Close the border for humanity's sake
May 26, 2003
How many undocumented immigrants will die before the Bush administration realizes that the most humane act it can take is to close our southern border and thus stop smugglers from taking the calculated risk that financial profits outweigh the costs of getting caught?
What do you think? Close the border a good idea?
Would it work?
May 26, '03
I drive by a corner where men wait to be picked up to do hard work for less than minimum wage. Clearly most are illegals from Spanish speaking countries.
To me they should either be consistantly taken back to their country or given some kind of legal worker status. The way it is is silly. Police just make sure no traffic laws are broken knowing these are not people here legally.
Sometimes they are hospitalized with illness or accident. All I have cared for have been polite.
I have been told a typical man lives crowded into a cheap apartment. Drinking on non work time is common. Many are religious Christians, Catholic & Protestant.
If they succeed in bringing their family they raise regular American kids like:
Army Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, El Paso, Texas
Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto was a mechanic's son who was born
across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He grew up in a
hardscrabble neighborhood east of El Paso, Texas.
The 18-year-old had become a naturalized citizen several years ago
and enlisted in the Army shortly after graduating from high school
His father didn't want him to go.
"I knew it was a difficult life," Ruben Estrella Sr. But he said the teenager wanted an
education and aimed for a career in computers or engineering.
Estrella-Soto, a member of the 507th Maintenance Company, was killed after the
his convoy was ambushed last month in Iraq.
The Rev. Edward Roden-Lucero, pastor of San Juan Diego Blessed Catholic Church
in El Paso, said the family was puzzled as to how their son ended up in danger so
quickly. "They're all very, very sad. They're all taking it very hard," he said.
Last edit by pickledpepperRN on May 26, '03