The southern border crisis looms large.
Human trafficking and illegal drugs are serious problems that need to be properly addressed.
And Donald Trump made a huge move to fight the border crisis.
Donald Trump took a blowtorch to the establishment in 2016 when he stopped Hillary Clinton from plundering the country.
One of Trump’s chief promises was to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico.
Democrats and Never-Trumpers were aghast at the idea because many of them were getting fat off illegal immigration.
Cheap labor and new voters were the reason why the establishment had zero interest in solving the border crisis.
But the American people do not want unfettered illegal immigration.
They vote against it every time there’s a referendum on the issue, yet their politicians keep giving them more of it.
For decades, the American people were told that there were roughly 10-11 million illegal aliens in the country.
While that’s a substantial number, the real estimate is closer to 20-30 million.
Having that many noncitizens in the country is destabilizing.
In order for people to be properly assimilated to the United States, mass waves of illegal immigration needs to be curtailed and a border wall is one step towards fixing the problem.
However, Democrats in Congress refuse to act.
They not only want the system to remain broken, they want illegal aliens to be used against Trump as a political poker chip.
Chuck Schumer admitted as such during the overblown media hysteria regarding the Obama-era policy of family separation.
But Trump is moving forward with his promise.
According to reports, Trump will be diverting $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding toward building a border barrier.
The Washington Post reports:
“According to the plans, the funding would give the government enough money to complete approximately 885 miles of new fencing by spring 2022, far more than the 509 miles the administration has slated for the U.S. border with Mexico.”
Reallocation of funds has become a necessity for the Trump administration due to the inaction of Democrats in Congress and stonewalling from activist judges who obstruct anything Trump does.
However, an appeals recently overruled a lower court decision that blocked the Trump administration from diverting funds.
Using military funds makes sense because the border crisis is undoubtedly a matter of national security, and the President has broad constitutional powers with regards to immigration.
Mexican drug cartels routinely overpower law enforcement agencies in the country.
Police stations have been shuttered after barrages from the cartel.
Law enforcement officials were even forced to release the son of drug kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman after the cartel wreaked havoc on a city.
That’s just a small part of the problems at the border.
We absolutely need a border wall in strategic areas to serve as a deterrence.
Otherwise, the border crisis will only get worse, and the damage to the country will be long-lasting.