The other day I was reading about the various proposals for DACA legislation. The one thing that struck me was a proposal to cut legal immigration to compensate for the DACA impact. Thus, our legislators are intent on trading the interests of those who follow our laws for those who do not. We will sacrifice individuals with needed skills for a large number of individuals who do not have much in the way of skills. But worst of all, we are deciding that the rule of law is to be discarded because there is just too much illegality to deal with.
When Obama was president, he opened the borders and invited in “refugees” from all over the world. Individuals from south of the US border flooded in. California was particularly inviting in this regard, and now has the unique distinction of a huge and growing illegal population and a native-born middle-class citizenry fleeing in large numbers. The national situation, however, is much worse and Americans know it.
At President Trump’s rallies, the cry “Build the Wall” is constantly heard. This symbol of citizen frustration and anger really has a larger meaning – get immigration under control and protect the nation. “Build the Wall” supposedly shocks and dismays the Democrats, but not really. The Democrat Party, and far too many Republicans, favor the great new socialist world order of welfare, multiculturalism, open borders and the destruction of nations. By the way, a physical “wall” is the only visible symbol of immigration control. The rest is law and, as we well know with Obama, the law can be enforced or not by executive whim and regulatory gamesmanship.)
What is or should be the reward for immigration illegality? Some think full citizenship or modified legalization is appropriate. Admittedly, the DACA individuals are here whether we like it or not. There are also many other individuals who were invited here but ignore the laws to leave. There are many businesses owners who think that getting lower wage workers is a good deal even though higher welfare costs and higher taxes is the result. If a reward for immigration illegality is to be created, then an easier path to deportation should likewise be created. Fundamentally, there has to be a punishment to go along with any reward for illegality – and it should be severe.
As a nation, we ought to be able to control our borders and who comes and goes. We are in the process of giving up that control, and in doing so we are looking more and more like the Western European nations that are being invaded by millions of uneducated, unskilled, illiterate, and, all too often, violent people. Nations like France, Germany, Sweden and the UK are crumbling. I suggest that the USA not join them on their journey.
Either national citizenship matters or it doesn’t. As far as I am concerned, America, its Constitution and its rule of law does matter.
One can tell from the number of responses how important immigration reform and border security are to the Republican base. Let’s hope Trump doesn’t go soft. He’ll lose much of his base if he does. I don’t think he will.
I kind of resist invasion by government inaction or outright acceptance. I don’t want to become Western Europe, and it is painful to watch their collapse into the chaos of uncontrolled borders and excessive welfare.
You paint the picture of Western Democracy that Moscow likes to portray. Unwittingly or purposefully, you do Putin’s bidding when you regurgitate the disinformation perpetrated by the Kremlin.
it is always the Russian boogyman.
Grenade attacks in Sweden are becoming increasingly more common and, according to a police officer and a former criminal, the small explosive weapons are readily available and inexpensive.
Police officer Gunnar Appelgren, the coordinator of the Stockholm police force’s gang conflict programme, has admitted that hand grenades are easy to find in Sweden and that many young men involved in organised crime buy them to “shock” their rivals, Expressen reports.
“In 2017, until the end of November, 22 hand grenades were found in Stockholm, of which 12 had exploded,” Appelgren said, and added that criminal networks who employ deadly violence often have easy access to hand grenades.
Appelgren said the reason for the demand for hand grenades was due to the fact that gangs often wanted whatever their rivals could purchase.
“Some groups initially estimated that hand grenades are good for scaring or attacking another group. Then you are in a spiral, where hand grenades become part of the weapons used in these gang conflicts,” he said.
A former criminal and member of an organised criminal gang from the Stockholm suburbs, which are often referred to as No Go Zones, also claimed that hand grenades could be purchased for as little as 1,000 Swedish Krona (£91/$123).
“When I was in, there were still some codes. You did not go to anyone in their homes, but now they do not care about their families. It does not matter anymore,” the former criminal said.
The latest hand grenade death occurred over the weekend after a 60-year-old Swede discovered a hand grenade in the Stockholm suburb of Vårby. He picked up the grenade just outside the Vårby Gard metro station thinking it was a toy, after which it exploded, injuring him fatally.
