WHAT DO YOU DO?

What do you do when someone is causing your child distress and the authorities have refused to look into matters? The U.S. Attorney’s Office, who years ago failed to file any charges on immigration issues on people, while the people had good intentions for those immigration violations in my opinion, but nevertheless committed those violations. The woman was in the country illegally and the man was a Federal employee and they were dating. The woman gets pregnant so the man decides to marry her and to try and find a way to bring her back legally. Unfortunately, the woman committed other violation while in the country illegally, nothing of a vile nature, she used a fake ID to get money for a medical procedure to save her own life. The violations were made known as early as 2007 but they refused to file charges but they have since placed the whole family in a situation where they can’t really do anything, except for the man, because he might just be a moron, because he was facing ten years for his part and she was facing 30 years if they complained. But now the authorities seem like they can do whatever they want. They place people in the child’s kindergarten class, ask favors of her so she could obtain her Naturalization papers, really the only way to get a good job, and ask the man to have sex, same favors, or they would charge her and the man, {another guy asked, we’ll just call him pink dick for now}. They pick up the kid from a school trip and whereabouts are unknown for hours, just drop him off, show the child gay child porn and still the authorities fail to make any investigation. The States pretty much tell me they can’t help me. So how do I now protect them and myself from waking up with my pants undone, or demanding more favors from her or entering his school. What are my remedies? The one thing the U.S. Attorney’s Office did state was that they feel that the man is a threat to the public, a public safety issue, which they use Public Safety health services, which the U.S. Attorney is the chief of in every State, which now limits what gets put into the record and they just say the man is crazy. When the man asks them why they didn’t just file the appropriate charges when they had them, they just said, we do what we want. This is frustrating. No one investigates them. They are trusted to do the right thing. So now there’s the catch 22. Well, I wrote it, let’s see what happens now.

CATCH 22 OF THE NON CITIZEN CITIZEN

<> on September 3, 2010 in Wellington, Colorado.

Undocumented citizens are a vital and integral part of the workforce. They work the jobs most U.S. citizens wouldn’t even think of working and, more to the point, they work jobs that employers wouldn’t hire a U.S. citizen to do in order to pad the bottom line, in some cases just to make a living.

Unauthorized Immigrants and U.S.-born Workers Have Different Occupational Profiles

This chart shows that undocumented citizens dominate the service, construction and farming industries. Let’s take each service one by one.

The service industry or the tertiary sector of industry is made up of waitresses and waiters, housekeepers, home health care workers, bartenders and we’ll add manufacturing jobs (since it isn’t added in the above chart) in the chicken factories and the like. Undocumented workers make up 33% while U.S. born workers make up 17% and I’m guessing that other 50% ran when you tried to ask them so, most likely, part of the undocumented crowd. These workers make less money then their U.S. counterparts, generally, and most likely do not have health care benefits, definitely do not have any safety nets like social security or maternity leave and will never see a pension. There is no 401K program for them or any ability to start an IRA. They sacrifice to keep our luxuries cheap. Salads are only $6 because of them and that’s a substantial mark up. Hotel stays are affordable because they are the people that mop the floors, clean the rooms and keep your boilers working but you never see them. And when you do, you throw a temper tantrum, i.e. the lawyer from NYC that famously went instagram special at a restaurant for yelling about the illegal workers in the kitchen and wanted them thrown out of the country because of their lack of loquaciousness but first he wanted the food he ordered.

Thinking about it, that paragraph pretty much takes all the industries they work in into consideration. Undocumented workers do the hard labor and menial jobs that need to be done but no one else wants to. This is the trade off for not having proper paperwork. They have to take the jobs no one else wants, get paid less than minimum wage, not ever get sick and make due to pay for themselves here and their families abroad. It’s a tough ask. Then you have political pundits that want them gone… at least until dinner time at their favorite restaurants or when the hotels they own need cleaning, then they can return, but right after they must get out, until tomorrow.

