Any individual who can chew gum and scratch their head at the same time understands that there is a legitimate crisis at our border. This criterion, however, excludes most democrats; therein, facts are inconvenient and diminish the likelihood of permanency in their policy objectives – a welfare state with open borders.
With a liberal allegiance pervasive in modern media, a campaign of political propaganda to discredit President Trump, using soundbites and misinformation, has been implemented to serve as a smokescreen against the real crisis at our border.
Consider the following:
Apprehensions. February 2019 was the worst month since fiscal year 2008, as 76,325 illegal aliens were apprehended crossing our southern border – and most of these people will get to stay here at US taxpayer expense! This increased influx of illegals has overwhelmed Border Patrol, where needed resources are being diverted from enforcement to the provision of humanitarian care. Furthermore, imagine how many illegals crossed the border but weren’t caught! Source: New, awful data shows that the border invasion is worse than ever
Given these statistics, Homeland Defense Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stated:
We are on track for this year, for 900,000 apprehensions at the border. We need a barrier. We cannot take operational control of the border without it.
Health. So far this fiscal year, the state of Texas has reported that 186 people have contracted mumps – a highly contagious virus – in migrant detention facilities. Source: 200 Cases of Mumps Confirmed in Texas Migrant Detention Centers
Drug Trafficking. In January 2019, US Customs and Border Protection reported making a record-breaking seizure of fentanyl on the US-Mexico border. Weighing 254 pounds, it’s their biggest seizure to date. Given that the DEA has stated that as little as 2 milligrams can be fatal, the amount seized represents the potential to kill 57,000,000 Americans. Further, for the year 2017, the Centers for Disease Control estimated 28,400 deaths from synthetic opioids. Source – BREAKING: Record Fentanyl Seizure Made At Border, Enough To Kill 57 Million
Sex Trafficking. Though estimates vary, DHS statistics indicate that one in three females are victims of a sexual assault on their journey to the US border. Source: DHS Secretary: Every Migrant Girl Over 10 Gets Pregnancy Test.
Because of the increase in violence, at ICE, when we have families with children, we have to give every girl a pregnancy test over 10. This is not a safe journey.Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Defense Secretary
Economic. In addition to the aforementioned examples, economic interests further serve to reinforce the breadth of our border crisis –
The federal government’s cheap labor policy widens wealth gaps, reduces high tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines millions of marginalized Americans…
Conclusion. Despite concerted efforts on behalf of democrats to subvert the truth, facts are a stubborn thing. The crisis at our southern border is very real, and President Trump’s Emergency Declaration to such ends, entirely appropriate. The left should be ashamed of themselves; that, however, requires honesty and a conscience.
A scholar specializing in the study of Latin America said that the official poverty level in the United States is the upper middle class in Mexico. The much criticized market economy of the United States has done far more for the poor than the ideology of the left.
– Thomas Sowell (townhall.com)