Some studies have revealed that Sweden is on par with Mexico when it comes to hand grenade attacks.
The problem has reached such a scale that Swedish authorities have even proposed a temporary general amnesty for criminals to hand in their grenades without fear of prosecution.
Illegal immigration has two positions;
1) It has detrimental effects on American wages and needs the support of the welfare state.
2) Illegal immigration conceives exploitation. Human trafficking for sexual and labor exploitatation are the offspring and Va currently fosters this.
Now if you choose not to speak up or speak out you are a large part of the problem.
So will you defend America or be the blister?
Defending America isn’t of particular interest to socialist in the Democrat party or certain RINOs.
Comments below talk of never getting where we are at again… post another amnesty… sigh… This is the same crap we do over and over and over. The last amnesty to end all amnesty with dear old Reagan ended up with a half dozen other amnesties or legislative augmentations, corrections, additions to the amnesty. The open border crowd at the time said that the amnesty would be less than a million people (sound familiar today?) By the time the dust settled on the following amnesties it ended up with 11 million and then you add the chain migration that resulted from that.
You were supposed to get enforcement of work authorization in exchange for that amnesty in 1986… Right… You couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting an illegal working at a hotel, construction site etc by the 1990s as the politicians made sure that didn’t get enforced… Kudos to Orin Hatch on that one. Note he is in the GOP inc…
Throw in diversity lotteries, bull crap asylum claims, catch and release programs Thanks for that one W! And then you had the reported 11 MILLION illegals by the 2000s… that figure is complete crap too. The MSM has been saying 11 million for decades… I think people across Va might have noticed the numbers of people who can’t speak English went up like a rocket in places where there was no immigration before…
It is infuriating that the GOP is beginning with an amnesty instead of making the fking Democrats agree to a host of immigration changes, beginning with completely overhauling Teddy Kennedys Act of Love from 1965. Oh yes… Teddy told y’all that that wouldn’t mean the Third World would over run the US… guess again schmuckos.
The GOP Inc and yes lead by Trump will get a piddly little border wall and a lot of new Democrat voters. I get also incensed over the damn wall… A wall means jack nothing. Immigration arrives on airplanes, and overstays visas by the millions.
Maybe the Democrats have infuriated Trump enough to have screwed his support for leaking the sh thole statement to their press. I ask our liberals here.. since Haiti and El Salvador are no sh t holes in your estimation… why can’t we send their people back?
I like this article.
I like this site.
I like some Va. Republicans and that word some is because of what you have stated;
“Fundamentally , there has to be a punishment that goes along with any reward for illegality -and it should be severe”.
I have been chastised by some on this site who say I have one issue.
These folks a grossly inaccurate to the issue that I post about and ignorant to the penalties that are available for enforcement.
We do currently have penalties in Va for illegal employment we just have $#!+hole State enforcement.
I guess the meaning States rights for some when elected to office is not to exercise the obligation to enforce our laws. That is not a right that is facetious leadership , Mr.Republican.
$ 500.00 per day Contracting without a license. Enforce it, talk is not cheap it cost Virginia jobs!
Crawl out of the $#!+hole , wipe off the scum (send vack the lobby check) and enforce the law.
30 Billion for a wall and the nit wits won’t even E-Verify the 1099.
I try to point out to the GOP Inc idiots that this isn’t an issue… it is THE issue for conservatives. Conservatism is dead if they don’t stop illegal immigration and slow down legal immigration. Set a number, a low number and then make it merit based. And no more chain migration, family reunification crap. And make asylum real again… like it was in the 1970s before it became another scam to enter the country.
But the GOP Inc. is funded by corporations that want open borders. It matters nothing to them. They won’t pay the cost. And you will fundamentally change the US for good. All of those people crossing the border and living in shelters are not natural country club Republicans yearning to vote for Yeb Bush…
Did you ever see one of those we are here and F you legalize us marches? You will find the people marching under the Mexican Flag, El Salvadoran flag, and Che Guevera banners.. Oh yes.. natural conservatives!!!!
