Letters to the editor

Editor, the Advocate:

No one can deny that we have an immigration problem at our southern border and other points of entry.

Here is my humble and uneducated take on this terrible situation (please apply imagery to better understand my synopsis):

Imagine three large trees (countries) with roots that reach all the way to our borders. These trees are producing a lot of good fruit; however, they are not properly harvesting this valuable product (the people) for the betterment of their people (country).

Because there is no value of life or gain of prosperity, the people are forced to make life-threatening decisions, and they flee their country in search of a better life for themselves and especially their families.

All these people are reaching our borders by the thousands and creating an uncontrollable conglomeration of people with humanitarian needs. We can refer to these people as the limbs and leaves from the big trees growing in South and Central America.

The U.S. immigration governing forces have been trimming the limbs and raking tons of leaves for years. This futile effort has not and will not ever resolve this situation.

The U.S. Congress needs to take proactive action and go to the root cause of the problem (the irresponsible governments of these countries, “big trees”).

Remember the U.S. military expulsion of Panama’s dictator, Manuel Noriega? Well, Panama is now a thriving country.

The United States caught a lot of flak for taking that action because it violated some sovereignty of country law. Does that mean we can’t do that anymore? I say yes, with the blessing of the United Nations Council, that is, if we still have some kind of viable relationships with those countries (if you get my drift). And also because of the atrocities that are being caused by these governments on their people.

These trees need to be chopped down at the roots!

We’ll cover the inhumane atrocities at the U.S. concentration camps later.

Frank Torres, Victoria

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