Common sense and compassion – Immigration

Is there a word that means both? A combination of these two ideals.

So I have conflicted ideas about ICE and immigration raids and the way we handle the border issues. I’m not saying I have the answers but then again, cruelty isn’t the way either. Is it? Cruelty begets cruelty; almost always unfortunately.

I saw this image yesterday, I’m sure some of you have seen it.

This and the horrid conditions at the detention centers should be unnaceptable. Completely unnaceptable!!

Then to read sanctuary cities aren’t letting ICE detain immigrants who have broken laws, even serious crimes is ridiculous.

How much of what the media reports is for shock value and not exactly the complete truth? There is usually no way to know for sure. Even me……simple little me can think of more humane and sensible ways to tackle these issues.

Aren’t there cities in the nation that are wanting more citizens? There are industries struggling for workers. Aren’t there? Agriculture? Low wage industry job, like custodial, hospitality, food industries, mass chain companies.

Every situation has a win/win. Those that can’t be found are simply cases of lack of ingenuity and inclusion of people that can see beyond the narrative.

Doesn’t treating people that are literally at our very borders this badly constitute a potential violent crisis in the making? It’s one thing to mistreat poor people on the other side of the globe. (Not that it is acceptable.) But quite another to hurt your own neighbor and not expect repercussions. These kids will grow up. They will remember. Then what?

People are so narrow minded and close sighted. Open your hearts. It improves your vision. 🙄🤣🤣

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11 thoughts on “Common sense and compassion – Immigration”

  1. I agree at a high level with you, but the devil is in the details. This is not an immigration issue. It’s an illegal immigration issue. What of the people that are doing it according to law? They’re stuck waiting while those who wish to endanger themselves, come across without regard to our laws. Then there is the financial concerns:

    https://cis.org/Report/63-NonCitizen-Households-Access-Welfare-Programs

    Then there is the burden on healthcare of the illegal population, over 1.1 billion:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_impact_of_illegal_immigrants_in_the_United_States

    It gets worse when you look at the stress they put on the public school systems that are already struggling with funding.

    The simple fact is that we can’t provide for all of the people who want to come here.

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    1. Agreed. Completely but we also have to accept that we have had a part in destabilizing some of these countries. That can not be ignored or discounted either.

      I don’t have easy solutions to co Plex answers. BUT we need to find humane ways to deal with this. Irregardless of how these issues came about.

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      1. Ellis Island shut down, once quotas and national need were met. This is how immigration should be handled. The current situation is based on groups of people looking for economic growth, which is not part of asylum. If they seek asylum, the appeal for asylum should be in the adjacent country, not crossing several nations to get here. Who’s exploiting who?

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      2. Exploiting? Lol. That’s a funny term.

        Anger and entitlement are an interesting way to see it. It won’t solve problems though.

        I could care less about placing blame or “policy”. I am talking about handling a present situation with compassion and humanity. That’s all. Doesn’t seem too much to ask.

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      3. This years compassion is next gen dreamers. The cycle won’t end unless there is tough and common sense reform. As far as entitlement , I have none. I’m the child of immigrants who had NOTHING when they arrived. They went to school at night and worked shit jobs during the day. No hand outs. They did not feel entitled to anything, unlike today’s ‘asylum ‘ seekers. I worked since I was 12 to help make ends meet. So no, I have zero feelings of entitlement except for the things that I’ve earned.

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      4. Do you know what asylum seekers are really seeking? Have you talked to them? Do you think they want handouts? You seem to know so much. Is this “tough” stance you are seeking necessitate cruelty?

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      5. That vitriol of yours is full of disdain. I still think you are entitled. That’s how you come across. But I come across as a moron to you obviously so we’re even. Lol

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      6. It might come across as vitriol, but I think it’s more about my frustration that politicians play this to their benefit and do zero about it. All that I ask is that the country follows the rule of law on everything, including immigration. And no, I actually think highly of you. Most people would have resorted to pejoratives by now😊

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      7. I agree. Most people would have. You are gracious.

        Politics is a game played for and by the rich and powerful. You have a right to be frustrated as am I, as are most people. I’m not saying don’t enforce rules. I’m saying that these problems need to have long and short term solutions that don’t include inhumane and cruel treatment.

        It has to be possible. It absolutely has to be.

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