The hottest story on the planet at the moment is taking place at the southern border of the United States. The unwashed masses of ordinary Americans are being assured by the Leftmedia’s press politburo that illegal aliens rushing the border are only a problem because of President Trump.
The now infamous photo of a woman running from tear gas with children in tow is offered as evidence of Trump’s evil intent regarding immigrants. Surely all those racist and misogynist Trump supporters will realize that the Left is only trying to help open their eyes and they will turn away from this obviously insidious man.
Of course, this means that the Left must ignore or downplay the fact that President Obama did exactly the same thing to other groups of illegal aliens trying to rush the border. Moreover, he did this on hundreds of occasions.
In truth, the Left isn’t interested in engaging the facts of the matter. Nor are they bothered about the destructive fruit of their efforts on the American citizen.
Their sole concern is the completion of their malevolent mission against America. Those people and institutions destroyed as a result are considered acceptable civilian casualties of war for the sake of the Leftist ideal.
Encouraging Illegal Aliens Harms Immigrants
The truth of the matter is that encouraging illegal aliens to break in and enter the United States harms immigrants themselves. Not the leftist-lionized illegals, rather those who are legal immigrants are substantially harmed.
As a clarification to those who might wonder why I use illegal aliens to identify the wannabe invaders. I use the legal term for these persons, as should be used for we are discussing the rule of law and sovereignty of a nation.
Legal immigrants are really the only people who deserve the title of immigrant. They have earned the name because they entered America respecting the laws of America as their first act.
Many of these same people go through a grueling process to gain their citizenship as an American. A process that is costly in many respects.
These honorable and courageous people are being ignored in the current debate, much to our detriment. They are also adversely affected by invading illegal aliens, and their voices should be heard.
Those immigrants who come to America legally by visa, green card or become citizens are in the same pool of workers as any other American. Thus they suffer the same fate of seeing their wages undercut by the cheaper labor of illegals.
Legal immigrants also suffer just like other Americans with the drain on social and governmental resources caused by illegal aliens. The legal immigrant suffers as well from the increase in crime that often accompanies large numbers of illegal aliens in many areas.
Favoring Illegal Aliens Profoundly Insults Immigrants
There is a very insulting message sent by the Left to immigrants with their favor of illegal aliens in America. It is the message that their patience, perseverance and hard work were the efforts of fools.
In an excellent piece by Don Feder, he writes,
My wife’s father was born and raised in Barbados. He immigrated to the United States when he was 17-years-old. Although it would have been easy for him to enter the country illegally, he chose to enter legally and stood in line for hours to be processed through Ellis Island.
He was proud to be a legal immigrant his entire life, until his death in 1985. He worked for the United States Post Office in New York City and in Arizona. He also served as an officer in the New York City Police Auxiliary.
Living in Arizona he was very familiar with the influx of illegal aliens and often spoke out against them. He believed that every person wishing to enter the United States do so legally, as he and so many others did.
The hubris of Leftism declares this immigrant a chump for following the law. By leftist thinking, illegal aliens are far more valuable than American citizens, especially those who immigrated legally.
After all, immigrants who become citizens are on record with an oath of loyalty to the United States and its Constitution. Loyal American citizens are always a source of irritation to the Marxist Left and their minions.
The fact that a former resident of another country would renounce his homeland to become an American is even worse for the Left. That person willingly embraces what they reject; that America is a great country and patriotism is a worthy ideal.
Moreover, illegal aliens are easy to attract and recruit for the Left. They are praised by the Leftmedia and given a plethora of handouts thanks to our Left-leaning politicians.
This serves to increase a population the Left will push hard to turn into a legal voting block. Should that fail, they always have their race card to pull which facilitates not requiring ID to vote and makes voter fraud their art form.
The Border Wall Can Save Immigration
The current situation at the southern border is untenable. Dishonest politicians in collaboration with the lying Leftmedia exacerbate the problem of an illegal alien invasion.
On his November 28, 2018 radio program, Buck Sexton superbly highlighted these lies of the MSM concerning this recent “caravan” of illegals,
Number 1: “It’s mostly women and children.”
Number 2: “It’s mostly valid asylum seekers.”
Number 3: “No criminals (in the caravan)”
Number 4: “No external organizers”
Number 5: “The troop deployment is not helpful”
Number 6: “There is no threat to U.S. personnel posed by this caravan”
Border patrol agents on the scene at the border stated the following revealing the truth and countering these lies.
President Trump made solving this problem the keystone of his campaign in 2016. The promise to “build the wall,” was repeated often during the campaign as the biggest solution.
It is the one major promise which has yet to be fulfilled. In fact, there is no timeline or substantial funding for a wall at present.
This is surprising considering that both the House and Senate have been held by Republicans for the past two years. It is to the shame of many RINO “never Trumpers” that we do not have the needed security of a border wall.
Without such a physical barrier, there is no way to control the southern border onslaught America is under today. If America is under such assault, immigrants are as well.
Israel and San Diego Show Walls Work
The question of a border wall’s effectiveness has already been answered. Yes, a border wall does work, both in other nations and in America.
American ally Israel and the city of San Diego have both shown positive results by using physical barriers at their borders.
In a 2017 statement by Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis, he said concerning Israel,
Johnson, who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, released a report titled “Securing Israel: Lessons learned from a nation under constant threat of attack.” The report came after a trip Johnson made to Israel where he met the Israeli prime minister and other security officials. The report notes that the number of people illegally crossing the Israel-Egypt border was more than 16,000 in 2011 and less than 20 in 2016, a 99 percent decrease.
San Diego used to be the primary entry point for illegal aliens in the 1980s and 90s. Almost half of all border apprehensions in the United States in 1991 were in the San Diego area.
“Before this primary fence was built, migrants were coming north with no fencing, no barrier to stop them,” [San Diego Border Agent Tekae] Michael said, noting that before they began constructing the initial barrier in 1991, people were “driving basically straight on through the border.”
“So this primary fence was built to stop those huge loads of people and narcotics,” she said. These days, it’s relatively quiet. Michael notes that on this tour of the border wall, it’s unlikely we’ll encounter many people trying to cross illegally—something that would have been a common sight in the 1980s and ’90s.
President Trump was right to emphasize building the border wall during the campaign. His efforts to build the wall in the first half of his first term have been frustrated by his foes both Democrat and Republican.
The president still believes this must be done soon, and he is correct. The wall is necessary for American security despite the whining from the Left.
If the Left really cared about immigrants or immigration, they would support building the border wall. Instead, they chant at their violent protests,
No Trump, No Wall, No USA at all!
If the Left cared about immigrants, they would not support sanctuary cities that harbor illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes including rape and murder. Instead, left-leaning federal judges declare that President Trump cannot withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities.
The truth is that Leftists despise immigrants for getting in their path to an imagined Socialist “utopia.” They would rather open the border to a flood of illegals and help destroy the greatest free nation the world has yet known.
Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them, that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. Psalm 106:4-5 [ESV]
Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles 2001
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Originally publshed in TIL Journal