Border fence is not the answer
Fence at the border between the U.S. and Mexico is not the solution to the problem. So says the Rev. Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities of America. The Reverend requests that we enact fair and comprehensive immigration reform.
The reveredn is right, the fence is not the answer.
The reverend is also wrong, legislation is not the answer. We have laws in this country concerning immigration and concerning the steps to take to prevent and to rectify the illegal act of entering the country. The problem is not with the criminals who are crossing The border. It is with the criminals who do not apply and enforce the laws that they are elected to uphold concerning these matters, and plenty of others.
It is criminally immoral to take an oath to uphold the laws of a country which bills itself as a democracy of the people, by the people and for the people, and then ignore those laws, and indeed even aid and abet the behavior of the very perpetrators of illegal acts.
I therefore ask the reverend, "what makes you think that the abdication and dereliction of duty of the present politicians will not continue despite whatever other legislation might replace the laws that we presently have? I have absolutely no hope. Their vices are altogether too deeply engrained.