The Va GOP Inc.
should look closely at Richmond today.
Ralph Northam is being sworn in as Governor.
Ed just wanted to give more money to police to fund Gang Task Forces. I would have enforced current Va law and by doing this would not have allowed MS-13 to take hold in our sleepy little communities across Va., why yes that is less Goverment.
“Conservatism is dead if they don’t stop illegal immigration and slow down legal immigration.”
So can we cut with the BS now and simply acknowledge that the right wingers are straight up anti-immigrants. Now can we talk about how hypocritical and unAmerican you all are?
What is unAmerican is ignoring the rule of law as that is what makes America great. What is it about illegal you don’t get?
Here’s what I don’t get about illegal: Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t, and it’s decided on an arbitrary basis by a govt official working from a script.
I’d let companies decide for themselves how they allocate their labor force so long as they are straight up and honest with their information. Govt should not substitute its judgment for that of businesses and organizations unless absolutely necessary. They should be free of intrusion and allowed to manage their own affairs insofar as possible.
Likewise roving labor crews attracted by legitimate work without which crops would rot in fields. Enforce the law, yes, I am in favor of doing so, but where businesses need labor we must enable them to make their own decisions.
This is the most conservative viewpoint possible. Freedom to choose, open markets, less govt. Transparency into the process, no penalties if honest and open.
Your first paragraph awsome. Now we are talking.
I hope all here understand the issues that I bring forth have no race. You see laws that are violated are Va Employment and Contractor laws. The lack of enforcement of these laws have allowed the employment of some illegal aliens, some Virginians circumnavigating their financial responsibilities.
Now the reason that they are not enforced is because of the immigration issue.
At this point the RPV can throw the campaign BS into the $h!+hole where it belongs.
The RPV is many things but they are not for job growth in the working class, they are not for Va jobs over illegal alien jobs,
they do not stand against illegal employment (payroll fraud of many races) which leads us in the direction that they do not stand for “broadening the base”.
A bit of irony here;
it is funny some Va Republicans call Trump all kinds of names but are waiting for immigration reform to enforce Va law???
Do they need the Pa Pa ‘ s approval? Are they men of Va or just JV Republicans with aspirations to dwell in the swamp? Well with this clear lack of Republican leadership in Va it is safe to say it will be some time before they hold the Governor of Va even more the POTUS.
Actually, it isn’t arbitrary. There actually are immigration laws on the books. What is arbitrary is the enforcement.
Nope, we already established that you guys are against LEGAL immigration. This is not about the “rule of law”. It’s about being unAmerican.
Am betting you haven’t been to a naturalization ceremony. I go to shake the hands of new citizens and welcome them in.
And actually it is worse than conservatism is dead, it is the USA and its Constitution that are dead. The global socialist will do anything to undermine America and the example is the EU in Europe.
So anyone who thinks our immigration policies should actually BENEFIT this country is unAmerican and hypocritical? You may be only half a troll, but you are fully misguided.
I break with many conservatives on this issue because I’m not against reforming immigration and including a path to citizenship for people who are already here illegally. That does come with a major condition, however, and that condition is that a means has to be in place to insure that WE NEVER GET HERE AGAIN. NO more illegal immigration, period. NONE. Not a single new illegal immigrant after the reform is completed. Until that can be assured I am not a supporter of a path to citizenship, because all it does is act as an incentive to more illegal immigration if illegal immigration isn’t stopped in the process.
Ronald Reagan also thought we would never get there again when he agreed to amnesty. The Democrats in charge of the Congress at the time lied and didn’t provide funding for the wall. There is no way to insure that we won’t get there again and there is grat reason to assume that open borders, which is the avowed political stance of the Democrat Party, will simply be reopened once the Democrats get back in charge.
One way to insure, or at least go along way towards insuring, is to get the border set up first, and do whatever is necessary in the enforcement of our laws to stop illegal immigration. I’m not against doing that first BEFORE providing a path to citizenship. If Democrats want to make a deal, they can prove they are earnest first – they are the ones who are on the side of law breaking in this case, not the people who want to enforce our laws.
