Controversy over immigration grows

There’s been a ton of fervor over the past weeks regarding the issue of illegal aliens being separated from children at our border. To say emotions are running high would be putting it mildly. If you’re like most people, and you’re on Facebook, you know what I’m talking about.

In my view, most of what’s being put out by the mainstream media, Democrats and the Hollywood elite is being grossly exaggerated as a political stunt to garner more votes in the November elections. They’re out of solutions for making America a better, more peaceful and prosperous nation, so instead for the past two years they banked everything on political correctness, identity politics, race baiting, blaming lawful gun owners for murderous criminals, and of course, the biggest one, the great “Russian Collusion Delusion” and their inability to cope with the fact that their candidates lost for running ineffective campaigns on issues that just weren’t as popular with voters as they thought they would be. One of the biggest issues being, of course, blanket amnesty for any and all coming into the U.S. illegally.

In all my years of following politics I’ve never seen such a crazed, vitriolic, hysterical hissy fit hoax perpetrated on the public. The whole point of it all, of course, is to foist all the blame on Donald Trump in what can only be described as an insane, frothing-at-the-mouth last ditch Hail Mary effort to overthrow and impeach not only a duly elected president, but all of the Republican candidates who won in 2016. What’s ironic is that Trump tried passing a bill that would’ve allowed a fast-track path to citizenship for illegals who were here longer than a decade, but otherwise were productive law-abiding people. Virtually every Democrat, along with a few RINO Republicans, voted against it.

Trump is only doing what he was elected to do and what he promised to do. Enforce our immigration law. Laws which by the way, have been on the books since the 1970s, and for good reason. A large percentage of children never make it during the long 1,500 mile trek from South America. They die from dehydration, starvation, gang violence, rape and other injuries. But he did, however, sign an executive order recently to change much of the mistakes made by the Clintons, the Bushes and Obama. Something that he’s been talking about for a while, but the media ignored.

He didn’t throw children into “concentration camps.” That is beyond ridiculous and an insult to those who actually did suffer and die in concentration camps during World War II. The crying Honduran child from Time magazine was not separated from her mother, and all of those pictures, the kids behind cages topped with razor wire in handcuffs, crammed together in foil blankets; all of that was taken from 2014 to 2016 during Obama’s tenure, not to mention the staged photos of caged children that the radical open borders group the Brown Berets got caught putting out.

Rather, these kids are being placed temporarily in good shelters with Playstations and pool tables and treated humanely while being checked for serious contagious diseases like scabies, wet leprosy and drug-resistant TB. Similarly, the adult men and women are also being separated and properly vetted to make sure they’re not criminals, rapists, pedophiles, aggravated felons or human traffickers. They also have to show and prove that they can find work and be significant contributors to society and not try to get on welfare as millions are currently doing.

Illegal immigration is a serious crime and many of these people are flat-out lying about their refugee status because they were promised a free pass by crooked politicians if they did so. Additionally, it is immensely unfair to those waiting in line, trying to attain their citizenship, lawfully. Like any other American who commits a crime, you are prosecuted and put in prison, and consequently are separated from your children. Why should it be any different for illegal aliens?

Donald Trump and his voting base are not the ones to blame in this. That fault lies squarely on the irresponsibility of illegal aliens arrogantly flaunting our immigration laws and putting the lives of children at risk by doing so, and, frankly, they only have themselves to blame.

Christopher Phares