The crisis at the southern border has become such a partisan issue, Republicans in Congress are calling on their Democratic colleagues to put aside their official party stance and look at the facts in order to reduce the damage done daily as thousands of migrants are released to the interior. Representative Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) represents people who are directly affected by these policies and wrote a letter to speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asking for help on the matter.
I sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi this week urging action on our worsening border crisis that has led to the release of illegal immigrants on their own recognizance onto Arizona streets. Conditions are deteriorating each day; Congress must take action. Read the letter here ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/YEFtZu8VXY
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) April 11, 2019
This is not an appeal for the Democrats to make a deal. It’s a demand that they open their eyes and stop willfully allowing American citizens to be hurt by their untenable policies. There’s a crisis, and whether they want to admit it’s a border crisis or if they’re sticking to their politically expedient phrase “humanitarian crisis” is irrelevant. They have the power to prevent solutions to the problem from being executed and they’re using this power to the detriment of the nation.
It’s on thing to oppose President Trump’s demands. It’s another thing to do nothing about the problem itself. But they’ve backed themselves into a corner by pretending there’s nothing to see here. They’ve called the emergency a manufactured crisis. They’ve forced many Democrats to embrace an open borders stance because at this point, that’s essentially what we have.
While Pelosi plays politics, people’s lives are being negatively affected. This cannot be sustained and it cannot end well for anyone involved as long as the Democrats continue to be obtuse on the issue.
“To suggest there is not a crisis is to be intellectually dishonest. The crisis is neither new, nor manufactured. Sheriffs know this because we have been addressing it for decades.” – Arizona Sheriffs Association statement
The longer Democrats keep their collective heads buried in the sand on the border crisis, the harder it will be to reverse the damage that’s being done every day as a result of their unwillingness to act.
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