Captain America on Immigration

I think this is a perfect summation of America’s dysfunctional immigration system.


Taken from Captain Vol 7 14 (credit to Imgur user Snowchill).

via Policy.Mic:

Why Cap’s words matter now: Congress will leave soon for its August recess, potentially leaving the crisis on the border with Mexico completely unresolved. With just hours left until the legislative branch leaves town until Sept. 7, the president’s requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied child refugees fleeing to the U.S. from Central America has not been assigned. Obama’s legislation is quite likely dead in the water.

A competing House GOP-sponsored bill which funds spending through September may have a rocky road in the Senate. The Republican version has provisions designed to appeal to the anti-immigration crowd, like eliminating hearings for child migrants in order to speed their deportation. While Democrats consider those provisions a poison pill, it is still possible that most conservative opponents of immigration reform will decide the bill doesn’t go far enough.

People like Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Fox News’ Sean Hannity are busy pandering to the lowest common denominator: Gangs of self-declared border guards who demand the right to take immigration enforcement into their own hands. There are a lot of them — and they have guns.

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32 Comments on "Captain America on Immigration"

  1. Ferdinand Marcos 2.0 | Aug 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm |

    Captain America would be against illegal immigration and it’s devastating effects on those involved. You just can’t have undocumented people, especially minors, just walk in to the country and start demanding benefits. And child trafficking is booming.

    • Brianna Heine | Aug 4, 2014 at 6:39 am |

      You’re exactly right. Cap is very intelligent. He would be aware of all the negative effects on the indigenous population of the Americas when those disgusting Europeans showed up and started stealing from them.

    • VaudeVillain | Aug 5, 2014 at 3:32 am |

      Since Cap is a Marvel character, and Marvel dictates what he thinks, and Marvel has apparently dictated that he thinks exactly not what you wrote… you are factually wrong about what a fictional character believes. Good work, that takes some doing.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Aug 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm |

    it’s all in the point of view

    • Marvelous Marsupial | Aug 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm |

      Different times, different ideas of what was allowed.

      Nice try, now shut the fuck up and don’t try it again.

      • BuzzCoastin | Aug 3, 2014 at 11:44 pm |

        yeah, after our forefathers killed off the Indians
        they changed the rules to reflect different times
        so from now on
        you just can’t walk into aMerka
        kill everyone off
        and call it your land
        the land of the free… land

  3. Echar Lailoken | Aug 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm |

    Fight for a peaceful world?

  4. What, you don’t trust Rick Perry 2.0?

  5. Number1Framer | Aug 3, 2014 at 6:56 pm |

    I’m not into comic stuff and just want to know who the other guy is? Captain Texas?

    • terrasodium | Aug 3, 2014 at 11:05 pm |

      I would guess that it’s sargent Blackwater xe academi of the federal reserve , fighting for truth and breakfast, and a 500 dollar a day steroid habit,

    • Roger Mexico | Aug 4, 2014 at 1:42 am |

      Looks like Duke Nukem.

      With an American flag tattoo on his face. That is just… wow.

    • Echar Lailoken | Aug 4, 2014 at 5:23 am |

      Jarhead ‘murica?

    • InfvoCuernos | Aug 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm |

      Whoever he is, he reminds me of the pedophile on the Venture Brothers with the big letter (last season it was a “V”) on his face.

  6. Marvelous Marsupial | Aug 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm |

    Oh for the ever loving fucking love of sky daddies…. Cap’n America was the son of LEGAL irish immigrants.

    There is a fucking difference between legal immigrants and illegal undocumented border jumpers violating our laws.

    Dude should’ve pulled the trigger on his PC liberal buzzword spewing ass.

    • Joseph Mayfield | Aug 3, 2014 at 9:17 pm |

      ^ fail.

    • Brianna Heine | Aug 4, 2014 at 6:43 am |

      I would like to point out that Cap’s family was only legal because a bunch of filthy Europeans stole a country from an indigenous population and murdered the majority of them. Get off your high horse. The history of America’s origin is not a proud one.

    • Adam's Shadow | Aug 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm |

      That’ll show that fictional character! You must be extra super-duper tough in the real world.

    • VaudeVillain | Aug 5, 2014 at 2:07 pm |

      Is there though?

      The “legal” immigrants you speak of came here uninvited, without permission or pre-approval. They got off of the boats, and they applied for residency, and most of them were eagerly rush-processed onto the voter rolls. Except for the ones who weren’t… who usually just vanished into the general population, started families, worked, paid taxes, and were able to rely on their skin tone not to betray their lack of legal status.

      Today, the same kinds of people show up, get shot at, are denied any chance to apply for anything, and anyone with too deep a tan is subject to “papers please” and automatic initiation of deportation if they are unable to provide them… regardless of whether they are any sort of immigrant whatsoever.

      You’re right, there is a fucking difference: WE ARE BEING EVEN SHITTIER NOW, BECAUSE RACIST FUCKWADS CAN’T STAND THE THOUGHT OF LIVING NEAR BROWN PEOPLE. That’s what changed. Own up or shut up.

  7. RedBearThndrDncr | Aug 4, 2014 at 12:14 am |

    Number1Framer the other guy is called Nuke.

  8. Liam_McGonagle | Aug 4, 2014 at 9:42 am |

    Some of this is the literal truth. My father was an anchor baby, but that didn’t stop him from going on about Latino migrants.

  9. Truth Teller | Aug 4, 2014 at 10:30 am |

    As always, by the time congress (of either party) does anything, the problem is already resolved. In addition, what they decide to do normally makes things worse.

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