In 2007, I went to the border in Nogales, Arizona to see for myself what was really going on at the border. What I found literally shocked me. I saw first-hand the “rape trees” where human traffickers display the undergarments of the women they’ve raped along the trail. I saw acres of desert literally laden with trash and debris. I witnessed a van of drug runners, pursued by border patrol, speeding right past the house of the family I was staying with. The most heart-wrenching part of my trip was the conversation I had with the mother from across the border who met me late at night in the cover of darkness with one message, “We want our men back.”
This mother braved the journey to the border to tell me the story of her town. She said the men leave for America to get jobs. For a time they send back money to support their families. But then, in too many cases, the money stops, the men start new families in the United States and completely abandon the families they left behind. Every town on the other side of the Mexican border is run by ruthless drug cartels. When the men leave, the women are forced to work to provide for their children, leaving the children powerless against the cartels who relentlessly intimidate them into running drugs and being brutalized if they don’t. The words of this anguished mother continue to ring through my ears, “We want our men back.”
As I see the caravan of men heading for our borders I can’t help but think of the women and children being left behind, vulnerable to the violence and economic depression, of their countries and left to fend for themselves. No one is talking about that. No one is talking about the mother in McAllen, Texas looking out her kitchen window wondering if and when a mob of men will descend upon her front yard or her children’s school.
As the week has progressed and we’ve seen the caravans of Honduran immigrants inch closer and closer to our border, concern from American mothers grows stronger and stronger. Though most on the Left would have us believe these thousands of immigrants are only poor families seeking refuge from the violence and desperate conditions of their homeland, the leaders of the countries who these caravans have already passed through have a very different story to tell.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has reported that leadership in both Mexico and Guatemala has alerted our government that there are criminal elements among the throng, and many are actively participating in violence. As the caravan reached Mexico young men threw rocks and stormed Mexican police who were trying to protect their border. After seeing those images, it’s hard for a mother to accept the idea of the caravan only containing oppressed migrants who have been driven from their home country. If they are seeking asylum from violence, why do they bring it along with them?
I have no doubt there are some in these caravans who are actually impoverished, oppressed families simply seeking a better life. Breaking the laws of our country and attempting to force their way across the border en masse is not the way to find it. Freedom can prosper anywhere under the right conditions. If good people seeking freedom and prosperity flee their countries instead of fighting for freedom where they are, their countries will never be free. And if people from socialist countries continue to come here en masse with their socialist ideas the very reason they desired to come here will cease to exist.
I echo the words of then Barack Obama in 2005 while serving as senator.
“We are a generous and welcoming people, here in the United States, but those who enter the country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law. We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States, undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”
We are endangering women and children and aiding and abetting drug cartels, rapists, and human traffickers by not securing our borders. We have created an industry of inhumanity for women and children on both sides of the border. It’s time to secure our borders, burn the rape trees, and end this inhumanity once and for all!
Mexican journalist Alex Backman has released a stunning expose on the caravan from Central America. He says the migrants are robbing and stealing in Mexico. They carjack cars containing just one occupant. There are even accounts of rapes. Many of the migrants will not let people film them. If they see someone filming them through a car window, they stop the car and demand the phone. Backman suspects the reason they don’t want to be filmed is because they have criminal histories.
He said the Mexican president hasn’t done anything to stop it. The Mexican government is instead providing them with necessities including medical aid. This despite the fact that 48 percent of Mexicans disapprove of the caravan. Almost 2,700 Central Americans have applied for asylum in Mexico since the caravan started. However, the Mexican government says it does not have the resources to house all the caravan members for six months.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández told Vice President Mike Pence that “the caravan was organized by leftist organizations.” Left-wing organizations are providing assistance. They include the coalition CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, which stands for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. At least three of the groups are funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
Of course, exposing this is risky, because the left is fond of denying that Soros funds its ventures, labeling anyone who points out the connection as a conspiracy theorist. Kelly Johnston, a vice president at Campbell Soup, was fired after he tweeted about Soros funding the caravan.