The reality is they don’t want them gone, they just want to have something to bitc….. gripe about. Their faux angst about people crossing illegally is just that.. faux, I’m pretty sure that means fake. They know exactly where these people are but they made laws that doesn’t allow for them to be caught. They drafted laws to give all service industry employers time to make sure that these people aren’t caught. Any raids into a business has to be given by written notice, one week in advance, in writing, I might have mentioned that already, with the exact time and place they are going to show up.

So the catch 22 isn’t any of what I just mentioned, even though very awful, it’s that these people, in particular the women and children are the most abused, I mean raped and molested and kidnapped, people in our country. That is a true fact. The problem is that they have no legal recourse and sometime the perpetrators are the ones that are suppose to do the investigating. The courts will not entertain any motion for relief and, more to the point the non citizen citizens are too scared to request help. As you see, even women that are here legally sometimes find it difficult to speak up, imagine being a non citizen citizen and your tormentor happens to be someone with some authority. I speak through personal experiences, having been in the Federal system for twenty years. I can absolutely tell you that their lives can be a nightmare that they can’t do anything about.

This is also why Hispanic COVID deaths are so high. They have to share a one bedroom apartment and they all have to go to work. They don’t have the option to stay at home and call in sick. They can’t receive unemployment benefits. They have no choice and you still treat them like bastard children from an unwanted pregnancy that your girlfriend had while your wife was at home taking care of the children you already ignore as you force these women to have sex with you and show their kids child porn. Well that was a mouthful. All this is easily preventable if you had the ability to empathize. You don’t have to love them, you just have to treat them like human beings. You know karma is a bitch and one day she will rear her beautiful head and you’ll start understanding.

If you are going to exploit them as cheap labor, you can at least give them the full protection of the law, but seemingly they get exploited and they get screwed, better yet are forced to get fucked.

It’s not slavery but it’s not not slavery either, it’s inhumane.

This is a 5 Terrorist 5 Kilos excerpt

WHY ARE YOU SURPRISED ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

In the 1980’s the CIA, as it has been discovered, ran illegal drug operations to support the Contras against the Sadinistas. The Nicaraguan Revolution (Spanish: Revolución Nicaragüense or Revolución Popular Sandinista) encompassed the rising opposition to the Somoza dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s, the violent campaign led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) to oust the dictatorship in 1978–79, the subsequent efforts of the FSLN to govern Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, and the Contra War, which was waged between the FSLN-led government of Nicaragua and the United States-backed Contras from 1981–1990. The revolution marked a significant period in the history of Nicaragua and revealed the country as one of the major proxy war battlegrounds of the Cold War, attracting much international attention.

The CIA backed the drug cartels, one being Pablo Escobar and some making the Fortune 500 list, in exchange for money that was used to buy guns for the Contras. This was done in order to be able to fund the Contras without having to go through Congress at the time. The Cartels became extremely powerful, so much that it controlled the governments in the countries that they were in. Now, the people, the regular people, who make caravans and try to come to America, away from these drug war torn countries that were essentially helped by some of our agencies, try and escape the gruesome life that they are forced to live, by coming here and requesting asylum, which we mostly deny. These people are hard working peaceful people that don’t want to be part of a drug cartel and they don’t want their kids mixed up in these criminal organizations, yet we see them as parasites, mongrels and low life wet backs who don’t deserve entry. We don’t even keep them together when they get here, mass separations, or give them proper health care, mass deaths while in custody.

Does that seem right to you. To form lawless gangs and then abandon the people that these lawless gangs end up destroying. Did you think that these people, whom found extremely lucrative organizations, were just going to abandon their money making ways because the war in Nicaragua was over? I’m not saying to just let the caravan of people in and live for free off of our dime but a plan, a Marshal Plan, should be in order. We should at least fix what we destroyed. So are you surprised that they are migrating? I am not, I’m surprised that more aren’t leaving. Now, the U.S. can’t come right out and say that it is their fault, and if I were President I definitely would not do that but I would take some responsibility, in private, and find a way…. We fixed Europe when they started the war, we gave Germany money to rebuild and they assassinated 6 million Jewish people, are you telling me that you can’t do anything for the Latin countries when we gave rise to the power of the Cartels? A Marshal Plan, reroute some businesses to central and South America, wipe out what you brought in, the drug cartels, and help the good people. We are, after all, the greatest country on the planet. And even we weren’t the greatest country on Earth, the profits from our illicit drug distribution and sales must have been amazing, use some of them.

