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Should We Pity Illegal Immigrants?

Vivian observes life and culture and offers truthful insights to introduce balance and normalcy to the crazed sectors of society.

A huge chasm divides Republicans and Democratic Socialists on the topic of illegal immigration. Conservatives want a wall to keep out the entitlement seekers and dangerous villains while requiring legal immigration to be merit-based. Liberals want open borders to import Democratic voters so they can take complete control of our country, economy, and way of life.

When President Trump requested funding for the border wall, something that Democrats supported in the past before they became radicalized, the Democrats refused stating Trump’s urgency to stem illegal immigration was a manufactured crisis.

Democrats flip-flopped their position, contending there now is a crisis at the border, which they are pinning on President Trump (of course) when a picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, age 25, and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, was released. Both were overcome by a strong river current when they attempted to cross illegally into the United States between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas. Secured to her father under his T-shirt with arm still over his neck, both lifeless bodies lay face down against the shore. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Life is valuable, and to see lives snuffed out so early is traumatic and grievous. Should we pity illegal immigrants who deliberately take dangerous risks to storm our borders illegally?


Illegal Immigrants Are Guilty of Child Endangerment

Liberals argue illegal immigrants are invading our country to seek better lives for their families. The trek to the United States is more dangerous than the prospect of lions and tigers and bears Dorothy feared on her way to Oz.

Migrants are often forced to pay coyotes, which are human traffickers who hide behind the less threatening moniker, “smugglers.” These vicious handlers are paid to navigate migrants through wilderness and unsafe terrain, but they are known to frequently rob, rape, and sometimes even murder their customers.

Drug cartels intercept other migrants, forcing them to smuggle drugs across the border to secure their passage, even though they may end up killing them first. Encountered along the journey are other fellow migrants who are bad hombres who might kill just for the sport of it.

Some of the rough country migrants must navigate are filled with wild animal predators capable of attacking before other human predators get the chance. Starvation and dehydration are a constant threat during this arduous excursion, along with the chance of drowning somewhere along the way.

Child endangerment is putting a minor in physical, emotional, or mental situations that lead to their suffering. In America, we take this seriously. Though penalties vary from state to state, leaving your child in a hot car, driving while impaired by substances, or leaving your child alone in a dangerous neighborhood could result in high fines and years of imprisonment.

Yet, illegal immigrants by the droves are putting their children in harm’s way. Many young kids attempt to enter the U.S. without their parents. Why? Unaccompanied minors are treated differently at the border. According to statistics from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 56,278 unaccompanied alien children have been apprehended at our southern border between October 2018 and May 2019. What happens to them? They are transferred to the Office of Refugee Settlement where they are fed, sheltered, and given medical care until they can be placed in the custody of other family members living in the U.S. to await immigration proceedings. Since processing can take years, it’s like getting a free pass into our country.

Families attempting to cross our border illegally have spiked to 332,981 during the same time period, exposing their children to dangers along the way most of us can’t imagine. Still, liberals fixate on President Trump and his zero tolerance policies that can potentially separate children from their families. Trump is the culprit? There is nothing more traumatic than imperiling your child on a sojourn to America that includes imminent and life-threatening dangers every step of the way. Migrant parents who take this risk are bad parents. They are guilty of child endangerment to the extreme, not to mention the deplorable example they set for their kids when it comes to flagrant disregard for authority, disrespect for the law, and entitlement seeking. Illegal migrant parents know the consequences their families will face if caught, yet they do it anyway. They use their own children as pawns to game the system. They don’t deserve our sympathy.

Illegal Immigrants Are Criminal Invaders

What do you think would happen if someone tried to illegally cross the border into North Korea, Russia, or Iran? While there is an official process for illegal immigration in these countries, some places, like the Iran-Afghan border, issue shoot to kill orders. Illegal migrants caught crossing into North Korea are imprisoned, abused, forced into labor, and starved.

