by Wayne Simmes:
Frankly, I am sick and tired of hearing people cry and moan over these poor migrant people that are trying to sneak into our country and are caught and detained at the border. I know many of you will say that makes me a terrible person and if that is the mantra that you want to put on me, I am willing to wear it. But I will remind you that these people came here of their own free will. They were not drove here like cattle. Nobody put a gun to their heads and told them that if they did not sneak across the United States border, they would be killed. And even though they are detained they are not abused in any way. They have a roof over their heads, a place to sleep at night and three meals a day provided at no cost to them. If they are sick or injured they have free medical assistance provided to them. How many of you get all those benefits at no cost to you.
Hopefully, their internment will be short. As soon as is reasonably possible they should face an immigration judge and sent back to the countries from which they came. We have no room or money to spend on any more illegals in this country.
This morning I heard a border patrol agent state that the number being bandied about, 15 million illegal immigrants in our country is grossly underestimated. He said that was the number of illegals that was estimated to be in our country in 2004 and every year since then approximately 1.5 million more have sneaked across our borders. That would put the number of illegals presently in our country at 36 million.
According to an estimate by the Department of Human Services, 90% of all illegal families are receiving some type of public assistance. According to Wikipedia over 1.5 million of our own citizens are either homeless or living in some type of transitional housing. Many of our own children go to bed hungry every night while we provide free food to illegal criminals.
Many of our veterans, who risked their lives to protect us from some of these same people that have sneaked across our borders are living under bridges or in a cardboard box. If you have tears to shed, shed them for these brave men and women who are being neglected while our resources are being squandered on people that have no business being in our country.
One of the strongest deterrents we had to discourage people from entering our country illegally is that they knew that if they were caught their families would be separated while their status was worked out. I am sorry that our President knuckled under to the pressure of Democrats that have no intention of helping to solve the problem and passed an executive order to keep these families together. More than likely that will lead to many of them being released into the country because they cannot be processed quickly enough to satisfy the present law.
Something has to be done to stop the flow of people across our Southern Border. I don’t know if building a wall would completely stop it, but it would help especially if the wall constructed made it more difficult to climb than what we presently have in places. It made me sick to my stomach to see these criminals sitting atop the wall in California, thumbing their noses at the immigration people.
As I stated above, I have no sympathy for illegal immigrants. In fact, I believe that all immigration into this country should be stopped until we find a way to provide housing for every one of our citizens that are homeless. Not one more illegal should eat off of our public programs while one of our own children go to bed hungry. If that makes me a terrible person, so be it.