One word… perspective. The way you see the immigration problem and the way they do. You broke it now you should find a way to fix it. At least try. Believe it or not, the asylum seekers actually have a good case under the Geneva Convention to seek asylum. That’s because the administration responsible for this mishap also named the follow up operation to get rid of the Cartels as a war or the “war on drugs”.

The Geneva Convention relative to Protection of Civilian Persons in time of War or the fourth Geneva Convention or GCIV along with parts of the Hague Convention can be used to seek relief for asylum seekers if they can show that their conditions or their sufferings come directly from the actions of this country and its subsequent “war” on drugs. I’m not sure if this has ever been tried but it can’t hurt. It’s a novel approach to the law.

This is a 5 Terrorist 5 Kilos excerpt

Some of the first paragraph was taken from Wikipedia, you know, the smart part. Basically all of it but the first sentence.

SANCTUARY CITIES

sanctuary cities

Across the U.S. there are sanctuary cities that protect illegal immigrants, mostly Hispanics from abusive immigration laws. The problem with these sanctuary cities is that they don’t enforce the law, any of them. The likelihood of one of these immigrants becoming a victim of  a serious crime are higher, as are the chances that the crime will not be investigated. We give into these sanctuary cities only to be abused by other methods. It’s a double edged sword of getting cheap labor for the luxury of avoiding deportation and not being able to take advantage of the amenities that this country has to offer. Illegal immigrants are most likely to get sexually assaulted, become victims of violent crimes and have no outlet providing them protection due to the fact that people view them as non-tax payers that aren’t afforded these protections due to their status. What you have is these people that tell you can stay but only if you do what I say. So I don’t know if I would call them sanctuary cities as much as I would call them cattle farms.

If the State were to charge them State tax and allow them to have all the amenities that they give their regular citizens, like New York presently is by allowing them to get driver’s licenses, then you might have a recipe for something that could work. Trust me when I say that these people would be the most law abiding citizens there are.

This blog is not an opinion. This comes from personal experience of being a Hispanic immigrant and former LEO and having a Hispanic immigrant family that had problems with the immigration process, won’t go any further.

DEPORTED VETERANS

deported veterans

This article is going to be short. I notice that most, if not all, deported veterans are of Hispanic descent. I understand that coming into the country illegally is wrong but if you wanted to deport these brave souls who put their lives on the line for our country, wouldn’t it have made more sense to have done it prior to their enlistment and their service to our and their country? What no news article has ever researched or reported on is how many illegal citizens have died in these foreign wars for us. When I served in the military, joined during the first gulf war, they checked my immigration status. The military found me legally able to serve, doesn’t that automatically give these people the right to stay in the country when an arm of the government finds them lawfully able to put their lives on the line? Isn’t a DD-214 just as good as a green card? It’s unseemly to be seen as a country that doesn’t fight it’s own wars and battles. It almost looks like we kidnap people from other countries, make them fight our wars and then kick them back out. We should give these people their citizenship and then, if they break a law, treat them like someone who has broken a law, not an a foreign intruder or enemy combatant.

Other countries that allow foreign fighters offer these soldiers citizenship after a certain amount of time of service, most notably the French Foreign Legion who offers these soldiers French Citizenship after three years of service.

