Time for real border security
In 1986, Ronald Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million people in exchange for the promise of border security. After that promise didn’t materialize, Reagan later said it was the biggest mistake of his presidency. We are still waiting for our border to be secure.
How does it make any sense that thousands of people can come across our border illegally, claim asylum and then be “entitled” to a legal hearing that won’t take place for years? And compound that insanity by being forced to release these people into the country while they wait for that hearing. And we all know that over 90 percent never appear. How does this make sense? Democrats could change this, but won’t consider doing so.
Recently, two children died at the border and Democrats want an investigation. Has it not occurred to them that these people from Central America are incentivized to take significant risks to come here because of our poorly protected border and our ridiculous immigration laws?
These same Democrats were for a fence and were willing to fund it. But now they are against any kind of a barrier. The only thing that his changed is that President Donald Trump is an advocate for a barrier. It seems they would rather sacrifice border security, put people’s lives at risk, and see drugs and criminals come across the border rather than agree to anything Trump is for. Is there another country on the planet that is willing to sacrifice its security to penalize political opponents? – Richard Courreges Callawassie Island