Despite hysterical ravings, outright lies, and grandstanding from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about treatment of migrants at America’s southern border, illegal immigrants should rejoice. Due to our flawed immigration laws, adults who are caught crossing illegally and not seeking asylum take advantage of the catch-and-release loophole. Once they touch foot on U.S. soil, they are released from custody and ordered to appear before a judge. Most skip the proceedings and stay here illegally.

Thankfully, President Trump has introduced policies for expedited removal where such violators can be immediately deported to their country of origin with a misdemeanor charge and without a hearing before an immigration judge. Rather than be released so they can go hide, these perpetrators are caught and held in detention facilities along the border pending deportation.

Trump has strongly urged Congress to fix our immigration laws to curb the chaotic and unmanageable surge of migrants at our border, but Democrats have become too radicalized to competently deal with the crisis. They now advance communistic, no borders policies to import voters to completely repopulate America into their communist utopia. They want all the power at the cost of our freedom. Democrats claim immigrants are coming to do the jobs Americans don’t want to do, which is the same excuse they used in the 1800’s to resettle slaves on cotton plantations. Democrats are still the party of slavery.

President Trump delayed his decision by two weeks to send I.C.E. agents out on massive-scale raids to deport every illegal immigrant they can find, giving Congress one final chance to tackle a problem which could be easily resolved in one hour’s time. After July 4, Trump vows to dispatch I.C.E. to apprehend and return illegals to their home countries.

Radical, socialist Democrats refer to illegals as undocumented immigrants because the term makes these law breakers sound less criminal. Let’s be real—when people intentionally violate our nation’s sovereignty by ignoring our laws and breaking into our country illegally, they are criminal invaders. The onslaught of caravan after migrant caravan storming our borders with no intention of getting in line at ports of entry, strategically overwhelming our border authority, could arguably be considered an act of war.

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Illegal Immigrants Are Entitlement Seekers

Once upon a time, immigrants came to America seeking opportunity to put their skills to work for our economy, earning themselves a stable living in the process. Immigrants were grateful to live in the best country on Earth, and they quickly assimilated and became proud Americans. Today’s migrants are starkly different. They are here for all the free stuff Frau Pelosi and Herr Schumer promise to lure them. Best of all, they want to fly their own flag and speak their own language.

Within just the past few weeks, Congolese migrants have been pouring into San Antonio on a trek to Portland, Maine. Why? Because Maine’s governor, Janet Mills, made this public proclamation: “We welcome the voices of newcomers also to the public conversation. The young, the immigrants, people of different cultures, all are important members of the Maine family. From now on, yes, a sign will greet all of those arriving in our state, and it will say simply ‘Welcome Home.’"

Now inundated with African migrants, Maine has changed its tune, refusing to accept any more migrant placements from San Antonio, admitting the city can't possibly manage an entire nation's immigrant situation on its own. Exactly. America can’t house the entire world. As President Trump has repeatedly made clear, “Our country is full……can't take you anymore. I'm sorry--can't happen, so turn around.”

Investigative journalist, Urs Gehriger, engaged the Congolese migrants, and he learned they have come for public assistance. The migrants aggressively demanded, “Give us help. Now we’re here. You have to help us. Give us money.” A non-governmental organization assisting aid workers in San Antonio has also been providing migrants with a paper advising them not to cooperate with I.C.E. In other words, screw the American taxpayers and our government—here’s how to avoid getting in trouble while simultaneously exploiting our entitlements.

Migrants are pouring into our nation illegally to parasitically pilfer our resources without offering skilled labor in return, weakening our economy rather than strengthening it.

Illegal Immigrants Fake Asylum Claims

Word has spread that the catch phrase illegal immigrants must use to enter Candyland is “seeking asylum,” which is why there has been such an uptick in the scores of migrants pounding at our door. What is asylum anyway? According to the Refugee Act of 1980, the definition of an asylum seeker, or refugee, is “a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country, and cannot obtain protection in that country, due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of being persecuted in the future on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.”

Even though President Trump signed off on a humanitarian package for migrant care at our border, he rightly dismisses such asylum seeking claims, referring to them as “frivolous.” Trump knows migrants are trying to take advantage of our weak system:“That’s what they do to gain access into the country. They lodge claims of asylum, and they’re totally bogus claims.”

