According to a new story at FoxNews.com, residents of Texas border towns are eagerly waiting for Donald Trump and a Republican Congress to stop the flood of illegal immigrants that have made their cities more dangerous.
In the piece, a Brownsville woman named Pamela Taylor talks about how her cozy little town has changed in the seven decades since she and her husband first settled into their new home:
She would never have predicted her one-story brick home, surrounded by bright pink bougainvillea bushes and mesquite trees, would become a makeshift crash pad and hideout for border crossers, drug smugglers and human traffickers.
“It’s a way of life now,” Taylor told FoxNews.com. “They come every day.”
Taylor, whose property is on the front line of the border battle, says illegal immigrants have been using her land to sneak into the U.S. for years. One day, the 90-year-old grandmother recalled, she even walked into her living room to find a border crosser trying to evade capture.
In their reporting, FoxNews.com found that many residents in south Texas felt like Taylor. They are watching their friendly town deteriorate under the weight of illegal immigration. Local business owners are concerned that the rise in criminal activity will ultimately destroy the viability of towns like Brownsville.
We can point to a million reasons to explain why this is happening, but it really comes down to this: It’s happening because the American people are almost completely unaware of what’s going on. The evils of illegal immigration are ignored by the mainstream media in a concerted and willful way. That was why Donald Trump’s rhetoric against illegals was seen as so shocking and uncalled for. As far as mainstream America is concerned, illegal immigration is barely an issue.
Unfortunately, it is. It’s a big issue. And when you start talking about the ancillary effects of a porous border – i.e., drugs – you’re talking about an issue that is crippling the United States in many ways.
Thankfully, there are news outlets like Fox News that cover illegal immigration with the gravity this topic deserves. And thankfully, we have a president incoming who will make securing the border his top priority. With a little luck, we can roll back the clock in towns like Brownsville and…well…make America great again.