Immigration and the border wall have become hot buttons of contention between the parties. The Democrats prefer open borders and amnesty, while Republicans lean toward a wall and following the laws that are already on the books.
A country without borders is impossible to control. Walls are not something horrible, racist, hateful, etc. Walls and border control are part of every country in the world and are a common defense method.
The question is why is immigration such an issue when there are laws on the books?
Setting aside the laws, the next question is why is any kind of a compromise abhorrent to the left / Democrats?
(Of course, the obvious answer is that the Democrats hope to buy votes from these new citizens by promising free everything. The other option is that they hope to REPLACE the Conservative and Traditional citizenry with the immigrants who are more pliable and easily led.)
In 2004, President George W. Bush proposed a temporary work permit for those who were in the country illegally.
President Bush correctly stated that this permit would reduce the legal liability and danger of having eight million, (at that time) undocumented people in the United States without knowing their whereabouts and activities. He also pointed out that the permit would decrease human trafficking, protect the American wage and “would match willing workers with willing employers.”
Those that opposed the idea felt, among other concerns, that the program would tax the already overburdened and underfunded immigration system.
Here we are thirteen years later.
We have exponentially increased the undocumented, and yes, they are ILLEGAL immigrants.
The crime has increased because some of this demographic joined gangs, produced murderers and other lawbreakers and yet we are no closer to a solution.
The voters that elected President Trump want immigration reform and a wall on the southern border. They cannot and could not make this any clearer than they did on November 8, 2016, and at the subsequent rallies that have been held by Trump up until this date.
Something has to be done, yet, the Democrats still will not accept anything other than their way. A new plan favored by the administration and others has come up and already Democrats are sticking their lips out and refusing to even debate it or give it a chance. (Much like the healthcare issue and it isn’t just the left.)
If the lack of simple courtesy, cooperation and having the best interests of the voting populace cannot be put to the forefront by both sides of the aisle, nothing is going to be accomplished.
2018 is an election year for the House and Senate. The People are watching which of the elected officials are moving the agenda of the voters forward and who is obstructing progress.
November 2018 will take it to the polls, but don’t be surprised if the election results do not suit you.