How do we know the claims are false? Because these same asylum seekers could find protection from persecution in Mexico and other countries they travel through, but they refuse it and march on towards the U.S. President Trump explains, “Asylum is not a program for those living in poverty. There are billions of people in the world living at the poverty level. The United States cannot possibly absorb them all.”

Illegal Immigrants Drain Our Resources

What happens when Section 8 housing developments come to your neighborhood? Crime goes up. Streets aren’t safe. Things look trashy. Illegal immigrants from third world countries don’t always share our same hygiene practices or care about keeping a house and lawn neat and clean. You can take an illegal immigrant out of the crap hole, but you can’t take the crap hole out of the illegal immigrant. This is why all of our Democratic Congress people live in demographics that do not include diversity, despite their love of open borders, and it’s why they balked when Trump suggested relocating illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities near them.

California is the first state to offer illegal immigrants free healthcare, and other liberal states are sure to follow. Those of us with an ounce of common sense know healthcare isn’t free. We’re paying for criminal invaders to receive free medical care while paying out the nose for our own.

President Trump reiterates the drain illegal immigration has on our country: “Illegal immigration affects the lives of all Americans. Illegal immigration hurts American workers; burdens American taxpayers; and undermines public safety; and places enormous strain on local schools, hospitals, and communities in general, taking precious resources away from the poorest Americans who need them most. Illegal immigration costs our country billions and billions of dollars each year.”

Let’s put that abstract concept into perspective. If you work 40 hours or more per week to live out your version of the American dream, how would you like to come home and find that strangers entered your home without permission, ate all the food from your fridge, emptied your medicine cabinet of the prescriptions you need, are asleep in your bed, and have taken over your TV? Worse yet, one unwelcome stranger introduced your children to drugs, and you learned your entire family was exposed to Ebola. The horror! Just because you might not feel the direct impact of illegal immigration where you live, it’s an imminent threat elsewhere and only a matter of time before its tentacles reach to your town. Illegal immigrants are like locusts on a field you own and work to maintain.


Solutions to Illegal Immigration

The number one way to end illegal immigration is to remove the incentives to come here illegally in the first place. For Democrats feigning compassion, if they really cared about the humanitarian needs of illegal immigrants, they would fix the laws, including the end to chain migration. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has pleaded with Congress multiple times for help, but Democrats refuse to take action. Fixing the problem would mean these radical leftists could no longer manipulate the immigration issue to their political advantage, so they have no interest in solving the problem. They don’t care about people. In fact, Democrats want to abolish I.C.E. so any scumbag on earth can have unfettered access to America.

The Democratic Party gives lip service about the human rights of illegals all while trying to out-radicalize one another on how late a mother should be able to have an abortion—which is now after birth in some states. According to Democrats, infanticide is fine because it’s a woman’s reproductive right, but situations involving the death of illegal immigrants trying to break into our country is irredeemable? Got it.

Funding an impenetrable border wall would be a compassionate method to discourage illegal immigrants from making the dangerous journey to America. Countries with massive walls cease to have an immigrant crisis.

If someone is caught crossing our border illegally, they should be deported and never permitted to apply for citizenship in the future. One and done. Those who truly want to make a life here might be deterred from risking their dreams and stick to the legal path to citizenship.

Immigration must be merit-based. If you owned a company, would you want people working for you who were unskilled high school drop-outs or the class valedictorians? To prevent migrants from being a burden on our system, they need to have something to offer to make our country better and stronger.

Offer humanitarian aid to people in their own backyards. Those who want a better life should fight for it, just as we did to be free from England! Let them revolutionize their own countries to bring about the desired changes. Of course, we had guns. Many regimes have disarmed their citizens, just as the radical Democrat Party wants to do right here in the U.S.A.