Backman says the rocks being thrown by caravan members are not just little rocks, but large ones that can kill people. Mexican law enforcement vehicles have iron mesh over all of their windows due to the rock throwing. Unfortunately, law enforcement is armed with guns that are little more than paint guns.
The rock throwing escalated in recent days as the caravan reached Tijuana. The migrants are clashing with the locals, who are marching in the streets demanding that they leave public spaces and report to shelters. The locals yell “Go home. We don’t want you here!” Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum referred to the arrivals as “bums.” “Human rights should be reserved for righteous humans,” he said. At least three journalists were injured in fistfights and other violence. Some of the migrants refuse to stay in the shelters, comparing them to jails. According to The New York Times, the caravan “is already threatening a potential crisis for Tijuana and the surrounding state of Baja California.”
Instead of trying to illegally cross the border into California, the caravan members are waiting at the border to apply for asylum. But they don’t qualify for asylum under international law, Backman observes. There’s no war going on in Honduras. At least 1,400 have applied for asylum in the U.S. It will be weeks before their turn to present their case comes. Meanwhile, they are remaining in Tijuana near the border, where locals and churches are providing them with food and clothes.
The U.S. Border Patrol is out in force along the Tijuana-California border. American workers rushed to complete the border wall there. President Trump is sending the military to the border merely as assistance to the National Guard — he’s not militarizing the border. But the Mexican media is warning that Trump is going to use force on the border. They are also falsely attempting to portray the caravan as primarily women and children.
President Trump tweeted about the caravan, “Isn’t it ironic that large caravans of people are marching to our border wanting U.S.A. asylum because they are fearful of being in their country – yet they are proudly waving their country’s flag,” he wrote. “Can this be possible? Yes, because it is all a BIG CON, and the American taxpayer is paying for it.” Trump refers to the caravan as “an invasion.”
It is no way near over. A man within the Mexican government told Backman there are more caravans coming from three other countries; Brazil, Columbia and Venezuela. Officials in Baja California say there are currently 9,000 migrants moving through Mexico in caravans.
Border Patrol agents revealed in interviews that the migrants storming the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend were using women and children as human shields as they launched rocks at agents.
Border Patrol unleashed tear gas and pepper balls to disperse the crowd of migrants trying to cross the border in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday. According to San Diego Chief Border Patrol Agent Rodney Scott, agents did not use dispersion techniques until after migrants had struck several agents with projectiles.
“Several agents were actually struck by rocks,” Scott said, before revealing that the migrants pushed women and children to the front of their group to discourage agents from responding to rock-throwing with force.
“What we saw over and over yesterday was that the group — the caravan, as we call them — would push women and children to the front and then begin, basically, rocking our agents,” Scott asserted.
Scott further explained that agents did not target women and children with gas, but that “once that chemical is released, it does go through the air.”
“They use women and children regularly,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told The Daily Caller, confirming that “several’ border patrol agents were struck by projectiles yesterday.
Judd explained that the situation at the border yesterday was “unprecedented” and that migrants had never tried before to rush a port of entry. The Border Patrol veteran explained that illegal immigrants often abandon woman and children while being chased by authorities, knowing that they will hinder officers while they abscond.
Judd reiterated the migrants’ strategy during an interview with Fox News on Monday afternoon.
“The way these people rushed the border was absolutely monstrous,” he said. “They pushed women and children up front and then behind those women and children, they started throwing rocks, cement bricks, they started throwing bottles at our Border Patrol agents.”
“We were forced to use the action,” Judd said, adding that they did not use “kinetic force” on any children and instead launched tear gas into the area to force the crowd to disperse.
An illegal immigrant who has killed a 28-year-old teacher in a hit and run on Thanksgiving Day was out on bond when it happened. He is now being held on $125,000 bail and has an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, KFox reported.
