Alexander Gordon Smith, Fugitives
“You’d think the US government had bigger priorities than treating honors students like criminals, yet here we are”
this is an amazing message and i fully support that our country needs to dramatically alter our immigration laws, but there is a small amount of bullshit in this. like these parents came to the us prematurely without citizenship and knew that shit like this could happen. of course its terrible for the kids but you can’t put all the blame on the government when parents knowingly bring their children into a country without legalizing them.
That is true. The parents do have to take some responsibility for their kids being in a bad situation, but coming from an immigrant family, I’d say that that is not the biggest thing on most parents minds at the time they decide to illegally enter. If they are desperate enough to come into the country illegally, then it’s because the prospects in the home country aren’t good. It could be a great number of things, most often employment related. So, between the kids starving in the home country and being in a shitty situation with possibly no future in the US, well, what would you pick?
Regardless of all of that, I’ve personally gone through immigration myself and had to help my mom/sister get their green cards, and I’ll tell you that it’s a really shitty process they have in place right now. They need to reform the immigration process because the inadequacies of the current process is why more people don’t come into the country legally. It’s not that all immigrants are lazy to go through the process or wait in line, it’s that the process is so ridiculously expensive and the ”wait” is insane. I’m sure some people will still choose to enter illegally, but a better process will really go a long way to help a lot of people and reduce illegal immigration.
I’m thankful every day that my family has our papers, but I really feel for those kids. They have no home really. They’re illegal in the only country they’ve ever known. It breaks my heart.
I took a 7 week coast to coast road trip after being laid off from Boeing. I didn’t have a camper but realized that being able to pull off the road at a rest or truck stop was the way to go to make the trip affordable. With a few sheets of 1/2” plywood and misc. hardware this is what I came up with. The effort was well worth the time and materials.
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