There seems to be a strong impression among the mainstream media pundits that Donald Trump hopes for a more powerful stance on illegal immigration is somehow inhumane.
These pundits and their pals often attempt to portray the President as racist, or otherwise bigoted, and pinning the current system’s failures on longstanding policies such as family separation on him.
And, to top it all off, they’ve turned Trump literal wall into a metaphorical argument, often accompanied by the pedantic and tiring B-rate anecdotes “build bridges, not walls”.
What these “resisting” opponents of the President are failing to understand is that the wall is as much a humanitarian solution as anything else. It’s not about stranding immigrants out in the desert with no way to reach the USA; it’s about funneling these soon-to-be Americans into the legal naturalization process at our points of entry.
That is precisely why one piece of footage making the rounds this week is so worrisome.
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) April 30, 2019
Here is why this is to troubling, from a humanitarian standpoint:
There are 111 people who have chosen to cross harsh terrain, likely as the guests of some notoriously bad dudes, with no first aid or medical support of any kind. This is unforgiving country to be traversing in such conditions, and under the supervision of such men.
At our legal points of entry, however, these immigrants will be welcomed, cared for, attended to, and hopefully begin their journey to citizenship in the United States.
In the desert, these men, women, and children are at risk from all matter of animal…including those leading the pack.
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