Our USAn newspapers and MSM are devices which have seriously failed our citizens by being subsumed under a single banner on most issues presented to us. ICE does NOT EXIST TO PROTECT US. Parents aren’t taking their children and leaving everything else and everyone else they’ve ever known to walk, raft, swim, hide in vehicles, etc for ~2,000 miles to get to our border and request refugee or asylum status just to “get free hand outs” and “take our jobs.” Most face communities who have embraced 289(g) agreements with ICE and live in fear while here.
“Mexico” (And we’ve already established it mostly isn’t Mexico) is NOT sending their worst (no one is sending these people). It is utterly false that they are “murderers, drug dealers, rapists” and you shouldn’t be worried about one of these people taking your job! There are several countries south of Mexico before you get to Panama: Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Most are beautiful tropical lands with mountains and volcanos. Most have many folks who speak English. Harden not your hearts. Life is almost always better here than where they have come from, despite their fear and mistreatment. Why is it bad there? Way more is the fault of USA’s money, guns, destabilizing covert actions, etc. than our media tells us about.
A large number of people will include a few bad folks. But there’s a reason you’ve never been shown actual statistics that demonstrate that someone coming here as a refugee or seeking asylum is any more likely to commit a crime than anyone else.
Because it isn’t true.
MOST are doing it for the same reasons people evacuate.
They’re doing it to protect their loved ones.
MSM includes the movies and television series sliding into our homes and minds. When characters portray Latins as bad folks, we tend to conclude that we’d better watch out and guard against them. It’s totally unfair. Be fair. Make friends with Latinos. Ask them to tell their stories. Listen carefully. After 45 years of living amongst them, I’m eager to befriend them and learn about their homelands and how they got here. And I do not ask them for their papers or take their pics when they don’t want me to. I do not insist that they speak to me in English.