I am reminded of a quote from former President Ronald Reagan that is apropos for our current situation in America. He said, “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” There are few countries in the world where you can freely enter without a passport and then live on the dole provided by the state.
In today’s America, almost every sign is posted in at least two languages, English and Spanish. There was a time when assimilation and learning the language were not just expected but demanded of those immigrating to this nation. We were a melting pot or that is what we desired to be, but today we are anything but a blending, we are individualized with no real desire to assimilate.
Few of those coming here illegally have a desire to be American, they desire the benefits America can provide. Maybe, few is the wrong word, but many who are coming are not coming to assimilate and support America, they are coming to cash in on the American dream and millions of dollars are funneled back to their native land and the family remaining there. Add to that the cartel ties, drug smuggling, and human trafficking and the billions involved in those activities, and my title question becomes germane.
Based on the available data and information leaking out from the border, it has become an exceptionally large criminal enterprise. The illegals, we are learning, believe that if they can get across the Rio Grande and enter the United States they will be permitted to stay. They believe that they will be released from custody and allowed to work. They seem to be correct and that exacerbates the problem.
We know, and it is well documented, that smuggling networks are pocketing millions if not billions from the migrants who pay for their services, and sometimes with more than money. Unfortunately, the corruption in governments south of the border does not provide hope of stemming this tide and major crime network. In today’s world, every aspect of illegal immigration has been monetized.
The crisis at the border has resulted in the pro-illegal migration activists no longer hiding their efforts. They have even built a mosque in Tijuana, Mexico. It is a two-story shelter in Zona Norte very near the U.S.-Mexico border. It is an 8,000-square-foot facility with the capacity to serve up to 150 people arriving daily. In that shelter, there are migrants from Kenya, Ghana, Russia, Afghanistan, and other nations. That should immediately be a red flag and cause for concern, but not with this administration.
So far, there have been more than 2,000 single adult migrants from Muslim countries and this President has shoved the door wide open. He may say, “Don’t Come!” However, his policies and the lack of border security or deportations scream, “Come on Down the Door is Open!”
In just one month there were 239,416 illegals officially registered at the border. How many more came across is impossible to discern. Less than half were rejected under Title 42 anti-disease barrier. Why were more not rejected? Because of Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas’ manipulation of the rules. In that group, there were almost fifteen thousand unaccompanied minor children.
We are seeing massive influxes from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, and Nicaragua. That is transpiring because the illegals are using their cellphones to show their home-country peers how the Biden administration is treating them and how easy access is. Again, it is “Come on Down, the Door is Open.” We are seeing people from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, Angola, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Georgia, India, Nigeria, Romania, Somalia, Senegal, Turkey, and scores of other countries. We are being invaded and are borderless.
This is a national security issue! I am not being insensitive to the needs and fears of people in other countries seeking to find a better life. However, there is a legal process they are usurping and seeking to bypass. If there is a genuine need for them to seek asylum there is a legal process for that as well.
The Biden administration has chosen to exempt virtually all the global migrants from the Title 42 border-barrier rule. None of the almost 2,000 Turks, or the few hundred Senegalese, and only one from Somalia were turned back. Why? Virtually all were rejected hailed from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Let us see, turn back the Central and South Americans, but accept those from known terrorist nations. Is there a reason for that?
We know that many of our Border Patrol Agents are mortified over the handling of the border. In the not-too-distant past, the U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz got into a tense back and forth with agents in Laredo as Mayorkas paid a visit. When agents accused him and Mayorkas of releasing criminals his response was, “You are getting bogged down in politics and policies.” When the agents complained that they could not use the term “illegals,’ he dissed the complaint, but it is valid.
Let us talk about the unsustainable cost of allowing an open border and this invasion of illegals. The followers of toxic liberalism, globalism, and progressivism, truly believe that there should be no borders and that the illegals have a right to come here. I have asked them why entrance into the countries from which the left is not acceptable unless done according to the rules and with the proper documentation. They usually call me a derogatory name and question my humanity.
I had one such adherent of the citizens of the world philosophy insist that the only illegals coming were from war-torn countries. I am not sure where he got his information, but the fallacy of that claim is easily debunked. One view was that as long as the illegals believed they had a good cause to illegally enter the United States it was okay to break the law. Wow! I do not want to extrapolate that to its illogical conclusion and the danger it poses on many other fronts.
In 2019, the money illegals sent back to Central American countries was more than $120 Billion. We know from the available sources and tracking that more than $445 Billion left the United States for foreign countries. Imagine what the amount would be if Joe Biden and company had actually succeeded in handing each illegal $450 thousand in reparations. Why would anyone think that is a good idea? There is only one possible conclusion – Votes!
The U.S. Border Patrol was created in 1924 for the purpose of securing the border and protecting our national security and sovereignty as a nation. Honest national security experts all agree that indecisive and ineffective immigration policies leave the nation vulnerable to dangers that threaten our very existence as a nation.
Border security is a vital component of national security. It is far more than simply restricting people from entering the country. It is part of the way we can protect this nation from the illegal movement of drugs, weapons, and other contraband. According to the Department of Homeland Security, border security is, “the act of protecting our borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, contraband, and people, while promoting lawful entry and exit, is essential to homeland security, economic prosperity, and national sovereignty” (2015).
The threats are real. The threat posed by Illegals looking at it as a safety and an economic issue must be addressed. There is a threat of organized crime, drugs, and human trafficking poses a danger. The threat of terrorism is very real and cannot be ignored. Whether we remain a sovereign nation or a borderless suburb of the world depends on our response to the problem at the southern border. As it now stands, we are ignoring the border and becoming full members of the global community as one of their suburbs.
God help us to wake up and God bless you and God bless America!