Last sentence.."Think about that crap for a second". That is just what that rant is, crap. I don't doubt the author is a combat vet that is out of work and struggling. Adjusting from combat to civilian is not easy and most vets are not able to do it. That said: Our gov has the intell to determine if the claim of asylum is BS or not. If the US is NOT going to be the police of the world, fine. Expect a flood of people fleeing for their life's when things go bad. Since this is the path our gov has taken, we should be sending judges and lawyers to process the large number of people claiming asylum, instead of armed military personnel separating children from parents.
IMO: The question should be. "Is it cheaper to be the planet police, or provide asylum for those that can make it to our borders?
No, Mark, that isn't the question- there's a process for becoming a citizen, and it isn't flooding our borders and trying to force your way in. We don't have to provide asylum for illegals- If they insist on trying to run over customs, they'll be arrested. Trump has said there will be no catch and release- only catch. It's on them if they end up separated from their babies behind barb wire.
neither side is making sense. I read only 2 positions about the caravan:
One side says they are a bunch of migrants seeking legal asylum. But since when do asylum seekers decide to suddenly band together and walk to the border to apply in mass. Wouldnt that just overwhelm the process and make it likely that your unique situation will be overlooked. It seems to be a very bad strategy if you truly want legal asylum.
The other side calls them invaders and say they want to come here illegally. Why would they do it so openly with massive tv coverage. It seems to be a very bad strategy if you truly want to come here illegally.
The one theme both sides have in common is they both view this caravan as a bunch of desperate and stupid people who probably would not contribute much to this country even if they were allowed in.
What I find interesting is that conservatives typically respond with the old "pull yourselves up by your bootstraps" but seem to be quiet on men like this.
Jason Robinson is mad at the wrong people - he supports a government that has failed him miserably, and condemns people fleeing violence and oppression (caused, in part, by the government he supports that has never cared about him...)
If you look at his FB profile, you will see a nice house with a lot of guns and Harley equipment/bikes. He posts a lot of racist, bigoted nonsense as well.
Seems to be he's either a liar, or he's responsible for a lot of his own shortcomings in life.
Stop falling for this junk.
The question to ask is why are the caravans mostly made up of working age men? There are very few women and children.
That simply isn't true.
Our own State Dept reports
They also claim there are ISIS and MS13 members mixed in there.
Exactly, Prolix- In answer to you, Mark- judges and lawyers don't need to do that- those people need to go home and go through the process of asking for asylum. I'm sure your ancestors did that- I know mine did. They had to have a sponsor to put up money for them- usually a relative already here- they had to learn the language- everything, including the citizenship test!
judges and lawyers don't need to do that- those people need to go home
Then why do we have a process??
"No, Mark, that isn't the question- there's a process for becoming a citizen". Your words.
We also have a process for asylum. Since armed military cant oversee that process. We need judges and lawyers. Have you no compassion for people running for their lives? Think of the Jews in Germany. I bet they wish they had a place to go.
Let's not compare the Holocaust to this. The Jews were being slaughtered and chased down like dogs and killed, imprisoned and tortured. So dramatic, untrue descriptions don't help.
We DO have a process and it's not to send judges and lawyers to meet illegal aliens. And for what?? It's just time to enforce immigration laws and if we need to change some, fine, lets do it. But let's go forward realizing these folks are NOT guaranteed entry, Or special consideration. They need to ASK to come in, to apply and travel thru normal channels bc they have no guarantees, and no one before them did either.