How do we solve Border Problem Poll

How to solve Border problems

  • Close Border till we come up with better plan to handle the increase in asylum seekers

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Keep border open and demand Congress do something about Immigration policies

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • Do nothing but blame Trump and let the problem continue

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Demand Mexico does better job with asylum seekers or slap Tariff on cars being imported from Mexico

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11
Nov 2008
62,055
4,765
Washington state
#1
Whatever the reasons for the migrant surge, there is a growing consensus that federal border resources are overwhelmed. While illegal border crossings are still down sharply from their peak in 2000, they have nonetheless reached a 12-year high. While most illegal border-crossers used to be single Mexican nationals coming to the U.S. in search of work, more than half are now parents and children who have traveled from Central America to seek refuge in the U.S.
Those families, along with unaccompanied children, are subject to specific laws and court settlements that prevent them from being immediately sent back to their home countries. Immigrant processing and holding centers have been overwhelmed, forcing officials to dramatically expand a practice Trump has long mocked as “catch and release.”

Indeed, ICE has set free more than 125,000 people who came into the U.S. as families since late last year and is now busing people hundreds of miles inland, releasing them at Greyhound stations and churches in cities like Albuquerque, San Antonio and Phoenix because towns close to the border already have more than they can handle.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also has voiced increasing exasperation, equating the situation to the aftermath of a Category 5 hurricane.

“We have tried everything that we can at DHS,” she said Thursday on CNN. “We are out of the ability to manage this flow and they need help.”

She recently called on Congress to consider changes to the immigration system. But those efforts have so far landed with a thud.
House Democrats would almost certainly reject any plans to simply deport unaccompanied minors or otherwise rewrite the law governing asylum or family detentions that they see as protecting young migrants who are often fleeing difficult conditions. In the Senate, where Republicans have the majority, there’s little interest in big legislative proposals this year, especially on a divisive issue like immigration. Trump’s ideas could be especially tough for senators facing re-election in 2020 in Colorado, Arizona and North Carolina, swing states with sizable Latino and immigrant populations.

In the meantime, tensions between agencies and at the White House have been bubbling up. At Homeland Security, officials have expressed frustration with colleagues at the Health and Human Services Department and at the Pentagon, accusing them of doing too little to help. And there are complaints about the White House and what some see as an effort by Miller to dismantle the leadership of the department, in part to shift the blame away from the White House.Trump struggles with a growing problem on the border

Despite this being a Political Issue when both the Democrats and Republicans pointing fingers at each other saying who's fault this is, I am hoping some of you on the forum give good advice on how to solve this problem. It's really not a party problem , but an American problem and we the people are the ones ultimately going to deal with this. Politicians come and go, we elect them. Suggestions please and try not to be so political, WE NEED ANSWERS
 
Mar 2019
153
75
Portland, OR
#4
Whatever the reasons for the migrant surge, there is a growing consensus that federal border resources are overwhelmed. While illegal border crossings are still down sharply from their peak in 2000, they have nonetheless reached a 12-year high. While most illegal border-crossers used to be single Mexican nationals coming to the U.S. in search of work, more than half are now parents and children who have traveled from Central America to seek refuge in the U.S.
Those families, along with unaccompanied children, are subject to specific laws and court settlements that prevent them from being immediately sent back to their home countries. Immigrant processing and holding centers have been overwhelmed, forcing officials to dramatically expand a practice Trump has long mocked as “catch and release.”

Indeed, ICE has set free more than 125,000 people who came into the U.S. as families since late last year and is now busing people hundreds of miles inland, releasing them at Greyhound stations and churches in cities like Albuquerque, San Antonio and Phoenix because towns close to the border already have more than they can handle.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also has voiced increasing exasperation, equating the situation to the aftermath of a Category 5 hurricane.

“We have tried everything that we can at DHS,” she said Thursday on CNN. “We are out of the ability to manage this flow and they need help.”

She recently called on Congress to consider changes to the immigration system. But those efforts have so far landed with a thud.
House Democrats would almost certainly reject any plans to simply deport unaccompanied minors or otherwise rewrite the law governing asylum or family detentions that they see as protecting young migrants who are often fleeing difficult conditions. In the Senate, where Republicans have the majority, there’s little interest in big legislative proposals this year, especially on a divisive issue like immigration. Trump’s ideas could be especially tough for senators facing re-election in 2020 in Colorado, Arizona and North Carolina, swing states with sizable Latino and immigrant populations.

