Time to pull up the gang-plank. Has been for a long time. The US just can't let people in like we used to - times have changed. Other countries restrict immigration and are not criticized, but oh no, the evil white Western European Americans better not even think about protecting the country they built into the greatest society in history. Someone might call us racist and we would melt into a puddle.I don't think most people want unlimited immigration without restrictions. I am very liberal and think that would be a disaster. But I do think there are better ways of handling things than separating children from their children, giving shoot to kill orders if they throw a rock to 15,000 troops amassed on our border of another country and setting up concentration camps for incoming immigrants requesting asylum.
I am not sure what the answer is. It's definitely somewhere between what Trump wants to do and unlimited, unvetted immigration. There has to be an answer somewhere in between. Those extremes are not viable. There has to be somewhere in between where Americans can be understanding and compassionate to what is happening to fellow human beings in Central America and still protect our borders.
Regardless of whatever else we disagree on, Nick, we agree on the part I've bolded, with the minor caveat that it's pretty much standard practice world wide to place asylum seekers in refugee camps until they can be processed. This doesn't mean you hold them there indefinitely, nor mistreat them, but you can't just let them waltz in either, until their claim can be validated and processed.
I've said time and time again, Trump's rhetoric and actions are appalling.