Thorny Issues of Sovereignty, Borders, and Migration

December 17, 2018


President Donald J. Trump understands that a border wall is essential to our sovereign national security, while multi-billionaire George Soros, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Chuck Schumer deride the concept of border walls.  

If the US does not have enforced border security with legal immigration, a disastrous migration crisis similar to that with which Europeans are currently trying to cope looms ahead.

The Justice Department declared that immigrants crossing the border unlawfully would not be eligible for asylum. This was rejected by the 9th Judicial Circuit and is being appealed. Some make the unlikely assertion that the announcement sparked hordes of Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorians, Nicaraguans, and others to form a spontaneous caravan and head for the US southern border in defiance of US immigration enforcement.  

George Soros, an American citizen born in Hungary 87 years ago, is of the opinion that national borders should be a thing of the past. He became a multi-billionaire through stock market investments and currency speculation which devastated millions of people. The Hungarian government credits Soros with supporting illegal immigration to further his borderless world concept through his foundations.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have poured from Soros into open border organizations through his Open Society Foundation which operates in Britain, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Spain, Turkey, Eastern, Central, and Western Europe. Western hemisphere groups receiving funds from the Soros Open Society Foundation include Pueblo sin Fronteras, which is supported by the Coalition Family Detention Pro Bono Project, and includes the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigration Center, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Many believe these groups are the vanguard for refugee invasions in Europe and at the American border. The Open Society Foundation denies involvement in migration caravans.

A mass exodus of millions of migrants from Syria, Iraq, middle eastern countries, and North Africa flooded Europe. Assimilation is not happening, and results are disastrous, producing no-go zones, Sharia law zones which overrule existing government laws, and the destruction of any local culture which might offend immigrants. Sections of major cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, and Stockholm have become enclaves of immigrant culture with mosques replacing churches and synagogues, modesty police for women, forced marriage, and child brides.

President Viktor Orban initiated measures to enforce Hungarian border security, and led a campaign to reject European Union mandatory immigrant quotas. Orban warns that “Hungary is up against media outlets, professional hired activists, troublemaking protest organizers, and a chain of non-government organizations financed by George Soros.”

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte approved hardline measures regarding immigration. They have suspended refugee applications of those deemed socially dangerous or who have been convicted of a crime. Italy blocked rescue ships from Italian ports to cut migrants arriving by sea.

Poland’s Andrzej Duda refuses to accept EU demands to allow Middle Eastern refugees to flood its borders.  Austria, Estonia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and others proclaim that the EU’s immigration policy has failed spectacularly due to a fundamental weakness in border control.

US immigration policies have evolved since the 1920’s quota system which favored northern Europeans. “Melting pot” referred to immigrants that desired the American way of life and eagerly melded into American culture.

President Ronald Reagan signed an immigration bill granting amnesty that promised to solve the problem of illegal immigration and to regain control of the borders. Amnesty was given, security promises were broken.

Chain migration was introduced by Senator Ted Kennedy, and signed into law by President H.W. Bush; it allows a naturalized citizen to bring in an unlimited number of foreign relatives, and needs serious revamping. The bill also began employment-based visas which prompted an inflow of cheap foreign labor. Each year chain-migrants are twice the number of American births. This changed the voting electorate forever.

RINO Republicans and Democrats waylay funding for a wall. The start of a border wall began last February near Calexico. In April a second section began near the Texas/New Mexico state line.  Prospects of a government shutdown have been raised. President Trump refuses to sign a spending bill that does not include funding to build a wall, which will shut down the government. Pelosi rejects a border wall, and Schumer called it a non-starter.

Protections for illegal immigrant “dreamers” was floated in exchange for wall funding last year - it was rejected. Amnesty for “dreamers” in exchange for wall funding has been floated again, and still opposed by Pelosi and Schumer.  

Increased numbers of foreign-born voters through chain migration, legal and illegal migration, have changed voter demographics. Cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and San Francisco have a high percentage of foreign-born left-leaning Democrat voters. Many foreign-born voters prefer to live with the laws and values of countries from which they came, theocracies, or failed socialist/communist countries. They vote for sanctuary cities, socialist policies and candidates. Values of American voters did not change; the increasing number of foreign-born voters that make up the electorate changed.

The Great Wall of China is an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Americans deserve a Great Wall of America as a feat of modern-day defensive architecture, as part of a necessary updating of the entire legal migration system.

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Dodie
Well done Darlene. Plan on sharing with the family during the holidays. Thanks
Buffalo Gal
A couple of years ago I did an article about walls, including the Great Wall of China. It was published in the So. Div. newsletter. We build fences around our property. The White House has a fence around it. Why? To keep intruders out. Why not a border wall??' The cost of construction a wall would override the costs of illegals invading our country and using our resources.
Rick
great article, Darlene. Thanks for your good work. The values at stake and the dangers of losing America as we know it are very clear. Rick Stein
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Darlene Casella was before retirement an English teacher, a stockbroker, and president/owner of a small corporation.  She lives in La Quinta, California and can be reached at darlenecasella@msn.com