As Texans, we have a problem with random people from all over the world squatting in our great state in an extremely undocumented fashion.
For many Texans, this has become the new “don’t ask don’t tell.” When your State Rep needs some tile work done at his home, he’s not running contractors through an e-verify system, that much I can promise you.
Up until now, candidate Donald Trump presented the best plan on what to do with all these random people who snuck in to our country or otherwise lied on their visa paperwork — “They have to go back.”
However, that plan ran into some problems, to say the least.
Nevertheless, onward we go, and there’s a new candidate in town.
Don Huffines is leading the pack with his border plan. I understand it’s campaign talk, so to speak, but wew lads. This is good stuff.
From Don’s website, with my favorite parts highlighted.
Texas is being invaded. Who are these people? Nobody knows. All of them are financially supporting the drug cartels directly with these payments to cross over as we’ve learned, which is pretty sick.
What kind of person does that? A very selfish, dishonest person, you would imagine.
His site then allows you to read about the plan in more detail.
This is true. When the situation was out of control, the federal government allowed the states to take care of immigration. This is federalism, where you have two governments working together for the good of the people on a common-sense issue like securing the homeland.
What we have now is a malicious conspiracy to harm us by flooding us with random people to commit crime, drive up prices of commodities, make us pay for these people’s services, etc.
The Mexican repatriations of the 1930’s were not controversial, just like a tenant being evicted is not controversial. Mexicans being told to go live with Mexicans is only a terrible thing if you believe it’s terrible to live with Mexicans.
Don makes a strong moral case for action, which nobody ever will.
I will say the economic arguments for action, which Don led with on the first page, is almost an aside compared to the offensive nature of the entire infiltrator situation.
Imagine if someone broke into your home and then started living in a spare room, coming and going as they please. As they did this, you would cross paths when them all the time — you would find them using your coffee mug, and they would even be using the bathroom when you needed to use it. They would also be stealing your stuff and selling it at a pawn shop from time to time.
It would be weird if your argument against this hypothetical situation was only talking about the value of what they had stolen. It’s obviously a little more personal than that.
The fact that someone can technically fit in your house is not a justification anyone would accept as valid, yet this is what is being asked of Americans.
Talking about retaliation with foreign nations is serious as heck.
Huffines is setting the pace on this issue for the Governor’s race. Looking forward to see what the other candidates have to say.