El Paso Police arrested the man they say was behind the wheel in a deadly hit and run Thanksgiving morning on Cincinnati and Mesa street. 24-year-old Joel Velazquez, is now facing charges of an accident involving death.
KFOX14 Investigates has learned at the time of the crash he was out on bond from a 2017 assault charge. He appears to be in the country illegally and is now currently on an ICE detention hold, related to his immigration status, meaning he cannot bond out of jail.
If he could, his bond is set at $125,000. Police say he blew through a red light just before 2 a.m. Thursday morning.
That’s when he hit Amanda “Mandy” Ferguson Weyant, who was in the crosswalk, and took off. Police later found his vehicle abandoned on Cincinnati.
Mandy was a sixth grade teacher at Eastwood Heights Elementary School. The community has been mourning her throughout the holiday weekend.
Her family wants the man responsible for their daughter’s death to be held accountable. “He’s destroyed my family. My daughter, Mandy, was the glue that held my family in place, she was my everything,” said Dan Ferguson.
Saturday morning, he received a call from EPPD, telling him the man who hit his 28-year-old daughter Mandy, a bubbly 6th grade teacher, turned himself in, two days after fleeing the scene.
“I saw where my daughter was hit and where her body was 50 feet from the point of contact. He didn’t even attempt to stop to render aid,” said Ferguson.
There was some relief, but also frustration. “This man, because of his careless actions, has destroyed a complete family,” said Ferguson.
The family says they learned Velazquez has a criminal past and was in the country illegally. “It just doesn’t add up, it doesn’t seem to be fair,” said Ferguson.
Mandy’s parents are trying to find peace in the memories and the joy their daughter brought to so many people. “She was my world, she was my wife’s best friend but she was my baby girl,” said Ferguson
But they also want accountability and justice for Mandy. “Everything was perfect in her life and to have it all taken and senselessly destroyed this is something no parent should go through,” said Ferguson.
Once again California is at the top of the national news every day.
The apocalyptic images of massive wildfires and destroyed towns like Paradise are gone.
Now the whole country is watching scenes of tear gas being used against the thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America who are trying to force their way into the United States near San Diego.
I hope the people complaining about how Donald Trump is handling this invasion of our southern border are paying attention to the news.
They might learn something most of us Californians already know.
Unlike most Americans, many of us have been to the U.S.-Mexican border.
We've seen what happens when the sun goes down. We've seen the invasion of illegals that comes across into the U.S. - every single night.
We don't like it and we understand very well how much it has cost our state.
The national liberal media are, as usual, irresponsibly unfair and unbalanced in their coverage of events at the border.
They can't stop showing video footage of tear gas being used to turn back the immigrants as they rush the California border.
In their never-ending effort to make Trump and conservatives look as mean and rotten as possible, the electronic media have made it seem like tear gas is some new and terrible weapon.
Tear gas is the weapon border patrol agents use when they're trying to stop a rushing mob of illegal immigrants.
Critics of President Trump's policy and the media should be applauding the border patrol's use of non-lethal weapons like tear gas and pepper spray, not decrying it.
They should also point out that he's following the lead of previous presidents like Barack Obama, who now pretends to be appalled by Trump even though tear gas was deployed at the same border crossing during his administration.
Though you'd never hear it if from the liberal media, many of California's Latinos, who now make up 39 percent of its population, are also unhappy with the invasion of illegal immigrants.
But few Latinos who support Trump's immigration policy will dare to say so because they fear a backlash in their own community.
The Latino laborers and gardeners who work for rich white liberals also are afraid to say anything positive about Trump for fear of losing their jobs.
They keep mum - and the liberal media ignore them.
When the media reporters do their immigration stories for TV, they interview liberals and Democrats to show how compassionate they are toward the poor illegals.
They also interview conservatives and Republicans to show how they aren't compassionate.
Somehow they never manage to find those everyday Latino workers - many of them here legally - who are worried about losing their jobs to new immigrants.