SHOULD THE USA TAKE OVER MEXICO

usa mexico

Should the U.S.A. try and acquire Mexico? That sounds funny right. In this day and age, one country acquiring another seems like a funny and even crazy idea, but is it? Do you know most of our problems are do to imaginary lines, borders. Wars are fought over these lines, walls are being built because of these lines, poverty is in large part because of these lines and how someone is perceived is because of these imaginary lines. If you were to get rid of these imaginary lines, you would get rid of almost every problem we have, maybe even climate change, which is not because of these lines. It is my opinion that this is the next logical step in the evolution of our world, to become a one country (which would not even be the right word for it because without borders there would only be a world). Now, I am definitely not saying invasion, alright Turkey, I am saying coming to an agreement that would be advantageous to all parties involved. I’m thinking less early 17, 18, 19th century and more future globalization by mutual acquisition, like AOL and Time Warner, Dow and Dupont, and Heinz and Kraft. The thought of countries merging to become one sounds funny, maybe ridiculous, but I feel that it would solve almost every problem we have. I wrote a blog about discovering a new planet and then posed the question what would we do if it came to be. Would we put borders up and separate people or would we just inhabit the world as one people? A borderless world would no longer see endless wars or any wars (saving a crap load of money on building nuclear missiles), it would not see famine (hopefully) and it would not see racism (I mean, that would have to fade away with the older generation). I know what you’re thinking, how would we hold an Olympics without borders, while that does pose a dilemma, I’m sure we can figure it out. So here’s to taking over the world one small country at a time, lol, sure as heck doesn’t sound right but if done the right way, democratically, it would benefit everyone. While everyone balked at President Trump for wanting to get Greenland, I don’t know what his reasons for trying to acquire it were, the premise of becoming one world without borders is not that crazy. The election for whoever would become President of that World would be interesting, we wouldn’t have to worry about foreign interference anymore, so there’s that, look another problem solved. There would be no more foreign terrorism just domestic and there would be no need for money exchanges.

I watched the Daily Show last night and saw Sen. Rand Paul. He spoke with the host Trevor Noah and the topic was socialism vs. capitalism. Let me say that the Senator was my choice on the Repub side for nominee in 2016. His arguments though for capitalism and socialism aren’t far off from a moderate candidate. Socialism doesn’t work, he is right, but he is mistaking communism and authoritarian regimes for socialist republics, they are not. True socialism puts the power in societies hands and not an individuals hands, that’s individualism. The regimes the Senator spoke of were faux socialist republics or only socialist republics in name but not in practice. Socialism works like this. Everyone puts all their money in a pot and then it is redistributed equally among everyone. Then the government asks for money from the people and society as  whole then decides to say it is or it isn’t a worthy cause or reason to give that money. The regimes that the Senator spoke of would take your money and then take their part without asking society and then redistribute what’s left as they, this individual, deemed fit. That’s a pyramid scheme disguised as a government. The problem with true socialism is, it lacks incentive. Why become a doctor if I can be a janitor and get paid the same. That being said, capitalism is better to a point. The problem with capitalism is that it’s a wider form of communism. The CEO’s now become heads of their own entity and they redistribute as they see fit. That’s why they move their companies to countries where labor is cheaper. They pay their workers but if they can pay them less, they would and do. This is where being a borderless world would actually be most useful, greed would be put in check because now we can force a living wage to everyone in the world, no matter where you move your business. Capitalism would be put in check and there would be no socialism. Minimum wage would be the same and earnings for any particular profession would be in par all over the world. Then we can cap yearly earnings to a billion or two with the rest being forced to be taxed at a 100 percent rate to be redistributed to people all over the world as tax rebates.

POTENTIAL HABITABLE PLANET

potential habitable planet

The USA Today newspaper reported that scientists have discovered a blue planet that may be habitable. Is that good news, maybe for us, maybe not so much for that planet. I was talking to my son about his future. We always discuss different topics, mainly to see what his views are on different things. This particular day we discussed what he should major in and why. He was all into game designing, what adolescent isn’t. He likes game theory and coding. I told him that I would like to see him double major in mechanical engineering and astrophysics, what parent doesn’t. He asked me why and I explained that those are the jobs of the future, especially with climate change being such a crisis, mechanical engineers, along with civil and other engineering fields, are going to be in the forefront in finding a new way to adapt to growing oceans and diminishing resources. I told him that I expect that we are going to look for a new planet to inhabit and that scientists recently found a planet that may be habitable and that a mechanical engineer would be needed to design a vessel that may have to carry people that could travel for such a long time. That we would need to find a way to induce artificial gravity on a vessel on such a long trip and I would love it if he were one of the people working on a project like that. Then it occurred to me, what would we do if we could do that?

