Is this Pandemic enough evidence to convince people that Borders need to be controlled....?

That all illegal immigration needs to stop. That people who wish to enter this country should do so in a safe, legal, and controlled way. So that they may be screened for potentially contagious diseases?

Update:

@Ted

People enter this country every year illegally bringing in TB, HIV, Meningitis, Influenza and other contagious disease. So please with-hold your remarks until you actual do your research.

Update 2:

@Stephen

We don't wait until the house is on fire before we plan an escape route. This pandemic should have us look at all options to prevent any future pandemics. 

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  • 2 months ago

    It was mostly Americans coming back from China and Europe that brought the pandemic to America.

  • 2 months ago

    How many clusters of Covid started with illegal immigrants? Any stats, or are you just sounding off? 15 million Americans visit Mexico every year. Millions of us travel to overseas countries. While there is disease surveillance infrastructure at the border, in times of global travel, it's impossible to keep a communicable disease out of any country. It's what you do once you get here that's the problem. The US is a global epicentre of Covid-19 that other countries are very wary of. Your whole question is uniformed and slightly moronic.

  • 2 months ago

    It proves that Trade Wars can't be won. In addition to harming the farming sector, one the unintended consequences of the Trade War is the virus. when you make food a weapon, you force your opponent into dangerous food choices.

  • 2 months ago

    Illegal immigration is not how the virus got here.  

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  • 2 months ago

    nah......  I do agree that borders should be respected.  But I do not agree that it is the big lesson from the pandemic.  The big lesson is that we should never ever think of voting for a Republican as President again, or even for any other office in the land including dog catcher.  These Republicans have prove that their mission in life is to harm Americans as much as possible, and I believe they think harming Americans actually helps make them more popular with their idiot base.

  • 2 months ago

    You do know it came to this country through air travel, not illegals, right?   No, you probably don't- that would require actual thinking instead of fear mongering from your favorite propaganda station.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    When extremists on both sides have blinders on about churches and protests this pandemic won't prove anything to anyone. This is an issue, like so many others, that's so hopelessly politicized it'll never be resolved. Even those who truly believe there should be no borders at all will never actually legislate that because keeping the debate alive makes such a good political football. 

  • 2 months ago

    Not to the democrats. They want open borders and immigrants to flood our country.

  • 2 months ago

    The pandemic wasn't brought here by illegal immigrants.

    It did not get here by crossing the border.

    It was brought here by American citizens travelling legally, on airplanes and cruise ships.

    For many reasons, including higher vaccination rates, Illegal immigrants tend to be much healthier than U.S. citizens.

    It is Americans already here legally that need screening for contagious diseases.

    One of the few outbreaks of contagious diseases actually do to foreigners was a measles outbreak due to someone visiting Disneyland with measles -- and that was a foreigner who DID come legally.

    Ironically, the pandemic actually showed another reason why not to control borders and screening: because the border controls and screening and detention facilities became a place for the virus to spread and infect foreigners who were healthy and didn't have the virus when they crossed the border.

  • Ted K
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That's at best, strained logic, since COVID didn't come here via "illegal immigration."  It was brought in by U.S. citizens coming back into this country--in that regard, Trump's ban on Chinese nationals entering was little more than window dressing for his gullible base, since by the time of his ban, the virus was already here and starting to spread, and since incoming Americans weren't being restricted by Trump's ban, they continued bringing more infections into the country from BOTH China AND Europe.  Trump's ban was too little, too late--a cheap show for Trump to pose as a big tough guy who was "doing something."

    The pandemic--and how it's being spread--SHOULD be evidence to convince people that masks need to be worn, and large groups of idiots  congregating inside should be avoided.  But of course, there are some who think that's an assault on their "freedom," so they try to deflect by scapegoating the proverbial outsider. 

    Don't you morons ever get tired of pushing this bullsh!t?

    You're telling me to do my research?  Don't make me pull rank on you, you ignorant shlubb.

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