Everyone wants to bash Trump for the US-Mexico border wall, and no one wants to admit that both Hillary and Barack signed off on this deal not that long ago, as well as Clinton being in favor of it when he was president. Also, no one seems willing to admit that Mexico’s own illegal immigration policy is considerably more strict than ours.
I say, and have for years, that we should be like Mexico and adopt an illegal immigration policy just like theirs.
I may have a welcome mat in front of my door, but my door is still locked to people I don’t know or who wish me harm. I do not open my door to just anyone, despite the welcome mat outside of it. Our national policy shouldn’t be any different, really. In fact, it should probably be even more strict, as we’re not talking guests visiting here like in my home, but more like adopting people into our family. Families looking to adopt go through a screening process, and can be pretty choosy about picking out a new family member. While it may not be very well known, if the adoption doesn’t work out, those families do have options to undo the adoption. Our illegal immigration policy should be more like that.
Just like non family members don’t get family benefits, non-citizens should not get citizen benefits, either. This is just common sense.
From the first linked article in Maggie’s Notebook,
Under the Mexican Constitution and statutes, intentionally crossing into Mexico without proper documentation is a felony subjecting the violator to immediate imprisonment.
Mexico to Build Southern Border Fence
Published: Wed, Oct 6th 2010 @ 1:50 pm EDT
Mexico, which often criticizes the American government for putting up barriers which restrict the flow of illegal immigrants across the U.S. – Mexico border is building a fence of its own along its southern border with Guatemala.
It has been reported that the head of the Mexican Superintendency of Tax Administration, Raul Diaz, confirmed that the Mexican government is building a wall along the Mexican – Guatemalan border. Diaz stated the official reason for building the border wall is to stop illegal drugs from coming into Mexico, but Diaz did admit that it could also prevent the free passage of illegal immigrants.
The hypocrisy of Mexico’s actions has not been lost on American politicians. Last week, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) said on the house floor:
Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, in spite of objections to the contrary, a fence is still being built along the southern border. Illegals objected to this but the President is resilient. He is standing firm on his commitment to build the fence to keep illegals out.
You see, over 500,000 illegals cross the border every year into Mexico, and the fence is being built at the southern end of Mexico to keep people like Guatemalans out. It’s the Mexican southern border that they’re protecting.
You know, Calderon demands that the United States not build a fence. He arrogantly demands the Arizona law not be enforced, but when Mexico has problems with illegals coming to “take jobs that Mexicans won’t do,” Calderon says he’s building a fence on his southern border, whether illegals like it or not.
Every country has the right to defend its border. We should stop listening to anything President Calderon says and do what’s right for our country.
Anti-illegal immigration, pro-American worker leaders also had something to say regarding the Mexico-Guatemala Fence: “While the hypocrisy of the Mexican government is offensive,” said NumbersUSA President Roy Beck, “Americans can cheer the Mexican fence which should greatly reduce the number of non-Mexicans illegally crossing the U.S. southern border.”
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