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Week of June 18, 2018

Week of June 18, 2018
Posted: Jun 18, 2018
Categories: Poll Questions
Comments: 14

Topic: Zero-Tolerance Policy on Illegal Border Crossings

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President Trump has signed an executive order halting family separation at the border, but his administration’s "zero-tolerance" policy that prosecutes adults caught crossing the border illegally will continue. Do you support this policy?






14 comments on article "Week of June 18, 2018"

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doris muck, 6/20/2018 11:24 AM

If i were ever in that position and i had a baby, a two or three year old, even up to eight or nige years old the condidtions would have to be sooo bad and unbearable that i would leave my child in the care of someone i dont know and would have no idea where they would be Just don't think i could ever do it even knowing that in our country they would be treated good. I have not walked in those mothers shoes and that may make a difference but to me i just dont think i could.

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Vicki Myers CCPC 108 , 6/26/2018 1:46 PM

As a former CPS child who was taken from my family simply because my biological mother was Cherokee Indian, I am exasperated by the attention the current separation of children is receiving. Where was the concern for CPS children in the 1950's who were separated from their families, never to know or see them again due to the reality of closed adoptions.

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Mary Jo Thompson, 6/26/2018 2:48 PM

What we are not hearing much about - The separation is TEMPORARY!! The un-informed don't realize that some of these children have been kidnapped so the kidnapper can get across the border, and some of the children are being trafficked. Why on earth would we not separate them!! So, the child has an opportunity to explain to authorities what is really happening to them. The picture of the little girl alone and crying is just one of millions of Fake News reports. That child was not separated from her mother - the mother had just briefly put her down. This country can no longer afford to have thousands of people come to live here and go on welfare. We are having problems taking care of our own - veterans, elderly, children, and homeless. If they want to come here legally and have a path to citizenship and contribute to our country fine. But don't come here for a free ride!

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shirley j newton, 6/26/2018 4:00 PM

We have to stop catering to illegals. Changing our laws will only encourage more illegals. We have to make them reconsider illegal entry. I feel sorry for the children but not the parents.. They choose to expose their entire family to our immigration laws. The parents should suffer the consequences of their choice. Would Mexico change their immigration laws to accommodate illegals? The media is having a heyday with this one. How will we ever stop illegals if we keep changing our laws to make it easier for them to steal their way into our country?

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Joanne Ladewig, 6/26/2018 4:13 PM

Not only was the crying child NOT separated from her mother, what is incredibly ironic in promoting this child as a political symbol is that her mother CHOSE to separate the child from her father, without even notifying him of intending to leave the country! Frankly, this sudden emphasis of emotionalizing this issue by Democrats, complicit with the mainstream media (weeks after Sessions announced the enforcement of the policy!) is plain ol' "Wag the Dog" manipulation - that is, (Democrats and press) intentionally distract the populace from the real news - in this case, true news released about the FBI/Comey/Mueller/Clinton mess that was masquerading as a purported Trump/Russia investigation.

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CARMELLA A NOLL, 6/26/2018 4:27 PM

When I see these men who say they fled their country in fear, they obviously do not understand what the early patriots did to leave England and form our new world. They are cowards because they run rather than fight to save their countries.

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Ava Pfeiffer, 6/26/2018 6:04 PM

The illegals are given the right to a trial because they committed a crime in our country. This is nonsensical to me. I know it seems selfish, but this law has to change. It tonly encourages adults to bring children as a cover and use our freedoms to their advantage. They can apply for asylum through U.S. embassies and not endanger themselves and their children by taking the long journey. I know there is no simple/ fair solution that will satisfy everyone. We are blessed to be citizens and raise our children in freedom. I can’t imagine being a parent in any other situation! But I want my children and my country to be safe. That’s my highest priority!

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Terri Streeter, 6/27/2018 3:41 PM

We are a country with laws and a constitution that has worked to the advantage for our country. The problems that have evolved have been due to the breaking and compromise of those laws.

No other country allows open borders and the countries that have allowed an influx of illegals into their country have paid negative consequences. Parents had a choice not to break our laws and avoid separation of their children.

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Alice-Louise Waldon, 6/28/2018 7:35 AM

We must maintain strong borders. ILLEGAL entrance into this country must be stopped. The media always seems to leave out the word ILLEGAL when presenting the immigration issues. They are breaking the law and should be prosecuted. It is a well known FACT that the drug cartels constantly use this mode to bring drugs to the US. The border has been a constant war. I lived in California for 30 years and the crossings have always been out of control. The people that cross know the dangers and the parents are the ones subjecting their children to possible separation. When a law is broken, prosecution ensues and you can't take your kids to jail for ANY CRIME. Our President Trump has my total support.

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Mary S Cunningham, 7/3/2018 4:42 PM

We have laws that should be enforced equally and according to the rule of law. If the laws are bad then our legislative branch has the responsibility and authority to change them. Until they do the laws should be obeyed and enforced. As a lawyer, judge, mother and former educator I have seen hundreds of American children separated from their parents for less onerous reasons. Many CPS parents commit relatively minor misdemeanor offenses and have their children removed and in some cases it is permanent. Why would we treat non-citizen criminals any differently and even preferential, in some cases? We all make decisions that affect our children. If we choose detrimental actions, it is our responsibility to deal with the consequences. That attitude is part of what has made America great. Personal responsibility should not be minimized or excused.

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Abigail Pilger, 7/3/2018 6:47 PM

To call seeing a child crying while her mother is being handcuffed “fake news” is unconscionable on your part for disseminating such an inappropriate statement. Please, let’s do better than that!

Otherwise we’re no better than the opposition.

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Lynde Mayer, 7/4/2018 4:37 PM

I believe in the rule of law. Our country has Immigration Laws that are not being enforced. When one commits a crime, you are arrested, placed in jail, and separated from your children and family. That is one of the consequences of breaking the law. These illegal immigrants, who violate our country's immigration laws by entering the country illegally, must suffer the consequences of their acts, including being separated from their children. No excuses please! The law is the law. I support President Trump's proposal to immediately return the illegal aliens back to their countries of origins, without burdening our legal system, and increasing the tax burden on American citizens. The minute they violate our borders, and enter the country illegally, they should immediately be returned to their countries of origins.

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Carol Paola, 7/6/2018 3:09 PM

If the illegal immigrants didn't try to enter the USA, there would be no problem with children being held. Additionally so many children were sent to enter the USA without their parents. If they were so concerned about being away from their children how or why could they send their children and subject them to so many dangers of crossing the border. Certainly most coyotes aren't upstanding citizens and would prey upon these youngsters.

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