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Of course, Mexico isn't the cause but it is abetting by providing a passageway.

 

Like the Mexican President just said in his response to  Trump. you don't solve social issues with threats, you solve them with diplomacy and negotiations.

I guess that Trump never heard that one before.


 


Our borders are not a "social issue".

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@rk9152 wrote:

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Of course, Mexico isn't the cause but it is abetting by providing a passageway.

 

Like the Mexican President just said in his response to  Trump. you don't solve social issues with threats, you solve them with diplomacy and negotiations.

I guess that Trump never heard that one before.


 

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This is happening only because the new acting DHS secretary, Kevin McAleenan, understands the problem better than anyone in the Trump admin, and has taken the responsibility to do his job first. He was interviewed by 60 Minutes and he is not a partisan like the rest of the administration.

 

It's interesting to note that US Rep Gonzalez (D-Tx) met with the Guatemalan ambassador who along with the Guatemalan president stated that they would welcome US assistance at the border. Gonzalez wrote a letter to President Trump urging him to accept their offer. The WH did not respond. Give McAleenan credit for making the deal as Trump is too busy throwing temper tantrums at Mexico to bother.

 

Beto O'Rourke and Joaquin Castro have both put forth measures in their presidential bids to work with Central American governments to restore those economies and end political corruption. O'Rourke rolled out his comprehensive immigration policy this week and can be found here:

https://betoorourke.com/immigration/

 

 

 

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

How can we even possibly address immigration with a twit in the White House that wants to use this issue to grandstand before his base?  It's the same thing trump does with every issue that we have. The world is watching and that's why so many countries are rapidly losing confidence in America.  Even the Queen and England wince at the thought of trump coming to visit.

 

We need to rid our country of the embarrassment of trump.

 

The cause of this problem isn't Mexico and placing tariffs on them is the most moronic answer one could imagine.


Of course, Mexico isn't the cause but it is abetting by providing a passageway.

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How can we even possibly address immigration with a twit in the White House that wants to use this issue to grandstand before his base?  It's the same thing trump does with every issue that we have. The world is watching and that's why so many countries are rapidly losing confidence in America.  Even the Queen and England wince at the thought of trump coming to visit.

 

We need to rid our country of the embarrassment of trump.

 

The cause of this problem isn't Mexico and placing tariffs on them is the most moronic answer one could imagine.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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Is there really a desire to try to fix this, per trump and his administration? Or is this just another issue that trump cannot or will not try to fix. If he keeps this as an open issue, can he not continue to bring this forward to feed his base...he is running out of options, and needs to keep a couple of issues dangling, in order to keep using them over and over and over...trump has no morals and must use minorities and people of darker skin to feed the base. 

If the base is backwards enough to believe trump, let them go and communicate with those who have experience and a desire to counteract

whatever trump concocts. 

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The Washington Post reports that DHS agents and investigators are being sent to the Guatemala-Mexico border to work as advisors to Guatemala's police and migration authorities.  One of the main targets is stopping the human smuggling operations which have proliferated in recent years.

 

“Other areas of cooperation include increasing the security of the Guatemalan border to stem the flow of irregular migration while ensuring proper preparation to improve the ability of both countries to identify and better understand their root causes,” according to a DHS news release.

 Also, according to the DHS agreement, it would allow for " 'concrete actions' including 'law enforcement training and collaboration to improve criminal investigations.' "

 

You know that old adage about "nipping it in the bud", but no, it seems the president wants to address it when it is a full-blown catastrophe by slapping up a stupid wall, cut off all aid to the Northern Triangle (let's make it really miserable for the citizens to stay there), and threaten Mexico with increasing tariffs (it's not their citizens coming in; in fact, more are leaving).

 

In April, Rep. Gonzalez (D-TX) met with Guatemala's ambassador, Manuel Espina, who said their president, Jimmy Morales, would welcome troops to help secure its borders.  Gonzalez wrote a letter to Trump urging him to accept the offer, but received no response.  Again no, but let's send troops, thousands of them, to the U.S./Mexico border and wait until they get here and it has now officially become 'our problem'.

 

I know.  I know.  'America first' means screw everyone else and let them fend for their own country, but you just might be screwing your own self too.

 

I have often wondered why are we not addressing or at least, attempting to address the cause of the problem or trying to stop it at its root.



    

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