On a recent day, the American people were informed that President Trump would not be charged with criminal collusion or obstruction of justice – so sayeth Special Counsel Robert Mueller – and the commanders in Syria announced that the Califate (real estate) portion of ISIS operations has fallen – a “yuge” military and psychological victory in the war on terrorism.
It now appears that Trump is being proven correct regarding the flow of migrants into our country across the southern border. It IS a crisis – both humanitarian and security-wise.
The prolonged rose-colored fairy-tale narrative of Democrats, the compliant press corps and the radical left is proving to be yet another false sham – political snake oil. There is a rising tide of migrants arriving at our border – overwhelming our physical and human resources. It is not unreasonable to call it an “invasion” in the more colloquial use of the word.
While the anti-Trump press bickers over the use of the words “invasion” and “crisis,” migrants in record numbers are flowing over the border – by the tens of thousands. They are overwhelming the border agents’ ability to vet, house, clothe and feed them – not to mention the needed medical services.
The Democrat hollow claims about supporting border security are now being seen by we the people as the political lies they are — just as the lies about collusion and a Trump’s “failed” Middle East policy have been crushed under the weight of current events. Not only has Trump been correct about the crisis, but the facts have become too persistent and too overwhelming for even the left-wing media and Democrat leaders to sweep them under the national carpet.
Jeh Johnson, former head of Homeland Security under President Obama, recalled on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” how, when he got his morning report, it would be a good day if only a few hundred migrants crossed the border – and a bad day if more than 1000 were taken in. He said he could not imagine how they can now handle the current rate of 4000 per day. He said it was “definitely a crisis” – which, judging from the expression on the face of the perma-mourning morning show co-host, Mika Brzezinski, it was not the declaration she wanted or expected.
The former head of border security under Obama, Mike Morgan, has been calling the situation on the border a crisis for months – with a lot of statistics to prove it. It comes as no surprise that virtually all his previous appearances were limited to FOX News.
Ignoring the words of the former head of border security is an egregious dereliction of MSNBC’s journalistic duty. But then, they have proven themselves over-and-over not to be journalists.
The media wall around the false narrative — that there is no crisis at the border — began to crumble at CNN, which recently used the word “crisis” and produced the statistics that prove it. They joined FOX in airing clips of current border security chief Kevin McAleenan.
He said that the capacity of their facilities and resources maxes out at 4000. The crisis number is 6000, and the current number of those on the ground is 13,000 – and the number of migrants in the Mexico “pipeline” is increasing.
Examining the situation at key points shows that migrants entering in the Yuma, Arizona region is running at 149 percent of capacity. At Edinburg and McAllen, Texas it is running at 179 percent and 358 percent over capacity respectively. In El Paso, Texas – the place where Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke proposed tearing down the barriers – the capacity overage is 383 percent.
This means that catch and release – which had minimal vetting — is now catch and release with no vetting. Any claim of hardship and you are on your way into America. According to officials, more than 650,000 migrants will enter the United States this year AND disappear from the radar – adding significantly to the more than 25 million illegal aliens currently residing in America. No, follow up vetting.
No appearances before immigration judges. They will never be heard from again – except those who wind up committing heinous and deadly crimes against American citizens. And based on the past, we know there will be some of that.
Whenever one points to the growing crisis on our southern border there needs to be a disclaimer against the left’s spurious and specious kneejerk accusations of xenophobia and racism. So here it is.
Most Americans, including this writer, believe in immigration. We believe that it has and does strengthen America. In these days of very low unemployment, we need more workers to be able to grow the economy. We do not care if the immigrants are black, Hispanic, Asian or any other so-called minority as long as they are eager to become Americans – to assimilate into the
American culture – and to make a positive contribution to the greater society as have so many other ethnic groups. There is a difference between being IN America and BEING and American.
To achieve all that, however, it is critical that they come to America legally and vetted. That they meet the requirements of our visa laws or the requirements of asylum laws. Not merely to cross the border in violation of our laws and then to remain as so-called undocumented citizens. There is no such category of citizenship.
That is where Republicans and Democrats seem to differ – whether we are a nation of laws and ascribe to the rule-of-law in all matters, including immigration or whether we are a collection of competing and conflicting tribes with no border restrictions.
Yes, America has a crisis at the border – and have had one for decades because the political establishments inability and unwillingness to enact and enforce simple and common sense laws and regulations that are today opposed largely by the radical Democrats in Congress.
So, there ‘tis.