Unfortunately for the GOOD ones, they/we must rely on HUMANS to decide if they are GOOD or BAD, and it isn’t like humans never make mistakes.

My parents and grandparents were good ones, Dad even fought in the Pacific during WWII because he loved this Country. I sure am glad they immigrated here and decided to bring another American into this world.

I’ve been lucky in my life experience because most my involvement with immigrants, undocumented people, illegals, or whatever you want to call them, except for a couple of murder cases and one client, has been darn positive.

If everyone had an opportunity to spend some time in war torn places like this, they might get at least some understanding of how badly both good and bad humans want to come here and live.


I can guarantee from personal experience that both the good and the bad will go to great lengths to get out and really you can’t blame either of them.

A volunteer stint with AmeriCorps brought me into contact with some great undocumented kids working hard at getting their degrees at a local University. She stands out because she really didn’t know what to do once she received her degree because she couldn’t work in the US. What was interesting about her was that the people paying for her education were the people who she and her mother and father had worked for many years which, at least for me, demonstrated that at least some of the folks that employ undocumented people aren’t always the heartless bastards they are sometimes made out to be. I couldn’t offer her much help other than to suggest a good immigration lawyer.

As is the case for many families here in the US, “The Buff Family” got bigger when my grandson Marine while stationed at Camp Pendleton fell in love with one of those beautiful Latino gals that came across as a fourteen-year-old by herself to get away from a bad situation and at least some opportunity to better herself. Making the right moves to make sure the Feds didn’t grab her before the marriage was not a treat. We absolutely love this gal who has since provided us with two beautiful great grandchildren, just recently got her GED, and thanks to help from the Marine Corps and others is on a path to US Citizenship. Aside from being a wonderful person she is also a great cook which certainly helps, and if you think you get real Mexican food in Mexican restaurants you should think again. I am having one major problem with my grandson’s wife though, I’m having one hell of a time convincing her that it was the Irish that discovered Mexico…for some reason she ain’t buying it.

So, what is my position regarding the most recent hot topic concerning President Trump’s efforts to keep the Bad out and let the Good in?

The simple answer is, because we have humans involved in every aspect, to coin a good old military acronym… SNAFU!!!


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