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Thursday, April 11, 2019

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- It was never like this before. The migrants come now in the middle of the night or in the bright light of day. Men and women arrive by the hundreds, caked with dirt, with teens and toddlers in tow. They jump the small fences in remote parts of Texas, and they gather on the hot pavement at the main border crossing in California. Tired and fearful, they look for the one thing that they pray will allow them to stay in the United States, at least for a while: a Border Patrol agent. Gone are the days when young, strong men waited on the Tijuana River levees for their chance to wade across the water, evade capture and find work for the summer. These days, thousands of people a day simply walk up to the border and surrender.



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Surrender to get processed and a WORK visa! ... nothing to see here....


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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa same racist song and dance this country has used to condemn immigrants. We are a nation of immigrants. Deal with it.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-04-11 01:03 AM | Reply


Like most other countries, the United States did not welcome Jewish refugees from Europe. In 1939, 83% of Americans were opposed to the admission of refugees. In the midst of the Great Depression, many feared the burden that immigrants could place on the nation's economy; refugees, who in most cases were prevented from bringing any money or assets with them, were an even greater cause for concern. Indeed, as early as 1930, President Herbert Hoover reinterpreted immigration legislation barring those "likely to become a public charge" to include even those immigrants who were capable of working, reasoning that high unemployment would make it impossible for immigrants to find jobs.

While economic concerns certainly played a role in Americans' attitudes toward immigration, so too did feelings of fear, mistrust, and even hatred of those who were different. Immigration policies were shaped by fears of communist infiltrators and Nazi spies. Antisemitism also played an important role in public opinion. It was propagated by leaders like Father Charles Coughlin, known as "the radio priest," who was the first to offer Catholic religious services over the radio and reached millions of people with each broadcast. In addition to his religious message, Coughlin preached antisemitism, accusing the Jews of manipulating financial institutions and conspiring to control the world. Industrialist Henry Ford was another prominent voice spreading antisemitism.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-04-11 01:16 AM | Reply


Has The U.S. Immigration System Reached a Breaking Point? ...


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-11 01:17 AM | Reply

Did Laura just break out precedent from the 1930's? I am sooooo jealous!!!


#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-11 01:21 AM | Reply

We've not yet seen a goo dsolution to the problem.

Here's why I think that...

Money and resources have been misappropriated.

The current crisis is people hitting entry points.

Pres Trump's solution is to build a wall in areas that are not entry points.

As the current laws stand, we cannot process what is occurring at our order.

imo, no one seems to have a solution.

OK, the title of the following article is not on this topic, but read the paragraph I cite...

Is Pete Buttigieg a Transformational Candidate?

...Another flaw is one that all the current Democrats have, which is that they, simply, are on the wrong side of the immigration argument, the core issue shaping Western politics. Macron, Ardern, and Kurz won in part because they recognized the need to control legal and undocumented immigration before they did anything else. Macron tightened asylum laws, expedited deportation of the ineligible, and criminalized unauthorized entry into France. Ardern's leftist Labour Party campaigned on halving legal immigration, and went into coalition with the populist right. Kurz was on the populist right from the start.

I think Mr Sullivan is on to something...

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-11 01:30 AM | Reply

so many typos, so little time...

what is occurring at our order.


what is occurring at our border.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-11 01:31 AM | Reply

And btw, this is cool...

Bird Ballet


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-11 02:03 AM | Reply

Has The U.S. Immigration System Reached a Breaking Point?

Short answer------------ yes.

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-11 11:37 AM | Reply

power vacuums in these lawless countries, neglect by neighbors....
Genesis 4:9

#9 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-04-11 09:23 PM | Reply

In a span of just a couple of weeks, we're seeing liberals "evolving" on immigration. Shockingly not shocking.

#10 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-04-12 12:47 PM | Reply

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