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We need new laws to control immigration!
We need to address our federal laws regarding immigration. If you spend any time watching TV news you will see that Democratic members of Congress spend more time trying to “GET TRUMP” than they do addressing the work that needs to be done, not only on immigration, but on getting health care done right, addressing the Social Security fund, the needs of our farm families and cleaning up education that has left graduates deep in debt, plus many other national issues.
Our United States Senator, Ron Johnson addressed the problem last Friday on Fox News stating: “It is important that Mexico as well as the Central American nations cooperate with us to try and stop the flow, but we have to change our laws.”
I blame the Democrats, but the Republicans are also to blame. Two years ago when the Republicans had control of Congress they did very little to change the rules or stop the rush into our country.
Even as far back as the Clinton and George H. Bush’s administrations there was not much concern from those two presidents about immigration. As Johnson stated: “It’s a totally different problem than it was back in the early 2000s. Back then, it was Mexican economic migrants, we could return them immediately, sometimes apprehend them multiple times a day, and so the numbers were distorted. It is apples and oranges. Right now it’s unaccompanied children and people coming in as family units, and now they are staying.”
“There were more than 100,000 apprehensions at the border in March, an increase from the 76,000 in February. The numbers for both months were the highest in 10 years. The total for the fiscal year could hit a million, a historic surge completely overwhelming our capabilities,” says Rick Lowry of the New York Post.
Lowry also noted, “We built our border facilities to hold single men. Back when illegal migrants were largely adult males from Mexico, rather than family units from Central America. This means that they are ill suited for the needs of women and children. Regardless, the sheer numbers are leading to authorities releasing migrants almost as soon as they are caught.
“It’s not that border control has been tried and failed; it hasn’t been tried. Thanks to court decrees and congressional enactments, we don’t permit ourselves to quickly return minors from Central American countries, or to detain them for any significant period of time. They get released, along with the adults accompanying them.”
Just the cost to the taxpaying public is money that could be spent on other needs of this country. Congress must get behind the President and get the situation under control and support the current laws and border officials so they can do their jobs. Or just make new laws that we can enforce.
Thanks for reading! ~Carlton