After United States border agents closed the San Ysidro crossing (a legal point of entry) they fired tear gas across the border into Mexico.
A have a lot of thoughts on this.
I cannot for the life of me understand why someone would go through all that they went through and then throw rocks or haphazardly try and jump the fence. I know it's not all of them, but it seems like quite a bit are doing that... do they think that's going to help their asylum case!?
My first impressions of the decision to keep asylum seekers in Mexico while the claims are being processed... So? Not seeing an issue, and please enlighten me on how supposedly bad this is. Mexico isn't the greatest these days but it's not like they're waiting in the DMZ. Least Mexico can do share a bit of the burden. Isn't asylum supposed to be applied at the first good country you get to? Again, Mexico has its problems but I'd argue it's definitely safe enough, especially if you're really facing problems back home
And although it got recently blocked, I also have no problems granting asylum only to people applying legally at a border crossing. The Constitutional question may override my personal opinion but if you want help from us, do it legitimately
And before I receive a ton of flack, I have no problem increasing legal immigration and work permits massively. I just hate the lawlessness of our current state of affairs. I'd like to see a strong, secure, but welcoming border (through legal means.) I'm even pro-amnesty. I hate the fact that they're illegal but couldn't care less about them being here in a documented, legal fashion.
Does anyone have similar points of view? I feel like I'm some bastardization of very strong borders and amnesty, a mix like oil and water