- Published: Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:37
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The Great Mexican Scaravan
Illegal immigration is not the issue you are told. That's declined dramatically since Obama started deporting thousands. As Trump has increased border guards the numbers crossing illegally has dramatically fallen.
The political hype targets the president's cowering base, making false claims about an "invasion" necessitating wasting millions of tax dollars sending a virtually useless military to the border. Unfounded claims of "criminals" and "disease" with no basis in fact what so ever are put forth to enhance the impact on those who are easily motivated by fear without fact.
The Army cannot enforce laws or policy on US Soil by law. The most they can do is fly spotter missions by helicopter or provide "material support" but they legally cannot interact with or detain legal asylum seekers. The "caravan" is not illegal or even unusual. Seeking asylum at a US border crossing legal and is specifically permitted by US law. These refugees voluntarily surrender to our immigration people at the border. US laws are not broken except by our own nation.
This caravan like others before dwindles in size over time. What is the purpose of a powerless army that amounts to two armed soldiers to every individual unarmed refugee? It's about false fear and intimidation in the final days before the election...and we tax payers get that bill too, on top of the recent addition of a $2 trillion dollar addition to our deficit by tax cuts for the rich.
Be honest...are you really that frightened by a rag tag group of unarmed refugees on foot carrying their entire worldly possessions on their backs?
If this is you I just lost all respect.