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There is no denying that the election of 2016 served as a wake up call for those who look to exploit our nation’s lax security at the border between the United States and Mexico. Republican nominee Donald Trump cruised to victory over status quo candidate Hillary Clinton, whose democratic party has long found themselves capitulating to those who would enter our nation illegally from the south, bringing with them whatever ill-will they wish.
These nefarious characters, of course, would often vote democratic in major elections that have been abhorrently mismanaged by the left in order to allow for rampant voter fraud of just this sort.
Worse yet, Texas and other border states have long been under the thumb of Mexican drug cartels, who have ruthlessly enforced their own version of law and order throughout the south. With an unfortunate lapse in border security having been the norm for several decades, these brutal and cunning criminals have wreaked havoc and spread terror well into America.
Now, however, the Department of Homeland Security is releasing a bevy of data aimed at helping America understand just how things have changed at the border in the time between President George W. Bush and now.
Let’s just say things are going fairly well.
“Since 2000, the report found, Border Patrol agents have become more efficient in interdicting illegal border jumpers, leading to a precipitous drop in successful illegal crossings and an equally sharp rise in the cost of obtaining services from human smugglers, known as ‘coyotes.’
“Border security improvements began during the second George W. Bush administration and continued with varying degrees of success under President Barack Obama. The gains have continued under President Donald Trump, with border arrests down about 22 percent in fiscal year 2017 compared to the same period in fiscal year 2016, despite a recent uptick.
“The report sheds light on how much more effective security on the southwest border has become since 2000, when there were an estimated 1.8 million successful illegal crossings. It also suggests that Trump may have difficulty convincing Democrats and some skeptical Republicans in Congress to fund his proposed border wall, given the marked improvements in border security that have been made without a barrier along the 2,000-mile border.”
Adversely, many would argue that the addition of a border wall to this downturn would only serve to increase the difficulty in which these “coyotes” and cartels could move into Texas, Arizona, and beyond.
Trump’s overwhelming electoral victory was a clear message to the federal government: America is ready for a wall at the border. Those who are not willing to commit to that, such as Hillary Clinton, will find themselves relegated only to the footnotes of history.
Something I think would help reduce the number of illegals (whether across the southern border or otherwise) would probably take an Amendment to the Constitution. IMO, children born to people here illegally should not receive automatic citizenship. Citizenship should be granted only to children born to at least one parent a US Citizen or here legally (i.e. legal immigrant or refugee status.) Besides Hispanics, there are many Chinese women brought here (illegally) just so their baby is born here.
I totally agree with you DebE. No anchor babies to parents who are both illegal.