The 20 Million Body Problem: People Are Not Thinking This Through

by Shelt Garner

I had a long conversation with a conservative relative of mine (whom I love dearly) who is all-in when it comes to deporting 20 million undocumented people the moment Trump is POTUS again. And, yet, when pressed, it was clear that he had not through through the implications of doing such a thing.

It was all very curious to me for a number of reasons. He wanted a simplistic solution to a very complex problem. The issue is of course, — bigotry. That is the core of the issue. He is so wrapped up in hating the browning of America that he has a very poor grasp of what it would mean in real terms to get rid of all the undocumented people in the United States at the moment.

He finally said, “I don’t know the details, but all I know is I want those people out of the country.”

Talk about a “Not great, Bob,” situation! You would be ramping up the existing ICE infrastructure to the point that it could be used as a national police. And, what’s more, the whole issue of “show me your papers” will be introduced and that is a whole new level of complication to our lives.

And, yet, here we are, zooming towards it being huge part of the national agenda to round up and deport 20 million people — many of them could be American citizens under a traditional interpretation of the 14th Amendment.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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