Illegal Immigrants Do Not Deserve Our Pity

If a person owns a venomous snake for a pet and is killed by its poison, we're not surprised. We don’t pity obese people who stuff their faces with donuts and never exercise. They did it to themselves! It’s sad to witness a lung cancer patient in pain and gasping for air, but smoking those 3 packs of cigarettes a day was avoidable. Do you feel sorry for a robber who is jailed for holding up a convenience store? Decisions have consequences and in the case of bypassing our laws to gain entry into our country, immigrants are likely to suffer for making wrong choices. They are at fault. Not us. They don’t deserve our pity, but they do deserve justice from a system that punishes people for breaking the law.

© 2019 Vivian Coblentz


Betty A F from Florida on September 05, 2019:

Excellent article Vivian.

The entire immigration system needs to be fixed. As you said, the democrats have been talking about it for many decades but they never do anything to repair the system.

President Trump is the only POTUS who has actually taken steps to repair it, and the democrat's are doing everything in their power to stop him. A Texas congress woman even sent her staff to Mexico the teach the people there how to "cheat the system," and even used taxpayer dollars to fund it.

I'm convinced that the entire crisis was created by the democrats. I've seen videos of people in some of these caravans saying that they were promised money, healthcare and other "free," stuff. The democrats are using our taxpayer dollars to lure them here for the benefit of themselves. I hope that by 2024, the system is fixed. Better yet, I hope that the democrats who are manipulating the American people as well as those coming illegally, are removed from office in 2020.

Vivian Coblentz (author) on August 29, 2019:


Walls work. So far, where the wall has been constructed, the occurrences of illegals trying to cross the border have dropped drastically. Israel also has a wall, and it reduced their illegal crossings by 99%.

Mass migration leads to civil division. Immigration will continue, but if they are processed the legal way and our rules change to a merit-based system, then the outcome will be more optimistic.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on August 28, 2019:

Immigration is part of the famous push and pulls theory. So long as immigrants feel that they can live better in America it will continue. I wonder how a wall or anything similar will help. At the same, the immigration of poor and destitute people must stop but history talks of mass migrations, I wonder how it can be stopped.

Vivian Coblentz (author) on August 25, 2019:

Interesting.....this article earned "featured" status when it was published. Now, weeks later, it was suddenly "unfeatured" due to "quality." In the past when I'd get the rare "unfeatured" status, I would receive an e-mail from Hubpages explaining what I needed to do to make it "featured." Out of the blue, the status suddenly changed without notification? Sounds like someone on the staff came across this article and was "triggered" resulting in tampering. Odd. Never had that happen before.

Brad on August 06, 2019:


The last paragraph of your article is valid. The democrats keep encouraging them to break our laws and the illegals are drawn to their call. The democrats have shown them if they cross the border, the democrats will take care of them.

Democrats do this while ignoring their own country and their own people. The democrats should have to register as a foreign entity because they sure aren't a party for Americans.

Vivian Coblentz (author) on August 06, 2019:


Great analogy with the Titanic! You are right--we can't house the entire world population. All these liberals complain about our country, but we have more wanting to come in than leave!

Brad on August 06, 2019:


What struck me about this article was the very first picture you have in it. The democrats think that this existing Wall is a Wall that is adequate and therefore doesn't need the Trump Wall.

As for feeling guilty for the illegal aliens, the world has over 7 Billion people and country. We have 330 million in the US and counting. How many people can we take in and survive ourselves?

It is like the Titanic life boat. At what number of people will the lifeboat also go down?

Suzie from Carson City on July 17, 2019:

Bravo to granny! She's 100% correct! LOL We've all had to sit on many a blistered butt. It's the process in life called LEARNING! The intruders need to learn this lesson and several more! BEFORE they make the bold move of invading against our laws!

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 17, 2019:


We know not to shoplift because it's against the law and there are consequences. We know if we choose to speed, we can get hefty fines. We know not to hurt others or sell drugs because we can be imprisoned. Illegals are well aware of the consequences for breaking our laws, but thousands take the chance anyway. They have no one to blame but themselves, so they and all their sympathizers can stop trying to shift the blame on law-abiding citizens. As granny used to say, "You burn your ass, you can sit on the blister."

