Best plan for immigration reform is to copy Mexico

By Perly Viasmensky
Every day we wake up with a different protest by a group of people who apparently don’t work or have nothing better to do, because they find time to enroll in every protest they find along their way, even if they don’t have a clue about the purpose for the protest.
The hate they have developed toward President Trump is so strong that those people don’t hesitate to blame him for something he had nothing to do with.
They want to abolish Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) because they believe that is another good way to hurt President Trump.
The majority of those protesting didn’t bother to get informed that President George W. Bush formed ICE in 2003 in a post-9/11 frenzy. The Bush administration moved immigration enforcement from an agency called the Immigration and Naturalization Service, overseen by the Department of Justice, to a newly created ICE underneath the Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security was also created after 9/11 by the Bush administration.
If President Trump had not entered office, people would not be protesting now. The most impressive thing is that the majority of those protesters are women and I don’t remember any of them having enough estrogen to protest against President George W. Bush.
It was all over the news that Senator Elizabeth Warren offered her support to protesters and worded her Facebook post by saying: “The President’s deeply immoral actions have made it obvious that we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom, starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our values.”
This woman has been Senator of Massachusetts since 2012; in those six years did it never occur to her to support protesters to demand the abolishment of ICE from her good friend President Obama?
Every country in the world wants to protect its borders. Have Senator Warren and all those people she supports ever been in Mexico? Don’t they know that in Mexico foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished?
They never learned that foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization could be imprisoned for up to 10 years?
It is very easy to come to another country demanding rights and forgetting the laws of the country they came from.
Since Senator Elizabeth Warren considers that we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom, maybe this would be a good opportunity to rebuild our system with the same pattern that Mexico has.
In Mexico foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced for up to six years in prison. Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico, such as working without a permit, can also be imprisoned for the same amount of years.
Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. Why demand different treatment from the United States?
According to statistics, Mexico deports more illegals than the United States does.
I recently read an article authored by Matt Palumbo and I really loved the way he dots the “i’s”and crosses the “t’s.”
Palumbo wrote: “While combating illegal immigration has long been a bipartisan issue, the so-called anti-Trump ‘resistance’ has decided that guilt-tripping anyone who supports a sensible immigration policy is a viable political strategy. We’ve all heard the arguments; that opposing illegal immigration is preventing people from ‘just looking for a better life,’ or over the past few months, is ‘separating families.’ And of course there’s the most common insult, that enforcing immigration laws is ‘racist.’ But are America’s immigration laws, or our treatment of illegal immigrants, uniquely awful?”
If I, illegally, go to Mexico or any other country in Central America, demanding rights I don’t have or deserve, I can assure anyone that authorities in those countries will kick me so hard in my rear end that I will need hospitalization to have the shoe removed.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas

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