billhike posted:thistlintom posted:
Immigration policy is a total mess, with 100,000 people illegally crossing the border this month. The illegals used to be just men looking for work, now it is families or purported families that cross and claim asylum. With current laws, they get released into the US never to be seen again. The Dems need to admit there is a serious problem and work with Repubs to fix it.
Absolutely a mess, and kicked down the road for too long. But I can’t help feeling that Trump’s rhetoric on the issue impedes progress. Not that Congress needs help being inefficient.
Well that may be part of it. The other problems include many on the progressive left who want to see illegal immigration (tear down walls, eliminate ICE) and many Democrats who are more focused on taking down Trump and will oppose him regardless of the issue and the need for a fix.