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There is a Very Real Crisis at the Southern Border by The Elephant's Child
March 22, 2021, 8:10 pm
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There is a crisis at the southern border. Border Patrol agents are overwhelmed, and there is a huge influx of illegals because they believe that President Biden has opened the borders for them. The facilities are overwhelmed, and the people who live along the border are overwhelmed. Ranchers have people crossing their lands. Border towns are overwhelmed and the governors of Border states are trying desperately to cope.

There is, of course much talk about the children at the border, particularly the “children in cages bit”. Unaccompanied children cannot be turned lose on their own. But the “unaccompanied children” are mostly not little children, but teenagers looking for work. In some cases, the father is already in the U.S. and has paid a coyote to get his children to the border. The Border Patrol verifies the relative that the young people are supposed to be going to, before a child can be released.

DHS has also acknowledged that suspected Islamic terrorists are crossing the southern border. The Press tries to contact Border Patrol agents to get straightforward information, DHS tries to keep that from happening. There are numbers of illegals from Syria and other terrorist havens, confirmed.

Joe Biden, we are told, believes that those coming to the border are “refugees” and the United States being a nice country, never turns away refugees. Just what they are supposed to be refugees from is not clear. There are no wars nor civil strife in Central America that we know of. They seem to believe that a higher paying job, free health care, free school for their kids makes the effort worthwhile and they believe that Biden has invited them to come. There is some confusion about whether or not illegals will each get a “Stimulus check”. If you think this is not going to hit your pocketbook, you are mistaken.

DHS has acknowledged that suspected Islamic terrorists are crossing the southern border, some on the terrorist watch list, and have been doing so for some time. That is of some concern to Americans who remember 9/11 all too well.

Because there is a crisis, the press is very much focused on the border and anxious to talk to individual border patrol officers to get straight information. DHS is very determined to prevent that from happening. Biden has reportedly issued a gag order for the Border Patrol.

Mayorkas’ comments that migrant suspects on U.S. terrorism watch lists cross the border came amid the latest round of controversy about the terrorist infiltration claim, which began when a delegation of 13 Republican lawmakers, returning from the border, relayed that Border Patrol agents told them that three Yemeni migrants and a Serb on the U.S. terrorism watch list had been apprehended since October. Major media such as ABC News and the Washington Post quickly published stories, largely featuring Democratic lawmakers and self-described border security experts lashing out at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and other delegation members as lying and re-disseminating a disproven conspiracy theory.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week asserted that suspected Islamic terrorists can and have crossed the porous southern border for years, a claim that major media organizations and lawmakers widely pilloried as a fear-mongering falsehood when President Donald Trump and his administration made the same claim in 2019.

“Weird as the Chairman of the subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations and a border state member of Congress haven’t heard anything about this,” tweeted Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat who represents the Phoenix area. “Gonna ask for a briefing. Pretty sure he is either wrong or lying.”

Secretary Mayorkas went on to say that he was “much more concerned about domestic terrorism than about the border”. I am concerned about President Biden’s appointments, especially this one. Mayorkas also testified before Congress, and refused to admit that there was any “crisis” at the Southern Border.

Mayorkas said “We will not abandon our values and our principles. We will not abandon the needs of young children. …We are executing our plan. It does take time. It is difficult. Our plan includes the deployment of the Federal Emergency Management Administration, FEMA to assist HHS in building its capacity more rapidly to shelter the children. But it is taking time, and it is difficult because the entire system was dismantled by the prior administration. There was a system in place in the Republican and Democratic administrations that was torn down during the Trump administration. That is why the challenge is more acute than it has ever been.

The problem, of course is Donald Trump, who successfully managed an agreement with Mexico for would be illegals to wait in Mexico for their hearings, started successfully building a successful wall, which Joe Biden is desperately trying to destroy, Joe Biden has determined that not another bit of the border wall will be built. The usual spite. But not completing approved contracts has big costs too,currently around six million each day, specifically for not building the wall.

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