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If you build it....a welcome mat at the southern border, they will come.

Duh!

The thousands of "unaccompanied minors" didn't travel hundreds of miles by themselves.

Big bucks for the drug cartels branching out into human trafficking.

but it's not a crisis.

But don't worry, they will come up with a new word for it.
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But what do you do about it?

If you want votes from the latinx population, you have strong incentive to be lenient. If you are tough with them you are labelled anti-latinx.

How do you win this game?

Best is establish clear rules on who should be admitted and then stick to them strictly with few exceptions.

This requires immigration reform to have any hope. Until then we are flooded with those who skirt the rules.
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"This requires immigration reform to have any hope."

The correct immigration laws are in place and have been, with minor periodic adjustments, since heaven knows when. What we need is enforcement of those laws in the strictest sense. No exceptions, no special leniency for "exceptional" cases like the so called children who are old enough to rape and kill — and do — no preferred status for those who already have uncles or cousins here as legal immigrants. Christ man, do you know how extensive Mexicans' extended families are. Every cousin's every cousin or in-law is considered family. The connection can stretch forever. I can go on and on, but too many ingredients thin the soup beyond recognition. Besides, who listens to me (or you for that matter) anyway. Nancy and Chuckie, and now Joe, do whatever they want anyway.

RayB
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Here's an old but novel idea. Give them no reason to come!

Stop messing around in the middle east, its Europe's problem. That's where the refugees are heading
Cede Africa to China, you may as well because they will take it anyway
Focus on the problems on your own door step. Take on the gangs, drug lords and crack pot dictators and make Central America a tourist destination again.

Sorta like a broken pipe. You can wrap it to slow it down. Put buckets down to collect it, but its much smarter to turn he water off at the mains.
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Failing economies and corruption seem to be the main drivers in Latin America.

What should the US do to resolve those problems?
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Failing economies and corruption seem to be the main drivers in Latin America.
What should the US do to resolve those problems?

If you do nothing, people will continue to flee from the trouble areas, many of them heading north,
Focus US action on correcting these problems. Political persuasion, coalition with those countries who have got their act together, publicize atrocities and culprits and as a last resort military intervention. Plant the seeds of democracy and settle for benign dictatorships
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Failing economies and corruption seem to be the main drivers in Latin America.
What should the US do to resolve those problems?


1. Allow immigrants entry according to the current laws regulating that.
2. Not let immigrants from countries characterized by "Failing economies and corruption" require that we change all our laws and way of life to accommodate their desire for the US to be more like their home.

Interesting that the southern US border has immigrants demanding entry...in Biden shirts.
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Interesting that the southern US border has immigrants demanding entry...in Biden shirts

Yes, that was good one
We ordered batches of "Storm the Capitol", "ANTIFAFA", "We want your jobs" and "Benefits NOW" shirts too. But they did not arrive in time. I blame the No-Joy guy for bulk mail running so slow
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Focus US action on correcting these problems. . . . Plant the seeds of democracy

This would seem to imply more of the same. The policies we have pursued at least since Batista was kicked out of Cuba by Castro.

In the old colonial days, we dealt with countries with needed resources by setting up a puppet government. The leader was selected for willingness to do as we asked. And we gave him enough “foreign aid” to payoff the military and key allies. The people of the country often suffered but we or our companies got access to resources they needed. These were often called banana republics.

Our problem now is that we believe our own press releases. Democracy as we practice it is the finest system of government there is. But when we try to install it in a nation, the voters regard Americans not with love but as outside foreigners. They often refuse to vote the way we like.

So they are left to figure out how to vote on their own influenced by misinformation from unreliable sources. (Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines are recent examples.) As a result, this process takes lots of patience. Maybe a lifetime or two.

Is there a better way? And if so how?
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We cannot fix the whole world in out image.
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Raising the standard of living of third world countries is a noble goal. We should encourage same whereever we can.

Success means better lives for those who live there, better education, better health care and much less pressure to emigrate to foreign lands with different cultures, languages, religions, foods, traditions, and on and on. Better for everyone.

Of course the a number one requirement is peace. And hard working population helps.
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Just what a third worlder wants... to be influenced by the woke on twitter and inundated by fake-news on facebook, etc.
idealism vs reality
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Raising the standard of living of third world countries is a noble goal. We should encourage same whereever we can.

An the indirect benefit of helping these countries up their game, is a bigger consumer market on your doorstep
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