What Can The Government Do To Fix Family Separation At Our Border?

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image84
    Sharlee01posted 4 years ago

    What can be done to accommodate illegal immigrants that choose to bring their child or children with them when they break our immigration law by crossing our border illegally?

    It's very sad to see children separated from their parent or parents for any reason. However, should we follow our laws or ignore them? It is clear our Congress is stymied, and inefficient when it comes to immigration reform.  It's very apparent no one wants to see children being separated from their parents. However, our failed immigration policies have deep-rooted diverse problems.  To mention a few, drug trafficking;  humane smuggling;  sex trafficking of women and children.   The (DHS) Department Of Homeland Security is responsible for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers and protecting the victims of trafficking. The DHS conducts hundreds of investigations each year. It's clear we need immigration reform. and we need it now.

    However,  how do we handle the most pressing problem that has resulted in separating families at the border?  Do we continue with catch and release, which has proven to result in most released not showing up on their court date?   Is this a solution or just adding to the problem? Are open borders the answer?  Choosing to let people from all counties pour in and cause a great burden on our economy,  infrastructure, school,  healthcare, and social unrest?   

    So how do we handle the current problem of separating families?  Some in government have advocated sending more judges to the border to handle the new daily influx of those crossing the border illegally as well as the backlog of families that have been recently been separated.    It's clear there is a need for a "band-aid" right now.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure there is any need at all to "accommodate" illegal aliens crossing the border.  Simply put them right back where they came from (Mexico in the case of our southern border).

      Asylum seekers and refugees are welcome to check in at (legal) border crossings and make their case; we will welcome when that case is settled.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I agree, but as of now, it's apparent that anyone that comes across the border has the right to standing before a judge and asking for asylum.  In the past, we have just let an illegal immigrant go until a court date which could be as long as a year or two. The larger percent don't show up and just add to the number of illegal immigrants in our country. The number of illegal immigrants grows yearly, and no one seems to give an accurate number. It appears to be somewhere between 11 to 15 million.  So, what can be done to stop the growing influx of immigrants?  I would think as you do turn them away immediately. This would perhaps discourage many from making the trip.  I am for the wall, and I am sure this is no surprise due to my conservative values. I feel a border wall would stop the majority of people from making the trip o be only welcomed by a wall that can not be penetrated. Those that have legitimate need of asylum can present at a legal border crossing.

        1. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I like the wall, whether brick, barbed wire, electronic or other.

          In another thread there is discussion about shutting off the job supply and I support that big time.

          1. Sharlee01 profile image84
            Sharlee01posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I support enforce laws that will affect companies or businesses for paying illegals under the table. If an immigrant applies for a work visa to work in the USA, I have no problem with hiring an immigrant. We certainly have good laws that cover hiring illegals, but they are rarely enforced.

            1. wilderness profile image94
              wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Actually, the laws aren't very good - it is far too easy for an illegal to produce "documentation" showing they are legal to work.  And, of course, there is the "under the table" problem in addition and employers are not checked that they actually verify legal status.

  2. JAKE Earthshine profile image69
    JAKE Earthshineposted 4 years ago

    Remove the current phony president who is intentionally committing the crime against humanity of separating children from their parents and elect a progressive leader who will focus on the criminals, not innocent children:

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Jake, This form of separation has been going on for a very long time. president Bush and Obama had to deal with the same problem.  The problem has grown to be epidemic proportions. We need solutions, not another president that ignores the problem.  It needs to be solved. I guess we will have to wait and see if anything changes while Trump is in office. The Congress certainly on both sides are obstruction any and all solutions.

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      ahorsebackposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That is almost the d--best statement about politics I've ever heard Jake , The American election system elected Trump on the premise that the BORDER WALL was a huge issue.     But hey YA ..........., "lets have a do --over "?
      Okay sure , let's have another election in say 3 or maybe 7  years !


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