Bill Mick: Texas, Florida, immigrants, Brevard — and oh yeah, books | Opinion

One Texas mayor has it right.  There is plenty of blame to go around for America’s immigration issues.

The finger-pointing heated up after Gov .Ron DeSantis shipped two planes full of immigrants — who entered the country illegally but many of whom are now reportedly in the U.S. legally as asylum seekers — to Martha’s Vineyard. That's something the federal government has done with even more planes to Florida and other locations.

Yes, it is political stunting, but it has returned the immigration issue to the national spotlight.

As for that Texas mayor, he nailed it when he said that both Democrats and Republicans have batted the issue back and forth with neither side offering or implementing real solutions.

I hope this latest stunt is a step in the right direction. It starts with securing the border and then enforcing immigration law. Then, tweaking the law to fit the needs of the United States would be wise.

Bill Mick hosts "Bill Mick LIVE"  weekday mornings on 92.7FM- WMMB (also 1240am & 1350am). Read more at BillMick.com
Bill Mick hosts "Bill Mick LIVE" weekday mornings on 92.7FM- WMMB (also 1240am & 1350am). Read more at BillMick.com

Unless those things are done, the rhetoric and stunting are a waste of time and the political theater is meaningless.

The Sanctuary Skies are under investigation by a Texas sheriff.

Bexar County’s Javier Salazar, a Democrat, is looking into the Florida-funded flights to Martha’s Vineyard with an eye toward prosecuting any crime discovered.

Interesting that he’s ignoring the initial crime involved — entering the country illegally by the immigrants. He went as far as to say since they are here now, they have legal status, which can’t be the case.

No, he wants to engage, indirectly, the political position of Gov. DeSantis.

Politics in this story? Say it ain’t so! It’s ALL politics!

The sheriff’s investigation will fizzle. DeSantis will bask in the glow of this stunt and maybe, just maybe, the fire of change is lit on the immigration issue.

History will be the final judge.

Brevard Public Schools slow-walks book reviews

The education establishment claimed for years it wanted parental involvement in our schools. After the pandemic they got it — and now they’re not happy.

Once parents became aware of what’s happening in our schools they got engaged and the educators circled the wagons.

The group Moms for Liberty submitted a list of 39 books it would like to see banned from public school libraries.

An online fundraiser by an AP English teacher to provide challenged books to students has raised over $1,400, and drawn criticism from conservative groups
An online fundraiser by an AP English teacher to provide challenged books to students has raised over $1,400, and drawn criticism from conservative groups

The district responded by saying it will take up to a year to evaluate each book. Sure, we can wait two decades before caring for our kids.

This must be addressed by the board. How long do these same folks give kids to do a book report?

This slow walk of the review is nothing but defiance to parental authority or any authority other than education’s own.

They want parental compliance, not involvement. What they are building is parental revolt and it’s well deserved.

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