(Tea Party PAC) – The coronavirus is continuing to ravage the world and leave a trail of sick and dead in its wake, causing many folks here in the United States to think about issues in ways they never thought would be possible just a month ago.
One of the hot button issues that many Americans have been debating is whether or not to shut down all immigration coming from the country of Mexico. Just prompting that question will probably get a collective melodramatic gasp of shock from all of the liberals out there, but it really is something we need to discuss.
According to a new study put out by Harvard/Harris, 5 in 6 Americans are ready to stop all immigration from Mexico due to fears over the virus spreading.
Here’s more on this from Breitbart:
The latest Harvard/Harris Poll asks Americans whether they would support or oppose an immigration moratorium on Mexico during the coronavirus crisis. Overall, 83 percent — or five-in-six — said they favor ending all immigration from Mexico at the moment.
This sweeping support for ending immigration from Mexico includes 75 percent of Hispanic Americans and 77 percent of black Americans. Another 73 percent of Democrat voters said they support ending immigration from Mexico, while 84 percent of swing voters and 93 percent of Republican voters support such a measure.
Even among the most liberal voters, nearly 70 percent said they support ending immigration from Mexico, as well as 74 percent of voters who supported failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Now, to be completely honest, shutting down immigration from Mexico during this crisis sort of seems like a no-brainer. If we want to contain the spread of the coronavirus we need to shut down all travel in and out of the country and that would certainly include immigration from south of the border.
That’s not to single out Mexicans. It should all be shutdown until we get this under control. Period.
So, that being said, let’s not make this about race or something silly like that. When things calm back down we can resume normal operations, but until then, we need to be shut up tight.
While the overwhelming majority of Americans want to see an end to immigration from Mexico, the State Department has issued waivers that will more quickly fast-track many Mexican workers into the U.S. through the H-2B and H-2A visa programs.
The directive effectively allows agricultural and nonagricultural businesses to quickly import foreign workers on H-2A and H-2B visas without standard interview and application procedures.
Moratoriums on immigration are not anything new in our country’s history, so the fact this option could be used at this time really isn’t all that controversial. Unless you’re a liberal, then just about everythng is cause for outrage.
The truth of the matter is this virus is a big deal and requires us to take rather drastic measures to contain it and save lives. We need to put politics aside and use the common sense God gave us to make proper decisions that will preserve our most vulnerable citizens from contracting this awful disease.