Figures from Trump’s own Homeland Security department prove Trump is LYING about the danger at the border.
Illegal crossings at the southern border have declined steadily every year for the last ten years because of previous TARGETED fence construction at high-risk sites, in which Democrats joined with Republican on a bipartisan basis, and other policies enacted with bipartisan support at the end of Dubya’s tenure and implemented by Obama. Apprehensions of attempted illegal crossings on the Southern border are currently at a 46 year low.
It is not an emergency.
Total number of arrests for those with suspected possible terrorist connections (numbers are one-year figures for 2018 from TRUMP’s Dept of Homeland Security):
Northern border with Canada: 91
Southern border with Mexico: 6
Proposals offered by Democrats would address the actual threats by addressing electronic monitoring to prevent visa overstays and increased inspections of vehicles and cargo shipment containers that enter legally at border checkpoints, where there is not enough equipment or workers to complete adequate inspections. Democratic proposals would address whatever legitimate issues remain.
Anyone who wants to SHUT DOWN TSA and customs (the ones who deal with the real terror threat) to fund a border wall on the southern border but not the northern border, have admitted that, for the Trumpers, the only “emergency” they see is BROWN SKIN.
The only “emergency” is FIRE in the White House. The fake “president’s” pants are ablaze.
If Trump says it, you know it isn’t true.
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