Trust is in short supply and rightfully so. Obama demonstrated that he was willing to ignore the law whenever it suited him. A future democrat or even republican will do likewise unless impeachment and removal from office are realistic threats.
Your predicate is an impossibility. There will always be those who arrive legally and overstay their welcome in ways we simply cannot stop, just as there are Americans who overstay their welcome in foreign countries. In addition, digital work crosses borders in ways that are undetectable and/or unstoppable.
Not a call to look the other way. On board with enforcing the law. Have at it, but know even the highest effectiveness will be sub-optimal.
Remember: Obama deported at a higher rate than is Trump. These issues predate Obama, predate Clinton, and weigh heavily on the Bushes, too. It’s a very tough balance to draw when big corporations and our smallest farmers together need labor they simply cannot find.
Good to see you have a complete solution and you are sticking with it. Tell us how that goes.
1st, it’s my fault you took what I said to be impossible, I really don’t mean not a single illegal immigrant, even though I admit that’s what I said, I just mean something effective that doesn’t lead back to where we are now 20 years from now.
2nd, you basically just said that keeping illegal immigrants out and having an effective immigration policy is impossible. So … I’m not sure where that leaves us, because obviously that isn’t true. Other countries have effective immigration policies and keep illegal immigrants out of their countries, and we can to if there is the will to do it.
Like I said, I support a path to citizenship for the people already here, but Democrats have to support stopping illegal immigration to get it. I don’t mean support it in some hypothetical sense, I mean actually support it, in their hearts, they have to want to stop illegal immigration. As along as they just pay it lip service and continue to support illegal immigration into this country there will never be a lasting solution, and as far as I’m concerned there will never be a deal on a pathway to citizenship.
1. It’s impossible, but we should do our best to address it, just as outside influence upon our electoral process is impossible to stop but nonetheless worthy of our best efforts to deter.
2. I am not a Democrat, so I cannot speak for Democrats. I don’t hear anyone supporting illegal immigration so much as do big corps and farmers who need the labor. The remainder seem to me focused on the human cost of separating families, drawing the support of clergy, which is understandable but also unfortunate.
3. I think there are at least two steps to citizenship I can support: Dreamers here through no fault of their own and compliant with our rules and goals, and those who serve honorably in our military, risking their own life for ours.
The problem with your solution in 3 is that well…. immigration is basically a scam. What happened when Obama cooked up this no fault of their own crap, was that it resulted in a run on the border of baby mommas who immigrated without their kids. Once Obama let everyone know wink wink that he wasn’t enforcing immigration laws except for the worst of the worst… etc… we had another surge of illegal, especially kids. Who were left back home… that kid could now be said to have been brought here through no fault of their own. So Baby Momma will have a way to legalize once the kid they left was brought into the country!! By the way… don’t let the MSM tell you any nonsense about this. Baby Momma paid smugglers ten thousand or more. Two year olds weren’t wandering across Mexico on their own. Narco criminals who run the drug and illegal immigration organizations, made sure that baby got to a border station and the DHS would then ship the kid to Momma… often living in this area by the way. Look at the surge in the cost of education and school kids in Fairfax county!!
So… back to your original point… without a will to actually get tough… amnesty and amnesty and amnesty away.
There are 5 billion people in the world living at the Mexican poverty line or below… to this number the Third world adds 80 million every single mother loving year…
Since our solution is amnesty… I am not sure if the US over extended budget last long under that strain..
I do not claim #3 is a solution at all. I simply note these two issues will be addressed because they are compelling. The remainder is a balance that is difficult to draw.
Absolutely we will have borders enforced and they should be, but they are already tight as a practical matter. Those corporations that ship goods across our borders demand an efficiency as a matter of practicality. In addition, many high-tech companies want control of their international labor allocation, assigning their talent as they choose.
I support companies and oppose the big hand of government. It was open border, free market Republicans that wanted labor to move across borders without govt interference, guys like Milton Friedman and Bill Buckley. The unions were anti-immigration until immigrants became their members.
