(Tea Party PAC) – While our border continues to leak illegal aliens into the country like a sieve, our deeply divided Congress seems to be too busy infighting and fending off radical socialist chest-banging to accomplish the basic task of securing the southern border.
President Trump remains tireless in his fight for national security by any means necessary, but contrary to what leftists say about him, he’s not a king or a dictator and he is compelled to honor our laws designed to keep any one man, Republican or Democrat, from having too much power.
Even Trump’s perfectly legal declaration of a state of emergency at the border was fought with a barrage of fake news protests and, you guessed it, Congress’s firm refusal to cooperate. How ironic is it that we allow much more freedom to lawless illegal aliens than we do our law-abiding commander-in-chief?
It’s clear that at least one branch of our federal government has eyes to see the very real danger that porous borders pose to the society and the individual. As for Congress, they need to snap out of partisan infighting and wake up.
Border Patrol Agent and Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council Hector Garza gave Fox And Friends the cold, hard truth in a Thursday interview: Congress needs to “get serious and stop rewarding illegal immigration.”
Garza’s statements follow hot on the heels of one of the busiest weeks in Texas immigration history, including the illegal crossing of over 1,700 migrants through Rio Grande Valley Sector in just one day, the highest number of apprehensions since 2014.
“We have lost the ability to know who or what is coming across the border,” Garza declared.
“We have lost the ability to know who or what is coming across the border.”National Border Patrol Council VP Hector Garza says Congress needs to ‘get serious and stop rewarding illegal immigration’ – as CBP commissioner says U.S. border is at a ‘breaking point’
Posted by Fox & Friends on Thursday, March 28, 2019
The answer Garza proposes, informed by his firsthand experience with the border crisis, is so incredibly kindergarten-level simple even a House Democrat could understand it: if we catch and release, we should not be releasing them into our country!
“If you live in a poor country like those in Central America and you make your way into the United States knowing that you are going to be released into the United States,” Garza said, “why wouldn’t these people come? That’s why Congress needs to get serious about this — they need to change the laws so that people are not encouraged to come into the United States [illegally].”
“We don’t know who or what is coming across because now our agents are having to process these people, transport them, feed them, care for them, and now we can’t even do our job of border security,” the seasoned Border Patrol agent stated. “That’s unacceptable.”
In February alone, BP officials gave a shocking report on the apprehensions of more than 66,000 illegals crossing the border from Mexico. Another 100,000 are expected to be apprehended by the end of March.
These numbers are staggering. Nothing but pure insanity could explain Dem refusal to lift a finger over the flood of illegals. Well, insanity, and being tucked away safe in their D.C. offices, far away from places like Texas where the action is.
In a speech at the Texas-Mexico border near El Paso, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said, “On Monday, we saw the highest total of apprehensions and encounters in over a decade, with 4,000 migrants either apprehended or encountered at Ports of Entry in a single day. That was Monday.”
“Yesterday, we broke the record again with 4,117,” he continued. “We are now on pace for over 100 thousand apprehensions and encounters with migrants in March, with 90 percent of those, 90 thousand people, crossing the border illegally between Ports of Entry. March will be the highest month since 2008. The arriving flows are made up primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied children.”
Did you catch that? The vast majority of illegal entry is taking place between Ports of Entry. So much for that liberal media talking point.
Commenting on McAleenan’s report, Garza gave the startling truth about what will come of the 90 percent who simply jump the fence: the illegals, many of whom have violent criminal records, are simply “being released into the community.”
“A lot of these people do commit dangerous crimes,” Garza revealed. “A lot of these people do bring serious diseases into our communities,” he added, noting outbreaks of disease taking place at processing centers.
“Congress needs to stop playing politics,” he concluded. “They need to make sure that they pass laws and that they provide resources for Border Patrol agents so that we can prevent all of this mayhem that is happening on the border.”
Simply put, if Congress refuses to be civil and reasonable with our president, the least they can do is listen to and reasonably equip the agency responsible for our security at the border.
Our nation is hemorrhaging at its border. We can’t withstand ignorant policies and obstructionist tactics for much longer. We need to stand by our president and anyone who will join forces with him to fight against this plague.