On the January 22nd edition of CNN’s “Laura Coates Live,” Vice President Kamala Harris made a shocking revelation. She knows exactly how to fix the problems at the southern border and has it ready to go. Coming just in time for the 2024 presidential elections, this announcement could be earth-shattering.
“Well, so, there is no question that our immigration system is broken, and so much so that we, as the first bill that we offered after our inauguration, was to fix the immigration system, which included what we must do to create a pathway for citizenship, and to put the resources that are needed into the border. But sadly, people on the other side of the aisle have been playing politics with this issue. The solutions are at hand. And gone are the days, sadly, where a President Bush or a John McCain understood that we should have a bipartisan approach to fixing this problem, which is a long-standing problem.”
When asked what the solutions specifically were, Harris quit grandstanding. “The [solution] includes putting resources at the border to do what we can to process people effectively and putting in place laws that actually allow for a meaningful pathway to citizenship.”
That’s it. Just fund the resources so the border can fast-track taking in more people and making laws so there’s a path to citizenship. Funny, this solution has been trumpeted for years as the easiest and smoothest way to fix the nation’s immigration problem. Yet the left has refused to provide the resources for processing people effectively.
We have immense resources at our fingertips for investigating the background of people, and we don’t use them. Instead of making it easily updated and fast, we elect to keep using the same old tactics. It’s one of the very few places where throwing money at the problem by employing better people for background checks and improving the software would make tons of difference. We could easily employ more people (especially Veterans) to process citizenship requests, and instead, the left keeps rejecting a GOP request for more border funding.
Suggesting a “meaningful pathway to citizenship” is a joke at best.
The meaningful pathway is already there. Applying for a green card is easy, and with all the programs on the books, most people across the globe have one that fits them. While the US isn’t taking people in randomly, there are more than enough opportunities to get here if you need to. A choice to escape because your country got too expensive or because you continued to elect leaders who killed the economy doesn’t make you a refugee. It doesn’t make you a special case, either.
People who want to immigrate here need to bring something to the country. As it stands, we already have a surplus of people who are unemployed or underemployed and struggling to make ends meet. We don’t need to add to that unskilled labor pool and make a further drain on our government resources. Even if they aren’t taking the money from the government directly, they are taking jobs Americans could be holding and getting off government assistance. It might be rough to hear, but it’s the accurate truth.
For those who lack these skills or who are older and simply wish to retire to the US, they need to have a family who has the financial means to provide for them. Giving them a green card to be here and not to drain the American economy isn’t a problem. Again, we have programs for this to happen.
All in all, the changes she is proposing are very similar to the changes we, as conservatives, have suggested for decades. Mind you, the major difference between the two is that Harris and other liberals want to let them come wait in the US while we figure it out, and as conservatives, we know how dangerous that is.
With the length of the process, we need to be safe and not sorry. Especially with many of the economically disadvantaged countries that don’t have the technology we have in the US. In these nations and locals, it can be nearly impossible to do a good search. While that’s tough news for them, we need to do what’s best for the US, and that’s keeping them out till we know who we are letting in.