The crisis caused by our porous southern border involves many issues. There are the health problems coming into our nation by unvaccinated illegal aliens. There are the social issues caused by people who refuse to assimilate. There are the national security problems caused by porous borders. Then there are the moral issues.
Victor Davis Hanson, a historian at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University, wrote an interesting article about how the crisis shows the immorality of “callous parents” who “send their children as pawns northward without escort,” liberal elites, progressives and ethnic activists, CEOs of companies wanting cheap labor, immigration-reform advocates, etc.
Hanson also discusses the hypocrisy of the government in Mexico. “Mexico strictly enforces some of the harshest immigration laws in the world that either summarily deport or jail most who dare to cross Mexican borders illegally, much less attempt to work inside Mexico or become politically active. If America were to emulate Mexico’s immigration policies, millions of Mexican nationals living in the U.S. immediately would be sent home.
“How, then, are tens of thousands of Central American children crossing with impunity hundreds of miles of Mexican territory, often sitting atop Mexican trains? Does Mexico believe that the massive influxes will serve to render U.S. immigration law meaningless, and thereby completely shred an already porous border? Is Mexico simply ensuring that the surge of poorer Central Americans doesn’t dare stop in Mexico on its way north?”
Hanson also discusses the hypocrisy of the U.S. government in its choice to simply not enforce existing laws, in the decision to “send immigrant kids all over the United States and drop them into communities without firm guarantees of waiting sponsors or family.”
I encourage you to read the entire article because it asks a lot of questions that should be asked and points out the selfishness and immorality in allowing the crisis to take place.