Friday, July 11, 2014

The Immigration Mess

Honduras children on the U.S./Mexican border waiting for help.

What a mess!   We have thousands of undocumented children and families on our U.S. border with Mexico.  Most are from Honduras and they are seeking shelter from the brutal and ruthless gangs that are sweeping their country torturing, raping and pillaging.  Of course these people would leave their country and look for safety and shelter here in the U.S.  I would do the same if the tables were turned.

But, we cannot take all these children and families in.  It seems cruel to see them bused back to Honduras, but what else can our country do?  There is no way we can absorb all of them at once.  My heart cries out for these unfortunate children and families.

Where are the other countries of the world to step up to the plate and help with this crisis?  Why can't Mexico take some of these Honduras children?  What about the other Latin American countries:  Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala and South American countries for that matter?

Why does it always have to be the U.S.?  I realized some of these children have parents/grandparents and other family in the U.S. and are hoping to be reunited with them. Those children we can help.  But, why must the U.S. always be the one to help?  Why can't these other nations help out in this humanitarian crisis?

And, now, House Speaker Boehner is going to sue President Obama over this immigration crisis not of the President's making?  Our congress has gone mad.  

Why hasn't congress stepped up to the plate and come up with some immigration reform legislation to handle this problem on our border with Mexico?  It takes time for a lawsuit to wind through the court system, because we know each side will appeal if they do not prevail and take it all the way to the Supreme Court, and this will take years.  President Obama could be out of office by the time this case gets to the Supreme Court.

President Obama is the executive branch of our government.  He is doing his job by executing executive orders on immigration because congress will not do anything to help.  I can't believe there is this much dislike and hatred of President Obama by our congress that they will not do what is in the best interests of our country and insist on going after our president.  

Our government and congress has hit an all time low.  We have absolutely no leadership in congress.  House Speaker Boehner has to go.  

The immaturity of our government is unconscionable.  It is only when we work TOGETHER that anything is accomplished.  Our country looks ridiculous to the rest of the nations of the world.  If we can't get it together how can we expect the U.S. to be looked at as the leader of the world of nations? 

Update:  7/11/2014  Apparently, House Speaker Boehner is going to sue President Obama over the Affordable Care Act - President Obama is using an executive order to hold off implementing the ACA for small businesses for one year.  This is the issue that Boehner thinks is his best chance for winning the case.  WE ARE SUING OURSELVES, BOEHNER, WITH THIS RIDICULOUS LAWSUIT.  STOP IT NOW!

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