Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Illegal Immigrants Under DACA and Judean Jews in Persia; Oh So Different

Nadene Goldfoot   
Central American illegals riding atop a freight train 
The USA has had a problem of not enforcing our immigration rules.  The numbers have been growing from Mexico as people have been able to sneak in easily.  Now we have 2 problems; what to do with the people here illegally and how to stop illegal entrance.      

Many of us are the product of immigrants who came here legally from across the oceans.  They had to swear to give up their former king or such ruler and abide by the USA laws.  Then many also  had to take a test to see if they knew our history.  We don't like to break rules.  German Jews had to have sponsors in the States taking on all responsibility of finances and jobs.  Many ships were turned back full of Jewish refugees facing sure death.  We don't want to repeat those cruel laws either.  

Our country's population has grown.  
    On April 1, 2010, it was 308, 745, 538.
 As on July 1, 2017, it was 325, 719, 178.
Increase of 16 million, 973 thousand, 640 in 7 years.  
Mexico's population in 2016 was 127.5 million.  
Mexico City in 2010 was 8.851 million, more than Israel's 7.2.  
An article in the New York Times written on September 30, 2014, tells about how Obama was trying to assist children from Central America cross Mexico safely and get into the USA as refugees with this type of status.   He assisted their illegal entry.  

President Morsi of Egypt did this same thing, taking refugees from Syria with the idea that they would then vote for him.  Morsi was head of the Muslim Brotherhood which had been outlawed in Egypt.  Morsi was stopped.    

In June of that year, over 10,000 children had crossed the border and were into the USA illegally.
By August the number had dropped to 3,000.   They said they were fleeing from gangs. 
Critics were worried since the USA was already struggling with problems involved in how to deal with the already millions of illegals already here. 
President Trump has rescinded his first idea of deporting DACA children who were here for a grace period.  They are not USA citizens.  In order to get his wall built to stop illegal immigration in the first place, he was easing up on his agenda towards the children.  This still didn't go over.  The Democrats want both plans their way and isn't about to give in to Trump. 
One cannot compare the situation of exiling immigrants here illegally with killing all Jews in Queen Esther's day by Haman.  Haman had given to order to kill all Jews in Persia.  The order was about to be carried out.  In fact, it had even started when the king Ahasuaros interceded and stopped it from happening.  Haman and his sons wound up swinging  with nooses around their necks instead. 
Persia had grown huge from Assyria's holdings that later went into
Babylonia's holdings and then to Persia.  Judah was but a speck.
Cyrus let Jews return in 538 BCE

Jews were there because the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE had kidnapped them from Judah and taken them as slaves. 

 Later, in 538 BCE, those that wanted to were allowed to return to Judah with the goal of not only living there but rebuilding the Temple that had been destroyed.   During those 48 years of  living in Persia, the political environment had changed for the better and a whole new Jewish generation had been born.  Cyrus was the Persian who allowed them to leave.   It is possible that Cyrus was related to Queen Esther. 
Judeans remembering Judah when at the water in Babylon.
By the waters, the waters of Babylon 
We lay down and wept, and wept, for thee Zion 
We remember thee, remember thee, remember thee Zion 
By the waters, the waters of Babylon
They were living in a land where they were not true citizens.  However, their numbers had helped to create large populations, and towns of Nehardea, Nisibis, and Mahoza had an entirely Jewish population, making it too hard for them to pick up now and leave.  Jews in Persia were given  their own internal autonomy and were led by an  an Exilarch of Davidic descent who was the king's representative, but the community was governed by a council of elders.  It was sort of a Jewish city within a pagan country.  The didn't remember Judah and so may not have felt the compunction to leave.  Thus, Persia had Jews in their population then and up to today.  The Babylonian Talmud was written there. 

The Persians were in control of the world that they knew.  They took people and could send them back at will in those days.  The United States is limited.  Yes, it's a big country, but it's taken in many people.  The 1st thing one notices is a water shortage.  

The USA has been facing water shortages for many years in many sections of the country.  In fact, some city water supplies are targets for private companies, some who have been successful in this take-over.  Prices will be able to rise this way and companies will make large profits.  I learned about this while a group member of OREGON RURAL ACTION, led by a group in Washington DC. This was before 2006. 

Jobs, housing, education, all sorts of things are affected by sudden population rises, especially when it's not being stopped but has been helped by our own government to  exceed all expectations.  It's a huge problem our government is now grappling with.  

The situation has become so political.  Evan a Democratic rabbi is against Trump and compares the position with Queen Esther's day of the Jews being in Babylon with Esther speaking out to save the Jews.  He expect everyone to save the DACA refugees.  It is being saved by Trump himself who wants his wall also saved, and needs some cooperation to get both done.  In politics, like it or not, often give and take, like in marriages helps a lot to solve problems.  

Our leaders sure deferred action, much to the detriment of our country.  They should have made a completed program knowing that if they stayed as long as possible, they would need to become citizens or go back to their own country with skills to help their relatives. Now we face the decisions that were forgotten about.   

Resource:  https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/us/obama-approves-plan-to-let-children-apply-for-refugee-status-in-central-america.html

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