Immigration 101 Confusing Apples and Oranges
There is a lot of “fluff” over President Trump’s use of Title 42 as a public health rule during the COVID-19 pandemic and President Biden’s fight to end the emergency health declaration that enabled Title 42.
It would appear that all the illegal migration coming from both the Southern and Northern Borders with Mexico and Canada are being classified by the media and government officials as “Asylum” seekers coming primarily from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
Let me tell you nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact there are two types of migration – legal and illegal.
There are several classes of migrants those seeking to relocate into the United States, those coming as tourists, those with work permits and those who leave their country who are or fear persecution on ethnic or religious grounds or gang warfare being conducted in their home countries.
U.S. Immigration Code provides consideration for entry in every case. Not everyone who wants to come into the U.S. is required to be admitted. Admission is a privilege, not a right of passage.
What has been happening is not being shown for what it really is – a purposeful invasion of citizens from nations around the globe who have not sought refuge for purpose of asylum in the first country they have entered leaving their home country.
I call it a purposeful invasion because every country has their own immigration laws and violating those laws normally leads to refusal of entry, imprisonment or deportation. So how do they get through so many countries in order to get to the US border without being stopped and turned around or given refuge?
What about safeguards are in place to prevent persecutors from entering the U.S. to continue bringing terror to those who fled to get away?
It has been estimated that roughly 10,000+ migrants PER DAY are ending up coming into the US illegally prior to the end of Title 42?
Title 8 of U.S. Code will allow for the speedy removal of those who do not have legal standing to remain in the U.S., but when they come illegally and/or under false pretenses they do not have any legal recourse under the Constitution which was written to protect U.S. citizens.
Now before you get all hot and bothered about me being a racist or anything else, let me tell you that my family member came to this country after following US Immigration Laws and spent many years applying and following the rules and laws of the US before finally getting US citizenship the right way.
There is no right way to get here the wrong way.
Immigration has been a political can of worms for quite some time, at least since the end of World War II. Congress has known the problems associated with immigration, yet has willfully chosen NOT to take corrective action, even when asked by the public or the President.
Since Congress is the law making body of our government and the President signs bills into law, it should be very easy for a president who has spent his adult life in Congress to accomplish a comprehensive immigration reform bill that corrects the injustices, loopholes and inequities that make the citizens of the United States less safe by simply being ignored over time.
I remember one president who asked congress to do exactly that – reform immigration and instead congress chose to do nothing, except to ride him like a wild and uncontrollable bronco.
Where are they now? – RTM