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  • mrphilbert

    Only when pigs fly will drumpf say anything that is comprehensive and thoughtful. Bosert could have distilled his whole article to that.

  • E Just

    "we allow enough immigrants into our country legally to form a new Chicago every three years. The number of undocumented immigrants adds an unknown additional number."
    Exactly. This is the debate we should be having. The debate isn't about whether immigrants are "good" or "bad". They are no different than people anywhere else. It isn't about whether they are poor or rich. There are rich and poor people all over the world. It isn't about a wall. A wall won't make any difference if we don't have the honest discussions about policy.
    The debate should be about numbers. How many immigrants should we allow while protecting unskilled workers in our own country, maintaining our infrastructure, helping our poor neighbors, and preserving our environment? What should the United States look like in 50 years? How many additional Chicagos should we add every 3 years or should we have sustainable immigration levels?
    Until we have an honest discussion about that, this problem will never be solved.

  • David Hoffman

    A statement without details. He might have just said rainbows are nice.

  • Richard Leblanc

    I don't even know why this is an issue. Don't people build a fence in their back yards when they buy a new house? They have border security on the southern Mexico border and if anyone wants to compare Canada to Mexico we need to sit down and have a little talk about the birds and the bees. The US has the right to do whatever it wants with it's southern border. All this yapping is another smoke screen like all the Russian agents under Trumps bed. Meanwhile no one wants to talk about important things like jobs and rebuilding America's manufacturing base. The granola crunching, Birkenstock clad, bicycle ringing social engineers want your kids to work for Xi as his personal towel boy. That's an issue Americans can sink their teeth into unless you want your kids to do that. If so I hear wannabe comrades can still buy an airline ticket today just leave your American made granola bar behind. You can do 50 years there for importing Kellogg.

  • bannerstoned

    The sticking point is, should the US be able to set standards about who and where? Or should it be determined by those who are most willing to commit a crime or walk the farthest?

    We need immigration, absolutely, but we should have some saw in who gets to stay.

  • Hank R

    A reasonable article.

  • subtext9

    Cruz's beard! Reagan's ghost! 42 percent of Americans support Trump's impossible, 7th century BC technology border wall! When Kanye appears with Trump on the funding Telethon, will they be able to stay on message? What luxury personal items will Kanye and Trump buy with all of the money they raise? Who is the little guy running our government, and why does he need a Russian to English translator?

  • NewsJunkie12

    Fix yer stupid website, abc!

  • Alex Ross

    Alex Ross 5 hours ago
    Trump: I DEMAND 5.7 Billion!
    Pelosi: No
    Trump: Bye! You don't know how to negotiate

    That REALLY happened!

  • Alex Ross

    800,000 people now know how Trump's Casino and Real Estate contractors felt.

  • Alex Ross

    Border security is indeed a COMPLEX problem, and Trump handles it like a simpleton.

    It's what he does.

  • Fred

    no mention of SOA/Whinsec ...interesting, they have a role to play in this fiasco.

  • Anthony

    The author is wrong. A comprehensive and thoughtful solution is not worth a government shutdown. A comprehensive and thoughtful solution does not require a government shutdown. All it requires is thought. All thinking people understand that a wall is ineffective and waste of money. If you build a 30-foot tall wall, people would just use 31-foot ladders.

    According to Trump's Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Border Patrol arrested more people at the U.S. Mexico border under Obama in 2016 than it did under Trump in 2017 or 2018. Obama did not need a new wall that Mexico would pay for or a government shutdown to get the job done. Trump should shut up and enforce the existing immigration laws, instead of holding 800,000 government workers hostage and waiting for a wall.