It’s About the Security of Americans, Stupid!

Elder Patriot – When the citizens of a country lose their resolve to defend their borders, themselves, their children, and their neighbors it is only a matter of time before that country slides into decay.

Democrats can put all the lipstick on their open border-welfare state agenda they want, the facts say they’re liars.

The White released these statistics last week that highlight just how dangerous establishment politicians intransigence has been to the country and its citizens:

 

  • In fiscal year (FY) 2018, 17,000 adults at the border with existing criminal records were arrested by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and border agents.
  • In FY2017 and FY2018, ICE officers arrested approximately 235,000 aliens on various criminal charges or convictions within the interior of the United States—including roughly 100,000 for assault, 30,000 for sex crimes, and 4,000 for homicides.
  • We are now averaging 60,000 illegal and inadmissible aliens a month on our Southern Border.
  • Last month alone, more than 20,000 minors were smuggled into the United States.
  • The immigration court backlog is nearly 800,000 cases.
  • There has been a 2,000 percent increase in asylum claims over the last five years, with the largest growth coming from Central America—while around 9 in 10 claims from Central American migrants are ultimately rejected by the immigration courts, the applicant has long since been released into the interior of the United States.
  • In FY2017, roughly 135,000 illegal and inadmissible family units arrived from Central America. Of those, less than 2 percent have been successfully removed from the country due to a shortage of resources and glaring loopholes in our federal laws.
  • So far in FY 2019, we have seen a 280 percent increase in family units from FY 2018.
  • 300 Americans are killed every week from heroin—90 percent of which floods across our Southern Border.
  • Illegal immigration is a humanitarian crisis: 1 in 3 migrant women is sexually assaulted on the journey northward to the U.S. border; 50 illegal migrants a day are referred for emergency medical care; and CBP rescues 4,300 people a year who are in danger and distress.

 

The dangers extend beyond those to Americans but to those making the crossing.  

The hard costs of illegal migration measured in dollars run into the $100’s of millions.  The human toll – crime, decaying neighborhoods, drugs, human trafficking, etc. – is immeasurable.

Since President Obama took office, America has averaged more than a trillion dollars per year of increased debt while our inner cities decayed.  That is only the federal debt.

States governed by liberal ideology have compounded the problem:

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

President Trump has chosen to lead.  Establishment politicians, led by Democrats, have kicked the can down the road – on this and many other issues – for more than three decades.

It’s past time for Americans to reject their bullshit.  Either that, or get the hell out of the way while this president does what’s necessary.