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Flag of Mexico, country of refugees. (Or can a new President fight corruption by removing disrespected laws?) Trump replaced NAFTA with a new bilateral agreement. But why do so many of Trump's opponents fly the Mexican flag, anyway? Besides: Mexican immigration law is a lot harsher than ours.

I am tired of listening the left talk about the “poor refugees” who are trying to enter our country via the porous southern border. If these same people feel that strongly about their welfare, then they should take some of them into their homes and feed them, clothe them, and give them a job mowing their lawns or picking their tomatoes. I know that sounds callous, but when you realize that there are over 13 million children, who are citizens of the United States, and who are deemed “food insecure,” (not having enough food to eat), by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), why are we worrying about these invaders? These 13 million children are U.S. citizens, living within our borders, who deserve the government’s help, the refugees on the southern border ARE NOT U.S. Citizens!!

While I’m boiling over about this stupidity, how about the homeless veterans who number almost 40,000? These veterans are the ones who gave the loud-mouth left the ability, and the privilege, to voice their opinions, wrong as it is. How about helping our veterans? They are citizens who put their life on the line for our freedom, the refugees on the southern border ARE NOT U.S. Citizens!!

Hypocrites on the Left

Nancy Pelosi visited the southern border last week and complained about the conditions there for the children of these invaders. If she is so moved by those conditions, then why doesn’t she use some of her money to fix the problem. Various sources put her wealth at anywhere between $40 million and $100 million. Being in congress for about 30 years would have earned her about $6 million over that time. She had to spend something to live on so where did the money come from? Her father’s net worth was only $3 million when he passed so it didn’t come from him. Her husband is wealthy so perhaps this may be the source of some of her funds.

By contrast, Senator Chuck Schumer’s net worth is only about $900,000. Maybe, looking at Nancy, this is the reason why he is called “Cryin’ Chuck.” You just don’t know how to make money from your position, Chuckie, boy.

But look at America’s most famous Socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders made over a million dollars the past two years. Remember, senators annual salary is $176,000 so where did that money come from? Did he moonlight as a bouncer at the local watering hole? Deliver newspapers? Being a socialist, don’t you think he would be giving some of his money away? He claims to NOT be a capitalist so . . . oh, I forgot. The definition of a socialist is someone who gives away other people’s money. Hey, Chuckie. Look at Bernie go!

Why are we worrying about these refugees?

Are we going to become the United States of the World where we feed and clothe the entire 7.6 billion existing people? Or only those who have the brass b***s to cross our southern border? Does anybody realize that if a United States citizen were to enter Mexico illegally, the Mexican government will throw that person in jail. Yet, the Mexican government let thousands from the central American countries walk, or hitch rides, though their country on their way to our border. They don’t stop them. Why?

In 2016, according to the Mexican civil rights organization Meso-American Migration Movement (Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano), over 400,000 migrants crossed Mexico’s southern border with 20,000 of them dying or disappearing in Mexico due to criminal gangs, trafficking, or exposure to the elements. While Mexican president Vicente Fox (2000 to 2006) demanded that the United States grant legal residency to millions of illegal Mexican immigrants, Mexico had only granted legal status to 15,000 illegal immigrants. What’s sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander, Vinnie, baby. Why is Mexico telling us what we should do with these invaders while they don’t do the same themselves? Mexico is complicit in this travesty.

I have a novel idea. Build the wall, electrify it if necessary, and when this wave of central American people reach our border and find that they can’t cross, they will become Mexico’s problem. Then Mexico will do something.

The Blame Game

All the left know how to do is “Blame Trump” for any issue they want to expand upon. If he stopped all wars in this world he would be condemned for putting solders out of work. This immigration situation has existed for decades but has just become a “problem” because the “Leftocrats” have nothing else to complain about. Employment is up and unemployment is at its lowest level in 40 years, tax reduction is working for the middle class, jobs are abundant and growing, the economy is doing better than the past 20 years, and we don’t have a crook in the White House who’s only desire is see how much money she can add to her wealth.

Remember, President Obama stated that the citizens of the United States should get used to 1.8% to 2.0% GDP because we will never do better than that again. President Trump got that up to almost 4% in a little over 16 months. Proves what a real businessman can do when not hampered a lack of experience. Narcissistic Obama was afraid to do anything that might backfire because his self-image was more valuable to him then the welfare of the United States citizens. President Trump just does what’s right. How novel!

Simple Solutions

Getting back to our immigration problem, how about doing this:

  1. Enforce e-verify and punish employers who disobey the law and hire illegal aliens. That will make more jobs available to U.S. citizens, at least those who are willing to work, and will make it harder for illegal aliens to work in this country thereby giving them no reason to migrate here in the first place. Also, by hiring U.S. citizens, the tax rolls will increase and local governments will bring in more money because a good number of illegal aliens get paid off the books so the government does not collect taxes. I’ll bet the liberals never thought if that! Too deep for them. What’s wrong with e-verify?
  2. Stop chain migration because it just brings in people who aren’t vetted. You should have to prove that you are able to support yourself and not rely on welfare.
  3. Eliminate the visa lottery and use a merit system. Those who get listed on the visa lottery are not the greatest people in the world. Then they bring in their relatives. (See #2) Just try to emigrate to Australia illegally and see how much time you spend in jail. You’ll see how difficult that is.
  4. Build the wall. This will make the migrating masses Mexico’s problem.

An extra: Need to collect unemployment checks? Then do some work for the local community. Clean streets, dish out food at local soup kitchens, etc. There are many jobs the able-bodied unemployed can do to offset their free money. Nothing should be beneath your social status when you are getting free money.

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Retired art director, military veteran, retired restaurateur, retired real estate broker, grandparent, active essayist and budding author.

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