The President Was Right on This Point and Everyone Agreed Till Trump

Yes, there are third world s*holes. But that's also why the President gets it wrong.

Can we all admit there are some countries that are exactly as the President described them? I have been all over the world and there absolutely are third world s***holes none of you would want to live and a few of you reading actually fled from. This was not a controversial idea until he said what he said. It is a current American phenomenon that we all tend to agree on something until the President agrees or disagrees. Suddenly the commonly held sentiment becomes controversial and people break into their tribes.

The uncontroversial reality until 4:34pm on Thursday when the story made headlines is that yes, there are some third world s***holes out there and I don't see any of you rushing to go move there, but I do see a lot of people rushing to get out of those places and come here. The whole reason we give some immigrants temporary residency here under an immigration program is because their countries have gone to hell in a handbasket through war, corruption, or natural disaster and we do not want them to have to return as a matter of basic human concern for our fellow man.

But, of course, that's why the President gets it wrong too. We've always been a nation of people fleeing those third world poop holes looking for a better life. They come here and are proud to be here and raise their children as American patriots. It is what makes this country so unique. We have always taken the oppressed and poor and raised them up. In fact, African immigrants to this country have a higher rate of college graduation than natural born Americans and second generation African immigrants into this country have an even higher rate of college graduation than their white counterparts.

With a birthrate below the replenishment rate, the nation is either going to die out or we are going to open our arms to immigrants. And I'd much prefer we open our arms to those who want to be American with the American dream than to those who just want a job.

Sorry, realuzing you can't make paragraphs here ;) -- while he came because he preferred to practice here and had enjoyed his post-high school tour of the US prior to going to college, he still sent money back. Is it better to perhaps have family reunification to keep the money immigrants often send to relatives at hone, even ones who aren't in poorer countries? Especially if the family members either can work or are properly sponsored. I know about that fun financial affidavit -- I was glad he kept a job after our divorce or I'd have been on the hook for any expenses paid for him in benefits until he'd worked a full 40 quarters on record.

"They come here and are proud to be here and raise their children as American patriots." Well, that's PRECISELY the problem with the US now - they are NOT proud to be here and are NOT raising their children as American patriots. Assimilate? Not on your life - which they will gladly take once there are a plurality of them in the population.

Amen, Erick!

Flake, McCain, and Grahmnesty were never going to agree with Trump. Neither was the Bushie NWO Cartel of alien resettlements.

The problem with the president's alleged statement is not the immigration policy it broadly implies -- ie, we ought to be careful about what kind of individuals we are allowing to come into America. The problem is the ignorant, crass, low-class manner in which he expressed himself: typically boorish, needlessly vulgar and thus offensive AND distracting from the more important questions regarding America's immigration regime. Instead of continuing to straighten out our block-headed immigration system, we've spent days squabbling over a curse word that should have never been uttered and which, thus, would have never constituted a problem. (Btw, my remarks assume the president actually said this -- I know there is some debate about that, but I think the evidence is persuasive he spoke these words. If he DIDN'T make the "sh*thole" crack: a) horray! that's a relief; and b) the problem then becomes those who accepted that he DID say it and defended it in principle.)