President Trump launched another broadside attack on Democrats this Monday, warning that the left side of Congress is campaigning on a platform of extreme immigration lawlessness.
“Democrats want Open Borders and they want to abolish ICE, the brave men and women that are protecting our Country from some of the most vicious and dangerous people on earth,” he wrote. “Sorry, we can’t let that happen! Also, change the rules in the Senate and approve STRONG Border Security!”
The president has said he’s willing to shut down the government next month if Congress can’t come up with a spending bill that includes money for his border wall and legislation that allows his administration to step up immigration enforcement. While Republicans on Capitol Hill are eager to punt the border wall fight until after the midterms, President Trump has already come to the conclusion that it’s now or never. Polls are looking good these days for the GOP, but there’s still more than a small chance that Democrats could take back the House in November. If Trump wants to get started on the WALL in his first term, this could be his last shot.
As for his claim that Democrats want open borders, this is an argument that the media has taken to refuting simply because “open border” is not in the party’s official platform. As if an American politician who wants to get anywhere would actually just come out and say it. (Although, give it a few years…) No, they just want to shut down the agency responsible for rounding up these illegals and deporting them back to their home countries. Now, tell us this, oh wise ones of the media: If there’s no one ENFORCING the law, can it really be said that there IS a law?
This is what Trump has been talking about from the moment he stepped onto the campaign trail for the first time. If we don’t have enforceable and enforced laws, then we no longer have a country. We have a plot of land hanging open to every invader south of (what used to be called) the border. Terrorists, drug cartels, you name it. Mexico’s problems become our problems. Before long, there will be no telling the two countries apart.
Trump was elected to staunch the bleeding and he has done so to the best of his ability. But without a solid majority in Congress (and Republicans willing to actually listen to what the American people want), he will not be able to go as far as we need him to. And without some serious improvements in both our immigration laws and our ability to enforce them, the Democrats are going to keep chipping away at our security and, ultimately, our sovereignty. Trust us, they’re already trying.