Our southern borders are open, our eyes are closed, and we need to wake up from our slumber before it is too late. I’ve been told by many living in Mexico that they are colonizing America as much as they can because they still believe that parts of our southern states belong to Mexico. They don’t call San Diego by its name. They say, “El otro lado,” or the other side. I am not a racist by any definition of the word..I simply see our economy in the shape that it’s in and try to come up with solutions to bring us out of rapidly rising debt and inflation. Following are just a few suggestions that to me, make sense.
1. Build a high enough fence at the Mexican border. Cut costs by using non-violent inmates who wish to pay their dues. A break from prison life would be their reward.
2. Deport illegal aliens with a solid plan to enable them to become legal citizens if they wish. Most have committed a crime and should not be rewarded with citizenship. Can we enter their countries illegally and expect to become citizens if we make enough noise? No. Yet this is what they have done. How dare they protest in Arizona when they have entered our country illegally?
Mexico needs to be a better country for the good people of Mexico, and the cartels have made it next to impossible to live there without fear every day of what they will do. Whole border towns are being taken over and those who won’t work for the cartels are killed. They are beheaded and left in mass graves, or out in the open, exposed and forgotten. Disappearances and kidnapping are rampant. They recruit people in America to grow their cartels into the booming empires they are now. Their violence is coming across our borders and ranchers are murdered, smugglers are able to bring drugs and more illegal immigrants~while we pay the price. Prison populations are overflowing with thousands of illegal alienss as taxpayers pay for their housing, food, medical and psychiatric care, attorney fees, and more. The Mexican Mafia (La Eme) originated in a California prison and prisons and jails are their bases of operation in the United States. They give orders to their street soldiers and orders are obeyed. They can’t disobey because they know that more than likely they’ll wind up in the prisons their bosses control. They bring herion, meth, cocaine, marijuana, and more across the border. Hezbollah is even coming across our Mexican borders. This is unacceptable. It is draining our society and spiraling us into even more debt. Think about all the money illegal immigration has cost us. Jobs that should go to American citizens are going to them, spiking our unemployment rate. Border patrol costs. If we had a fence that spanned the whole border, these costs would decrease dramatically. Remember, you don’t have to pay inmate labor to build the fence. I’m sure there are many who would jump at the chance to escape prison life for a 5 day work week in construction. An added benefit would be the job skills they would learn in the construction industry.
Operation Cartel (or?)
Here is my proposal: recruit all illegal aliens (and legal) who wish to sign up, then take them to Coronado Island to train them to eliminate the cartels in one fell swoop. First and foremost, they would have to be loyal to the country of Mexico, not to the cartels; secrecy would be vital. The Mexican military is trained on Coronado Island, so facilities and trainers are already in place. The U.S. would not have to bear this cost. While they are being trained, the U.S. authorities could work with the Mexican authorities to gather the necessary intelligence to locate specific targets. Ideally this operation would be carried out in the shortest amount of time possible, because the longer the cartels have to relocate, the harder it will be to find them. It would be a good idea to have surveillance on these targets before the release of the prisoners, because when they hear that all of a sudden prisoners have been released they may get paranoid and change locations. If done correctly, the major forces of the cartels could be eliminated and the good people of Mexico could rebuild their country.
4. I realize that there are many who have lived here for a long time. United States authorities could work with Mexican authorities to expedite visas and green cards for those who would be a positive part of our society. I am familiar with Mexico and know the internal problems they face, as I lived there for three years and learned much. Suffice it to say that many could become productive members of Mexican society if they did what it took to get the education necessary to have a decent job.
This is not racism, or bigotry, in any form whatsoever. I love my Mexican people and my Mexican friends, and I loved living in Mexico. I lived in a beach town and the best thing I loved about it was the laid-back lifestyle. Life is lived at a much slower pace than it is here, and the good people of Mexico would give you the shirt off of their backs if you needed it. Whenever I passed by people or police, I would look them in the eye, nod my head slightly, smile and say, “Buenas tardes,” and they would say it back. One gains respect when one gives respect. So, this is most definitely not anything other than this: people who are here illegally are just that: here illegally. When you have crossed the border into another country you have committed a crime against that country and you should be deported immediately. I would expect the same if the situation were reversed. It is because of lax border enforcement, corrupt and blind politicians, and us, that illegal immigration has become such an entrenched problem in America. We need to do something. We cannot sustain our own debt, and we cannot afford the drain this takes on our society. We are 14 trillion dollars in debt, America. Wake up. At the very least, build the fence.