President Trump isn’t playing games with the security of our nation. He’s playing hardball with the Democrats, who are playing politics with our nation’s security. Not only are the Democrats harming the security of our nation, but they are also putting Mexicans at risk by sending a message to South American migrants, including MS-13 members and other criminals, that Americans don’t have the intestinal fortitude to stop them from illegally entering our country.
While Democrat lawmakers like Nancy Pelosi, vacation at luxury resorts, President Trump remains in Washington D.C., awaiting a deal that will end the #SchumerShutdown and fund a security wall on our southern border.
Today, President Trump congratuled his admistration for saving the pay of the US Coast Guard in the midst of the #SchumerShutdown.
Trump’s tweet is a great reminder to the American people that the partial governmnet shutdown could be averted if the Democrat Senators, who are lead by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) [who were almost all in favor of building a wall when Obama was president] would agree to fund a security wall for our southern border.
Two days ago, President Trump warned that we will shut down the border if the “Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall and also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with.”
Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally. They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try! The two….
…children in question were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol. The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn’t given her water in days. Border Patrol needs the Wall and it will all end. They are working so hard & getting so little credit!
For those that naively ask why didn’t the Republicans get approval to build the Wall over the last year, it is because IN THE SENATE WE NEED 10 DEMOCRAT VOTES, and they will gives us “NONE” for Border Security! Now we have to do it the hard way, with a Shutdown. Too bad!
Now, according to the LA Times– Another migrant caravan — this one estimated at 15,000 people — is preparing to leave Honduras on Jan. 15, according to migrant rights advocates and Spanish-language media.
“They say they are even bigger and stronger than the last caravan,” said Irma Garrido, a member of the migrant advocacy group Reactiva Tijuana Foundation.
Meanwhile, thousands of Central American migrants from a caravan that left Honduras in October remain stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border and languishing in crowded Tijuana shelters while they wait out a lengthy process to file asylum requests with the United States.
Coordinators who helped direct the migrants on the 2,000-mile trek with bullhorns, arranging for buses and giving advice along the way, have mostly vanished. Many of the migrants say they feel abandoned and unsure where to turn next. Some are ready to return home.
“They will stay in the south of Mexico in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Their aim is to request work there,” she said.
The El Diario de Chiapas newspaper reported that even though Tijuana would not be the newest caravan’s initial destination, some of the participants plan to eventually make their way north to the city to try to enter the United States.
In Tijuana, the presence of Central American migrants has sparked protest and even violence.
Last week, two people threw a canister of tear gas into Tijuana’s El Barretal shelter, Mexican federal police said.
On Dec. 15, two Honduran teenagers were viciously beaten, tortured and killed by low-level members of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, highlighting the dangers for unaccompanied minors in the caravan.
After the teenagers’ deaths, the Consulate of Honduras issued a warning: “We reiterate the call to Honduran nationals that they not risk their lives and the lives of their families on the dangers that the migratory route represents, where migrants are exposed to being victims of traffickers.”
Thousands remain stuck in Tijuana, a city with more than 2,000 homicides this year, leaving the Central American migrants almost as vulnerable as they were grappling with the gang violence that caused them to flee their homelands.
Two days ago, Trump warned against the new Honduran migrant caravan:
…..Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries – taking advantage of U.S. for years!
President Trump threatened that we will shut down our border and bring our car industry back the U.S. “where it belongs.”
…..close the Southern Border. Bring our car industry back into the United States where it belongs. Go back to pre-NAFTA, before so many of our companies and jobs were so foolishly sent to Mexico. Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border……