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Should President Trump close the border?
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Beatrice Pace, 4/11/2019 11:56 AM
Closing the border would create great economic disruption for both US and Mexico. But we do have a 'war zone' down there and should act accordingly.
Mary Kaye Soriano, 4/11/2019 11:59 AM
As the Democrats continue to move further left toward socialism they abandon their voter base but must replace lost votes with new ones. Where else to harvest votes but in the illegal population? This is creating the real humanitarian and border security crisis: human trafficking, drugs, crime, child and women exploitation, and an increase in once controlled epidemic medical crisis. Closing the border would force Congress to legislate and update the immigration laws and govern - which is why we the people "hired" them via election.
C. Schafer, 4/11/2019 12:12 PM
Close it to immigrants, but don't close it so tight that it will effect U.S. factories not getting parts they need.
K.L. Shillock , 4/11/2019 12:32 PM
The President said, "We're full up!" And, I'll add fed up! At this point, I don't care what is done as long as the illegal migration mess gets stopped. Suspend asylum. Close the border...... make Mexico fight the battle on their Southern Border. Make the U.S as unattractive as possible to these hoards of free loaders and everyone else on this issue, if necessary. I do not believe we are mandated ( morally or otherwise) in any way to save Central America by moving it's population to North America. Do whatever it takes to make dysfunctional Congress act.
Melonie Swenson, 4/11/2019 12:36 PM
Definately, but still let commerce through.
Joanne Ladewig, 4/11/2019 2:17 PM
I think President Trump's threat got Mexico's attention in a big, and effective way! If Mexico's officials are now willing to stop the caravans at their own southern border, this will greatly relieve the pressure on ours. No need to close the border YET. In the mean time, let's continue to build or repair/replace the barriers needed. How to pay for it? Several ways: allow anyone paying income taxes to make a deductible contribution through IRS or a gov't. secure website and, since many immigrants send home money to their families through a U.S. government system for about 69 cents a transaction, why not add a 25 cent surcharge and utilize that money for "border security" ? If billions of U.S. earned dollars are send to immigrants' home countries, we should get some part of the transaction for security! And a border wall or barrier, etc. is certainly a security measure.
LaJoyce Robinson, 4/11/2019 3:39 PM
It should be closed except leave a door open for the legal citizens of both countries so theys can cross over with documentation that they work in one country and live in the other. Leave it open for trucks to deliver the products from the other country with very strict inspections to ensure no illegal drugs cross over.
We can not assimilate anymore people, no matter what the issue maybe. There are no jobs here, there is no more housing and we certainly do not want them on our welfare rolls and healthcare freebees. God forbid the diseases that they can bring across.
I was a minuteman years ago and watched the border for illegal crossings and phoned the Border Patrol and they apprehended them promptly. Now it is too dangerous for citizens to help watch.
The people that want to come have to do it the legal way even though it may take years. I help register to voter new naturalized citizens once a month after the ceremony and they are so grateful. I would say that the average time is 4 to 6 years and some even 12 years to get to this wonderful day for them.
If they want asylum then they should seek it at an USA embassy in their own country. Not put their families in jeopardy like they are doing it now.
Leslie Key, 4/12/2019 6:57 AM
NO, President Trump should NOT close the border. I agree with our Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn that closing the border is a bad idea. It would seriously hurt trade jobs and trade businesses and would have a very negative effect on our entire U.S. economy. A thriving U.S. economy is what is going to re-elect President Trump in 2020. We CANNOT mess with that unless we really don’t care if there is a Socialist loon in the White House in 2021 who will work hard to reverse everything Trump has accomplished for our country by instituting radical socialist policies. I think a better way to put pressure on the Mexico government to stop the caravans is to make it illegal for immigrants in America to send remittances back to Mexico. Right now those remittances are putting $23 billion dollars into the Mexican economy every year. That money earned by immigrants is going back to Mexico instead of staying in America. Republicans need to understand why all these waves of caravans are coming to America. Over 100,000 immigrants came to our border in March alone. This whole thing is being carefully organized and orchestrated by radicaMarxist Communist groups based in Chicago and well funded by George Soros and other wealthy far left people. One of these groups is Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders. They are organizing all the routes north from Central America and arranging bus transportation through Mexico. That is why so many immigrants are getting to our U.S. border so quickly. It’s all being carefully planned and orchestrated
Leslie Key, 4/12/2019 7:11 AM
by these radical Marxist Communists to completely overwhelmed our system and collapse our country. The Democrats in our country love it because they see all these new immigrants as future dependent Democrat voters. The Democrats in Congress have NO interest whatsoever in solving the immigrant crisis at the border or in helping President Trump. For a video explanation of this George Soros-funded plan to collapse our country, search utube video by Glenn Beck “Chalkboard Lesson: Chicago Marxists are Pulling the Strings on the Attack on Our Border.” I hope everyone watches the video and then calls their Republican Congressmen and demands that this radical Communist group in Chicago be exposed and SHUT DOWN for breaking our immigration laws and attacking our country.