The Dog That Will Never Hunt
Immigration is in the news today. It looks like the Biden administration is putting forward what is being called a “wish list” for handling our multitude of immigration issues. It seems that the proposal is guided by Christian values and not the xenophobic rants of a failed despot.
Thank God Biden was able to stop work on the stupid wall by executive order. Although there are some reports that the work has not stopped. Seems like some contractors figure if they keep working the government will have to pay them. There’s no accounting for some people’s sense of privilege.
There’s no doubt that some of the work done will have to be undone. There are many reports of the ecological disaster created by trying to bend Mother Nature to a stupid idea. The Republican dream, pay one company to create a disaster so you can pay another company to clean it up. Let’s not worry about the human carnage created in-between.
It’s my personal belief that the Donald’s proposal of rounding up all 20 million illegal aliens currently residing in the U.S. and sending them back across the border and building an impenetrable wall behind them was just a conversation point with the hoi polloi at Mar a Lago.
Now, I know I am The Donald’s lesser when it comes to numbers. His 10 billion dollar net worth is about 10 billion times bigger than mine.
All comparisons of net worth aside, I still consider it to be delusional to attempt to round up 20 million people for deportation without the expectation that:
1. They won’t all turn around and come right back.
2. Court costs won’t explode from the suits made by the children that are born here and are U.S. citizens, but whose parents are being deported.
3. You won’t deport some people who are here legally, which will then add to the already expanded court costs.
4. Congress will provide the funding necessary for this type of endeavor, and will maintain the funding so that we don’t have the same issue 20 years in the future.
I personally believe there are a lot of delusional people that vote for the Republican ticket. I also believe there are a lot of people who want all immigrants of color sent “back to where they came from”. I think the “aha moment” for some of these folks will come when they confront the B.S. rhetoric with the reality of their own experience.
At some point even the most pure blueblood whose forefathers arrived on the Mayflower know that they too are immigrants. There is only one group of non-immigrants in this country. Maybe we should let them be the authority about who stays and who goes. That would make for some interesting discussions.
If the logistics alone don’t cause the electorate to cry “balderdash” to the “send them all back” movement, the practicality of the idea should. At the end of the day there is one question everyone should be asking. Who will pick our fruits and vegetables?