In a New York Times editorial, arguably one of the most radical leftist publications in the United States, the outlet urged congress to pony up the funds for increased security at the border.
The leftist rag stopped short of advocating for the ‘wall,’ but did recognize that the invasion is overwhelming current resources.
Of course, this is something that the president and other lawmakers have been saying for months, but now even the Times can’t ignore the situation.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 6, 2019
This, from a ‘newspaper’ that recently published racist cartoons and reissued Nazi propaganda.
The publication couldn’t resist getting in as many cheap shots against Donald Trump as it could, but the fact remains that the “manufactured crisis” lie has now been outed by a highly liberal propaganda machine.
President Trump is right: There is a crisis at the southern border. Just not the one he rants about…But as record numbers of Central American families flee violence and poverty in their homelands, they are overwhelming United States border systems, fueling a humanitarian crisis of overcrowding, disease and chaos.
The Border Patrol is now averaging 1,200 daily arrests, with many migrants arriving exhausted and sick…On Wednesday, the White House sent Congress a request for $4.5 billion in emergency funding to help manage the surge. In a letter to lawmakers, the acting director of the White House’s budget office, Russell Vought, sought to convey the scope of the challenge.
“In February, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered more than 76,000 illegal border crossers and inadmissible aliens, and in March that number exceeded 100,000 — the highest monthly level in more than a decade,” Mr. Vought wrote. He described what he said were “alarming numbers” of women and children jammed into Border Patrol stations never intended as long-term shelters.
Funding for vital services is not expected to last through the fiscal year, Mr. Vought said. Most urgently, the program that deals with unaccompanied minors is expected to run dry next month, requiring resources to be diverted from other programs and leading to a further deterioration in conditions…
Nearly three-quarters of the funds, $3.3 billion, would be earmarked for humanitarian needs, with much of it flowing to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency responsible for unaccompanied minors. None of the money would go toward Mr. Trump’s border wall.
Several hundred million dollars would, however, go toward shoring up border security operations, including increasing the number of detention beds overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. This, for Democrats, is a nonstarter…
The Democratic chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey of New York, said that the administration was seeking billions of dollars to “double down on cruel and ill-conceived policies” and bail out ICE for locking up more migrant families than it could humanely accommodate. But until better policies are in place, Democrats need to find a way to provide money for adequate shelter.
Just think about this.
How bad must it be for the New York Times to actually argue in favor of something President Trump has proposed?
Unfortunately, a significant portion of the Democratic Party is overtly or effectively in favor of “catch and release” policies that inexorably increase the number of illegal immigrants living inside the United States.
A number of them have even proposed decreasing border security and enforcement mechanisms, even as this undeniable crisis is playing out. Meanwhile, we see verifiable evidence of traffickers creating false families to exploit our broken status quo, which creates an incentive to illegally enter US territory with children in tow:
ICE is Cracking Down on ‘Fake Families’ Using Children as ‘Pawns’ at Border. I can’t believe some people say the border is not an emergency issue.
Texas is about to spend almost a billion dollars in state money to do the federal government’s job. #txlege https://t.co/tJCZevSSlo
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 1, 2019
Does our immigration system incentivize child trafficking?@DanCrenshawTX shares a chilling story to raise awareness to a crisis few understand.
“People of good intentions don’t want to believe our system incentivizes this terrible behavior…” pic.twitter.com/qcwSxuQqwe
— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) May 1, 2019
The Times continued:
House Democrats have shelved plans to advance legislation protecting “Dreamers” next week, delivering a setback to the caucus on a top legislative priority. The bill is stalled because of an intraparty fight over providing citizenship to undocumented immigrants with criminal records, multiple lawmakers and aides said Thursday, and a likely committee vote is now delayed…
Democrats are worried the bill as currently written couldn’t even survive a committee markup and have privately fretted about the potential amendments Republicans will offer. Senior Democrats are also concerned that Republicans could weaponize the Dreamers bill on the floor and force immigration votes on amendments that could be tough for swing district Democrats to oppose…
The bill, authored by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), would allow undocumented immigrants to commit three misdemeanors before they’re disqualified from seeking citizenship. But some Democrats worry the language in the bill is too broad and want to consider changes so that committing only certain misdemeanors would allow people to remain on the path to citizenship.
The bottom line: at least the Times recognizes the overwhelming disgust hard-working taxpayers have for this obstruction conducted by democrats and their blatant intention to reshape the fabric of the electorate by encouraging an invasion.