JohnStOnge wrote:BTW, it's not a national emergency. There are people who benefit from illegal immigration. It plays a role in our economy. It's been going on for decades. The idea that all of a sudden this is a national emergency that requires a dramatic instant response is absurd.
It’s a **** of a lot closer to a national emergency than any of the 30-40 things Obama or Bush declared a “national emergency” for. At least this one refers to OUR country.
And the fact it’s been going on for decades does not change the fact its a national emergency. the fact border crossings are at an ebb does not change the fact its a national emergency. The fact people benefit from illegal immigration does not change the fact that its a national emergency. That argument is **** retarded.
Perhaps I did not adequately articulate the central point. There is a serious question as to whether illegal immigration is even a net negative for our country. I would think that, for something to be an emergency, it would have to be clearly identifiable as a net negative. We might have more of an "emergency" if someone could snap their fingers and all illegal immigrants in the United States suddenly disappeared from our land. It would cause problems.
I'll link the article at http://fortune.com/2018/06/18/immigrati ... -shortage/
because I don't think Fortune can be accused of being "liberal." But with little effort you can find many others. An excellent case study was provided when Alabama cracked down hard and it caused problems for them economically. (see https://mic.com/articles/8272/alabama-i ... .2xzZmMNVe
) And Alabama is not a State that would be near the top in terms of impact from that kind of thing.
Trump's "emergency" is not an emergency. It's a complicated situation.