Saturday, January 7, 2017
The Great Wall of Trump
Received via e-mail, origin unknown:
It's amusing, of course, and sarcastic: but the fact remains, in the absence of a wall (or any other effective border controls), we in the USA are being overrun by illegal aliens. If President-elect Trump's plans for a wall along our southern border (and/or other effective border controls) succeed in stemming that flood, or at least reducing it to manageable proportions, I'm all in favor.
And, by all means, let's make Mexico pay for it, since that country is actively aiding and abetting the flow of illegal aliens from nations south of it to its northern neighbor. A tax on remittances by Mexicans to their families in that country sounds like a very good place to start. So does confiscation of cash being taken south by returning Mexicans, if it's not declared and within the legal limits placed on such activities.
Heartless? No, not at all. I'm a legal immigrant to the USA. I had to jump through all the bureaucratic hoops (and pay a great deal of money in fees, etc.) to come here. I'm proud of my adopted country, and I endured all those bureaucratic hoops because I wanted to become an American. They were my 'rite of passage', as it were. If I can do that, why can't others?
Build your - our - wall, Mr. Trump. It's long overdue.