Monday, June 25, 2018

There Isn't Any Nice Or Pleasant Way To Enforce Our Immigration Laws

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I would prefer it if children were not being detained at the border. I would also prefer it if millions of adults were not breaking our laws by sneaking across our border with their kids. But the first thing must unfortunately happen because the second thing is unfortunately happening. If we are going to enforce our laws, then illegal aliens must be caught and detained for a time. This will include children, sadly. There is no way around it.
The best solution to the problem is to prevent people from breaking the law in the first place. Until we accomplish that, the second best solution is to capture the law breakers, and, if they are a family, detain them together so that children are not separated from their parents. If President Trump is moving toward that policy (away from the Obama-era policy, in other words), I think it is a good and important step.
But it is still a rather unpleasant thing to capture and detain entire families. It will be scary for the kids. There will be tears and shattered dreams. People will be sent back to countries they were trying to escape. This is sad — but it is not unjust, nor unfair, nor inhumane. It is just to have a border. It is just to have immigration laws. It is just to protect that border and enforce those laws. It is also unpleasant. But a civilization must be willing to do unpleasant things if it wants to continue existing.
Read the rest from Matt Walsh HERE.

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