UPDATE: Border officials added razor wire to the top and bottom of the fence at the Border State Park that divides San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning, according to Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Katie Waldman. She released a few photos showing the newly added protective measure. (It appears the Trump administration acted quickly to halt the illegal advances over the fence, though, it is certain more such attempts will be made soon up and down the southern border. But for now – WELL DONE PRESIDENT TRUMP!)
Disheartening video shows masses of illegal immigrants climbing the decrepit border fence that separates California and Mexico. Reports indicate at least some of those crossing into the United States were part of the now infamous ‘human caravan’ from Central America. They also appear to be almost exclusively young and male, a stark contrast to the Establishment Media reports of women and children that are so often shown on television.
Via Fox 5 San Diego:
The U.S. Border Patrol sent a news release stating it believes some of the people at the fence are from the caravan that’s been traveling through Mexico from Honduras.
One man who happened to be on the north side of the border while visiting the area described being entertained by the gathering.
“I was very surprised how many people are here and how many different officials are here, it seems like there’s something going on it’s not normal to have this many resources tied up all these vehicles saw armored car coming down the road it just seemed more than just an average day,” said Greg Boldner.
Social media response to the above footage has been contrasted by applause from the far left and anger from those wanting safe and secure U.S. borders. Some are going so far as to wonder publicly how President Trump’s tough talk on illegal immigration appears to be falling far short of reality as thousands of illegals continue to pour into the United States every week—many of which are believed to be voting in our elections.
As the ‘human caravan’ attempts to push through Mexican authorities and continue marching toward the U.S.-Mexican border (reports via other sources have repeatedly shown video of fences torn down. This was an isolated event and did not actually represent the greater facts on the ground. As of this writing, Mexican authorities are policing/monitoring/holding the caravan from moving forward, though, given Mexico’s penchant for bribery, this could change very soon) a question remains to the American people. Should any human horde be allowed in if it shows up on the border or should we be a nation of laws and a secure border?
It’s your call America, starting with the November election.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (who wants badly to become the next Speaker of the House) is set to introduce a full funding border wall bill this week to the tune of $23 million. McCarty is no doubt hoping the gesture will put him on President Trump’s good side. Given it’s coming from the Majority Leader, the bill’s chances of success in the House are high. If voters would like to see it succeed in the Senate as well so it can reach the president’s desk and be signed into law, those same voters will likely have to give Republicans a few more Trump-positive Senate votes during the 2018 Midterm elections.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and President Donald Trump
Via ZERO HEDGE:
The forthcoming bill will not address Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cases – which will give Democrats significantly less ammunition to derail the effort.
McCarthy will travel on Wednesday to the US border with Mexico to meet with Border Patrol agents, where he will also receive a briefing from Border Patrol officials on operations and threat assessments.
While the bill will probably pass through the House with little trouble, the Senate should prove to be a bit more daunting – as Republicans only have a 51-49 majority, and would need 60 votes to clear a filibuster hurdle on a cloture vote – unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed the Senate rules – which he has been thus far hesitant to do amid enormous pressure.
But that’s where things get interesting, as Republicans could pick up as many as five or more extra Senate seats in the midterm elections depending on how a variety of races shake out–meaning they would be much closer to that 60-vote threshold making it easier to roll the necessary Democrats and get the votes required to clear the cloture hurdle of 60 votes and get a bill like this to the president’s desk so he can sign it. -Breitbart
That said, Republicans wouldn’t have those key votes until January, 2019 – and that’s assuming the Democrats’ “blue wave” crashes on the rocks. “that means whatever the House passes in late 2018 for it to become law unless the Senate goes for it this year would need to be passed again in early 2019,” writes Boyle.
With a variety of post-midterm threats levied by Democrats – including launching investigations and impeachment proceedings against both President Trump and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans who want to see the wall go up will have an additional incentive to head to the polls.