If I were to ask you why the United States should build the border wall, increase border security and stop all of the migrant caravans from entering the county, how many reasons would you list?
Each person has his or her own reasons and here are some of mine, with the last one proving why we don’t want or need to stop the migrant caravans from coming to and enter OUR country.
1- It’s illegal. The very term ILLEGAL alien is the current term for those who enter our country illegally. Democrats and the sewagestream media try to downplay the fact that they are ALL criminals by violating US federal immigration laws by calling them undocumented immigrants. In my opinion, if they refuse to abide by our immigration laws, then we cannot trust any of them to obey any of our other laws and in fact, many don’t abide by our laws.
2- The cost. The last estimate I saw said that illegal aliens cost US taxpayers $165 BILLION a YEAR. That cost includes the financial burden incurred by many schools, medical care, food stamps, welfare and other government assistance programs and law enforcement costs. Since a number of sources claim that there are about 141 million taxpayers in the US, $165 billion breaks down to about $1,170 per taxpayer. I don’t know about you, but there is a lot of things I could do with $1,270 a year. Or, eliminating illegal aliens already here in the US would mean that the federal government could use the savings toward the national debt.
3- Crime. I don’t care what Democrats and sewagestream media say, I’ve seen firsthand how the influx of illegal aliens has caused crime rates to skyrocket in the areas where they congregate. Property values plummet, decent families are forced to move from their long-time homes due to the infestation and crime of illegal aliens. My old neighborhood is a prime example. When my girls were smaller, they played outside and went across the street to a friend’s house. My wife and I used to take evening walks. Today, thanks to the influx of illegals, the entire neighborhood has become a dangerous, crime infested Mexican ghetto and it’s all due to illegal aliens. a convenience store just around the corner from where lived, saw the 24-year-old clerk shot and killed by an illegal alien.
4- Jobs. Again, I don’t care what Democrats and the sewage stream say, I’ve seen firsthand how illegal aliens have taken jobs away from Americans who were ready and willing to work. Unethical business owners, especially in the construction field, pay illegals cash under the table so that they don’t have to pay benefits and taxes. Consequently, the illegals also don’t pay taxes.
5- Undesirables. It’s already been proven that violent criminals and gang members have entered the US by hiding among earlier migrant caravans. I’ve also heard from ranchers along the border that have found numerous Islamic items left in the desert by illegals crossing into the US. A few years ago, it was reported that ISIS was trying to work with Mexican drug cartels for accessing the US.
Speaking of undesirables, the actions of a current migrant caravan crossing from Guatemala is an example of why they are undesirables and why we don’t want them here in our country.
“Members of a Central American migrant caravan violently attacked unarmed Mexican federal immigration officers with rocks and other blunt objects Tuesday after government officials tried to block the group from illegally crossing into Mexico from Guatemala.”
“Newly released video taken from inside one of the Mexican government vehicles shows a group of about 1,000 people walking down a road in Tapachula after refusing to turn around. Similar videos and pictures circulated by Mexican media confirm the incident took place Tuesday.”
“Federal immigration officers from Instituto Nacional de Migracion, Mexico’s national immigration agency, had lined up a handful of white vans and pickup trucks in a row to keep the caravan from passing by.”
“But as the caravan became increasingly rowdy, the Mexican officials ran back into their vehicles. One female officer yelled, ‘Vamanos,’ Spanish for ‘Let’s go’.”
We already have millions of people here in the US with the same ‘I demand’ violent attitude. We call them Democrats, and we don’t need any more to join them!
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