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Families keep trying to cross U.S.-Mexico border, wall or no wall

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...as they've been doing so since El Norte belonged to them...

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Not asylum seekers. If they were they would seek asylum in the first safe country they entered. In the case of all the people in the article, that country would be Mexico. As soon as they decide to cross Mexico in order to reach the US, they become economic migrants and not asylum seekers.

Why don't they stay in Mexico if their primary concern is escaping a terrible domestic situation? It's safe, culturally similar, speak the same language, etc. Obviously the motive is money.

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Oh, yes, Mexico and safe!

Well, maybe compared with some other coutries (like NK and so on), maybe so.

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Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son's head.

As horrible as it is, being a victim of domestic violence is a local law enforcement matter for El Salvador. It does not entitle you to international refugee protection under the UN convention.

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Not asylum seekers. If they were they would seek asylum in the first safe country they entered. In the case of all the people in the article, that country would be Mexico

Mexico is not safe, just ask conservatives. Or, is it safe when that works for your narrative and unsafe when it doesn't? You guys lack consistency so it's hard to keep up.

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Wait for the Narcos when they will build the tunnels under that stupid wall, Narcos Wil get more richh passing immigrants and nothing will change.. GO LATINS TAKE THAT COUNTRY!!!!...

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Mexico is not safe, just ask conservatives. Or, is it safe when that works for your narrative and unsafe when it doesn't? You guys lack consistency so it's hard to keep up.

It's not necessarily inconsistent. Much depends on who you are and where you live. Based on a homocide victimisation rates, Mexico is roughly 7.5 times more dangerous for the average white American, but only 3 times more dangerous for the average Latino due to differences in the likelihood of being murdered. If you look at only inner city neighbourhoods (where migrants and refugees are most likely to settle), the gap shrinks further. To give and extreme example, if you live in particular Chicago neighbourhoods where the murder rate is around 47, you would be more than 200% safer in Mexico. Statistically speaking, of course.

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There not asylum seekers and therefore should be arrested and sent to prison for trespassing. Upon release they should be sent back to Mexico

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Families keep trying to cross U.S.-Mexico border, wall or no wall

If we had a decent wall, it would be harder for them to cross illegally. Dems had better get with the program.

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Liberals tell me there is no humanitarian crisis at the border and that people arent even trying to cross anymore.... yet this article.....hmmmm.....

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Why doesn't the US gov't just let everybody from every country in? No borders, no walls, no waiting to get in. No need to integrate and fit in with "current" population. It can be a big free for all. People can just take whatever they like, live where ever they want, and do what ever they want since the country will be for everyone. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with that?

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The author of this article takes a few examples of domestic violence and implies that illegal immigration is justified due to their suffering. It’s sensationalist journalism with an agenda. Believe it or not but the same terrible things happen to people already living in the US.

I understand the purpose of these types of stories is to make the reader sympathetic to the victims, and they do deserve sympathy. There are people in Vietnam living under similar circumstances, also in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and every other country on the planet. Why is there no outrage demanding sympathy for them and a one way ticket to the US?

It’s just not practical to help people in other countries by simply importing them into the US or Europe where the exact same problems exist- although likely to a much lesser degree. The solution lies in reform in El Salvador and Honduras and the other nations where the government is inept and failing to provide for the safety of their people. It isn’t a solution to simply export these problems to other nations.

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The allure of The Free Stuff is indeed irresistible.

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Any organization helping to violate local laws needs to lose their tax-exempt status.

Domestic violence is solved by moving 2 cities/towns away. Crossing 2+ international borders are economic immigrants. That is simple.

The US needs to do more to address the 700K+ visa overstays by making finding work without proper authorization impossible. People who cannot work, won't over-stay unless they are independently wealth.

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LOL! Worst President Ever!

State Department Forced To Cancel Border Security Conference Due To Shutdown

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/state-department-forced-cancel-border-005649527.html

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There have always been, and there will always be asylum seekers. Every previous administration has been able to handle them. Only the Trump administration is unable to handle them. The members of the Trump administration are amateurs with no government experience -- and it shows. They need to step aside for people who know what to do.

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There not asylum seekers and therefore should be arrested and sent to prison for trespassing. Upon release they should be sent back to Mexico

I agree.

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This is all just temporary. When Trump is going things will go back to the way they were.

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Certainly stories such as the one highlighted here about Maria Orbelina Cortez and her ordeal ought to provoke our sympathy.

However no country can simply allow chaotic illegal entry for every hard luck person/family that skips the line and walks across the border. You have to have rules, applications, vetting and control over immigration. This is just common sense and every other country does this. I have no idea

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Certainly stories such as the one highlighted here about Maria Orbelina Cortez and her ordeal ought to provoke our sympathy.

However no country can simply allow chaotic illegal entry for every hard luck person/family that skips the line and walks across the border. You have to have rules. applications, vetting and control over immigration. That is just common sense and every other country does it. I have no idea what the controversy is for.

Those who oppose the wall and border security would never allow such uninvited and chaotic entry into thier own private property or home.

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