CNN Writer Thinks We’re Afraid of Migrants

CNN Writer Thinks We’re Afraid of Migrants

CNN Writer Thinks We’re Afraid of Migrants

Freelance journalist Alice Driver is whining on CNN about evil, racist Trump preventing poor brown people from breaking into our borders today. She thinks Trump is fomenting hysteria that’s making us afraid of said brown women and children. Driver, whose work focuses on immigration, human rights, and gender equality (which means she’s a card-carrying member of the Covenant of the Chafed Cunt, whose aim in life is to soothe her irritated labia by demonizing men), claims we have nothing to fear from the migrant march.

Fear? That’s what she thinks drives our efforts to secure our borders?

I have news for you, cupcake. We have thousands of armed troops at the border who will shoot these entitled fucks if they get froggy and start throwing rocks and bottles at the very people whom they are supposedly begging for asylum and on whose mercy they rely, even as they use women and children as human shields! We aren’t afraid. We’re ready to protect our borders against an outright invasion!

Of course Driver doesn’t see the migrants as such. She – like most biased hacks – focuses on those poor, innocent children and families, who she claims make up the vast majority of the caravan, and who are just looking for a better future for them and their families.

Yesenia, who had delivered via C-section, was unable to carry anything except Rachel, and she and Rachel depended on the kindness of strangers to give them a ride while her husband walked long, hot miles each day pushing the other two girls in a stroller. Were Rachel, Yesenia and their family the “bad thugs” and “gang members” of the migrant caravan that Trump had warned of on Twitter?

They were not — in fact, they were representative of the roughly 3,500 migrants of the caravan, of which an estimated 2,300 are children, according to UNICEF. The truth about this migrant caravan is that it is made up of grandparents, parents and children, of individuals fleeing such a level of violence and poverty that they are ready, like Yesenia, to walk and hitchhike thousands of miles in hopes of finding a new life further north.

You know, these people don’t look like pregnant innocents, children, and the elderly to me.

Photo courtesy of: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images

Neither do these entitled fucks.

(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

And these motherfuckers look totally peaceful. Not a violent soul among them!

Photo courtesy of Reuters.

If you go by what Driver writes, you might believe that the vast majority of these invaders are women, children, and families, and we shouldn’t be afraid of them, because they’re peaceable and cuddly. The photos tell a different story.

If you believe Driver, these people also have the right to invade our borders and demand asylum.

I also met a US pediatric doctor who had spent a week volunteering with the caravan, and who said that it was irresponsible for Trump to call members of the migrant caravan criminals.

“Don’t treat them like criminals,” he said. “So much of the blame for this migration falls on the United States.”

Wait, WHAT? People who break into a country without being invited, who destroy property, throw stones at police, and who attack those working to protect the border of the very country they’re invading are not to be called criminals?

Just cause they be breakin’ into someone’s home, right?

I’m also curious to know how in blue hell’s fug this migration is the fault of the United States.

The US provides millions of dollars a year to Honduras in foreign aid that helps with violence prevention, counternarcotics, justice, human rights, and security, just to name a few. How are we responsible for the interminable corruption in that shithole? How are we responsible for the lack of economic opportunities?

Why are these migrants entitled to invade our country by force?

Oh, that’s right. THEY’RE NOT!

Although President Trump has suggested he may limit how many migrants can apply for asylum, according to US and international law, these migrants all have the right to request asylum at the US-Mexico border. Members of the migrant caravan, who have suffered more than most US citizens can imagine, must be given the opportunity to go through the legal process that will determine if they get to stay in the US.

Driver seems to be confused about the meaning of “request asylum.” Every immigrant has the right to apply. What they don’t have the right to do is break in and make themselves at home while they wait for the legal process to progress. What they don’t have the right to do break down fences that were erected to protect a sovereign nation’s border. And what they don’t have the right to do is make fucking demands. Their need is not a claim check to America’s resources, no matter how much we may feel sorry for them!

And just because they request asylum, doesn’t mean they’re going to get it. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service says asylum is granted for protection against persecution for:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Political opinion

And I hate to tell you this, but economic hardship and the inability to get a job does not equal persecution. I have sympathy for the folks who are unable to support their families and are searching for a better life. Been there, and done that. But there is no assumption that they’re somehow entitled to asylum because we feel sorry for them, and they’re certainly not going to be bullying their way into our country.

But none of that seems to matter to Driver, whose main goal in writing this piece seems to be a) to accuse Americans of xenophobia and b) to accuse the President of not liking brown people.

Neither accusation holds water, of course, because Americans simply want people to come here legally, not bust the door down and demand to couch surf until their residency status has been decided, and the President is simply doing his job – acting to defend our borders.

That’s something that lefty grievance mongers like Driver just don’t understand.

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Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.

2 Comments
  • SFC D says:

    Breaking into my house and living in my basement does not make you family. Ms Driver needs to understand that there are people who live and work on the border and will be seeing this invasion first-hand. We don’t care where you came from, you don’t get to climb the fence and expect a warm welcome. I am pro-immigration and anti-invasion. When you storm a border and cross it by force, you are no longer an immigrant, migrant, or refugee. You are an attacker.

  • GWB says:

    representative of the roughly 3,500 migrants of the caravan, of which an estimated 2,300 are children, according to UNICEF
    Then UNICEF lies. Because 2/3 of that invasion column is NOT comprised of children, and it’s a hell of a lot bigger than 3,500.

    I also met a US pediatric doctor who had spent a week volunteering with the caravan
    Who should be tried for aiding and abetting invasion of the U.S. Name, please?

    it was irresponsible for Trump to call members of the migrant caravan criminals
    Some of them *clearly* are. So, no, it’s NOT irresponsible to say that.

    “So much of the blame for this migration falls on the United States.”
    I agree. The idiots who elected 0bama (especially re-elected him) allowed him to put into place a policy aimed at America’s destruction, and which encouraged this sort of thing. So, yeah, we are to blame.

    How are we responsible for the interminable corruption in that shithole?
    Because our aid funds basically support the kleptocracy. It’s why we should cut off ALL foreign aid, except that specifically required by specific policies that can be shown to directly support the United States. And they should have to be renewed annually, with a new justification from Congress.
    (And NONE of that entitles the people of those countries to invade us. Period.)

    according to US and international law, these migrants all have the right to request asylum at the US-Mexico border
    Actually, no, they don’t. Many of them only had the right (by international agreement – not law) to request it in Guatemala. (It was obviously safe enough for a large, supposedly unarmed populace to move freely through the country to its border with Mexico.) The Guatemalans only had the right to request it in Mexico.
    And, of course, even then they only have the right to request it, not to get it.

    who have suffered more than most US citizens can imagine
    Bullshit. Just outright, utter f*ing bullshit.

    must be given the opportunity to go through the legal process that will determine if they get to stay in the US
    No, they mustn’t, actually. They should be treated just like the invaders they are. (That’s on top of their simply not even being qualified for asylum in almost every case.)

    whose main goal in writing this piece seems to be…
    Virtue signaling. She’s advertising how wonderfully humane she is and how awful those people are.
    For an example of how Jesus would view this, go read the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.

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