On May 30, 2019, President Trump announced he was considering imposing tariffs against Mexican imports to the U.S. to force Mexico to assist in securing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Why? To gain control over the porous southern border where drugs, contraband, gangs and thousands of illegals are pouring across the border.
Mr. Trump’s actions were carried out because Congress failed to give him the tools to end the border crisis. For decades, politicians have promised to enforce immigration laws and stop illegal aliens. Over 10 years ago, Congress voted to fund a border fence. It was never built. And other measures were never implemented. Sadly, Congress has impeded and obstructed any efforts at border security.
Today, the Democratic Party claims there is no emergency or crisis. Some want open borders, some castigate ICE, and most are in favor of sanctuary cities and states. Are they fools, insane, or do they have ulterior motives? Why do they care so little about national security, public safety, public health and the well-being of American citizens?
As the 9/11 Commission said, border security is national security.