According to David Aguilar, the former acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, illegal immigration over the Mexican border has plummeted under the new management style of Mr. Donald J. Trump. In testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday, Aguilar said the numbers were only continuing to recede from the dark days of the Obama administration.
In February, the administration reported that the number of apprehended illegal immigrants had fallen 40% from the year before. Aguilar said the numbers through March were even more impressive.
“It’s actually up to a 67% drop compared to last year,” he said.
If that figure holds up – and it would be in line with the official numbers we’ve seen since Trump took office – it’s an astounding testament to what you can do with just a little bit of will. Because while Trump has stepped up hiring and taken the reigns off immigration agents, most of this comes down to atmosphere. Illegal immigrants no longer have a thick, juicy carrot to chase. Instead, they know they are heading into hostile territory – into a land that now takes its sovereignty a bit more seriously than it did before.
By the time all is said and done, we may not even need that big, beautiful wall anymore. Maybe all we needed was someone in the White House who actually thinks it’s important to enforce the law. Imagine that.
When you really start looking at these numbers, you begin to realize just how bad things were under the last moron. After eight years, you get a little desensitized to it. You begin to think, Welp, I guess this is about as good as it gets. And then someone comes along with the courage to follow through on their convictions…and look what happens. Suddenly, we see results. Suddenly, we see just how badly Barack Obama failed.
And now you can see why Democrats are so desperate to get Donald Trump out of the White House. Things are moving much too quickly for them to even get a handle on it. The big illusion – that America just has to be this mediocre land of bad jobs and social unrest – is starting to crack. People are beginning to remember how great this country used to be and they’re beginning to believe that it could be that great again. Democrats create and thrive on suffering.
Three months in, and we’re already in business. Let’s keep it rolling.