Over the last two years, Donald Trump has fought to secure our southern border. Democrats have refused to help, leaving our border weak and open. Illegal immigrants have flooded the border, turning the problem into a massive crisis.
Now, our top border security official has made a dark announcement.
Donald Trump ran for president on the promise of securing our southern border. In fact, he was determined to build a “big, beautiful wall” to finally bring an end to illegal crossings into the U.S. But since he’s entered office, Trump has only been met with opposition to his plan. Opposition by Congress.
Even when he had a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, Congress refused to pass laws that would fund his border wall. Democrats and swamp-dwelling Republicans do not want a secure border. They have thrived, thanks to unchecked illegal immigration. Meanwhile, Americans suffer tremendously.
Because of Congress’ refusal to back the president’s plan, the situation at our border grows worse. At the end of last year, we watched at tens of thousands of migrants from South America form caravans, get on buses, and hurtle toward our border. Many of them now sit in border towns in Mexico, demanding asylum into our country.
With each passing week, we learn about more migrant caravans forming, intent on barging into our country, immigration laws be damned.
Now border patrol has made a horrific announcement.
The nation’s top border security official said Wednesday that the border is at its “breaking point” during a visit to Texas, where as many as 1,000 migrants crossed into the U.S. and there are not enough agents to respond.
“That breaking point has arrived this week at our border,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said along the border. “CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest border, and nowhere has that crisis manifested more acutely than here in El Paso.” [Source: Fox News]
In February, more than 75,000 were detained, the highest in 12 years. There were more than 7,000 unaccompanied children. Many of the migrants were infected with viruses such as the flu and chickenpox. All of them demand entry into the U.S., free housing, food, and income.
None of them are willing to obey our laws in order to enter. And more are on the way.
As horrible as this is, we shouldn’t be surprised the numbers are growing. When Trump entered office, attempts at our border dropped. Migrants were scared that the Trump administration would crack down on illegal immigration, so they didn’t bother.
But after two years, millions of people around the world have seen our lawmakers undermine and insult the President of the United States. Democrats like Nancy Pelosi publicly scoff at Trump’s agenda to protect America. She even shut down our government in order to keep the border weak and open.
This has only emboldened would-be migrants, people who want to come to the U.S., but refuse to obey our laws. That includes vile drug cartels, human smugglers, and sex traffickers. These groups mock our laws—and the pathetic leaders who refuse to do anything about this crisis.
What’s worse is that many of these caravans are being organized by immigration activists—liberals who travel to South America and encourage these people to make the perilous journey. They lie to them, telling them that they’ll receive a warm welcome in the United States. The plan? To overwhelm our system so that more than a few migrants would slip through the cracks.
How can any American leaders allow this to happen? We know the damage illegal, unchecked migration does to our country, families, and communities. But you also have to realize how dangerous it is for the poor families, individuals, and children who try to enter illegally. Democrats are using these people as pawns; they don’t seem to care if they live or die, as long as they give Trump a hard time.
Right now, it’s everything Border Patrol can do to handle the situation. But, as McAleenan said, it’s reaching a breaking point. Our officers are undermanned and lack the resources to prevent this tidal wave of migrants from bursting through.
President Trump declared a national emergency to acquire the funds to end this crisis. But will it be enough? Will he be able to stop this problem in time?
My guess is as good as yours.