Ok, a libertarian… You guys are usually open border types. I see your point, but you aren’t going to end a welfare state in your lifetime. And citizens of the country have to fund that. See the comment I made about immigration. It is a scam to come to the US from poor countries. Don’t blame them… you can live on a crappy job and welfare pretty well in the US and work under the table too which is really nice! Immigrants basically manipulate our system to their advantage… oh with a little help from Barack Obama’s NGOs like La Raza… So Friedman also said:
You can have open borders or you can have a welfare state.
You aren’t going to end the welfare state. you can only hope to limit the number of people who are on it. Enforcing immigration laws strictly is a way to do that.
And one more point about corporations… yes they want cheap labor. There is no such thing as cheap labor. Someone has to really bear the cost of it. Having open borders via amnesties means that the US tax payer gets to fund corporation’s workforces… EBT… Section 8 housing, Medicaid… Aid to dependent Children… the list goes on into the dozens.
A welfare state is preferable to closed borders because I/we can make more than enough money to pay for the welfare state with the money I/we make working across borders. This works for strong countries, doesn’t work for weak countries. America wants others to have open borders because it is good for our economy to sell across those borders.
This does not mean I prefer a welfare state, only that where we reach a conflict we should prefer revenue so long as it exceeds the cost of that revenue with adequate return.
Generally, we only open borders where there is reciprocity and the end result favors us, which is smart.
No you can’t. There are five billion people in the world below the Mexican poverty line. We can’t afford the entitlements we have already… despite record tax collection we are still 250 billion in the red.
Everyone is in the red if you count their mortgage burden over a lifetime. Same with education. Being in the red is good for bankers and good for people. We permit the deduction of mortgage interest precisely because it is good for the economy.
Same with the country. If we aren’t borrowing to grow we aren’t growing.
But, hey, you gotta keep an eye on the burn rate and the deficit, no question, which is why I question the wisdom of a tax cut at this time. Apparently, we can afford to have the US competing with business and individuals in the credit market.
Did we calculate growth in interest rates from a growing deficit when we costed out this tax cut?
No they didn’t cost out the tax cut. That is for sure. As long as you can kick debt down the road you are okay, but the US entitlements are unfunded beginning the next decade– I mean SS and Medicare. Any other welfare program is already unfunded–see 250 billion dollar deficit.
The past ten years has put America in seriously bad financial shape. That was Obama’s fault. The Trump tax cut at about 3.3% growth is estimated to add nothing to the debt. At 4%,which is the current estimate, we get a budget surplus. Want to bet if any of it will actually be used to cut the debt?
No socialist welfare state has ever succeeded. Some just fail less spectacularly. The supposed model of a successful welfare state is the humanitarian superpower Sweden. It is in the process of failing thanks to its open borders policies. At the current rate, Sweden will be fighting a civil war within a few years, and much of Western Europe will follow. Multiculturalism combined with welfare simply accelerates the decline. If you doubt that America is immune from the decline of welfare, I suggest you take a good look at the ghettos in the Democrat run cities.
You are wrong. Finland, Germany, Norway, etc. — all doing well, and many more like them. Sweden is not at all failing — the negative stories have been exposed as part of a Russian disinfo campaign. America is a welfare state and our economy is booming — much of that revenue is from selling American goods and services to the world.
Well, it is nice to have the Russian excuse to hide behind, but that is not true. You can go to sites like jihad watch, vladtepes, gates of vienna, pamela geller, – and I can assure you that the Russians aren’t doing the reporting. The islamic invasion is real and continuing.
Not an excuse. Specifically exposed by many: Sweden is the target of a Russian disinformation campaign, especially on immigration policy:
No surprise you fell for it. You are precisely the sort of gullible type the Soviets seek to influence.
Has it ever occurred to you that both can be true? Of course the Russians play in the Swedish arena, but that doesn’t change the facts regarding the Muslim invasion of Sweden. Even the head of the Swedish police has cried out for help regarding the Muslim crime wave.
