What would you say if I told you that there was a man that is on his way to your house, and when he arrives, he is going to live there whether you like it or not? That’s the situation our country is in right now, because there is a large invasion force seven thousand people strong that is headed for our southern border from Honduras. These people are not American citizens. They have not received permission to enter the United States.
Now some would say (and I agree) that life is a basic human right, which is odd coming from those who support abortion, but I digress. They say, “You don’t care that these people are fleeing the violence in their country.” That’s not true. I DO care, and it should stop, but Honduras is NOT the United States. Honduran citizens are NOT the citizens of the US. They need help, but forcing us to care for them is not the way.
When I was young I helped my family participated in sending care packages to Honduras. I still remember packing boxes with bags and bags of rice, beans, powdered milk and many other things. I didn’t speak Spanish, but packing those boxes is why I will never forget the meaning of the words arroz, frijoles, and leche en pulvo. We took the boxes to a farm in Minnesota where they then shipped them to some aid station in Honduras to help feed hungry people. I am not heartless. But if those Hondurans had shown up at our door and started taking our food and other belongings out of our house? They would have gotten a much different response.
I sincerely hope that the United Nations takes action to help the country of Honduras. I think human rights abuses are horrible. But I don’t think that allowing the citizens of Honduras to enter other countries illegally is the answer. So far Guatemala and Mexico have not stopped them. Let’s hope that Trump can stop them at our border.
I don’t have any easy answers, but if I were President, here’s what I would do:
1. I would immediately put a hold on all immigration from the three countries that have helped cause this problem: Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico, until such time as they show willingness to abide by international law.
2. I would immediately end foreign aid to all three countries.
3. I would assemble a force of Americans to stop these people from crossing the border. I would direct this force to detain anybody who crcosses illegally. I would then determine if the person has a visa. If no visa, no entry, and they would be returned to Mexico, and let Mexico deal with them, since Mexico let them in at their southern border.
I don’t have all the answers. Maybe somebody has a better idea. But I know that allowing 7,000 people to enter illegally is not the answer. If these people are allowed to enter, then our borders truly mean nothing.