The drums have been beating for months now. Some have been beating them for years, but until the border wall debate at the end of 2018 and into 2019, the problem wasn’t given nearly the attention it needed. Now, it’s getting attention. The drums are beating.
We need them to beat even louder.
There are many issues facing us on the illegal immigration front, including visa overstays and an awful legal immigration system that doesn’t properly benefit the United States and our needs for the best people the world has to offer. But the immediate problem can be broken down into two components: our porous southern border and a broken asylum system.
U.S. Attorney John Bash, who oversees the Western Texas District, took to Fox News today to discuss the problem in-depth.
“Most of these people, at the end of the day, are not people with valid asylum claims, nor are they criminals. They’re economic migrants searching for better opportunities in the United States. And that’s admirable, but they can’t do it illegally,” he said.
It isn’t just the rise in asylum claims. There’s a bigger problem that goes along with the masses of migrants crossing the border. While they may want to be apprehended so they can work their way through the asylum system and essentially stay in the United States indefinitely whether they’re granted asylum or not, there are also criminals, gang members, drug smugglers, and terrorists taking advantage of the migrants as they spread our border patrol too thin.
“Getting babies diapers…feeding them…which is an absolute humanitarian imperative,” Bash continued. “That means there are fewer Border Patrol agents actually out in the field stopping the drug traffickers and gang members from coming into this country. And that’s a big reason why we need to fix this system and why we need Congress to act.”
As long as Democrats remain apoplectic about anything the President wants to do, they and mainstream media will continue to hide the crisis that threatens every American today. It’s long past time to secure the borders.