My experience with the DIA and CIA is that every major power tries to influence or steal secrets from every other major power. To call out the Russians as somehow uniquely distrust worthy is silly. The Iranians and the Chinese are far more dangerous.
For nearly ten years, Obama’s regulatory welfare state policies dragged the economy down. Our economy is booming thanks to the reinvigoration of the private sector by Trump. People are getting jobs and businesses are prospering – and the left can’t stand it.
Again, I suggest you check the alternate websites I mentioned. I am more than familiar with the sites you mention. I was a pundit level commentator on the Huffington Post and regularly visit and comment on the Hill and the Guardian. The difference between you and me is I don’t just rely on one set of sources but daily check nearly 20 that I have found useful. The local,is new to me so I will check it out. How about you check out jihad watch.
If I checked only 20 sites before 8 am I’d be on vacation.
When are you going. If you check more than 20 you are wasting your time.
Ever hear of the Soldiers of Odin? If everything was so peachy, they wouldn’t exist.
BTW, I do not vote in lockstep with a “libertarian” party but neither do I permit Democrats or Republicans to call my vote. Shouldn’t we all make what we think is the best decision, regardless of party affiliation?
And when we do, shouldn’t we prefer less government?
I agree with SBT: We must govern and focus on that. So I observe that focus is the key to good government. Both Republicans and Democrats stand for far more government than makes me comfortable, and that includes an excessive wall spanning our border. Could we benefit from some judiciously placed wall? Sure, and we do, and if we need a bit more let’s do that, but this fiction about some massive double-digit billions public works project benefits few at the expense of many.
We have more important priorities in my opinion.
I agree with you on the wall– it is symbolic.. it is a part of illegal immigration enforcement, but not the end in itself. A lot of illegal immigration crosses the border via airlines.
Agreed, the people who take jobs that matter are not those who cross a desert to get here. They fly in through airports where there is serious security at the border.
All jobs matter.
Agreed, but some cost more than others. Indeed, some high-tech work is the key to gainfully employing millions of others.
And furthermore it used to be in America you could be anything you want as a profession.
Now you can’t those jobs are for someone else.
It gets me fighting mad when someone out of my Profession decides what is skilled and not skilled and they themselves are to stupid and lazy to hang with this old working man.
Some folks do like work , they like to take raw materials a make something. Others get jealous when seeing success, so they give it a try then they cry I can’t find Americans to work. What a bold faced lie , unpatriotic is what it is. There is a reason some can’t find Americans to work, they are white collar poo sissys in a working man’s world.
I trust your word as regards your work just as I do the word of a tech leader who swears he or she needs to import talent to address the manufacture of chips, or the calculations needed for high-tech work.
In my field there is certain talent needed from the UK that faces obstacles at our borders. I say remove those obstacles, or make them easier to address. I trust those who need that talent and those who provide it. Besides, the UK is not our enemy, it is our ally.
“Other countries have effective immigration policies and keep illegal immigrants out of their countries”
Name a few and cite your sources, please.
“According to the Ministry of Justice, in the case of Japan, there are 67,065 illegal immigrants. The country which produces the biggest number of undocumented immigrants is Korea, and Korean undocumented immigrants account for the quarter of the total amount. The second is China. It produces about 10% of the total. The reasons why they stay Japan illegally are various. The most common one is expire of short stay visa, and it accounts for about 70%. Then, why Japanese government permits this situation? I found interesting political reasons. One of them is that Japanese government would like to avoid political troubles between such countries.”
Gee. All of 67000 illegal immigrants in a population of 125,600,000. In other words, their illegal population is about .05% of the population. Now let us compare the illegal immigrant population in the USA which is an admitted 11,000,000 in a population of 321,600,000. In other words, the illegal population is about 3.5%. Sounds like Japan is having an illegal immigration problem (chuckle).
What am I your research assistant ? Get on google and figure it out yourself.
Then I call FALSE on your claim if you can’t produce a single example.
Call FALSE all you want, what do I care if you continue believing whatever it is that you believe. It takes work to figure out how the world really works, do the work yourself, we aren’t here to spoon feed you.