The only Latino I remember being interviewed about the serious problems caused by the arrival of thousands of Honduran migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing was the mayor of Tijuana.
He told the immigrants of the caravan the hard truth no one in California could say without being branded a racist, "We don't want you here in Tijuana. Get the hell out."
It's too late to save California with a tougher immigration policy or a higher border wall.
Decades of liberal Democrats have already wrecked the Golden State with their high taxes, bad regulations, transit boondoggles and over-generous social programs for citizens and non-citizens alike.
Now we have a newly elected Democrat governor, Gavin Newsom, who is for open borders and things like universal "free" health care.
With a super majority in both houses in Sacramento, Newsom will be able to do anything he wants and the state's surviving Republicans won't be able to prevent California from becoming the Venezuela of North America - with open borders.
The migrant horde is at the border. They tried to bum rush the border crossing—and failed. Immigration enforcement fired tear gas into the crowd, causing liberal America to have a meltdown. I guess we should remind them that Barack Obama fired tear gas into crowds of migrants at the border, but hey—history didn’t begin until Trump was elected. With the Trump administration keeping them out, as promised, some are returning home, but a lot have remained. The mayor of Tijuana has said that the caravan leader should be arrested, and that the city will no longer pay to shelter the many migrants that have invaded the city. Heck, even Mexicans don’t want these people, many of whom are from Honduras, in their country. Now, the migrants are saying they will go home, if the U.S. gives them $50,000 each (via Newsweek):
Central American asylum seekers in Mexican border town Tijuana reportedly marched to the U.S. Consulate on Tuesday to present the Trump administration with an ultimatum: Let us into the country or give us $50,000 each to turn back home.
The demand came a month after asylum seekers began to arrive in Tijuana. Many still face weeks, if not months, of waiting in the border town before their asylum claims can be processed.
In a letter outlining the ultimatum, the group reportedly criticized U.S. intervention in Central America. The U.S. intervened in numerous military coups as it sought to protect commercial interests in the region.
The second group to show up to the consulate, which included about 50 people, had a different demand: that U.S. immigration officers at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego process asylum applications faster and in greater numbers.
Well, first, these people don’t get to make demands. Second, I for one am not apologizing for any intervention the U.S. might or might not have partaken in Latin America, especially during the Cold War. It was the nature of the conflict; some times bad things happen. Also, we all know this is not going to happen. And last, the vast majority of these migrants have bogus asylum claims. You’re not getting in; it’s time to pack up your crap and go home.
The problems linked to illegal immigration have had much attention lately: the criminals and potential terrorists entering without permission, the young children needing care and workers taking jobs that Americans, in fact, would do.
Then there’s the burden on taxpayers for all the social services as well as the possibility that lax state laws let them vote.
Now a new one has begun getting attention: the millions of pounds of garbage left by those traveling through southwest America’s deserts illegally.
“Perhaps the state hardest hit by trash at the border is Arizona, which shares 370 miles of border with Mexico,” says a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.
“Behind only the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, Tucson, Arizona, is consistently the sector of the border with the highest number of Border Patrol apprehensions,” the report explains.
“The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality estimates that over 2,000 tons of trash are discarded at the Arizona border every year. As a consequence, the department established a website entitled ‘Arizona Border Trash’ in 2012 to coordinate and keep track of the state’s trash cleanup operations. According to ADEQ, each ton of trash requires landfill fees of $37 to $49, which are footed by Arizona taxpayers. That does not include fees for materials, transportation, or labor. ADEQ further estimates that each border-crosser leaves an average of six to eight pounds of trash behind.”
The harm from the 4 million pounds of trash left annually adds up in many ways, the report states.
“According to the ADEQ website, border trash ‘has been shown to affect human health, the environment and economic wellbeing.’ Included among the specific impacts are watershed degradation, soil erosion, damage to infrastructure, loss of vegetation and wildlife, and escaped campfires.”
