Posted by Tina
A wonderful article in The American Thinker will make anyone who believed that the state of Arizona got a raw deal when it tried to implement a tough immigration bill that aligned with federal law and the Obama administration sued. The left made it a huge “race” issue and many countries to our south, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador, joined in condemning the sate of Arizona. They even joined with Mexico in filing a Friend of the Court brief in support of the suit.
My how circumstances can change things:
right now, those are the very nations pulling up the drawbridge to illegals as their own countries get inundated by vast human waves of Venezuelans flooding over their borders without papers.
Ecuador has announced that anyone entering its country is going to need a passport. No more entries without papers, given that 500,000 of them have already gotten in. “This is going to skyrocket,” said one Ecuadoran official. After that, Peru, which just recently saw 5,000 Venezuelan border crossings without papers in one day, announced the same bid to enforce borders. It follows from Colombia tightening its passport requirements, and both Colombia and Brazil just plain sealing their borders to make the human waves stop. Chile, too, tightened entry rules after it got flooded. The latest news is that Brazil is now deploying troops to fight the migrants.
Comically, Colombia, which has pretty much let all comers in and expected them to fan out across the continent, says it is upset about Peru’s and Ecuador’s new passport requirements, because, well, they now get to keep the million or so people who had been ready to move onward. (More than 2 million Venezuelans have fled socialism, most running to the first place they could find, which was Colombia, but they have also overrun Brazil). It probably doesn’t help that a Colombian judge recently ruled that the incomers were fully entitled to the benefits of Colombia’s vast health care system without having paid anything in. The U.S. has just dispatched a hospital ship to the Colombian coast to help pick up the pieces, given that Colombia is otherwise a good American ally.
While I pity the plight of these sick Venezuelan refugees from socialism and fully support the U.S. mercy mission, there is also the main issue of why these countries don’t want to be overrun. Like the illegals who rolled into Arizona that Colombia and the others had such tough words for, quite a few of these people are criminals who have wrought havoc on the countries they invaded. It’s gotten so bad that in one Brazilian town, the locals literally ran them all out of town.
Which was exactly what happened in Arizona.
Socialism seems to work when there’s a strong healthy nation nearby to pick up the broken pieces and provide extra services and law enforcement…at least until that nation/s becomes Venezuela.
Imagine how different life would be for people in every nation in this hemisphere if they would drop socialism, adopt capitalism and accountability, and put a little effort into support of individuals pursuing happiness for themselves and their families!
For now I’ll settle for this dose of poetic justice which is well deserved.