US-Mexico Border Descends into Total Chaos as Congress Fiddles
After more than two years of arm wrestling with Congress, the Trump administration is finally starting to build the wall on the southern border. And yes, this time there are actually “new wall” sections being built, not just more fencing repairs.
But is it too little, too late?
America has effectively lost control of our southern border with Mexico. We’re on pace to allow 1.5 million illegal aliens into the country this year, by utilizing the semantic trick of calling them “refugees.”
Meanwhile, 65% of Republicans believe deporting illegals should be the number one priority of the federal government in 2019. Unfortunately, the courts have made that goal next to impossible.
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen sent a six-page letter to every Member of Congress this past week about the border crisis. “We face a system-wide meltdown,” she told the Members.
Nielsen warns Congress that she’ll be sending them an emergency request for additional funding, because the Border Patrol is currently overwhelmed by the influx of illegals.
The Border Patrol captured 4,100 illegals on March 26. They’re on pace to catch 100,000 by the end of March. The previous one-month record high was 68,800, back in 2014.
Frustrated by the lack of support by Congress, the Border Patrol has simply been turning families of illegals loose at the nearest bus stop. There are no beds to house them.
In El Paso right now, the Border Patrol has a massive horde or illegals penned underneath a freeway overpass (for the shade). There are no beds for them, not enough Port-a-potties, not enough food.
As we’ve reported numerous times previously, illegals are bringing measles and other communicable diseases with them.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) saw the pictures of the illegals in El Paso and immediately blamed “white nationalism.”
The policy of Omar and the rest of her party is to simply let all of the illegals in, no questions asked. It seems odd that so many non-whites are clamoring to get into our racist country, doesn’t it?
On the Mexico side of the border, the situation is in total chaos as well. Residents in Miguel Aleman, just a few hundred feet from the US border, the Cartel del Noreste and the Gulf Cartel are battling for control of the drug smuggling corridor for the region.
They blasted each other with grenade launchers, IEDs, incendiary devices and automatic weapons on Tuesday, as the locals ducked inside their gun-free homes in terror. The nearby Mexican army base hid behind its walls and watched.
The cartels carried most of the bodies away, so it’s unclear which side won the latest skirmish. It definitely wasn’t the army.
Mexico’s government says that another caravan of illegals is forming in Honduras and preparing to make the march north to America. But this time, they’re calling it the “mother of all caravans.”
It already has 20,000 people in it – more than twice the number of any previous departing caravan. And of course, it will pick up additional numbers as it walks and rides across Mexico.
Remember the previous caravan of 8,000 from Honduras that marched to the border? The one that the media said was “fictional?”
Mexico offered all of them asylum and help in securing jobs. No one took them up on the offer. Just like the migrants flooding into Europe and hoping to make it to Great Britain or Germany, Honduran “migrants” know where the bigger welfare checks are. Milton Friedman had it right when he said that a nation can have free immigration or a welfare state – but it can’t have both.
The American people have made our preference perfectly clear. Good grief, we elected Donald Trump as president!
He was the only candidate who promised the voters that he would secure the border. It’s been nothing but a back-alley brawl since he entered the Oval Office.
They’ve thrown everything and the kitchen sink at him to try to prevent America from controlling the flow of immigrants into our country.
The American people are stuck between a rock and a hard place on this issue. We have one party that wants the illegals for their votes and another that wants the illegals for the cheap labor.
Is anyone besides Trump going to take our side and work to save America?