Among those giving the issue some attention recently was Tucker Carlson on Fox News. He said, “I hate litter, which is one of the reasons I’m so against illegal immigration.”
The report said some journalists “jumped to vilify Carlson, suggesting that he was referring to the illegal aliens themselves as human ‘litter.’ These journalists are perhaps unaware of the environmental problems presented by the garbage left on our southern border.”
The report includes a chart showing the correlation between the illegal aliens arriving and the trash left behind.
“The correlation is clear. In fiscal years 2011 and 2012, when Arizona was experiencing over 120,000 border apprehensions, over 65,000 pounds of border trash was being collected annually. In the following years, as apprehensions fell as low as 70,000, border trash collections dropped, too – reaching a low of just 19,000 pounds in fiscal year 2015 before jumping back up in 2016,” the report explained.
The federal Bureau of Land Management says that for several years, a state-funded project called the southern Arizona Project included, as one part of its mission, collecting trash.
“While the broader program has ended, trash collections have continued into 2018. Through June of this year, over 15,000 pounds of trash have been removed,” CIS said.
“Every illegal alien prevented from crossing our southern border represents about seven pounds of garbage that will no longer be left behind to potentially damage water systems, wildlife, and soil. As such, lawmakers ought to consider that securing the border is not just a matter of national security, but environmental security too,” it said.
if the demonrats wont support it the private sector will...it is only a matter of time before that wall gets built..but it WILL get built
Mexico has closed is southern border to immigration so the south americans cant get into mexico to make their way to the USA
but that is only solving half the problem eh?
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested more than 6,500 illegal aliens who have been convicted of homicide and sexual offenses in Fiscal Year 2018.
Between September 2017 and October 2018, ICE agents arrested a little more than 6,600 convicted murderers and convicted sex offenders who were in the United States illegally.
Of that total, 4,975 of the illegal aliens arrested were convicted sex offenders. The other 1,641 illegal aliens had been convicted of homicide. Another 1,913 illegal aliens that were arrested by ICE had pending sex offense charges against them, while 387 illegal aliens had pending murder charges against them.
As Breitbart News reported, ICE agents arrested 158,581 illegal aliens, surpassing the more than 140,000 illegal alien arrests made last year and the 110,100 illegal alien arrests in the last year of President Obama’s tenure.
The nearly 160,000 illegal alien arrests for this Fiscal Year mark the highest number of arrests by ICE since Fiscal Year 2014. Of the almost 160,000 illegal aliens, 66 percent were convicted criminals or those with pending criminal charges which translates to about 140,000 of those arrested.
The more than 105,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens arrested by ICE this year also include:
54,630 illegal aliens convicted of drunk driving
29,987 illegal aliens convicted of assault
9,834 illegal aliens convicted of burglary
4,423 illegal aliens convicted of robbery
3,740 illegal aliens convicted of sexual assault
1,294 illegal aliens convicted of kidnapping
The data comes as elected Democrats in Congress have supported a plan to abolish ICE, with incoming congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez previously accusing ICE agents of “violently” committing “human rights abuses” against illegal aliens.
Most recently, Democrats like Sen. Kamala Harris (CA-D) and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) have slammed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after a young migrant child died in U.S. custody of a fever, dehydration, exhaustion, and shock. The child’s father said Border Patrol agents did everything they could to help and save his daughter.
if the demonrats wont support it the private sector will...it is only a matter of time before that wall gets built..but it WILL get built
Mexico has closed is southern border to immigration so the south americans cant get into mexico to make their way to the USA
but that is only solving half the problem eh?
I love me some Lyndsey Graham, he's the Senator from South Carolina he says (basically) that here's what we've learned about our security on the southern border last week
we learned that a full term pregnant woman was able to scale our wall, and give birth within an hour
and that an 8 month old baby can be slipped under our fence but ... no ... we don't need to do better?
