Tommy: America is the land of opportunity, but we must protect our borders too

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
October 19, 2018 - 10:32 am

It sounds like a joke, but it’s far from funny.  What do you do with almost FOUR THOUSAND Hondurans walking hundreds of miles, carrying everything they own, seeking a better life and/or protection in the world? 

It’s a tough question.  America always has been the land of opportunity.  Unless you’re a native American, all of us have come from somewhere else.  So how do we now decide who gets in and who doesn’t?

The poem on the Statue of Liberty says “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free, the wretched masses of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden shore."

Can we really allow everyone who falls within those groups unlimited access to our country?  I don’t think so.

It strains belief to think that this caravan is organic…that a group of people were joined by other groups spontaneously until their numbers swelled to the thousands.  Instead I think they were organized as a group by those intended to force the issue and make a political point. THEY ARE VICTIMS, but not victims of a cruel United States.  They’re victims of those who used them as political pawns.  I truly feel sorry for them.  But we have to maintain our borders.  We must maintain the sovereignty of our country. 

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