Suzie from Carson City on July 17, 2019:

Angel from Joliet....It's OK, young man. You can jump down from your pulpit any moment now. This is not about any of the words in your comment. It is not at all about "those that look different than me," as you so foolishly say. Because, Angel, the raw reality simply is....these people do NOT look different than millions of people who already live in this wonderful diverse country....Now if you want to be honest and leave the melodrama in Hollywood, you must admit this is quite true, right, Angel?

It is ALSO not about us saying that these people are undeserving. You know it's not. You're just looking to create sympathy and/or shame. It's not working, Angel.

There is a legal process for entering The USA and it is a LAW that must be followed. Everyone knows this so they should not come over trying to sneak or barge in illegally. THEY know this, so why do they set themselves up for being detained, separated and returned to where they came from?

We welcome immigrants. This has always been. The right way. The legal way.

So....stop your nonsense. BTW...don't give up your day job. You'll never make it as a Hollywood writer nor actor. Peace to you, young man. Paula

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 17, 2019:


You are so far off the mark it isn't funny. Your kind always make it about race. We understand--the Dems set that bad example for you.

No one is saying LEGAL immigrants aren't welcome. We have laws. We have a process. As Jesus would say, "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's." Anyone who wants to come here needs to follow the rules or suffer the consequences.

Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on July 17, 2019:

All those seeking a better life for your families you don't deserve it. How dare you try and come into my country. Why should I care as a follower of Jesus Christ about the well-being of those that look different than me?

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 10, 2019:


You are always so encouraging. Thank-you! Yes, this is a controversial subject, but it really shouldn't be. It's quite simple. Follow the rules or suffer the consequences for breaking them. On the job, at school, within a community, or at the border, this is a universal concept everyone knows.

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 10, 2019:


Yes, we would be jailed for doing this to our kids. Yet, we are living in times where good is called evil and evil is called good. It's like living in an upside down world! Hopefully, there's enough of us left to keep fighting for what's right.

Suzie from Carson City on July 09, 2019:

Viva La Vivian!!.....Extremely well-written op-ed on a vital topic! You have utilized wisdom, common sense, statistics, legalities and a sound level of humanity. I am with you, Vivian, on nearly all of your facts, opinions & rationalizations. This is a must read for all but especially for individuals who feel a bit uncertain or confused on what America can and should do in terms of this seriously controversial issue.

We have a long way to go, as is evident by this constant struggle between the stark differences we see, hear and read about daily.

Bravo! You've presented a very impressive article and I thank you!

Peace, Paula

James A Watkins from Chicago on July 09, 2019:

I agree with you 100%. If I endangered my child the way these invaders do I would be arrested and my children taken away from me. When they do it the Left blames America! I guess I should not be surprised since they blame America for every bad thing. Great article!

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 07, 2019:


You summed it all up right here: "There should be more of an incentive to obey the immigration laws and less of an incentive to break them."

That should be the focus of Congress!

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 07, 2019:


I'm not a historian and have not studied the "all men are created equal" phrase of the Declaration of Independence in any great depth. I don't think I can respond to your question with any authority on the subject. You lay out a good argument though for your position. However, the Founders were predominantly Christian, and as such, they would understand men and women both were made in the image of God and were children of God. At the same time, they would have adhered to the biblical hierarchy of men being the "head" of women. Maybe women didn't have the right to vote, own property, etc. because they were "created equal" but were required to leave those other duties in the hands of their husbands. Just a thought. With that said, I'm not sure how they could acknowledge we're all made equal by our Creator and then still enslave blacks.

Readmikenow on July 07, 2019:


This is a good article. You presented the story fairly. I would also like to point out that when giving things to illegal aliens it is a slap in the face to all who come to the United States legally and go through the entire process to become a citizen. We had to show one relative would have a job when they got here and for another we had to post a bond. It requires going to hearings, paying money, filling out paperwork, getting a green card, being here for a certain length of time and then passing a test to become a U.S. citizen. Legal immigrants don't get a percent of what illegal immigrants are given. There should be more of an incentive to obey the immigration laws and less of an incentive to break them.

