U.S. Should Follow Immigration Laws of Central and South American Countries

Common Constitutionalist | July 10, 2014

President Obama has asked for almost $4 billion to meet our “Moral Obligation” at the border.

As Sen. Tom Coburn said, “That’s $60,000 per child.” Eric Erickson wrote that we could send them all back, providing first-class tickets and accommodations, for about $8 million.

Yet instead, this out-of-control administration, that has developed a habit of enforcing only the laws it likes, will continue to allow the flood of illegals to cross our border, completely unopposed, while feckless Republicans threaten to sue the president, as if that will do any good or in any way deter Obama from his Cloward-Piven strategy purposely to overwhelm the system.

For years, we’ve heard from countless politicians on the left, that we can learn a thing or two from other countries, that America should not only respect but defer to laws of other countries. 

I say that’s not a bad idea. Let’s start with immigration.

Shall we see how other countries deal with those who wish to cross their borders? How about the home countries of the great unwashed showing up on our border?

What if I was to show up at the Guatemalan border?

First, I would need a passport, but only if I wish to stay for no more than 90 days. Otherwise, I need a visa. Birth certificates and drivers licenses are not accepted as substitutes.

Okay, what if I want to stay? I would then apply for a visa, along with my valid passport, two recent photographs, a letter of sponsorship from a Guatemalan resident, and proof of financial resources from me and my sponsor.

What? You mean they want me to prove I can support myself?! Where’s the compassion? Don’t they have a “moral obligation” to take care of me? Evidently not.

What about Honduras? I’m sure they’re more compassionate and accommodating.

The first thing I must get is a tourist visa. After I arrive, I can apply for immigration. I will need to hire an attorney.

Surely the government will supply me with one at no charge. Think again. 

The attorney will assemble my document package and present it on my behalf to the Honduran authorities. I will have to provide a criminal background check from everywhere I’ve lived and provide a clean health certificate. I also need to provide proof that I have a steady income of at least $2500 per month and said income will continue for as long as I am in Honduras.

That’s a rather heartless country.

El Salvador must need people. I’ve heard many talking heads say that these poor immigrants are showing up in the United States to escape their Civil War … that ended in 1992!

Maybe they didn’t get the word like some Japanese holdouts on remote islands after World War II who still thought the war was raging.

Anyway, I’m sad to say that El Salvador also wants me to jump through hoops and provide proof that I will not be a drain on society.

It’s the same with Nicaragua. Mexico is the same or worse.

In a nutshell, there’s not a single country in Central or South America, or I’ll bet anywhere in the world that will allow a single person, much less thousands, simply to show up and say “Here I am, now take care of me and pay for all my needs and wants.

Common Constitutionalist is a contributor for godfatherpolitics.com.