Mike youngThe situation on our border with Mexico is unbelievable. How could our own government ignore the laws and just let everyone in? Those people who we trusted to protect our boarders and our towns. I do hear the cry to “Help the Children” but we aren’t helping them, we’re doing more harm than good.

Our government policies are encouraging mothers and fathers to send their children on a very dangerous journey from which they may never return. Furthermore, the Mexican government is aiding and abetting these risky treks. Should we not wonder what’s happening to their border entry requirements? Who is taking care of these people on their trip across Mexico?

Why are these people (kids and adults) being distributed throughout our country where they will be almost impossible to track? What are towns and cities supposed to do with all these people? Funny our military can secure countries around the world but can’t secure our own. There are still many, many questions, but very few answers.

What would we do if several buses pulled up in front of city hall and unloaded a hundred or more illegal aliens, gave them each a bottle of water, then asked them to appear in court in a month or two, to be deported, then left? Most of us would try to help, but what can we do? Feed them, but we’re already feeding many through our food bank. Maybe take some into our homes, shelter them somewhere. Try to find some help on a longer-term basis. However, think about it, what could we really do?

Yes, some might find jobs however, that job would be taken away from a legal citizen. Teens and some minorities already have very high-unemployed rates, now more would be left out. Some say we need a “Comprehensive Immigration” law passed but we already have one. If you want to immigrate into our country, you must apply and wait your turn. If you come illegally, you are arrested and deported.

It’s true that some countries will not take back their own citizens. They want to get rid of some extra mouths to feed, and if they send them to the U.S., maybe they will send back remittance money. These countries don’t care if they wreck our economy; many are false friends, and we need to treat them as such. No aid, no trade and no entry in our country for any of their citizens or products until this matter is resolved.

Since Mexico is facilitating this attack on our society then we need our military on the border with stockades to hold any illegal border crossers. Our troops that are returning home from Afghanistan, what better job for them, then to protect our county’s borders.

Will any of the solutions be implemented, no the President just wants more money to “speed up the system”. A system that isn’t working, we need a new system and new people.  We also need a change in our government, not a structural change but a change in people. The President and many others have forgotten who they are supposed to support. Our leaders are put in power to serve and protect the people who elected them, not the thousands of new potential voters. The power has obviously gone to their heads so we need to make sure they are among the unemployed.

Mike Young is a retired water and power executive who resides in Mesquite. Graduated from the University of LaVerne he has taught communications skills and technical subjects throughout the Western Hemisphere. In addition to writing and editing technical manuals, he has a book titled “Speaking for Effect”. He has received some of the highest awards and recognition from both professional and public organizations