So I am going to break a self rule about not posting in regards to work and politics. Well, I am actually going to stand by my rule because what I am really doing is coming to the defense of the US Border Patrol and Customs, Texas DPS, and MYSELF since we were all part of the separation of children from their parents on the border.
Yes. You read that correctly. I was a part of the “human rights violations” taking place on the border. Through the course of my career I have spent, off and on, 15 years working as a medic on the border. I’ve worked everywhere in Texas from Brewster and Presidio Counties, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and Laredo. I know several Texas EMS paramedics that are deployed by the state and federal government to these “camps” running from El Paso to Houston currently.
Rarely do I ever speak or write about what I see as a paramedic. Most of the time I never say anything to my wife Natalee or my family and I never comment, post, or talk about the graphic stuff I have seen in my career to people other than my colleagues. That is going to change with this post so if you think you might have a problem with graphic details please stop reading.
I flew for Air Evac which has more border bases than any other air medical services in Texas. I was based out of South Texas and often covered shifts that were within viewing distance of the Mexican border. I love the Mexican people, their culture, and their customs. I married a woman from San Antonio who is of Mexican decent. My sons are half Hispanic. My heart is often broken seeing their plight as they take the ardent journey north for a better life.
But……… There is another side to some of the immigrants that most people don’t witness. Most of the children that started coming across the border 3 or 4 years ago were alone or with smugglers that worked double duty with the cartels. The adults that were with them often lied and said they were the parents which was not true. Even the children that were with their parents or parent were often times in dangerous situations. These children were separated back then and are still separated to this day. It is heartbreaking to see such events unfold and nobody, from the Border Patrol, Texas Law Enforcement or Texas EMS professionals were happy to be tasked with such work. We did not abuse any children. Instead, we cared for them. We fed them and gave them water, clothes, medical care and comfort.
All of these kids were sick or ill. It might be something as simple as dehydration but often times it was more than that. Much more……..
Such as the 10 year old girl that I flew who had been raped no less than 10 times on her journey. Her private parts torn by the continued trauma inflicted each night of her stay in the dessert. Her screams and cries of mistrust still haunt me to this day when I think about it.
Then there was a little boy who was only 5 years old covered in scabies, flees, and abscesses with a broken jaw from being hit by a smuggler for crying.
There were many kids that were so malnourished and dehydrated that they could not hold any solid food down and were delirious from sun exposure. Most of these kids had never slept under a roof their entire lives. They certainly never slept in a bed as they often slept on the ground with animals in their home countries.
At the centers where these children were housed they cried aloud. Why wouldn’t they? Most had been on a journey that no human should ever go through. Most have never been able to trust a single soul their entire lives, even their parents. They were afraid of the future.
But what these professionals did at the centers was phenomenal work. They fed these kids. They immunized these kids. They LOVE these kids. They have counselors on hand to help with these children. Some of these kids are put into the foster care system which, while not the greatest it could be, is almost certainly better than where they came from and the abuse they have suffered at the hand of cutthroats and drug cartels.
The people that are actually working this crisis are good people. In fact, they are better than most people. They put their lives on hold to help children that they don’t even know while spending months at a time without seeing their own families. These people probably save more lives than anyone else in the US right now.
So I encourage you all to look at all sides of this situation. There are no winners but please don’t take up an opinion that comes from a media source that only has one agenda in mind: to discredit the current president.
Personally I could care less what you think of President Trump but where I draw the line is when we start taking down innocent people and painting them as villains in an effort to destroy someone else. These GOOD POEPLE working on this crisis have done so for the past 15 years without one word from anyone else until just recently. Ask yourself why?
God Bless you all.
Matthew Lee Whitt
Matthew Lee Whitt, 39, of Texas, reportedly worked as a flight paramedic for Air Evac Lifeteam, transporting critically ill patients from the Texas-Mexico border to San Antonio for treatment.
The liberal media are up to their usual dirty immigration tricks.
This time, they're exploiting the death of a second Guatemalan child who died while in the custody of the Border Patrol at the southwestern border.
