The crisis at America’s southern border has reached critical mass. Violent, illegal migrants recently attacked U.S. Border Patrol agents with rocks and broken bottles trying to gain access to the country. Caravan organizers have forced women and children to the front of their mob attack, placing the most vulnerable and innocent in harm’s way. It’s a miracle no one was killed as U.S. law enforcement repelled the insurgents.
Human traffickers have coyoted others through dangerous waterways and open areas. Other have literally thrown children over inadequate fencing. Some of these innocent children have been injured badly, and purposely separated from parents and loved ones.
“People look at the border, they look at the rush to the police, they look at the rock throwers and really hurting three people, three very brave Border Patrol folks — I think that it’s a tremendous issue, but much more importantly, is really needed. So, we have to have border security,” Pres. Trump reportedly said.
Today’s border crisis has reached unprecedented violence and horror on the backs of Democrat policies that sound like promises to Central Americans. Sanctuary cities and welfare benefits are bait for low-income people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras among others. While Americans have generously given hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to these developing countries, U.S. sovereignty requires a lawful immigration process. That means comprehensive border security.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a statement that details the critical and immediate need to secure America’s southern border by extending existing border walls by 215 miles. The cost would be $5 billion, and DHS has vowed immediate action. Border security is no longer a negotiation between Democrats and Republicans, U.S. security depends on it.
“Walls work. When it comes to stopping drugs and illegal aliens across our borders, border walls have proven to be extremely effective,” a DHS statement reported said. “Border security relies on a combination of border infrastructure, technology, personnel and partnerships with law enforcement at the state, local, tribal, and federal level. For example, when we have installed wall in Yuma Sector, we have seen border apprehensions decrease by 90 percent. In San Diego we saw on Sunday that dilapidated, decades-old barriers are not sufficient for today’s threat and need to be removed so new – up to – 30-foot wall sections can be completed.”
According to DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman, “215 miles of Border Patrol’s highest priority border wall miles,” include the following:
- 5 miles in San Diego Sector in California
- 14 miles in El Centro Sector in California
- 27 miles in Yuma Sector in Arizona
- 9 miles in El Paso Sector in New Mexico
- 55 miles in Laredo Sector in Texas
- 104 miles in Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas
Congress had a Dec. 7 deadline to fund the government that was pushed back to honor late Pres. George H.W. Bush without political infighting. But that pause is only expected to last two weeks, and Pres. Donald J. Trump has vowed to veto any government funding measure unless DHS requirements are met. Although large portions of the federal government including military defense and would not be impacted by the shutdown, the border crisis has forced the president to draw a line in the sand.
The GOP controls the U.S. House until the next Congress begins in January, but Republicans lack the 60 votes necessary to pass a spending measure that includes appropriate border security. Already, Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is refusing to fund the needs outlined by DHS. With Nancy Pelosi likely controlling the House come 2019, zero chance exists to get funding next year.
While a partial government shutdown may not provide adequate leverage to motivate open borders Democrats, Pres. Trump is already exploring a variety of border security options.
“We need Democrat votes to have a wall,” Trump reportedly said. “Now, if we don’t get it, will I get it done another way? I might get it done another way. There are other potential ways that I can do it. You saw what we did with the military, just coming in with the barbed wire and the fencing, and various other things.”
Recent reports coming out of census data have indicated that millions of non-citizens are taking advantage of taxpayer-funded welfare benefits. The Trump Administration is actively working to close loopholes that allow illegal immigrants to steal taxpayer dollars and he has linked the loss in revenue back to the unsecured southern border.
“We would save Billions of Dollars if the Democrats would give us the votes to build the Wall,” Trump tweeted. “Either way, people will NOT be allowed into our Country illegally! We will close the entire Southern Border if necessary.”
A partial government shutdown appears imminent. But regardless of whether Democrats begin to work responsibly across party lines or not, Pres. Trump will act in the best interest of everyday Americans.
~ Conservative Zone