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Trump’s ‘tent cities’ for asylum seekers will trigger some, but it’s brilliant

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Hardcore leftists want the impossible. In their open borders utopia, they imagine people coming to America at will and being given all the benefits of citizens. They want these benefits paid for by the rich (since in their world, the wealthy must pay for everyone else to live well). They want the red carpet treatment for anyone seeking asylum; give them a nice suburban home while they wait for their documents to be expedited to them.

Mothers, children, criminals, terrorists… all are welcome in leftist utopia.

What they don’t want is for people crossing the border and seeking asylum to be relocated to tents, fed sufficiently, schooled, medically treated, and given complete safety and shelter until their applications are processed and a judge hears their case. That’s cruelty in the eyes of most leftists.

It’s exactly what President Trump has planned and it’s brilliant.

In an interview last night on Ingraham Angle, the President addressed the migrant caravan issue. He said the difference is that in the past when the national guard was used to help border patrol capture illegal immigrants, they would be caught and released. This time, the President intends to catch and not release.

But he didn’t stop there. Host Laura Ingraham asked about asylum seekers. President Trump said, “If they apply for asylum we’re going to hold them until such time that their trial takes place.”

Ingraham asked where they would be kept if not released. The President told her his plan to keep those seeking asylum in “tent cities” where they’ll be held until their asylum trial.

“We’re going to build tent cities,” the President answered. “We’re going to put tents up all over the place. We’re not going to build structures and spend all of this, you know, hundreds of millions of dollars. We’re going to have tents, they’re going to be very nice, and they’re going to wait. And if they don’t get asylum, they get out.”

Ingraham noted that 80% of asylum seekers get rejected.

This plan is very different from anything we’ve seen in the past. When people apply for asylum, they are normally processed and released while they await trial, which can take years. When their trial date comes up, many of them do not appear. That’s one of the loopholes that has allowed millions of illegal immigrants to get embedded in our country. According to President Trump, that won’t be the case for this migrant caravan.

He also mentioned a separate benefit to handling it all this way. Once word spreads that the asylum seekers weren’t processed and released while awaiting trial, fewer will attempt to take advantage of the loophole.

The President will take flack from the left for not treating these people with respect and he’ll probably take some flack from the right for being too soft on them, but this is the best plan anyone has had on the issue. It makes sense for protecting our borders as a sovereign nation while not abandoning the needs of those who are truly in danger of oppression, persecution, extreme poverty, or violence.

Closing the loophole many illegal immigrants attempt to use through asylum policies will drastically reduce attempts to circumvent our laws. If they truly need asylum, they’ll come. If they don’t there’s no longer a benefit to trying for it. Well done.

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Daniel Horowitz expresses the frustration patriots are feeling every day regarding the border

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Daniel Horowitz expresses the frustration patriots are feeling every day regarding the border

One of the most frustrating hot topics in American politics today is the lunacy regarding our border crisis. Nothing is actually being done to stop or even slow the dangerous invasion that’s happening at our southern border. Democrats rail against any actions. Republicans fail to act in a meaningful way. Even the President, who has fought for border security, took some bad advice by not pressing the issue well before the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives.

Conservative commentator Daniel Horowitz expressed our level of frustration by proposing an idea that seems ridiculous on its surface. But if you stop and think about it, there’s really no difference with what he’s proposing and what’s actually happening. At least by doing it his way, the cartels won’t benefit from our unwillingness to remain a sovereign nation.

Whether it’s the Democrats waking up to the dangers of the open borders they crave, the Republicans getting some gumption do do something, or a combination of both, we need to fix the border problem immediately. This is getting ridiculous.

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Meth mules arrested in desert near Tucson

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Meth mules arrested in desert near Tucson

Drugs are smuggled into the United States through multiple means. Some comes through ports of entry by land or see, which gives border patrol the easiest opportunity to thwart their efforts. But much of the drugs are brought over by foot or boat, entering the United States where there is no wall or protection against foreign incursion.

Border patrol announced a bust this week of just such a type of incursion. The smugglers were carrying bags of methamphetamine across the desert, far from a part of entry and from areas where there is no border wall separating the United States from Mexico.

Agents from the Tucson Sector Mobile Response Team (MRT) aboard a National Guard helicopter responded to a report of six men walking in a desert area frequently utilized by drug smugglers. MRT agents found and arrested six Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States, after a tracking operation with a K-9 team.

One of the men was carrying four packages of methamphetamine concealed in a cardboard box inside his backpack. A search of the immediate area resulted in the discovery of a two-way radio, a communication method commonly used by smuggling organizations.

My Take

One of the main narratives being pushed by the left against building a border wall is their claim that nearly all arrests of drug smugglers are made at ports of entry. While this is true, it’s not a very good way to support their case. Drug smugglers who do not use ports of entry are simply not captured as often because… wait for it… there’s no wall in so many areas and border patrol can’t comb the entire desert looking for them.

Drugs are being smuggled into the United States, and not only through ports of entry. Those who use vehicles to try to smuggle drugs in do so because the loads may be too big to carry on foot, but whether it comes in on truck full of hundreds of pounds of drugs through ports of entry or by foot with hundreds of mules crossing the border illegally where there’s no wall, it’s getting here nonetheless.

It’s ignorant to believe our success in sniffing out drugs in vehicles means the smugglers are going to give up, especially when transit across our porous borders is so easy. Walls aren’t just to prevent illegal immigrants. They’ll help stop crime.

Don’t let the left use the “port of entry drug bust” claim to confuse the issue. Not all smugglers are dumb enough to drive their drugs through ports of entry. Most of it’s coming through places where there’s no wall. Build the wall.

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Border patrol saves 7 illegal immigrants, including 3 children, from drowning in the Rio Grande

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Border patrol saves 7 illegal immigrants including 3 children from drowning in the Rio Grande

Seven illegal immigrants from El Salvador were rescued by U.S. border patrol as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande River on Tuesday. The four adults and three children were unable to stay afloat in the rapid waters and had to call out for help. Luckily for them, border patrol was nearby and saved all seven lives.

“The higher number of families attempting to illegally enter the United States exposes more vulnerable adults and children to the hazards and risks of crossing the Rio Grande River,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “If not for the quick response by our Border Patrol agents, this incident could have ended tragically with the loss of life of three small children and their parents.”
According to border patrol:

On March 19, while conducting maritime operations, the Del Rio Station Marine Unit rescued two families from El Salvador after they attempted to cross the Rio Grande River near the Del Rio Port of Entry. The two families, totaling seven individuals, including three children ages three, four, and 10, were struggling to stay afloat in the swift current. The agents heard them call out for help because they could no longer hold their children while trying to stay above water. The agents immediately recognized their distress and navigated their service vessel toward the individuals, deployed a rescue rope, and safely pulled the individuals aboard the vessel.

All seven individuals were determined to be nationals of El Salvador. All were in good health and were transported to the Del Rio Border Patrol Station for processing in accordance with CBP guidelines.

My Take

We are often told stories by the media about the dangerous conditions from which the masses of people from Central America are fleeing. While the President and other Republicans, as well as border patrol itself, tries to tell people the dangers these people face on their journeys, leftist media continues to downplay it. It becomes especially dangerous for those who choose to enter illegally instead of using a much safer port of entry, as Tuesday’s near-tragedy demonstrates.

The bravery of border patrol agents doing their thankless jobs while getting constant criticism from the left and little support at all from Washington DC is worth commendation.

Mainstream media loves to pounce any times harm comes to illegal immigrants in border patrol custody. When they save lives, as they did yesterday, it’s radio-silence from the press. Why? It’s just another example of why we need to build the wall now.

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