Laws twisted and turned by emotion have no place in a nation based on the rule of law. Politics is emotions. Laws are NOT!
There’s a reason we make laws and attempt to live by those laws. There also is a reason laws we make should be drafted and implemented to remove the effect emotion may have to deviate from the intent and purpose of the law.
A crime is an act defined to be, “…conduct perceived as threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people.” We have immigration laws to prevent “unapproved immigration.”
President Trump says we need to establish a “zero tolerance” policy regarding criminal entry into our nation. Every form of media cries out what our brutal administration has done to unload inhumane chaos upon families criminally entering our nation.
Entering the US without authorized permission is a crime – committed knowingly and purposely. One that does so, individually or with a family, is, without question, a criminal. A crime has been committed, and the offense should not be treated as a social matter or a “civil” matter – as has been the emotionally driven rationale until recently.
Now, our emotionally driven Congresspeople are talking about building, with our tax dollars, facilities to house and keep criminal (see above) families together while the criminals’ visible status (by presence alone) as criminals is supposedly determined?
We should remember what makes our nation function – did someone say, “…we are a nation of laws.”?
I suggest we take a fraction of the money required to build, adapt, modify, create housing for this criminal (families – or faux families) and rent, lease, contract or purchase buses. Those buses will be used to transport these criminals (along with their families – or faux families) to an immediate judicial hearing where their criminal status be promptly adjudicated (guilt by physical presence) and then be bussed back to the border for immediate deportation – families undivided, not separated, still together.
No chance of asylum request allowed with, or after, criminal entry. When apprehended inside our borders without specific documented permission to be inside this nation – you are, by definition, a criminal (just by your presence) and subject to immediate deportation. No Dreamers (an outright belly laugh in the face of our immigration laws) no chain migration without prior permission, no future application for legal immigration will be allowed.
When we decriminalize any unlawful entry into our nation, we make all immigration laws unenforceable. Congress needs to clean up their mess. Emotion & Laws do not mix! Call it immigration reform, or my favorite – comprehensive immigration reform. I don’t care. Secure the border and enforce action against criminals that refuse to respect our nation as we are expected to respect our laws. It’s a mess. That’s why we elected you to fix it!