Trump is on to something regarding illegal immigration, and hit a nerve with the American people, but unfortunately the way he frames that, and just about everything, is from his racist lens.
One of the world’s most powerful wealthy white men continuously calls among the world’s poorest and most disenfranchised people (Mexican immigrants) “rapists”. He and his many powerful minions in government and media constantly repeat that false talking point, with their other BS.
I wonder if the millions of innocent, harmless, hard-working family people appreciate that designation?
Trump also completely made up the story about immigrant women being sexually assaulted, while travelling to the US for jobs, to scare us. When those ladies are interviewed you will find it is actually an extremely rare occurrence.
As a racist and rebel rouser, Trump can only see and blame Mexicans and other foreigners for the immigration crisis, instead of looking in the mirror at himself, and the federal government, who are not properly dealing with the issue. Demonizing Mexicans or any specific race is evil.
Illegal immigration is the fault of Americans, not Mexicans or Central Americans, since all the illegals we employ is done illegally by definition; and there are no consequences for Americans when they do so. Making poor immigrants in to scapegoats is wrong and stupid.
Plus, “The Wall” is blatantly a political scam. It would be impossible to build a ubiquitous secure 2000-mile wall, completely unaffordable, and not politically feasible. Moreover, it wouldn’t even work. It would be impossible to prevent endless breaches, negating the entire idea and project.
The wall is stupid; there has never been any math or specifications or realistic explanations, just a political tool.
Plus, most drugs come by air, boats and tunnels, not poor people walking across the border for jobs.
A wall is not necessary or cost effective. Arresting or fining American employers gets rid of 95% of the issue immediately; then the remaining 5% of potential troublemakers are easily highlighted, and arrested when necessary.
The wall is a campaign scam, “Mexico pays”. In reality there is and could be additional pieces of walls, and many other potentially helpful devices spread over thousands of miles. But one ubiquitous effective wall is an absurd concept, with a completely impossible cost; only gullible people could believe it.
Even Trump has occasionally changed the expression from “wall” to “border security”; and he surprisingly started calling illegal aliens “illegal immigrants” at times too.
We probably need some more walls and other security to deter some drugs and terrorists, but not for migrant workers who can easily be disincentivized from coming by other means. The United States encourages illegal immigration by allowing its citizens to offer jobs to poor illegal immigrants, and not punishing those employers violating US laws.
Demand for illegal labor and illegal drugs comes from our rich country whose citizens usually go unpunished; yet poor immigrants are demonized and demagogued, even though extremely few are actually dangerous; no more than average US citizens.
It’s only the US middle class that is harmed from this illegal activity because almost nothing affects rich people; and there are plenty of low skilled jobs still available for lower income individuals. Middle class paying extra taxes and expenses to support illegal activities that compete with their own jobs is where the evil lies. Trump should shut his trap until he learns better.
This can only happen in an anarchistic society, where illegal immigration appears legal, and anything goes. Nothing can be legal and illegal at the same time.
Just like illegal immigration, marijuana is still merely illegal too in all 50 states, unless and until federal laws are changed. Pot is tolerated by the federal government but that does not make it legal anywhere in the US, making pot related stocks on Wall Street particularly risky I’d assume.
Federal laws supersede all state or local laws if they happen to conflict, according to the critical US Constitution.
The foolish activity of “sanctuary cities” is of course illegal too.
Illegal immigration is the fault of US politicians not fining and arresting American employers breaking US laws, not the poor immigrants; but immigrants are still breaking the law, and shouldn’t have been let in in the first place.
Some minority of immigrants are real criminals in other respects, and should of course be arrested for those crimes accordingly, just like Americans.
Unfortunately, the Biden administration and its “Border Czar”, Kamala, is grossly incompetent here, and in all respects. They have merely exacerbated the difficult, costly situation. Biden and Harris have nothing relevant or valuable to say at all about immigration, sadly. The US manager of homeland security, Mayorkas, is also just a grossly incompetent, lying political operative. It’s clear that he causes more harm than good.
The overriding issue is that the border crisis with Mexico is due to selfish, spoiled Americans and their out of touch politicians; and nobody should blame average impoverished immigrants who need jobs.
The entire crisis is racist, and could be solved instantly if the administration would announce they are going to start prosecuting US employers who employ undocumented workers. Then every potential immigrant can get in back of the line with existing law-abiding immigrants; or at least seek immediate asylum legally; and not be let in unless and until it is granted.
The designation of “Mexican” was removed from the US Census due to pressure from powerful lobbying groups in DC, with certain politicians in their back pocket. But, the purpose of the US Census is to ensure every tax paying, voting, US citizen is properly counted, to help provide for their voting rights, redistricting, and proper apportionment of their taxes and subsidies.
The idea that we should not figure out who is a citizen and where they are from in this effort ruins the point entirely, and is therefore idiotic and wasteful. The question on (Mexican) ethnicity was only removed from the census one other time in history, during the last foolish extreme liberal administration.
Illegal aliens are illegal by definition, and their employers are breaking the law, and should be fined or arrested to stop the activity.