YOUR WANNABE KING

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A guy who covets a crown is in U.S. federal office–no name needed.

To repeat an earlier blog, in early April 2019, your wannabe king, threatened to close the border between Mexico and the United States, and then after hearing all the complaints about the negative economic effects such a closure would bring, he withdrew his threat. Then he demanded that Mexico stop illegal immigrants at their southern border.

“If for any reason Mexico stops apprehending and bringing the illegals back to where they came from, the U.S. will be forced to Tariff at 25% all cars [actually vehicle parts] made in Mexico and shipped over the Border to us. If that doesn’t work, which it will, I will close the Border,” he wrote in a tweet.

The guy who wants to be king says the country “can’t take anymore” asylum seekers—men, women, and children that he has claimed “aren’t people,” they’re “animals.” They are NOT animals. Most are desperate people, legally seeking refuge in the United States, which is allowed under federal and international laws.

Now the man who aspires to be an authoritarian monarch, says the asylum law should be overturned and security people at the U.S-Mexican border should ignore the law; he says if judges tell border guards they must obey the law, just say “‘Sorry, judge, I can’t do it.’” He also wants to reinstate the zero-tolerance policy, which the wannabe king had withdrawn after much public criticism.

“Under the zero tolerance policy, DOJ prosecuted all adult aliens apprehended crossing the border illegally, with no exception for asylum seekers or those with minor children,” according to the Congressional Research Service. “Criminally prosecuting adults for illegal border crossing requires detaining them in federal criminal facilities where children are not permitted…..Administration officials and immigration enforcement advocates argue that measures like the zero tolerance policy are necessary to discourage migrants from coming to the United States and submitting fraudulent asylum requests.”

If zero tolerance is applied, parents would be referred for prosecution and the children would be placed in the custody of a sponsor, such as a relative or foster home, or held in a shelter (actually cages in many cases). The would-be king also wants this policy applied to asylum seekers.

This present-day aspiring King George III has said he wants families separated even if allowed admittance at a legal port of entry and are legal asylum seekers. The wannabe king says families should be separated even if they are seized within the United States. He thinks the separations will deter immigration.

Yet, asylum seekers could become part of the much needed labor force in numerous U.S. industries, such as agriculture and construction. In the agriculture industry, millions of undocumented immigrants are already at work, picking apples and grapes, or in the fields harvesting tomatoes, lettuce, and other produce. These workers not only labor long hours at jobs that most American citizens don’t want, they pay taxes on their income.

Mary Jo Dudley of Cornell University noted that the “Department of Agriculture estimates that about half of the nation’s farmworkers are unauthorized.” She pointed out that 15 percent of construction workers “lack papers – more than the share of legal immigrants in either industry. In the service sector, which would include jobs such as fast food and domestic help, the figure is about 9 percent.” Your king-in-the-making has long employed illegals at his golf courses and Mar-a-Lago resort.

So what is you potential king going to do if all these undocumented workers are expelled from the USA? We have no way of knowing what he will do next.

But there’s something WE can do: Vote Him and His Ilk Out of Office.

 

 

 

 

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