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Bob Gorrell

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Borders are a complicated thing. The only “good” border was between east- and west-Germany, but even back then some people got through. The U.S. and Mexico share something like 2500 miles of border, often through deserts. Securing it is a tough job. I am all for securing borders, illegal immigration is not okay with me, nowhere in the world. But one has to be realistic about what can be achieved and how much one is willing to spend.

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    And then there is the issue of wages. Are you prepared to pay double on oranges, melons and other produce that is harvested by low-wage illegal immigrants? And don’t tell me these jobs could be done by Americans. We tried that here in Germany. We are huge fans of asparagus and tried to get our many unemployed to harvest it – voluntarily in the first season. Half of them reported to the doctor after the first day (back pain), the other half was send home because they were to slow, careless, unproductive and so on. Now the Poles are doing it again (but they are legal due to EU-regulations)…

  2. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, over 1 year ago

    but isn’t America the land founded by immigrants?

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanCraig

    Yes it is Susan.

    The first being those that walked over the land bridge once existing in the great frozen north.

    Then we had some Vikings and there may be some evidence of Phoenician settlements.

    Europeans (as in British, French, Spanish and Portuguese as opposed to Germanic and Norse) floated across the pond as well and they “conquered” the Territory and “claimed” it.

    So far nothing BUT “illegals” so to speak. But then there were no “immigration” laws at the time.

    But then around 1790 the fledgling US government started addressing the immigration “problem” and today, well, Immigration law regarding the citizens of a country is regulated by international law. The United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights mandates that all countries allow entry to its own citizens.

    Certain countries may maintain rather strict laws which regulate both the right of entry and internal rights, such as the duration of stay and the right to participate in government. Most countries have laws which designate a process for naturalization, by which immigrants may become citizens.

    Since there are laws, both national and international, concerning immigration, don’t you think that people should do there level best to follow those laws?

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    I wonder if some time in the future someone will look at this cartoon and wonder if we were all a bunch of paranoid racist.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Illegal is illegal, and the laws need to be reviewed, and yes, enforced. At the same time, this call for more drones, more fences, and more destruction of OUR rights as AMERICAN CITIZENS sickens me, and indeed does bring back memories of that border fence in Germany, and the fences Israel has built, and the ones WE built in Iraq. The “iron curtain” was a political statement addressed by Eisenhower, that later became a physical barrier, that WE are now building, not just on our borders, but in our communities


    Stop the sale of illegal drugs, legalize marijuana, and the “cartels” made up of AMERICANS doing business on this side of the border, lose their profit potential. Those operating on the other side also lose their market if we do treatment for addicts, instead of incarceration, more profit lost.


    Bring back “green card” migrant workers and help agriculture here, and the economy in Mexico and Central America when those folks go back home with money for part of the year when not working here. (and yes, they pay their taxes here as well).


    When I see wire and fences, I see dead people, not “America”, unless you consider it the land of the imprisoned, and land of the chickenhawks.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sorry, HOME of the chickenhawks!

  7. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    so the idea of selling USA citizenshipships at walmart is gaining support

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Why do we limit immigation, anyway? Let people live where they want, so long as they obey the laws where they live.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Flake: being a ranching and farming community, those “migrants” are commonly in our culture. The biggest population lived three blocks from my house. In 32 years, only locked the doors when we were going to be gone for several days, or weeks We never felt the least “threatened”.


    We recently moved, and have a minimum security prison less than a mile from the house, and we’re “outside of town”. The folks before us didn’t lock the doors, and neither do we. Maybe we’re just safer with an “attack” dachshund and tabby cat?


    Also, the years I spent in Southern California
    also put me close to “Mexican” and “immigrant” communities. Interestingly a high school classmate did return to Mexico. He had to miss our 40th high school reunion and sent a letter of apology for missing, as he was “second in command” in the Mexican State Deprt, and was on a trip to Europe and Russia. Yep, all those “Mexicans” and immigrants coming here are “low achievers”.

  10. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Why do we limit immigation, anyway? Let people live where they want, so long as they obey the laws where they live.
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    It’s the last sentence that’s the stickler.

  11. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    @Urban Space Cowboy

    The best solution to the “problem” of illegal immigration is legal immigration. LEGALIZE IT! A Good Cartoon.
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    Immigration is legal. Not seeing your logic.

  12. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Most of the people who arrived before the 20th century just more or less showed up. It wasn’t until the racists took hold that we started worrying about “documentation” and “legality.”

    But by then the Statue of Liberty was already in the harbor and we liked what it did for our public image, plus we’d invented all that bushwa about how the Indians welcomed the Pilgrims as a myth about our willingness to help newcomers.

    So we pretended we still felt that way.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @flake-67121

    What does locking the doors on your house have to do with immigration policy? Please explain the connection.

  14. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanCraig

    EVERY country was founded by immigrants.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @sw10mm

    LOL got a point……

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/30/16769952-nm-couple-arrested-after-8-year-old-girl-found-locked-in-cage?lite

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