Everyone else kicked the can down the road.
If I was coming from some of the South and Central American countries, I would take any risk to get out of these places.
My predecessor Samuel Hebert, as I am informed by a grown son who was on ANCESTRY.COM, came down from Canada circa 1770’s. The last name was Anglicized to ‘Abair’, which is how Hebert was pronounced. As in Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
He was a furniture builder, a carpenter, who could pay taxes to the new Republic.
So… My family is long time immigrant family of 8 or 9 generations. We, along with millions of others built the Nation.
I realize that we have to sort out the mess at the border. Yes, a lot of wrong stuff is happening, I get it.
I don’t know the end of this, I do know that whoever tackled this would blow it. Trump tackled it, anyone else who would have tackled it, would have messed up too.
Other countries have rules for immigrants. They should make a contribution, should be able to have support, other than government. They need to bring skills that improve the country.
Asylum is a rigged game, I can’t even begin to know the anguish of being in a country that hates me, while I jump through the hoops for application to enter the US.
The Narcos come to schools in Central America, and forcibly conscript teens into gangs, or die. Enforced prostitution and Humans sold like cattle to wealthier countries for household staff, and factories, and the sex trade.
Yes, their are horrendous perils to living down South of the US. border.
Yes we are doing it wrong, hopefully we can make it a little better for desperate families unable to live where they were born.
Like I said, I would do whatever I could to get to the US. If I got here illegally, I would hide and move to high hispanic population areas. I would work and pray for a way to get my family here.