During the 2016 campaign season, Donald Trump promised Americans that he would build a border wall and increase border security and the American people responded by electing him president.
However, Democrats, who apparently value illegal aliens more than they value American citizens, have vowed to fight the building of a border wall. In fact, many Democrats are advocating for an open border, caring nothing about such a policy allowing violent criminals, terrorists and dangerous illegal drugs to freely cross the border as well. They also care little that illegal aliens regularly rob, beat, physically assault, sexually assault, rape and murder hundreds, if not thousands of American citizens every year.
President Trump has been trying to obtain the funding with which to build the border wall to protect America and the American people, but Democrats and some RINOs continue to fight him. Last December, the Republican controlled House did pass a spending bill that included the $5.8 billion Trump had aske for, but RINOs in the Senate, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, allowed their personal hatred of Trump to supersede their duty to the American people and refused to approve the spending bill. This is what forced the 5-week long government shutdown.
Since that time, Democrats who now have control of the House, refuse to approve the money Trump wants to build the border wall. That left Trump no alternative but to do the same thing Barack Obama and other presidents have done, he declared a national emergency which allows him to use military money to fund the border wall.
Democrats and RINOs passed a bill to block Trump’s emergency declaration and Trump promptly vetoed the bill. The House tried to drum up votes to override the veto, but fell short by over 40 votes. That prompted the Department of Defense to move $1 billion towards the construction of a section of the border wall.
If you listen to Democrats and sewagestream media, you would think that very few people support this move on the part of President Trump and the DOD, but then they are wrong as usual.
On Friday morning, Fox News aired an interview with Cibola County (New Mexico) Sheriff Tony Mace who freely spoke his opinion on the border crisis and Trump’s national emergency declaration. Here is part of that interview, which you can view here:
Heather Childers – So, let’s listen first to what the President had to say last night, one of the things he said in reference to the border crisis and specifically with Border Patrol.
Trump – We are building that wall…look at the hundreds of thousands of people that are invading our country. You would know that we need it…The Republican Party will always stand with the heroes of ICE and the heroes of Border Patrol…
Childers – So, is he doing enough to help you, specifically there in New Mexico?
Tony Mace – You know we’re, as a law enforcement officer, I support this effort and I’m happy to hear that there is going to be, that the money was released to help build the 57-miles of wall. Um, our Border Patrol is stretched thin down there. So thin that they have to close our checkpoints on the interstate, which means massive amounts of drugs are going to be coming up and down our highway and that influxes into the whole United States. There’s over 8.000 crossings in one week alone. There’s such a strain on the area on the southern border that they’re moving and bussing these individuals up to the city of Albuquerque and it’s creating a huge issue on our state. It’s creation a huge issue on our country. It’s time for us to do something about this and get this issue resolved.
Childers – The President talked a little about that last night as well, specifically when it comes to drug trafficking and people who are crossing our border illegally and bringing drugs into this country. He pointed out that 300 Americans a week die from heroin that is trafficked from Mexico. Have you seen a rise in that problem over the past years?
Mace – We’ve seen a huge problem across our state and a huge increase in heroin, ah, heroin uses, methamphetamine uses. It’s a big issue for our state right now.
Childers – And so, in terms of extending wall the 57-mile stretch of wall, what part of that wall would be in your area in New Mexico?
Mace – That would be down on our southern border, that would be Luna County, Dona Ana County and also Hidalgo County, down on the southern part. I’m more central in the state, but I represent these sheriffs because I’m president of the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association. So, I’m familiar with what’s going on. I’ve been down there. I talk with those sheriffs regularly, and again the Border Patrol, um, even our Jackie White, uh, Cabinet Secretary for Homeland Security says heh, you know, we’re having to rely on alternate resources other than our Border Patrol..
Childers – When you say alternate resources, what do you mean?
Mace –The National Guard down there. They thinned them down a little bit. This is really gonna help out.
Childers – You said you talk to many of the sheriffs across New Mexico as president of the Sheriff’s Association there, can you share with us any specific stories, anything they’ve had to face, specifically that sticks in your mind?
Mace – The thing that speaks in my mind, the thing that speaks to me the most are the residents, the citizens down there close to the southern border, on the medical issues, the influx of people, the stuff that’s going on with their private property, their homes getting broken into, vehicles stolen. We hear about it all the time on the local news, we see it happening, so, something really needs to happen to slow this down.
Childers – What would you say to Democrats who are trying block, either the $1 billion being spent to build this wall or trying to block the President himself? What would you say to those Democrats?
Mace – I think they need to put their personal differences aside and realize what’s good for the United States of America and recognize there is a problem down there. There is a problem with or immigration system. Rather than fight the system, let’s come together and figure out how we can protect the citizens of the United States of America and slow this down.
And yet, Rep. Adan Schiff (D-CA) said that it was ‘unbelievably irresponsible’ to transfer the $1 billion from the DOD to build to wall. What’s unbelievably irresponsible is the way Schiff and his fellow Democrats place more value on illegal (they all commit a crime when the cross the border) aliens rather than the American people. Realize that Schiff and others don’t care how many American citizens are killed, raped or otherwise victimized by illegal aliens. They don’t care that illegal aliens are costing US taxpayers over $165 billion a year. (think of the economic difference of spending over $165 billion a YEAR versus a ONE-TIME expense of $25 billion to build the border wall.)
Personally, I believe that Schiff and every politician, regardless of political party, that votes against funding a border wall and increasing border security is guilty of treason against the American people for their failure to protect us!!!
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