegal Immigration
The number one way to end illegal immigration is to remove the incentives to come here illegally in the first place. For Democrats feigning compassion, if they really cared about the humanitarian needs of illegal immigrants, they would fix the laws, including the end to chain migration. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has pleaded with Congress multiple times for help, but Democrats refuse to take action. Fixing the problem would mean these radical leftists could no longer manipulate the immigration issue to their political advantage, so they have no interest in solving the problem. They don’t care about people. In fact, Democrats want to abolish I.C.E. so any scumbag on earth can have unfettered access to America.
The Democratic Party gives lip service about the human rights of illegals all while trying to out-radicalize one another on how late a mother should be able to have an abortion—which is now after birth in some states. According to Democrats, infanticide is fine because it’s a woman’s reproductive right, but situations involving the death of illegal immigrants trying to break into our country is irredeemable? Got it.
Funding an impenetrable border wall would be a compassionate method to discourage illegal immigrants from making the dangerous journey to America. Countries with massive walls cease to have an immigrant crisis.
If someone is caught crossing our border illegally, they should be deported and never permitted to apply for citizenship in the future. One and done. Those who truly want to make a life here might be deterred from risking their dreams and stick to the legal path to citizenship.
Immigration must be merit-based. If you owned a company, would you want people working for you who were unskilled high school drop-outs or the class valedictorians? To prevent migrants from being a burden on our system, they need to have something to offer to make our country better and stronger.
Offer humanitarian aid to people in their own backyards. Those who want a better life should fight for it, just as we did to be free from England! Let them revolutionize their own countries to bring about the desired changes. Of course, we had guns. Many regimes have disarmed their citizens, just as the radical Democrat Party wants to do right here in the U.S.A.
Illegal Immigrants Do Not Deserve Our Pity
If a person owns a venomous snake for a pet and is killed by its poison, we're not surprised. We don’t pity obese people who stuff their faces with donuts and never exercise. They did it to themselves! It’s sad to witness a lung cancer patient in pain and gasping for air, but smoking those 3 packs of cigarettes a day was avoidable. Do you feel sorry for a robber who is jailed for holding up a convenience store? Decisions have consequences and in the case of bypassing our laws to gain entry into our country, immigrants are likely to suffer for making wrong choices. They are at fault. Not us. They don’t deserve our pity, but they do deserve justice from a system that punishes people for breaking the law.
© 2019 Vivian Coblentz