If you or I needed to seek refuge in another country to seek safety immediately and we went to either Canada or Mexico, would we be treated the way the refugees were treated at our border from Mexico ? Would we be allowed into their country? I have never heard of anyone telling me they weren’t allowed into Mexico or Canada. Let’s talk about it…

Mike Miller:
“We give these people food, housing, money and medical; things we don’t even give to citizens who have paid taxes. Need an example, one who is one hundred percent disabled.”

Shawn Armstrong:
“I don’t think people that are going to Canada or Mexico are going in herds of people. Individuals, like you and me like you said that’s a different story. They are coming in the thousands that are more like an invasion. And not just from Mexico, the Muslims are coming also. And I don’t think all of them are coming here for the American dream. They come here from their Third World countries and want us to assimilate to them so that we become the Third World country they just tried to leave. That’s just like the people from California and New York moving to Texas because they like what we offer but they still vote for the same stuff they voted for those two states.”

Monica Monica:
“Canada will not allow anyone into the country unless they can sustain themselves.”

Kirk Otto:
“That’s for legal migrants. Canada has a different policy for refugees. They absolutely do not have open borders, and just applying for asylum doesn’t guarantee it. Their refugee policies are similar to the US’s.”

Mary Svetlik Watkins:
“Mexico offered those people asylum. They didn’t take it. If you want asylum you go to a border checkpoint, not swim across the river or bull rush a fence. And yes other countries would treat border runners the same way. A marine found himself in Mexico illegally. The Mexican government threw him in jail until his release was negotiated. While in prison he was beaten. Typically an asylum seeker must accept refuge in the first country that it is safe to do so. They must present themselves at a legal point of entry.”

April Medina:
“So let us see hmmm. Would you let someone break into your home or would you want them to come in the proper way? We just don’t let anyone in our homes.”

Andy Squire:
“Technically, the South American’s coming north are not refugees at all. UN definition of a refugee: “Someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.” Also, a lot of countries are much harsher or have very strict guidelines.”

Gerard Bustillo:
“Through legal points of entry, you’re right. But if I cross through illegally they will not welcome me with open arms. How is it that the illegal alien has more rights and is given a “pass” to illegally commit a federal offense? While others wait their turn to legally become a US citizen when the illegal ones get bumped up and enter without proper vetting? Now that’s the real question. What federal law can US citizens break and nothing be done to them and given something in return? Not a darn one. Why cross the bridge to go to Mexico? Or Canada or to the UK without a passport. Why does one not cross to Mexico just simply go rafting across? Because it’s illegal. Is it because I’m not the right color or I don’t speak the language perfectly? Is it because I’m doing something illegally.”

Blue Rose Alvarez:
“Just in recent years, refugees from Turkey were not allowed entry into a few countries, not just America. There’s not much of an influx of Americans seeking refuge into Europe or Mexico. To get to Europe would be costly and you need a passport but it’s not hard to go across to Mexico or even Canada. Although you do need a passport now to return. I imagine Canada would be a decent place to live but Mexico, not so much.”

Robin Jones:
“Traveled a lot, and every country does not play around with the proper documents, AT ALL TIMES! Mexico is the hardest!”