In the meantime, tensions between agencies and at the White House have been bubbling up. At Homeland Security, officials have expressed frustration with colleagues at the Health and Human Services Department and at the Pentagon, accusing them of doing too little to help. And there are complaints about the White House and what some see as an effort by Miller to dismantle the leadership of the department, in part to shift the blame away from the White House.Trump struggles with a growing problem on the border

Despite this being a Political Issue when both the Democrats and Republicans pointing fingers at each other saying who's fault this is, I am hoping some of you on the forum give good advice on how to solve this problem. It's really not a party problem , but an American problem and we the people are the ones ultimately going to deal with this. Politicians come and go, we elect them. Suggestions please and try not to be so political, WE NEED ANSWERS
The US-Mexican border is definitely very porous and there is no doubt that many people enter illegally and unverified and drugs are coming in all the time. I support completely shutting down the border until we can come up with a solution that ensures that all people who enter are verified, and people who are scheduled to leave actually leave, and no drugs go across the border.
 
Likes: aboutenough
Mar 2019
2,622
985
California
#5
The US-Mexican border is definitely very porous and there is no doubt that many people enter illegally and unverified and drugs are coming in all the time. I support completely shutting down the border until we can come up with a solution that ensures that all people who enter are verified, and people who are scheduled to leave actually leave, and no drugs go across the border.
How about making all who vote Democrat to PAY for them? Especially in Congress and Hollywood?
 
Nov 2008
62,055
4,765
Washington state
#6
The US-Mexican border is definitely very porous and there is no doubt that many people enter illegally and unverified and drugs are coming in all the time. I support completely shutting down the border until we can come up with a solution that ensures that all people who enter are verified, and people who are scheduled to leave actually leave, and no drugs go across the border.
Closing down the border should be a last resort, because it would put a lot of people's businesses , jobs and trade at risk. Could send our economy into a deep recession. I would rather see Congress get busy with passing new immigration laws to settle this situation.
 
Nov 2008
62,055
4,765
Washington state
#7
Fine the hell out of those who hire illegal immigrants.
I agree, here is what the fines are now.
Hiring illegal immigrants can lead to many severe penalties, such as:

  • Criminal and civil fines
  • Loss of business licenses
Most fines are broken down to the following:

  • First offenders can be fined $250-$2,000 per illegal employee.
  • For a second offense, the fine is $2,000-$5,000 per illegal employee.
  • Three or more offenses can cost an employer $3000-$10,000 per illegal employee. A pattern of knowingly employing illegal immigrants can mean extra fines and up to six months in jail for an employer.Penalties for Employers Hiring Illegal Immigrants | LegalMatch Law Library
 
Mar 2019
153
75
Portland, OR
#8
Closing down the border should be a last resort, because it would put a lot of people's businesses , jobs and trade at risk. Could send our economy into a deep recession. I would rather see Congress get busy with passing new immigration laws to settle this situation.
The reality is that Congress isn't going to pass an immigration law. We got close under Obama but Republicans blocked that. Today, democrats and republicans are even more radical and there is no chance of an immigration solution. Closing the border will hurt some people, but this border simply isn't secure and we need to secure it. Its a total waste to spend hundreds of billions in police and defense if we can't even protect our own border.
 
Nov 2008
62,055
4,765
Washington state
#9
The reality is that Congress isn't going to pass an immigration law. We got close under Obama but Republicans blocked that. Today, democrats and republicans are even more radical and there is no chance of an immigration solution. Closing the border will hurt some people, but this border simply isn't secure and we need to secure it. Its a total waste to spend hundreds of billions in police and defense if we can't even protect our own border.
Probably right, this Congress will do nothing for the safety of Americans. They are more focused on Trumps tax returns and wanting to know what's in the Mueller report.
 
Mar 2019
153
75
Portland, OR
#10
Probably right, this Congress will do nothing for the safety of Americans. They are more focused on Trumps tax returns and wanting to know what's in the Mueller report.
I do want to know what is in the Mueller Report and Trump's tax returns. The Democrats today are like the Republicans under Obama and are just obsessed with investigation after investigation and impeding the other party.