It's about racism.
It's about racism.
People have been aimed at our shores for as far back as I can remember. Remember the Cuban boat people? People from Cuba still drown from time to time trying to get here. If they can just get here, then they have rights.
Honestly as many Mexicans as we have working in this country, it is pretty clear that they are needed in the labor force. And really, if they are paying into Social Security, it is just wrong to take the money and not let them have that benefit. It simply makes them a new slave class in t his country. I am for some serious increase in the work visas that are allowed from there. The current number that is allowed keeps a well intended legal immigrant waiting for over 10 years. He is better off to jump the border and let the cards fall where they may. The system has many chinks that need to be filled and our government needs to get a handle on it. In reality, I don't remember a time when immigrants were well received. I mean, the Indians fought us. The Irish were lower than dirt, and where did the term wop, dago come from? Where did Pollock jokes come from? Immigrants are always gong to be seen as sapping our resources. Most, even the illegal ones, are not because they work, spend money here, pay taxes albeit under fake numbers. SS just takes the money even if the SS number is fake or stolen. They pay about a billion a year into our SS, but have no system of being able to draw on it.
This situation is something entirely different. These are underage people some very young. They are not here to work and this is an overt attempt to put a strain on our system and it worked. I expect more.
Redneck, hillbilly, fundie, Bible thumper, cracker, split tails, geezer, loon, xenophobe, islamaphobe, and homophobe are not words of tolerance.