Undocumented?

Trump’s immigration policy has exiled tax-paying, working-class people of Mexican descent to limbo in Tijuana.

via The Faces of Deportation in Southern California — Longreads

The first thing I noticed about this article is the hypocrisy. The expectation is that we’re supposed to be angry with Trump, because he didn’t stick with his predecessor’s immigration policies. I’m sorry, but President Golfcart had the chance to handle this situation correctly, and chose to be a coward.

To borrow one of his phrases, let’s be clear, if you’re in this country illegally, then you’re already a criminal. The idea of allowing an illegal immigrant to stay here, because they happen to work hard and have a family, is completely bogus. I mean, do we do the same for the bank robber and the murderer? No! Of course, we don’t.

As I’ve said before, I’m all for immigration reform on our end. I’m all for shortening the waiting time for those trying to come here legally. Is it tragic that families are often broken up when illegals are deported? Yes, it absolutely is.

However, no more, or less tragic than the families ripped apart when Americans are convicted of felonies and taken from their families for anywhere from one year, to the remainder of their lifetimes (depending on their crimes).

Why are we to feel offense when non-citizen criminals are removed and sent to the country they came from, yet, feel nothing when American families are torn apart through the criminal actions of one of our fellow citizens? In both cases, someone has committed a crime.

If you find yourself in disagreement with me, then you’re part of the problem.

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