To the Editor:
Yesterday at church a young mother gave a testimony, “What America Means to Me.” This mother from Russia had immigrated lawfully to the United States. She recounted that growing up in Russia, everything was controlled by the government and she was told that America was bad. Due to an encounter with a missions group, she began to learn about America and began the long arduous task to become a U.S. citizen. She now is a citizen and has four children who are natural born that she presented and proudly stated, “They are Americans and are free which cannot be taken away by anyone.”
Currently there is great turmoil over the immigration issue on our southern border, where many women with children are illegally crossing the border and asking for asylum. The Free Dictionary's Legal Dictionary defines asylum as: Protection granted to aliens who cannot return to their homeland for fear of being tortured by their government or who can prove they will be persecuted. Possibly there are some of those crossing illegally who may qualify but if they do they could choose to file legally. Undoubtedly this current movement with demonstrations occurring across the country is orchestrated because they could not simultaneously occur otherwise. Note the same talking points used in demonstrations and the news.
The asylum explanation further states that those seeking asylum also seek entrance for other family members. Empathy should be shown to persons who seek to enter the U.S., but crossing the border illegally must be met lawfully. Certainly it is not our government’s intent to separate children from parents, but the parent’s illegal act causes the separation, by not jailing the children with the parent. Other countries simply turn illegals crossing their border back without any court appearance which could be considered for non-citizens. Note: Borders are necessary to have a country and without borders there is no country.
The U.S. does more than any other country in the world diplomatically, financially and militarily to promote freedom, but our country cannot allow and support everyone who wants to enter. Many commentators equate the border problem with what Hitler did, which is illogical; his actions were against a race who were citizens of Germany. A more reasonable explanation for this turmoil is an orchestration to create turmoil and gain voters to support socialism.