President Donald Trump is keeping up his modus operandi of trying to bully the nation and world into submission. This weekend, he again reiterated his threats over the situation at the United States’ southern border, asserting that both Democrats and Central American authorities are to blame for a national security crisis that isn’t really there. In reality, there’s a surge in asylum seekers fleeing violence — which Trump aims to respond to with a wall, cutting off humanitarian aid, and completely closing the border.
This Saturday, he ranted on Twitter:
‘It would be so easy to fix our weak and very stupid Democrat inspired immigration laws. In less than one hour, and then a vote, the problem would be solved. But the Dems don’t care about the crime, they don’t want any victory for Trump and the Republicans, even if good for USA!’
Again — there is no at least comparatively high crime rate associated with undocumented immigration or the U.S. side of its southern border. If Trump’s claims to fix this questionable at best crisis are so foolproof, where are his plans? What is his grand idea that Democrats could adopt in just one hour? He’s used similar rhetoric in response to Democrats’ refusal to fund his long sought southern border wall — but at this point, it’s like he’s not even trying to tie his policy push to anything but vague unwieldy suspicion of and hatred for immigrants.
‘Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get into the USA. Our detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals. Next step is to close the Border! This will also help us with stopping the Drug flow from Mexico!’
His repeated implication that Mexican authorities are culpable in the surge in asylum seekers is false. They have detained tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants to the level of at one point ending up among the nations (besides the U.S.) with the most detentions overall. They even agreed at one point to house asylum seekers while their applications to enter the U.S. were processed.
What does Trump want them to do exactly? Send roving bands of agents through the streets to check people’s paperwork? Detain them in makeshift chain-link enclosures under highway overpasses like in El Paso? Mexican facilities are themselves near their breaking point! Yet, Trump wants to pin his made-up crisis on everybody else.
Check out Twitter’s response to the president’s ranting…
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