The immigration crisis on the southern border has my mind pulled in a million different ways right now. I am outraged that our laws and open borders have created this crisis and those responsible, pro-business Republicans and cynical pro-illegal liberals, have skirted blame. What our own laws and trivial political arguments has created is to blame for this. Our horrifically failing drug war has created chaos that is engulfing Mexico and Central America and these kids are paying the price.
So before we do anything else we need to send doctors, humanitarian groups, Catholic, Christian, and other religious charities to help. Before anything else, they need help and we are a country that is big enough to do it. Everyone has abandoned them, they have been abused and forgotten, let's embrace the goodness of this country and bring them and help them find homes. Not detention centers, but homes. There are enough big-hearted Americans to help.
What we due next is what is harsh. I 100% support what Rick Perry is doing in Texas, there is nothing more fundamental to the job of a governor than protecting the lives and property of his state. We need to shut down the border and we need to do it now. We have processes in place at all our embassies and consulates across the world to find a real way to bring people who want to come here. I want anyone who wants to be an American to come here and live the dream our relatives did.
We also need to seriously reconsider what we are doing in regards to our drug laws. Should we be surprised that when addictive narcotics are outlawed a murderous black market will emerge? No matter how many armies we put on the border, people will find a way. Our system of justice should punish the pushers and not the addicted. They need help, not prison.
Lets help these kids, shut the borders down, and reform the root cause for the madness to begin with.