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Time for a national discussion on immigration


Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Issue 29, Volume 18.
Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R) AD-75


The debate over the nationís border policies continues. In this region, the debate is fueled by the regular arrival of planeloads of illegal immigrants from Texas for processing at facilities in San Diego and Riverside counties.

A facility to house these immigrants was recently rejected by Escondido authorities over land-use concerns. In addition, citizens of Murrieta have prevented busloads of newly-arrived illegal immigrants from being unloaded at the Murrieta Border Patrol facility.

For decades, the federal government has been largely ignoring the issue of illegal immigration. Through multiple administrations, our borders have not been secured. Now that the issue has reached a crisis stage, the federal governmentís only solution appears to be to transport the incoming illegal immigrants to places like Escondido or Murrieta Advertisement
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for rapid release, presumably to other family members.

This grotesque dereliction of duty, which diverts Border Patrol agents from essential duties like drug interdiction, is being orchestrated at the highest levels of the federal government.

Whatever the reasons for federal inaction may be: indifference, incompetence, political expediency or ideology, the result is the same. The nationís leaders are derelict in their sworn constitutional duty to protect our citizens, our borders, our national sovereignty.

The underlying humanitarian concerns do not outweigh the negative national consequences resulting from open borders. Failure to secure the border will lead to disaster; just ask the citizens of Iraq or Ukraine about that.

I call upon responsible federal authorities to honor their oaths to the Constitution by securing the nationís borders now.


 

5 comments

Comment Profile ImageJon Monday
Comment #1 | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 10:45 am
I canít help but think of the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were denied visas or turned away from Americaís shores prior to WWII.

There was a movement to let the Jews in, but anti-Semitism and fear blocked their escape from the Nazis.

Now we have families, mostly children, who are fleeing for their lives from corrupt governments, drug cartels, and death squads. These good people come to American to seek safety and are turned away by hate and fear. America is responsible for a lot of the problems in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador that has resulted in dysfunctional governments and swarms of armed criminals.

If a Cuban reaches our shores, they are embraced. Why not these Advertisement
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[ Christ the King Lutheran Church ] people, who only ask for protection and an opportunity to prove they want a better life? Except for Native Americans, this is how our ancestors came here Ė in between waves of open and closed immigration policies. This is not political Ė itís only about our humanity. A "What Would Jesus Do?" kind of issue, which our nation of immigrants must face.

Addressing the Reichstag in 1939 Hitler mocked the US attitude towards taking in the Jews when he said, "It is a shameful example to observe today how the entire democratic world dissolves into tears of pity but then, in spite of its obvious duty to help, closes its heart to the poor, tortured people."
Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #2 | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Big difference between Jews and the current group. Jews, as a race, were being exterminated. They fled, or tried to to not for a better life, but life itself. The Jews that came here WANTED to assimalte; they did not not want to bring Germany with them; The Jews that came here, for the most part, ADDED to America, they brought skills and knowledge - again becuase they chosen for who they were. RIght now, we are not getting the middle or upper class from Central America- those that come are hoping for amansty, hoping for Government aid. The situatuon in Central America has been ongoing for decades, we can not save every poor or unhappy person in the world. The Marcel boat lift was also a mistake, Castro dumped his crimanal element, those that he did not want on us. It is 100% political, (the current immigration problem). Look around at the changes taking place - in California AMERICAN school students were told not to display the AMERICAN flag on Cinco de Mayo as it would upset the Mexican students. I was nto around then, but I would belive that the Jews that escaped Hilter proudly waved the AMERICAN flag.
Comment Profile ImageBert
Comment #3 | Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 8:12 am
I guess Grunt's point is that acceptance should be selective. That is logical. However, stereotyping and scapegoating are an intellectually lazy and invalid way of being selective. The relevance of the Ship of the darned story is that several nations excluded people in desperate need based on such "selectivity". Waldron waves the flag of xenophobia by her absurd characterization of the temporary sheltering of refugee children as an invasion comparable to the events in Ukraine. As far as Iraq goes, I have to admit I can't even tell what she means. The main country that invaded Iraq in recent history was...
Comment Profile ImageMike W
Comment #4 | Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 11:31 am
Waldron is just a tea party politician, so we don't expect her to make sense as she tries to associate these kids with Ukraine and Iraq ? Yikes !!
Actually that is a good idea, asking the people of Ukraine and Iraq about how well the regime changes we orchestrated in their countries is working for them, as anyone can see, not very well at all.

Hats off to the Prez and all the immigration folks trying to do the right thing and help these kids find their families. That's what my America is all about. "In Giving you get"
Comment Profile ImageJoemamma
Comment #5 | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm
From what I understand these kids ARE running for their lives. As Americans we need to take SOME responsibility here. We allow our big AG and energy companies (Monsanto Exxon/Mobil) to go down there and rape the land in the name of profits, steal peoples farms and cut down their forests yet we get mad when they come north looking for work? And don't even get me started on the failed drug war funding the violent cartels.

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