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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

My Really Dumb Question About That "Wall"

I may have gotten this all mixed up, but I have a question to those who don't want the American Government to construct a wall to keep out illegal immigrants.

Maybe I'm just stupidly simplistic, but if I understand those against the "wall" correctly, they think that anyone who wants to move/migrate to the United States should be able to, whenever they want, without being forced to go through the legal, bureaucratic procedures. If I understand correctly, those against the "wall" consider what they call "migrating" as a human right.

So if "migrating" shouldn't be a difficult hassle, then why should there be border control anyplace? Why should tourists, who just come to spend money, enrich the American economy have to worry about visas, passports and entrance laws? And what if some of those tourists decide to stay in America, shouldn't they be welcomed with open arms and allowed to live in the USA without fear of being deported? What makes the hispanics coming from the south of the border be more desirable as "new Americans," than those who fly in, or enter any other way?

Just curious. Did I misunderstand something? Or am I just stupid?

New York City

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most in the US favor border security, just not this wall, which is extremely expensive, judged ineffective, and above all, symbolic anathema to the idea of the US as a beacon to immigrants with which Americans are raised.

Joe in Australia said...

The US doesn't actually have a substantial problem on its southern border. It's a made-up thing. Remember the 2018 election campaign and the story about the "caravan" with thousands of people? You probably haven't heard anything about it since. Why? Because it was a fake story drummed up in an attempt to help Republicans facing re-election.

Anonymous said...

The above two comments are from people who obviously know absolutely nothing about the wall that is being proposed for the southern border with Mexico. The Democrats wanted the wall when they were in complete control of the both houses and yet never got to doing anything about it. Everything is a big game with these politicians and the democratic party which is now a completely leftist part (socialist) will not give in even if the wall cost one red cent because their hatred goes beyond even that for this president. The wall is definitely but definitely needed as so many criminals have crossed into the country (murdering, drugs and everything else). The country is in danger but we have to see what and how this problem will be resolved. The president is very determined and 'most' of the Americans want the wall and it is only the left who own the media and the coastal, urban cities which are totally left that make the most noise and give the impression that the American citizens are not in favor of it. Trump was voted him in because he promised he would have it done. That's the main gist of the story.

Batya Medad said...

Isn't there a difference between immigrants, who go through the procedures/requirements, and illegals who sneak in?

Anonymous said...

Of course, there's a difference. These are people literally trespassing the borders and that is what this is all about. They just found a mass grave on the border, victims of the murders and one in three women are being assaulted who are trying to come in. There are diseases such tuberculosis, etc. being brought in. It's an extremely dangerous problem. The whole world seems to be in chaos everywhere, one way or another.
H' yerachem.

Batya Medad said...

So the Democrats want the trespassers in, but they will still support prosecuting tourists who overstay visa and put people through "hoops" who marry Americans?

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't three more walls be build as well, one for each of the other cardinal directions?

Batya Medad said...

they'll drown or get lost in Canada