(Pandemic era immigration policies are about to expire and migrants are massing at the border. Thousands have already crossed into Texas. In El Paso, they are living on sidewalks and in the streets outside of churches and rescue centers. The numbers are unmanageable, and America still lacks a political consensus for immigration policy. I contend the current crisis is largely a result of our own greed and corruption, and I make my argument in the following narrative.
Thanks, Deece. Unfortunately, the GOP caucus in the house is planning to pass their proposal this week, which we can be certain will have all kinds of inhumane tenets, and do nothing to solve the political intractability of this problem.
Me, too, Danielle. I’ve never made that gathering and have always had a conflict.
Thank you, Jim. Wish you could be here next weekend for Voices from Both Sides.
Whatever problems, no matter the difficulty, are only made worse by the intractable stupidity of our state government. And without their cooperation with federal planners, nothing's going to work. Desperation and idiocy, what a mix.
Elegant and evocative writing, as always, Jim. As you suggest, American policy over the last 40 years bears plenty of blame for the politcal and humanitarian catastrophe on the border. One, we have let our multinationals sabotage the Mexican and Central American economies in the name of cheap bananas and avocados. We have encouraged a Devil's Bargain where we trade our guns for drugs. And w have let politicians in D.C., Austin and Tallahassee (WTF?) dominate the discussion of solutions with menace and spite, not solutions.