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         Trumpís not lying; thereís a border emergency. Is a wall the solution?

         Watch: Undocumented Immigrants, Cartels a Weekly Occurrence in Arizona Rancherís Backyard

 

 

Trumpís not lying; thereís a border emergency. Is a wall the solution?

Is a wall on our border with Mexico really the answer to the humanitarian emergency there?

 

Burt Rutherford, BEEF Magazine 

Mar 13, 2019

 

Iíve been pondering this a lot of late, especially during the government shutdown where President Trump was trying to bully Congress into funding his wall, or more accurately a fence, along our border with Mexico. And I must admit I was skeptical about its effectiveness when President Bush first pushed the idea.

 

But I received a news release recently from the Department of Homeland Security with some frightening statistics. According to the release, the U.S. Border Patrol is currently encountering illegal immigration at the highest rates since 2007. ďIn fact, February more than double the level of migrants crossed the border without authorization compared to the same period last year, approaching the largest numbers seen in any February in the last 12 years, The New York Times reported,Ē the release states.

 

ďThe truth is that the politics and policies of open borders have failed the American people. Our broken system endures, and the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis at our Southwest border leaves many minors and families at extreme risk of being exploited by traffickers, human smugglers, gangs, and other nefarious actors seeking to profit at their expense,Ē said Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen.

 

ďActivist courts, congressional inaction, and criminals intent on breaking our laws stand in the way of confronting illegal and uncontrolled migration threatening our safety and security. What was a crisis, is now a full-fledged emergency.Ē Here's a graph from Homeland Security that illustrates the increased presure on our southern border.

 

Here are just a few of the statistics noted in the release to bear out Nielsenís claim of a border emergency:

 

more, including links, chart, table

https://www.beefmagazine.com/commentary/trump-s-not-lying-there-s-border-emergency-wall-solution

 

 

Watch: Undocumented Immigrants, Cartels a Weekly Occurrence in Arizona Rancherís Backyard

 

by Marissa Martinez, Accuracy in Media (AIM)

March 13, 2019

 

Jim Chilton has been a resident of Arivaca, Arizona for 31 years. Learning the tricks of the cattle ranching trade from his father as a young boy Ė itís clear that he has a deep appreciation for wildlife and the cowboy lifestyle.† Yet, each day heís out on his ranch working the cattle grassing schedule, he is worried by the drug cartels who have a dominating presence along the Arivaca and Mexico border.

 

In this video, viewers can see numerous drug cartel and spotters (lookouts for the cartel) crossing into Chiltonís ranch. This video was taken in 2018.

 

document, plus video [5:12 min.]

https://www.aim.org/aim-investigates/watch-undocumented-immigrants-cartels-a-weekly-occurrence-in-arizona-ranchers-backyard/