The media of today bears little resemblance to the media of yesterday when it (and most Democrats) were demanding enhanced border security. Back then unions were unhappy with illegals taking what would have been high-paying union jobs and newspapers and magazines ran one article after the other outlining how a porous southern border was endangering immigrants – particularly women and children. Well, none of those problems have gone away and yet today these same Democrats and media sources are actually advocating for policies that would further harm unions and immigrants. They think they can get away with this because they believe fully in the continued stupidity of the American public as they feed the Election Day trough with millions of illegal (Democrat) votes.
Via Don Surber:
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
The wall will save immigrant lives
The wall will save immigrant lives. We know that because before we walled off parts of California, more than one hundred border jumpers died.
According to the New York Times.
The newspaper reported on January 7, 1991, “Hundreds of illegal immigrants coming north from Mexico have been killed or injured in the past four years as they try to run across highways in an effort to avoid capture by immigration agents.”
Interstate 5 was bloodied.
The Times report said, “Since 1987, when the state first began keeping records on the problem, at least 227 people have been struck by traffic; 127 of them have been killed. Alarmed by the rising toll, California highway authorities are scrambling to find ways to reduce the casualties.
“The state has erected signs warning motorists about people trying to cross highways, and it plans to begin distributing in Mexico and Southern California prayer cards that carry a warning about crossing highways. The state is also planning to spend about $3 million to build an eight-mile fence, 10 to 12 feet high, down the median strip at one of the most dangerous stretches of Interstate 5, which runs up the coast from the border to Los Angeles.”
The story showed the cruelty of the situation. Illegal aliens paid human traffickers — smugglers as the Times put it — to bring them into the country.
The human traffickers could not care less about the safety of their cargo.
The Times reported, “To avoid capture, the smugglers usually drop off their passengers at the shoulder of the highway or on the median strip just south of the checkpoint. The smugglers then wait on the north side to pick them up again.
“To avoid the checkpoint, which is on the northbound side, the immigrants must cross up to eight lanes of traffic to walk up the opposite side of the highway, and then recross eight lanes to rejoin the smugglers. If the immigrants tried to pass the checkpoint on the east, they would face a range of hills and occasional patrols from the adjacent Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.”
Sick, just plain sick.
Claudia Smith, regional counsel for a pro-illegal alien group told the Times, “They are disoriented. They are tired. And they are crossing 16 lanes of freeway. It’s a terrible situation.”
And yet she opposed the fence.
The Times reported, “Ms. Smith strongly opposes plans to build the fence, saying it would not solve the problem and could even make the crossings riskier by forcing aliens to make longer hikes.”
Has she no heart? The deaths of 127 people in four years meant nothing to her.
The fence worked. The signs are gone. The problem solved.
Last July 4, the Washington Post reported, “The border fencing here, 15 feet tall and topped in some places by concertina wire, has made San Diego one of the most difficult places to cross for illegal migrants along the entire 2,000-mile boundary. Last year, U.S. agents made 26,086 arrests in the San Diego sector, down 96 percent from 1986, when they made 629,656.“
Read that last line again and again.
Border walls work. Period.
Border walls prevent the loss of life, slow crime, and help to keep citizens on both sides of that border more safe. Democrats care nothing about those things. They only care about votes. You can bet if the illegal immigrants pouring across the border each year were card-carrying Republicans the border wall would have been put up years ago. Instead, some very deep globalist pockets approached Democrat party leaders and ordered them to stand down and embrace illegal immigration because it would provide them an army of illegal votes across America and that’s exactly what has happened. When people ask how it was Ronald Reagan, a Republican, was able to win 49 out of 50 states in the 1984 presidential election (including New York and California) but no Republican has come close to doing so again, illegal immigration is your answer.
It’s a takeover from within courtesy of the socialist Democrat Party.