One of the very first items on President Trump’s agenda when he first took office was to curtail illegal immigration from south of the border by building a “Wall.” Now, halfway through his term, a massive exodus consisting of thousands of refugees, many of them Hondurans, is approaching northward towards the US-Mexico border seeking sanctuary in the good ol’ U.S. of A. It’s like they’re just trying to piss him off!
Perhaps they’re completely oblivious to the current U.S. stance on the issue due to pitiful isolation, or maybe their living situations are so unbearable that they consider this migration necessary for basic survival. Whatever the reasoning, and I’m sure there are many, it seems that the right approach for us is to continue doing what we’ve done all along and queue up the incoming parties while they are being processed.
Militia units are en route to the border at this very moment and President Trump has ordered Homeland Security to disallow entrance of the migrants, while the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has stated that many members of the caravan have already illegally entered. He has issued a “national emergency” alert to the U.S. Border Patrol as well as the military, in light of reports of international terrorists among the column.
Trump has threatened to sanction Mexico, Guatemala, and other Central American countries for not attempting to deter the dilemma, but it’s going to take a lot more than mere tweets to be effective.
Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2018
As a nation, we’ve always maintained the most open-doored policy in the world and have not closed our borders on account of this crisis. It’s just that we welcome visitors through our front door, not the back one!
I’ve got to say that I’m definitely with Trump on this one!