Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. pavlov

    pavlov said, over 2 years ago

    WE just gave 250 million in aid to these countries, want to stop this madness cut foreign aid to any country that sends them here.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    Who’s idea was this?
    Are we to believe that out of the blue, tens of thousands of parents almost simultaneously decided to send their children to the USA as refugees?
    Sounds like community organizing, no?
    Looks like a created crisis that shouldn’t go to waste.
    There’s a Pulitzer waiting for an actual journalist who gets to the bottom of this.

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It probably has something to do with the thriving drug trade that American money supports and the corrupt governments in those Central American countries. We have been so absorbed in meddling in the Middle East over the years that we have ignored countries that are near our borders. I guess that is because there is money in oil but major companies can do illegal drugs for profit.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Nice to see Ramirez acknowledging – however indirectly – the life and failures of George Bush the Lesser. It was Boy George of course who signed the 2008 Bill giving immigrant kids a ‘free pass’ at the border, for their safety’s sake. George had a heart, didn’t he?
    Okay. Obama has made a proposal intended to solve the problem. If Ramirez and the RepubliCons don’t LIKE said proposal, how’s about they come up with a workable counter proposal and DO something to fix a dire situation?
    People, neither the Fox Rush Noize, nor the Supreme Catholic Court, nor your favorite Corporation is about to help. Enough of the usual whinging, slandering and pointing fingers then. RepubliCons, please, admit that GOVERNMENT needs to do something, and facilitate that something, and DO it.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Want to raise 3.7 billion dollars? Legalize and control the very drugs causing the problem. Stop filling our jails and funding the failed “war on drugs.”
    Find a workable solution, it’s beyond time to try a new approach.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago


    “…giving immigrant kids a ‘free pass’ at the border,..”

    The act to which you are referring does not give a free pass to minors at the border. (c/William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008). Combine this act with the President’s proclamation and the coyotes’ distortion of said proclamation and you have a perfect storm of unintended consequences. No matter what the government does, until such time as the citizens of Mexico and Central America are convinced that they shouldn’t send their children here illegally, they will keep coming. “Just Do Something” often leads to doing something illconsidered.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    Or to do anything else.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago


    We wish brother, to many journalist would have to realize that they were wrong about Obama.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    Dude I admit we have a hand in this but in the end everyone has to deal with their own issues. Including countries.

  10. locoboilerguy

    locoboilerguy said, over 2 years ago

    This is a good point. Considering my wife and I live on 25K a year just fine are we planning on putting these kids through college.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    “3.7 billion dollars divided by 50,000 illegals is $74,000 an illegal. Someone please defend that.”

    I see two sides to that. One is that there have been problems with not having a coherent immigration policy and ignoring the consequences for 30 years. Therefore, we do not have the detention facilities, nor the number of judges, to properly determine “keep or throw back”. The longer we ignore it, like a road full of potholes, the more it costs to remediate it in the long run. There are way more than 50,000 people that this money will touch.

    On the other hand, that’s a lot of money, and it is difficult to understand how it is all necessary. Just like $40,000 per prisoner per year.

    One of the things the Reagan administration got away with was violating the Borland amendment, which prohibited the executive branch from continuing to fund the contras in Nicaragua without congressional consent.

    Somehow, $100 billion tax dollars went to the contras to “help” them in their efforts to replace the corrupt Sandinistas with corrupt contras.

    Hey, give me $100 billion in cash. I will go to every landowner in Nicaragua, and I’m willing to bet I could buy every square inch of that country and still have money left over to influence two or three supreme court decisions. And if I owned the country, I could do with it what I wanted.

    Billions for one aircraft? How do we get to these numbers? I wonder if it’s the “darts in the dark” method.

  12. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    If the people who sent their kids here saw any of that money, I’d be shocked. I don’t disagree we need to stop throwing money around but that and those kids are two seperate issues.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Understood. You are correct; this is madness.

    I stand by the idea that we have underfunded the mechanisms by which immigrants are processed. But I also believe that the figures that are necessary to properly fund them should be much, much smaller. Perhaps my excessive verbiage disguised that point, and I apologize for that.

  14. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    $1,000 per bed?
    Perhaps that number includes pillows, a roof, adult oversight, an occasional meal.

  15. nlkilpat

    nlkilpat GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    This incoming sea of children, and associated numbers of children who died on the way, is a human tragedy which may be headed for a catastrophe.

    This cartoon is just a graphic version of one of the talking points cruising around the Fox stage.

    Something is wrong with this picture. Badly wrong.

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