Saturday, January 12, 2019

President Trump should declare 'emergency' to get the wall built over Democrats' objections

Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
Trump is making an effort to address the crisis, while Democrat opponents demonstrate cruelty by insisting that we stick with ineffective strategies.
Every day that congressional Democrats keep the government shut down, they are perpetuating a perfectly solvable tragedy purely for political reasons.
President Trump explained it in vivid and thorough terms when he addressed the nation from the Oval Office to explain the urgent need for border security.
The president told the American people, as he has repeatedly told Congress, exactly what the country needs in order to end the legal and humanitarian crisis on our southern border: 234 miles of new barriers based on existing, proven designs, along with hundreds of new ICE and Border Patrol agents; $4.2 billion to adequately house those who are caught illegally crossing, plus an additional $800 million dollars to improve medical services for these people who are often apprehended in dire straights in one of the world’s deadliest deserts; 75 new immigration judges to work through the years-long backlog of deportation cases; and new state-of-the-art information technology for our overtaxed ports of entry.
Despite Democrats’ repeated assertions that they want to secure the border, House Speaker Pelosi has made it abundantly clear she would rather keep the government shut indefinitely than acquiesce to even the most common-sense requests from the president. She even introduced her own funding bill that has no chance of passage and funds none of these absolutely essential border security initiatives.
She reiterated her irresponsible stance in her response to the president’s address, insisting that he give up his only bargaining chip and is gambling American security on the whims of a divided Congress that is more bitterly divided than ever before. She knows that any attempt at wall funding would be torn apart before it left committee if the threat of a partial government shutdown weren’t holding congressional feet to the fire.
Don't listen to Pelosi, the wall will be effective --->
Read the rest from Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) HERE.

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