By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
The hundreds of thousands of distressed desperate women with babies, children and
That belief is simply folly, or at worse, political rhetoric
Serious thinkers understand that a comprehensive federal immigration strategy and a working relationship with the leaders of nations such as Honduras, Guatemala
Perhaps the president and those who help him to shape his immigration policy might consult with people such as the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, who recently suggested that migrants would remain in the country that he leads if there sufficient employment and a safe environment.
President Bukele recently urged Washington to become his country’s partner in
He said that he
No one wants to leave their home. If the average person were to examine their own lives and found that they were jobless and fearful, they would search for a place where they could earn an income and raise their families in peace.
Isn’t that what the first settlers in this country did when they fled what they characterized was tyranny in England?
So, history teaches us that those who stand at our Southern eager to enter and those who are walking towards it are not much different from those who settled what is now the United States of America, which we have declared as “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Congresswoman Johnson represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas in the US House of Representatives.