What would we do if we could inhabit another planet? Would we mine for coal and fossil fuels or would we use something akin to the green new deal? Wind, solar, and clean energy (I’m guessing nuclear). Would we let cows fart? Of course we would, that was a joke. If we could start anew, would we do the same things there that forced us to look for a new planet in the first place? I hope not. Would we have different countries and crazy border issues or would we be borderless? Would we make sure everyone was happy regardless of what origin they were from on the planet they left from or would we start separating people into different regions? Would we have borders and build walls or would we be free? Would we build weapons of mass destruction that could render that new planet useless or would we ban such actions? So what would we do?

Then it occurred to me, why do we have to wait to get to a new planet to do those things, why can’t we just do them on this planet, right now? At least work towards that goal.

You ever notice that you inhabit a planet that is habitable. If you inhabit something, wouldn’t it be inhabitable? That’s one of the things I would like to change on a new planet, confusing literacy. Maybe not a priority.

Lol, I tell a poignant story and end it with the most absurd shit ever.

Every Congressional and Senatorial Elected Person Not Native To This Country Must GO!!

 

 

These would be the only members of the legislative body left. The only four Native Americans. LOL. Maybe this what the President meant. Dealing with four people would be a lot easier then dealing with 400+ people. I wonder what  these elected officials were thinking. These non-Native Americans are sure crazy as hell. Immigration started in 1492. Why stop a tradition when it has worked out so well for us. We’re great because of immigration, not despite of it.

We are the greatest country in the world, with that I agree with the President. We are also the most diverse country in the world. I think that there is a direct correlation to that equation.

DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or Delayed Approach Causing Animosity?

DACA dreamer

I think this conversation needs to be settled. This is why politics has so many people turned off and against each other. In one corner you have politicians that want to exploit an issue that puts people’s life at risk and in the other you have people, to no fault of their own, in a perilous position of being deported to a country that they don’t know, haven’t seen, maybe ever, and wouldn’t have the first clue what to do if they have to leave. It almost seems like a reality show. Survivor. I’m confident that the right thing will happen. After all the stance taking and chest puffing, I am confident, admittedly not as much as I used to be, that the right thing will be done and these individuals that are upstanding young soon to be citizens will get their day and be allowed a path to citizenship. These are hard times for them and I have seen this first hand, heard stories straight out of their mouths and witnessed some atrocities. I’m going to try and walk you through some events these people faced.

Prior to my job as an unrenowned blog splatterer, I used to work for the federal government. One of my jobs was as a Border Patrol Agent. The Border Patrol’s (BP), now known as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, duties were simply to affect arrests on anyone trying to circumvent customs and/or gaining entry into the United States illegally. Border Patrol agentI worked the southern border where California meets with Tijuana, Mexico and I did my job well, I like to think. I caught people from all nationalities like Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Cuban, El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, and a host of other countries. I didn’t particularly love my job but I didn’t hate it either. Regardless of all the hoopla, the position is necessary and the people that work for the BP are dedicated good people that put their lives on the line for the security of our country. They work some of the most perilous terrains and remote areas and try to deter the influx of illegal drugs as well as illegal entry. In my four years their I have run into some very good people, not my fellow ex- Agents but people crossing into the U.S..

