[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.