Brad on July 06, 2019:


Thanks and your point about the court is true. SCOTUS has not been deciding the constitution but stretching it like a bad shoe.

What is your thought on All Men are Created Equal?

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 06, 2019:


"But the children crossing the border are treated like survivors of the Titanic." That is SO TRUE and amusingly stated! I wish I had thought of that line for the article.

You make many good points here. Yes, it's interesting that SCOTUS decided gay marriages when the amendment process was used for the right to vote. However, we know the liberals on the court at the time were legislating from the bench instead of interpreting the Constitution as written. Big mistake and gross overreach.

Never apologize for a long post! You provide a lot of food for thought! I appreciate you taking time to lay it all out.

Brad on July 06, 2019:


It is a great article, well written, and detailed.

"Yet, illegal immigrants by the droves are putting their children in harm’s way. Many young kids attempt to enter the U.S. without their parents. Why? Unaccompanied minors are treated differently at the border. According to statistics from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 56,278 unaccompanied alien children have been apprehended at our southern border between October 2018 and May 2019. What happens to them? They are transferred to the Office of Refugee Settlement where they are fed, sheltered, and given medical care until they can be placed in the custody of other family members living in the U.S. to await immigration proceedings. Since processing can take years, it’s like getting a free pass into our country."


This is a huge loophole, and another one is asylum.

The blame for these loopholes are the democrats in congress, and the democrat supporters in the courts, and media that will immediately block any attempt by Trump or anyone to change the situation.

The illegals are schooled in these loopholes and they believe that the large numbers of other illegals that have made it safely across they can also. 330 thousand is a large number but not as large as the over 20 million illegals in the country.

If parents in the US were to put their children in harms way like the illegals, the social services would take the children away from them. But the children crossing the border are treated like survivors of the Titanic.

These illegal parents are too blame for any negative consequences, yet the left makes them heroes of their own tragedies.

When the caravan of thousands crashed through the Mexican border and boasted that they would do the same as the US Border they were flagging the flag or their country, and burning the US Flag. Yet, that is OK with the democrats.

The 14th Amendment was used wrongfully to make equality the battering ram to reengineer America. Yet, the left applies it only when it is in their favor. Case in point, these illegals are allowed to illegally come into the country and stay here getting freebies for breaking the law, while other immigrants, including those wanting asylum have to wait outside our borders. They have to spend money, wait a long time for a decision while they get vetted and follow the regulations. Then many of them are rejected, and those that become legal immigrants don't get the freebies.

How is the equal opportunity, and due process.

Finally, I would like to say to all those people that believe "All Men are Created Equal" that it applies to all people. That statement is part of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, which Thomas Jefferson penned in 1776 during the beginning of the American Revolution.

In 1868, the 14th amendment along with the 13th and 15 amendment were passed to protect the newly freed slaves from any attacks by the losing southern politicians.

So from 1776 till 1868 Black people were slaves. It was the 13th amendment that freed the slaves and not the Declaration of Independence (DOI). George Washington and most of the founder were slave owners.

It was not the DOI that gave Black men the Right to Vote. That right was given by the 15th Amendment. The DOI nor the 15th amendment gave any woman the right to vote. It tool an amendment to the constitution to give Black men the right to vote, so it wasn't "All Men". And "All Men must have meant Males because woman couldn't vote. It took 50 years from the 15th Amendment and another amendment for woman to get the right to vote. The 19th amendment and not the 14th amendment gave the right to vote to woman.

So why do people believe that "All Men were created Equal" and that meant All people?

Unlike Gay Marriages, the right to vote didn't get decided by the SCOTUS, it got decided by the constitution being amended. So using that precedent, why shouldn't have gay marriages been decided by the amendment process?

Based on the "All Men are Created Equal" fallacy, how then should you interpret the rest. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?

Do I have really have to show that as a fallacy?