As usual, the liberal media didn't blame the parents for irresponsibly dragging their eight-year-old son across Mexico with the hope of illegally sneaking into America.
As usual, they didn't blame Democrats in Congress for refusing to help President Trump secure the border properly in order to dissuade illegal immigrants from Central America from trekking to our border in the first place.
As usual, the liberal media and their Democrat friends blamed the Border Patrol for the tragic death of a sick child.
It doesn't fit into the liberal media's false narrative that the men and women of the Border Patrol have been overwhelmed by an unprecedented invasion of illegal immigrants from Central America.
It doesn't matter that the Border Patrol and other federal agencies are trying to process, house and care for the 14,000 unaccompanied children that are among the 140,000 illegal Central American immigrants seeking asylum who've been detained in the last two months.
Of course, the ultimate bad guy in this tragedy - as the liberal media never tire of telling us - is President Trump.
According to the liberal media, the boy and the seven-year-old Guatemalan girl who also died in Border Patrol custody in early December perished because Donald Trump's cruel and heartless administration insists on enforcing our immigration laws.
As USA Today's lopsided "news" article spun it, the back-to-back deaths of the children "prompted an outcry from immigration activists, politicians, and human rights groups and raised questions about the Trump administration policies that have separated children and parents and filled detention centers."
Others in the liberal media shamelessly pushed the same theme, turning the two children into martyrs and innocent patron saints for the open borders movement.
Of course, you'll never see the New York Times devote so much tearful front-page attention or significance to the deaths of Americans murdered or harmed by illegal immigrants.
Those innocent victims and their grieving families don't count as martyrs to the Times or CNN because they don't fit the liberal media's two major agendas - opening up our borders and destroying Donald Trump.
And unless you watch Fox or listen to conservative talk radio, you're not likely to hear those five-year-old soundbites from hypocritical Democrats like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, who were advocates for strong border-fences and tougher laws against illegals until President Trump promised to actually implement them.
According to Democrats and the liberal media, enforcing immigration laws as they were written by previous administrations is now un-American and immoral - mainly because it's being done by President Trump.
Building a fence - or a wall or a barrier or whatever it's called - to protect America's border is now considered to be a crime against humanity, a joke, a waste of taxpayer money.
But if all that's true, why do we have so many gated communities? Why is there an iron fence around the White House? Why do I have a gate in front of my house?
Why? Because they work, and sensible people who aren't playing partisan politics know it.
So why not live in a gated country? Why not put a strong fence with a gate at our country's southern border?
In the end, it's up to Congress to fix immigration.
If the Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate really want to stop more kids from dying in the arms of Border Patrol agents, they have to secure the border, pass comprehensive immigration reform - and do it now.
If they won't do it, then it's time for us to begin working to send every one of them home in the next election. I can't think of a better New Year's resolution for the whole country.
That is extremely impressive I went to the gofundme because I am the curious type lol
From what I understand the funds from gofundme go to the creator of the account
His name is Brian Kolfage he says he’s a Veteran missing 3 limbs with a wife and children
He’s in touch with White House administers regarding the funds to go for the border wall.
For me personally I don’t trust much on the internet anymore, we even had a gofundme
here on the Roo by someone who it turned out to be fraudulent 🤨 As far as the now 16 million
for the border wall ~ the gofundme site will get 545,000 and they charge 30 cents per
As the GoFundMe campaign to build President Donald Trump's wall along the US-Mexico border surpasses $16 million in donations, observers have wondered how much of the money will go to GoFundMe — and whether any of it will actually be used to build the wall.
GoFundMe does not charge a "platform fee," but it does charge 2.9% of funds raised for "payment processing," as well as $0.30 per donation.
Based on the campaign's totals on Monday of more than $16 million raised from 272,000 backers, nearly $545,000 goes to the fundraising platform.
I hope it goes for the wall if not someone named Brian is super rich