A story I would like to share happened on the Tijuana Canal where the U.S. border meets the Mexican border. On this particular night I was working Whiskey 3 (W3), a hard X. This means that I was positioned at this location and was not to move, to act as a deterrence from people crossing. I hear a banging on the gate that leads into the canal and people yelling in Spanish. I go over to the gate and their were several people talking to me in Spanish saying that they were being robbed. I told them to back up and head over to the south side and I’ll go check it out. As I opened the gate and stepped into the canal, I asked W4 to keep an eye out on me as I entered the canal, you never know. As I stepped closer to the border, a yellow line that runs north to south, to peak around the fence, I kept telling this group of 5 to keep backing up to the south side, pointing my flashlight at their faces and hands to make sure they weren’t armed. They had a terrified look on their faces, they didn’t want to go. They wanted to stay on the north side. As I approached I kept telling them to back up, “Muevance para atras”, (use google translate), Still terrified, they were begging me to help. I get to where the yellow line separates the two countries and look around the corner and see a big man grabbing another man by the shirt, as he laid on the ground pointing a gun, an old .38 revolver, at him. The man on the ground InkedInkedTJ Canal W 3_LIhad one hand on the ground and the other shielding his face. The big man yelling at him to give him all his money. The actions I took right after that lasted about ten seconds. I pull my Beretta from my holster, tell the people to cross over to the north side and stay out of the way, and to get against the fence, radioed W4 and told him to make sure they didn’t make a break to the north side and radioed dispatch to inform of the situation. They said they would contact the PD on the south side, I told them don’t bother, he’s a Federale, Mexican police officer. I shine my light on him and yelled “Que Haces”. My weapon is now behind my right quad and my flashlight is trained on the Federales face. He looks at me and uses  couple of choice words. My dispatch informs that I am not, for any reason, to cross the border, that I must remain on the north side. I don’t respond, just kept my focus on the Federale and his gun. If he had pointed that weapon at me, I would have been able to defend myself, I was hoping that it wouldn’t come to that. By the Federales slurred speech and wobbling stance, I was guessing he had a little too many Tequilas. The confrontation, that seemed like a lifetime, lasted all of 30 seconds. He kept telling me that it wasn’t any of my business, mixed with some language that his mother would wash his mouth out with soap with. I yelled something, don’t even remember what language it was, could have been Spanish, could have been English, could have been Swahili by the confused look on his face. He finally looks down at the man on the ground, back at me, then pushes the man down with some force and turns, holsters his weapon and leaves. I relayed to my dispatch that incident ws over and that the assailant had left. I was at the right place at the right time, could have easily been the wrong place at the wrong time if Senor Tequila felt like becoming the Mexican Wyatt Earp. The now illegal entrants, 20 feet into the north side, thanked me. I stayed there talking to them for a while. They told me that they had been there for about two weeks and that they have been robbed prior, it wasn’t the first time. They told me about their families in their country and how they left their loved ones because there was no work where they lived. A mixed gang of men and 1 woman. They were risking their lives because they needed to feed their children. I asked him how much did the guy take and he just got the one persons cash. The other ones left as soon as he made his presence known with the .38. I gave them my left over food, half a club sandwich from Denny’s and  fries and told them if he returns to come back to the gate and that I would bring them north until he left. You want to hear another. This one will make you scratch your head.

I was on the swing shift, working overtime on Rover patrol, when scope, an agent working heat sensing cameras, calls out a group of 4 crossing. I get to the location where they were spotted and quickly see them low crawling. When they spot me they get up and run. They run through a group of bushes. Two feet on the other side of these pushes was a Cholla Cactus, I’m guessing. It was the type of cactus that grows in small pieces and when you run into them, parts of them come off. The reason I know that, is because I ran right deadsmack into them. I can’t express how much that hurt and how dumb I felt. It hurt because I was running at full speed, try it, run full speed into a cactus. I felt dumb because, while I looked like a linebacker arresting this cactus for illegal growing, the small group of 4 managed to bank right and avoid the cactus. At this point I yelled out, like a man that ran into a cactus full speed. The group stopped, looked back and came to help me. They told me to stand still. They grabbed my pants and pulled it off my leg, removing the cactus from my leg. They were clear. They had open space and a direct route down the mountain into Imperial Beach. They didn’t do it. They helped me instead. They pulled that cactus off of me like people that had done this on prior occasions. What did I do to thank them. I deported them. Actually, I thanked them for their kindness, shook their hand and them told them that I couldn’t let them go. to their credit, they completely understood. I didn’t take them in and fingerprint them, take their picture and get their details for the system, no, but I told them that right now, straight down the path they were taking, there were already two other agents waiting for them. Redundancy. They looked down and just smiled. I pulled my Bronco up to the fence and told them, hop back over and that where they tried to cross was full of security cameras and sensors. That I wished I could help but……I said, I can’t tell you that about 500 feet west there was a sensor that wasn’t working correctly and that crossing at night was giving us problems. I can’t tell you that. I can’t tell you that it will be fixed by tomorrow morning, nope, I would get in trouble. They climbed on the hood of my truck and hopped over. That was the last time I ever seen them. Don’t know if they are part of DACA, I hope so.