The DOI was a very intellectual statement made by the founders telling England about their rights as no longer being a colony. But that wasn't meant to be carried over to the people of the USA, in my opinion as I describe it previously.

Sorry, it is long. Del if too long.

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 06, 2019:


I think you're right. Big Tech and other fascists are very careful about what information is allowed to spread online. Even when they let you post things, they can make sure no one will see it. Like you said, anyone who wants to rail against conservative speech seems to have a free pass.

The Logician from then to now on on July 06, 2019:

I wonder how much of that sort of moderation is done by bots or manually.

I do know for a fact when I was commenting on articles about Islam if I tried to post a link on my comment to any website that was honestly and factually critical of Islam i couldn’t, the links, and I tried several, were banned. But you can find the most scathingly dishonest link about Christianity and post it anywhere on hubpages with no problem. When I used to hop hub pages I’d come across hate-filled articles just published filled with profanity toward Christians and Christianity and wondered how that could get through the publishing process to start with when a bot could easily have automatically flagged profanity for review. I published inane articles that they would hold subject to review before they published them, how does hate speech with profanity get through that? So someone there is responsible for making decisions beyond a bot.

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 05, 2019:

People at Hubpages must love illegals because they won't feature this hub when my hubs nearly always are featured. I even tried editing it to suit their guidelines, and it still won't pass the "quality assessment" to become featured. Interesting.

The Logician from then to now on on July 05, 2019:

As I’ve said before the left wants to change America from “the land of the free and the home of the brave” to

“The land of freebies and the home of the knave!”

A B Williams from Central Florida, USA on July 05, 2019:

At one time, here in America, immigrants sought out America as the land of milk and honey. The land of freedom and opportunity and new beginnings.....Today, because of the left, they seek out the land of gimmes and free stuff! Sad.

Great article Vivian, per usual.

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 05, 2019:


You always look at things from a different angle--I never thought about the drug customers being upset about their sources getting cut off. Good point! You are so right that some Americans are creating a supply and demand situation, but I think the majority of us are disgusted by this illegal immigration situation. In fact, illegal immigration is the top thing 41% of Americans want handled right away.

Yes, I had heard about Trump being blamed for those "cages" Obama had actually installed. Even if it is a cage, it's probably still a step up from where they lived!

Vivian Coblentz (author) on July 05, 2019:


I think you're onto something about these migrants being encouraged to make the trip. I wouldn't be surprised if George Soros is connected to it all!

The Logician from then to now on on July 05, 2019:

Very good job summarizing and elaborating on this whole subject.

I believe solving this problem doesn’t fall upon our leadership, left or right, but upon our citizens.

They are the ones buying the pot and drugs smuggled across the border. US citizens are giving their money to the criminals for pot and drugs, hell, we even have a hubber who wrote braggadociously about his participation in pot smuggling dismissing his criminal activity as an adventure and boasting he knows 2 MIT professors who got rich from his escapades!

Yes, Americans are funding with their money, smugglers, kidnappers, human traffickers and terrorists. These Americans are the problem, and I guarantee you real conservatives are not among them.

Until the average citizen wises up to the realization while they are using and/or selling the drugs from terrorists they are funding enemies of our country, their cities, their neighborhoods there will always be a problem with the border.

These citizens are the ones who should be pitied because they are causing the decline of America from within and giving the Democrats ammunition they need to promote open borders.

Of course there is no end to the Democrat’s hypocrisy like this:

Obama Built The ‘Cages’ for Illegals, Not Trump, Says Obama ICE Chief

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 05, 2019:

This is definitely a huge problem. First, the laws need to be changed. The Dems could easily do that and let the Dreamers seek citizenship. I wonder if the Latin American people are being encouraged to come in their own countries. It is such a long, dangerous trip. We cannot deal with the multitude sneaking in anymore. I feel sorry for some, and there is a remedy for some. I think this is a crisis! Good article.

Greg Schweizer from Corona, California. on July 05, 2019:

I don't have time to read this article right now, but it appears to be something I agree with and I will come back and read it.

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