On Immigration

No, I didn’t watch the Republican debate last night, but I heard that Donald Trump went all hardcore against immigration, much to the consternation of the other candidates sharing the podium with him.

That issue is one of those things were party lines don’t divide everyone. Policy and sentiment seems to depend on the politicians themselves, and not the party.

Personally, I think when politicians speak of the immigration issue, they need to be VERY careful, because if you are not a Native American, you came from somewhere else. Maybe you were born here in this country, but your parents, or their parents, or their parents came from another country. It could be Ireland, Italy, Cuba, Mexico, what have you, but if you go back through the generations, someone came here from somewhere else.

The issue needs to be looked at with some level of compassion. In return, those wanting to live in the United States have to enter the country legally, as has always been the case. Putting up a wall on the Mexican border is only going to make people more determined to enter, as was the case back when there was a West Germany and a East Germany.

That’s how I see it, anyway. Just enforce the standing rules on the books. I don’t think a wall would help that cause.

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