I have an acquaintance who worked for the CIA. He said that if he overstayed his “welcome” in most foreign countries, he would be tracked down, arrested, and immediately deported on the first available plane out. Didn’t matter that he had an apartment and possessions – he was gone. And, if the authorities didn’t like him, well he would spend a bit of time in a s*ithole prison and then be deported.
As far as unskilled labor, states are now coming to gripes with the welfare burden. I think Kentucky just passed a law (?) mandating something like 80 hrs of work or work equivalent to get a welfare medicaid benefit. There is no shortage of labor, there is simply a lack of will to get people off welfare and into gainful employment – and obama was thrilled with increasing the welfare roles as it got Democrat socialists more votes for freebies.
I agree with your comment that Obama, Clinton, and both Bush presidents looked the other way when it came to illegal immigration. Terrible for the American worker, American kids looking for work, and Americans on welfare who would really like to work but are disincentivized.
Yes, suspected agents crossing borders are tracked carefully. Others, not so much.
Did you acquaintance have these events actually happen to him? Or is he supposing what might have happened if he did?
Marketers have the resources to track every SIM chip, IP and MAC address, plus additional characteristics (GPU speed, patterm, etc). There are auctions held in the milliseconds it takes TBE to load — we are commercial fodder.
First, the CIA gives in country briefings. This is one of the things warned about and considered very serious. The laws and rules of any country are to be strictly obeyed. Here is an example of just how things can become serious. My friend had a CIA buddy who accidentally ran into a sacred cow. The guy immediately went to the airport at the direction of the CIA in country and was flown out immediately. Had he waited around, there is a good likelihood that he would have been killed by the native people or arrested, tried and spent years in prison. You think this sounds silly but you are a guest in another country and the rules can be quite bizarre and the results quite extreme.
Most countries have very strict immigration rules that are enforced very vigorously. Our government somehow seems to think that is unnecessary. Well, maybe, just maybe, our wonderful politicians ought to seriously look at the immigration disaster afflicting the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, etc. Without change and soon, there is little hope of preserving the Western civilization that built such great societies without major internal strife and open warfare.
My experience disagrees. Schengen countries obviously do not enforce borders between one another. US borders are more serious than most, but that is simply an average. Geography, neighbors, cooperation — all vary.
You are wrong too when you write “You think this sounds silly” when in fact I have been a guest in many countries, sometimes with a business visa, other times without, and I feel the balance quite well. I cross borders regularly in my work and pleasure.
So the EU is your model for immigration control. Wow! Even double WOW! I regularly cross borders between states – and am quite careful about carrying a gun even with a permit. I wonder if you could wander around the EU carrying a pistol.
My point is simple, you are not free as a bird to do things that are lawful in Virginia anywhere around the nation let alone the world, and the punishments are quite severe if you ignore thatbreality
Enough with your incessant straw man arguments. No, the EU is not my model for immigration control, but it negates your argument that about most countries doing more than we do. Some do not police their borders at all. And no, that doesn’t make me an advocate for those policies, although if I lived there I might favor them. To each country their own policy.
Wow! Even double WOW that you would put such words in the mouths of another simply to take a swipe at them. Your sophistry knows no bounds.
How many nations are there in the world and how many have the open borders of the EU? How about Asia, Australia, the Visagad countries, Mexico. Open borders is anti-nation, and that is exactly the intent of the EU leadership in recruiting people from africa, the mid-east and Asia. The idea is to replace the various cultures of modern Europe and open borders is essential to that.
You don’t know these places and can’t voice their interests. You articulate the Russian interest in Western Europe’s demise and discord. Increasingly I consider the possibility you are an agent of the Kremlin planting discord in the West.
Ah ha! I must be Boris. Natasha is not here at the moment. By the way, she is the better looking one – oh, in America, that is sexists. Another good way to undermine the society.
I ran a add for labor on Craigslist two months ago.
prior to doing this I purchased a Pre paid phone just for this.
I received responses as recently as the week following Christmas.
Many folks are in need of as good paying job.
Many youth need a good employer.
I will take the young Virginians and make the contractor who employs the foreigner look like unskilled labor himself.