This portrayal of illegal people, (not aliens, martians are aliens, they are people), as some kind of monsters that are here to harm us are completely false, for the most part. Don’tDACA rules mix them up as all being drug runners or mules. They’re not, while admittedly some are, but very few. Most are looking to support their families, exactly what all of us would do if we were in their position. I’m not lobbying for open borders, I don’t think it’s wise to have open borders but I am urging common sense. The DACA program is meant for people that have been here for a while and we didn’t even know they were among us. We didn’t know because they have caused no trouble, have not been arrested, work (they can’t be on any social program) and are productive. These people basically assimilated in the best possible way. The criteria they face forces them to do that.

My blame for the stall of this program is going to be tough to hear. I could be mixed up but it seems that the Democratic criticisms on President Trump has left him unwilling to approach the subject at this time. I’m going to try and be as diplomatic as possible about this situation and refuse to take sides. On one hand you have the President who knows that this is a tool to mend bridges with the left but isn’t quite “feeling the love” so he is deciding to hold off and the other you have the Democratic Caucus who feels that this shouldn’t be a political issue but a humanitarian one and should be passed immediately, without “giving the love”. In the middle you have innocent people, innocent in that they were forced to migrate as children, that are hoping the differences can be resolved. For the President, having people, that already here and assimilated, working and paying taxes is the easiest solution to counting them as basically visas delivered through the lottery. He can count them to the quota that the government gives out each year and, bonus, they are proven good people that are already paying taxes. From a business point of view, and the President is a businessman, not so much a politician but that’s the platform he ran on, that is a huge win. For the left, if they can find a way to reconcile their differences somehow, they get their legislative win and more importantly they helped those people that they were trying to help. It really is a DACA Trumpwin-win situation if both sides can find something positive to say about each other. Everyone in government feels like this the right thing to do. Please don’t let petty differences get in the way of what can be a monumental moment of solidarity. We are the world’s leaders in front of the cameras, meaning everyone watches our every step. Let us show them what we are capable of.

You want to hear something ironic, I ended leaving the BP into another position within the government, met a wonderful woman who happened to be illegal, married her, had a child and had to leave my job because I lied about where I met her. True story. The whole thing, not just the ending.

This story, while written with good intentions, is poorly written and reads a little rough. Doesn’t really captivate the reader the way I wanted to, I got bored trying to edit it. To my credit though, I did manage to introduce the word hoopla into the story. There’s that, I guess.

 

LAND OF THE LOST

Immigrant Caravan

As the immigrant caravan turtles its way up to the southern border, we are trying to find solutions on how to keep these people out. What we don’t ask, even though we know, is why would a mass of so many people just abandon their country and risk everything on the slim hope of maybe hitting the lottery, the chances are probably the same, of maybe getting a humanitarian visa. While my reaction or how I would handle this type of mass exodus would be different, the current administration is more security minded. I agree that protecting our citizens from any harmful events is the duty of our government, but in the age of global everything (warming, manufacturing, economics, security, affairs, markets, technology, internet) why does it seem that these central american countries are lost to us.? It would be easy just to put the blame on the United States but isn’t there other organizations that can also supply support? NATO and the United Nations, which have done so much good all around the world, are peacekeeping entities and have in the past intervened in situations that are not similar but are exactly like this. I’m not referring to adopting these people into their countries but setting up talks with the governments of these countries and figuring out solutions. Why is it that central america isn’t getting the reactions some of these other countries have gotten? I believe that the U.S. should lead a NATO or U.N. peacekeeping mission into this region, we are members of both organizations. Maybe with the new class of congresspeople coming in, they can ask these tough questions and pressure these methods into existence. My feeling is you can’t treat a broken leg with aspirin, we should find a real solution for some very real people in desperate need of support. Let’s trying adding global empathy and responsibility to the long list of global suffixes. Not that some of these entities haven’t already, we now need it in central america. This post is not about agreeing with my position, it’s about trying to recognize that there is a problem and, as a global community, finding the best solution to an ever growing problem that has seen good people displaced and expatriated by criminal elements.