U.S. Politics makes it Easy
Have you wondered how can this be possible? A Coyote, (human smuggler), loads a pickup truck with 23 illegal immigrants, and heads north, and his destination would be the Huston area. On the way, and traveling at a high rate of speed, his tire blew out and the white pickup left the road and hit a clump of trees. The tragic result was 15 dead, including the driver, and 8 injured in a hospital.
Who is to blame for this carnage? Who is going to stand up and take responsibility, maybe the employers who encouraged Mexican nationals to risk death for a job and a means to support their families? Perhaps the liberal administration who admittedly, has an agenda of amnesty for the entire ten million plus illegal immigrants? On the other hand, should responsibility be at the feet of the unidentified politicians who have a political advantage of just leaving things as they are?
Regardless how one might slice that pie, it has been going on for decades, because either politicians do not want to get serious about immigration reform, or they just want to keep it around for campaign promises and stunts. Nonetheless, we now find ourselves with an out of control problem, with the same rhetoric, and over the past three and a half years the outward fight to split the nation over the problem of immigration, and has only created greater encouragement for the illegal trafficking of people.
One dead immigrant is one too many, and yet the border with Mexico is virtually an open border, allowing drug and human smuggling because of limits and rules of engagement.
The Secretary of Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and the President has signed the death warrants to thousands of Mexican Nationals who want to come to the U.S. to have a better life than the out of control mayhem and corruption they live in. The number of border crossings by good honest, hard working Mexican nationals is down due to our economy, not because we are doing a better job at securing the borders. The number of deportations is up because we have finally started deporting the scoundrels, while trying to completely strip businesses of illegals and deporting them as criminals, then fining the companies, a deterrent yes, nonetheless it helps with the number cooking that is going on in the Homeland Security Department. You have it, it makes the President look good, but his actions are a contradiction and a crime. Truth be known, (already reported, illegal immigrants have been returning to Mexico since 2007, because of the failing U.S. economy), they are using ICE to fly them back.
The news covered, (still feverishly covering), the Colorado movie massacre, and every person, (to the third and forth degree), who ever had any contact with the monster who inflected such carnage on innocent moviegoers and every ideology activist has weighed in. The media has created its own hysteria over the carnage. Oh yes, it did run a couple of stories on the two pickup crashes with illegal immigrants on the same day just a hundred or so miles apart, but it went no further. There was no outrage, no presidential visit, and no federal investigation into the situation from Holder, perhaps if it had happened in Arizona it would have been more useful to make it media worthy, and warrant an investigation into local law enforcement.
So looking at this story from the broadest possible point, there has been plenty of blame and inapt legislation to fill the basket of both liberals and conservative politicians. Nonetheless, since the 911 attack on this nation, more rhetoric has been focused on border security than ever before, the demand from the citizens of the United States brought the heat to the politicians, and has to some degree, changed the way liberal and conservative politicians address the issue, with one thing in common the need for immigration reform. Nonetheless, this administration is responsible for more change than any other administration before it; but in the wrong direction.
Nancy Palosi in one of her first speeches concerning “political correctness” no longer would prisoners of war be call such, but military combatants, and illegal aliens would be called undocumented immigrants, and no longer would the word Mexican be used, it would be Hispanic or Latino. But it did not go well even with some liberals, so illegal immigrants seems to be the compromise, and Hispanic or Latino is used, more by white conservatives than by the Mexicans, Hondurans, and Cubans, who still want to cling to their heritage, just like the Italians, Irish, Scottish, German, Etc.
The Attorney General, (President Obama), sued Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, over the Arizona law that would make it legal to detain illegal immigrants, and for the local law enforcement to do what the federal government refuses to do.
With the numbers that seemingly indicate this big drop in illegal immigrant trafficking, it simply boggles the mind to think that there is still a tidal wave of Mexican people, risking their lives to get across the border.
Death is not a new twist to this story, there has been plenty on both sides. it is true we need to have immigration reform, and that will not be hard to do, if the government will just enforce the law.
Then look at a way to make it easier for the guy trying to feed his family, doing the job no one else will do, or those looking for the opportunity for a better life with their family on U.S. soil.
However, when president Obama creates and puts into place his incentives for illegal immigrants, then he is responsible for the deaths in that pickup truck! Obama, Napolitano, and Holder, should be held responsible for this mess. It may be a stretch, but Nancy Palosi always changing and setting the infamous “political correctness”, has some culpability in this tragedy, after all, nothing concerning the illegal Mexican alien is not true, just sounds bad to call someone that, so officially they are supposed to be called “undocumented immigrants.”
Call me racist, that will not bother me, it may bother my adopted Mexican family, and my proud Mexican mom would roll over in her grave, if she could see what is going on. The mom, sister, uncles, cousins, (some of them may be illegal, I don’t know – never thought to ask. It did not make any difference in the love we shared as a family, a proud Mexican family that would never encourage anyone to be here illegally.
That is one reason that I see this tragedy, and the thousands of unidentified, unclaimed bodies in the makeshift cold storage units, men, women, and children. It is an outrageous travesty that this government could, (would) not, end it long ago. who is the blame, why did they do it, and how? Just politics.