FromRobert Bashe2:2448/44.0Date Write2018-06-21 17:32:18
ToGregory Deyss0:0/0.0Date Arrived2018-06-21 18:40:20
SubjWar With Russia
Gregory Deyss wrote to Robert Bashe on Thursday June 21 2018 at 07:59:

RB>> Let's stick to the facts, shall we? And the fact remains that Trump
RB>> _could_ change the status of this "crime" back to what it was before
RB>> his interference. Which would solve the self-made "problem" in an
RB>> instant.

GD> What will happen now they will be caught and transported back to
GD> Mexico, I doubt that they will be dropped off from the country of
GD> their origin.

True, but then the Mexicans would have to deal with them. Isn't that better
than putting them in jail in the USA? That might even be an opportunity for
cross-border cooperation instead of the present confrontation.

RB>> But why should he? He's not the kind to retreat with his tail between
RB>> his legs. Instead, he changed only part of what he himself caused,
RB>> and calls that "compassion". I assume he knows the meaning of the
RB>> word, so all I can assume is cold calculation in preparation for the
RB>> upcoming congressional elections.

GD> What happens time and time again, it that these folks are given a date
GD> in the future to appear in court, and they never appear for their
GD> court date are never seen.

That, of course, is a matter for law enforcement. But it's a situation that
exists for _any_ person accused of a misdemenor, not just illegal immigrants.

Naturally, one could also simply cart them back to the border and say "Go".
That might be simpler and more humane than the present situation. Whether it
would be legal or not is a second question.

GD> We need to be smarter, what would happen in Germany if you are caught
GD> sneaking across the German border. What happens?

Nothing. All they would have to do is say "asylum" and then be taken to a
center where their applications would be checked. If their applications are
approved, they get permanent residence. If not, which is often the case, they
are deported. But I admit, the latter is easier said than done. The legal
hurdles are high, and if someone comes here without papers, claiming to be a
Syrian - who is in fact a Palastinian, although both speak Arabic - there will
be a problem getting Syria to accept him after deportation. This is a problem
the German authorities have to deal with. They frequently set up interviews
with native speakers to check (by the accent) just where someone comes from.
That's not as inexact as it might seem: just imagine someone who claims to be a
Texan but speaks Brooklynese...

And a Texan would never know what a "cruller" is (I do - and I love them -
since I studied in Boston), nor would most people outside Texas know what a
"tank" is (it's a pit dug out of a section of land and filled with rainwater -
people outside Texas call such things a "pond").

Cheers, Bob

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