For the record I believe that nobody should be allowed to enter a country, any country, illegally and expect to be received with open arms. I am all for following proper immigration procedures, especially when we’re talking about hundreds of thousands, of people fleeing their countries to gain Asylum. To you certain American followers saying that I can’t expect your country to treat these “illegals” any differently than my country would, I’m here to tell you that my country isn’t perfect, and if you’ve been reading my blog since the beginning you will know of the many issues/beefs that I have with it and my government. But, I will say this about my country, and that is that no matter how a person enters it, and since you three in particular would not be paying attention to my news; may I enlighten you to the fact that we do have them sneaking over unguarded/ungoverned borders here as well. Maybe not to the degree that you in the US have, but we have them also. The difference between how my country of birth is handling it compared to your giant Cheeto in command is, is night and day.
No matter what a person has done to gain Asylum in America, other than murder, is there, in my humble human opinion a good enough reason to separate parents from their child(ren).
There is no good reason, or one hundred good reasons to erect chain link cages in warehouses, throw some gym mats on the ground with temporary foil emergency blankets as “shelter” and “accommodation” for children as young as eight months old.
Sorry, but that shit is fucked up.
It is cruel.
It is inhumane.
And it is illegal. It is more illegal than what the Asylum seekers are doing. It in fact goes against the very immigration laws that have been put in place to allow Asylum seekers the opportunity to become US citizens. Don’t believe me go to your own Immigration website. Because as it is stated on the US Government Immigration page:
The two ways of obtaining asylum in the United States are through the affirmative process and defensive process.
Affirmative Asylum Processing With USCIS
To obtain asylum through the affirmative asylum process you must be physically present in the United States. You may apply for asylum status regardless of how you arrived in the United States or your current immigration status.
You must apply for asylum within one year of the date of their last arrival in the United States, unless you can show:
- Changed circumstances that materially affect your eligibility for asylum or extraordinary circumstances relating to the delay in filing
- You filed within a reasonable amount of time given those circumstances.
So, for those of you like “Dismayed” who responded to my blog saying shit like; “You really need to look outside of your rose coloured fish bowl and get informed instead of regurgitating what the nightly news tells you to believe. The fact that you are able to put out content in which you clearly have not researched is appalling. It’s apparent you are trying to make yourself relevant while riding your husbands coattails. Yet again….. it’s astonishing anyone would give you a book deal.”
First I don’t watch the news because sadly I don’t have the time to sit in front of a television, wish I did. And two I strongly recommend that you get your head out of Fox News’ ass, and pay attention to more than what they’re spewing at you, like why don’t you google how one legally gains asylum, it’s quite quick to do. I did it in five minutes, and basically the only way to gain Asylum is to be on that countries soil. It is not illegal to attempt to receive it. What is illegal is kidnapping children from their parents to use as a scare tactic so that other asylum seekers won’t attempt to get their better lives as well.
But what would you Dismayed know about that? Clearly you’re a white privileged North American living high off the hog on the land our ancestors stole from the Indigenous people, the rightful owners. But hey, I’m the only privileged one between the two of us, huh?
Here’s another fun little tid bit of how to obtain Asylum in the US for Mr. OmaSteak from Nebraska who had this to say to me… “Mrs. Bisson,
The very idea that these illegal alien children are being put in “concentration camps” is beyond the pale…even for a misinformed Canadian citizen. Have you ever visited the site of a real concentration camp? I have and it’s a life-changing experience…and has nothing to do with the reality of dealing with children whose parents have chosen to violate US immigration laws. I wonder what the Canadian government would do if faced with 15-20 million illegal aliens already in the country and hundreds/thousands trying to illegally cross the Canadian border on a daily basis? I’m sure you’d welcome the hoards with open arms…NOT! I know the videos shown on the network news broadcasts are disturbing…that’s because they are meant to be…not for information purposes but for political ones. Please save your righteous outrage for some purpose that isn’t being manufactured to influence policy decisions being made in the US now.”
First off 15-20 million?!?! That’s a reach. I’ve seen numbers that said 14,000-15,000 (and this was spread across Mexico and the US)…but fifteen MILLION. I think somebody is writing some best selling fiction here.
But I digress, may I point out that they’re not illegal aliens they are legitimate people living in fear where they are subjected to war, and in the cases of women sexual attacks and rape, that anything we, and I say “we” as the collective we of North America can offer them is better than that. And once again may I point out that you probably should take your issues up with your immigration laws and not me, or the millions of people who are appalled at your leadership’s choice in how to handle this latest influx of asylum seekers because in black and white on your countries very own immigration site it states:
Affirmative asylum applicants are rarely detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). You may live in the United States while your application is pending before USCIS. If you are found ineligible, you can remain in the United States while your application is pending with the Immigration Judge. Most asylum applicants are not authorized to work.
So, as you see Dismayed, and Mr. OmaSteak, the reason why most of your country, and all the other countries watching how inappropriately this is all being handled are reacting with disgust is entirely justified, because your current administration is breaking its own laws.
Our disgust is justified.
Yes people need to expect that just because they come seeking asylum in the US or Canada doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to be successful in obtaining it. It is a gamble for sure. But, I would hope that even the two of you have enough heart to agree that tearing children away from their parents is not the way it should be handled while their applications are being processed, and that that is both unnecessarily cruel and damaging to the well-being of the innocent children caught in the crossfire of this current administration’s political chess match.
As for you “Hmmm” “Just in case your privileged behind didn’t know; Trump signed a bill that allows families to stay together. You know who didn’t want that bill to pass, Democrats! So get off your high horse and realize your side is the problem.”
I answer you this, I do have a privileged behind, and it’s damn fine too, but even I’m versed enough to know that Ass Pimple #45’s bill has a shelf life giving them 69 days to stay together. Bet you didn’t know that, did you? So why don’t you kiss my privileged ass, and don’t come for me, unless I send for you.