Top 5 border falsehoods pushed by Congressional Democrats and the media
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified before Congress yesterday about the National Emergency on our southern border. In reporting the latest statistics from U.S. border officials, she confronted the Democrats’ no. 1 immigration myth head-on. “We face a crisis—a real, serious, and sustained crisis at our borders,” she said.
The reason Democrats defend the status quo is not because they or anyone else believe that America’s broken immigration system is working. Indeed, the problem has only gotten worse since former President Obama himself called it a “humanitarian crisis” nearly five years ago.
But acknowledging such a crisis exists today would make Democrats accountable for working with President Trump to help solve it. Their leaders have already gone on the record to say they will not. Instead, they hope to keep a lid on the ugly, painful truths behind the emergency unfolding along our southern border.
It is time to set the record straight:
- Myth: There is no crisis at the border.
Fact: More than 76,000 people attempted to cross our border illegally last month alone—the most of any February during the past 12 years.
- Myth: The problem at the border used to be much worse.
Fact: Today, we face an unprecedented number of illegal immigrants that loopholes prevent from being returned quickly to their home countries. Criminal smugglers exploit these rulings and use children as leverage to gain entry.
- Myth: A wall wouldn’t help stop the flow of drugs.
Fact: Not only do we not know the amount of drugs smuggled between ports of entry, but building the wall will help law enforcement personnel carry out their missions more safely and effectively in remote areas of the border.
Top 5 Border Falsehoods Pushed by Congressional Democrats and the Media
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