[This is an opinion piece. I have not verified the facts laid out, although I expect much of it is true. -Bob]
The Democrats’ and President Trump’s positions on the wall are diametrically opposed. Hillary Clinton insists: ‘There’s No National Emergency At Our Border’*; while the President insists we have a National Crisis.
Obviously, someone is lying. Just consider the facts:
Drug Cartels have turned Mexico into an extremely dangerous and violent country. In 2018, Mexico suffered 40,000 murders. A Mexican Mayor was shot and killed the day he took office. Just today, Hugo Figueroa, a cattle rancher was kidnapped, tortured, tied up and then killed. In 2018, Cancun had 540 homicides. Last week, dismembered body parts were dumped outside the Mayor’s office. In January 2019 alone, there were another 30 executions in Cancun.
Drug Cartels bribe Mexican Politicians and get co-operation in return: In a NY Court, El Chapo’s accountant admitted they regularly bribe Mexican politicians; and that they paid a $100 million bribe to former President Enrique Pena Nieto The Mexican Government, in turn, colludes with the Cartels; provides temporary visas, food and housing for the illegals; and clears the way for the busses to bring them to our border.
By Kaylee McGhee – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines
‘This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) President Trump promised to close the U.S. border with Mexico entirely if Democrats don’t agree to allocate $5 billion for the construction of a border wall.
In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump blamed the “obstructionist” Democrats for the government shutdown, which is on its seventh day.
We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2018
By Tim Brown – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost
This is the second time a caravan of migrants have gotten together and seem intent on pushing towards and across the US/Mexico border. As a result of the news, President Donald Trump has threatened to send the military to the border to block them.
Reuters reports on the caravan.
More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.