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What You Need to Know About the Southern Border by The Elephant's Child

Naturally, I like to write my own sterling opinions, which I assume are entirely correct, but I have the feeling that you would rather hear it direct from the horse’s mouth, as the saying goes. This is a conversation between Jessica Vaughn for the Center for Immigration Studies and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan. He is well chosen to occupy this post with his long experience in the field.

The talking points and misinformation that we normally hear have little to do with the actuality in the field. The flow of people who want to get in to the United States is huge, composed of people from all over the world. But it’s not a simple thing to understand. We hear lots about compassion and concern, and a lot less about the Cartels and their activity which includes not just the Wall, which is being built, but drugs coming across the border. 68,000 Americans died this past year from drugs smuggled in across the Southern Border. Sixty-eight thousand!

There’s lots of human smuggling, sex trafficking, and drugs, the Cartels haul in billions from their take in supporting all this evil. Democrats, interested in compassion, and their own designation as “good people”, are apt to believe that we should care deeply about these poor people who just want to participate in the good life that America promises. It is way more complicated than that.

The estimate is 150,000 people who make it across unchecked, and unaccounted for, not those who are caught and tallied. They assume that the actuality is much larger. Mr. Morgan points out that not all of them are bad people, but a heck of a lot are. The Wall is not an invention of President Trump’s. It is the results of the request of the Border Patrol for a badly needed wall.

Do watch the whole thing. We need more people who understand what the real situation is, and what the Border Patrol faces. We have a lot of Politicians who come up with a lot of false information. It’s a complicated and complex situation, and we need more informed and concerned Americans.



The “Mother of All Caravans” is Forming In Honduras by The Elephant's Child

President Trump is threatening to close the Southern Border entirely, as the “Mother of all Caravans” forms in Honduras. This one is expected to be made up of more than 20,000 people Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexico’s Federal Interior Secretary said earlier this week.

Sánchez told reporters on Wednesday that “migration and specifically the formation of the huge caravan was a central issue in talks she held yesterday with United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in Miami, Florida.”

According to Sánchez, Nielsen told her that the United States has “returned at least 76,000 migrants to their countries of origin in February and expects to deport more than 90,000 this month and a total of 900,000 by the end of the year.”

President Trump said:

“We have right now two big caravans coming up from Guatemala — massive caravans — walking right through Mexico. Mexico’s tough. They can stop them but they chose not to. Now they’re going to stop them — and if they don’t stop them, we’re closing the border,” he said.

“We will close it for a long time. I am not playing games.”

Sanchez said that criminal groups are transporting migrants from the Southern Mexico border town of Tapachula to the U.S. border in trucks, charging thousands of dollars per person for the service.

The Left likes to promote the idea of “kids in cages,”and “ripped from their mother’s arms” to garner sympathy for illegal aliens, They also want to suggest that any objection to illegal immigrants is “racism” and some kind of objection to “brown people”which is absurd, but apparently effective. Most people welcome legal immigrants who, wanting deeply to become Americans, have a lot to offer the country.

Our immigration laws badly need reform, but the Democrats have no interest in fixing the weak laws that are causing so much trouble.




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