by Countable | Updated on 1.8.19
"I can say definitively that the number of terrorist suspects arriving at the southern border or en route never came anywhere close to 3,000, let alone 4,000 in any single year of my state government intelligence service."
Trump is demanding funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall, increasing the chances for a partial government shutdown.
Are you concerned about border security? Should Democrats agree to more funding? Should Congress fund Trump’s “big beautiful wall”? Take action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
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DJT made this situation worse than it was by acting like a 4th grader and creating a non crisis and lying about it
It depends on what is being "floated"...NO on a "big, beautiful wall"/monument to Trump....This "Administration" continues its fear instilling rhetoric...the number one ploy of an autocrat in the making.....create a bogyman and persuade the people that YOU are their only hope for defeating it....tonight, I'll be totally surprised if Trump does not declare a National Emergency...frightening thought, if he succeeds...the powers that it would give him would destroy us. Nothing is more frightening that an amoral, sociopath with almost unl.imited power.
This is not about bs politics. This is about reality versus fantasy. It is time both Democrats and Republicans put the safety & security of the American people above drug king pins, international cartels, cheap labor lobbyists and human traffickers. Stop the games. Time to upgrade our barriers / walls / fences and incorporate other technologies as well.
Why would anyone object to a racist wall? Because it’s a racist wall, not to mention a big waste of money that will hurt the environment.
Another of Trump’s lies!!
People who cheat to get ahead of others are cheaters by definition. People who enter our country illegally are cheating their way ahead of those who enter legally. Stopping illegal entry into our country is just common sense. Immigrating to the United States is not a right, it is a privilege that must be earned. Build the wall!
There should be more being done for our border, possibly modernizing it and secure it with the technology we currently have, however, it is ridiculous to call this a crisis, there is no crisis and we have the data to answer that.
Yes more should be done, but NOT a wall as #45 is throwing a temper tantrum about. A barrier where the border patrol says it’s needed, more technology as specified by the border patrol, more manpower as specified by the border patrol.
Stop this fake crisis!
Putting people out of work over this supposed crisis is terrible.
This shutdown is a political stunt for DJTs base
The statistics I see in this article are similar to statistics I have found from source documents. The talk about a border crisis is a fabrication! Yes, we need to be concerned about border security. Properly designed border security has very little to do with a wall. Let the experts put what is needed where it is needed. This fabrication must stop and the government should stop holding itself hostage!
Build the wall! It is 100% necessary. Thank you President Trump
There needs to be immigration reform for sure but a physical wall is not the way to go! People need to realize that crossing at the southern border is only one of MANY ways to enter the country and we need to look at a way to help at ALL entry points, as well as protecting our citizens here from being treated so badly just for looking like an immigrant
There is a humanitarian crisis at the border, one of the Trump administration‘s own making. There is no national security emergency. However, there is a different emergency: a complete lack of ethics, honesty, morality, intelligence & sense of service in the White House!
FUND THE SOUTHERN BORDER WALL / BARRIER NOW Of course we will see Democrats, who consider the benefits to the migrants coming across the porous Southern border as a benefit, will repay the Democratic Party, by voting in their favor. As such the Democratic Senate and House, will fight to the bitter end, to hinder the funds for building the wall. 1). FREE Housing. 2). FREE Healthcare. 1). FREE Housing. 2). FREE Healthcare. 3). FREE Legal service. 4). FREE Sanctuary City Support. 5). FREE Social Benefits. 6). Questionable Voting Rights. And the list goes on and on particularly with the arrival of the MASSIVE Caravan at the Southern border. SneakyPete..... ????? 1*8*19....//
YES‼️There’s a security crises at the Mexican Border‼️ If Dems and others Do nothing about it just to spite our President, there will continue to be illegal immigrants killing our American Policeman and civilians. It will continue to get worse and worse‼️ There will come a time that the USA will no longer have control of our own country in every way possible‼️
Obviously the people that disagree against the wall Don’t live in the southern states we are overrun down here they don’t pay taxes I don’t know how many times I have to say this free housing free insurance free food and our tax dollars pays for it build the wall
Please stop lying to the people, there is no crisis at the border. The only crisis we have is in the White House, with the infantile person occupying the Office of the President. Undocumented immigrants have been coming through our airports far more than the southern border for years. There is no crisis that cannot be handled with normal means. This is just an unconstitutional power grab. Republicans need to stop abetting this unconstitutional behavior.
Dear Legislators, Border security is common sense. A physical barrier is at the very least a deterrent to those wishing to enter illegally. Coupled with boots on the ground and existing framework we can heavily stem the flow of illegal immigrants who run free over our country. We already have systems in place which we dont use. E-verify would severely push back on one of the very reasons they cone here, jobs. We need to hold the employers accountable for this illegal practice. This would also help catch the ones who overstay their VISAs when they seek employment. Since 1994 over 10,000 non citizens have died making the dangerous journey to cross our border illegally. And as we all, know 2 noncitizen children lost their lives very recently due to their parents putting them in harm's way, because our non existent physical barrier makes it so easy for several thousands a year to take the chance. After approximately 12 million illegal immigrants roam free and are sheltered illegally in lawless cities across the US, we the citizens of America have had enough. Do your jobs and uphold the oaths you have taken to follow the law and protect our country, because if you dont, we will vote people in who will. Sincerely, Jimmy McKnight