National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd appeared on C-SPAN this week to heap praise on President Trump for doing what some said was impossible: Follow through on his campaign rhetoric to enforce existing law, crackdown on illegal immigration, and put an end to the surging flow of migrants coming across the southern border. Even without the construction of a wall, Judd said, Trump had already made an enormous difference in the security of the United States.
“What we’ve seen is nothing short of miraculous,” Judd said Monday. “If you look at the rhetoric that President Trump has given, it’s caused the number of illegal border crossers to go down, something that we’ve never seen in history at the Border Patrol. We’ve never seen such a drop that we currently have.”
But of course, we don’t have to simply take Judd’s word for it. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced last month that there had been a 53% DECREASE in illegal border crossings since the same time in 2016. 53%!! Without putting one extra brick on the border and without passing a single new law, President Trump has cut the rate of illegal immigration in half. You realize that this means that Barack Obama could have done this AT ANY POINT in his presidency without needing Congress to lift a finger? Instead, he sent a message to every would-be migrant in Mexico and Central America that the U.S. was open for business. Come on and give it your best shot, guys…what’s the worst that could happen?
Now we have a president who is committed to enforcing the law and protecting American citizens, and that makes all the difference.
“We’ve got a set of laws on the books that say ‘If you cross the border illegally, or if you commit this crime, these are the consequences that have been established,” Judd said. “And the Trump administration said that ‘we are going to follow through on those consequences,’ something we didn’t see in the last four years in the last administration.”
Of course, the lying media not only shies away from news like this because it makes Trump look like an effective president – a fact they’re desperate to hide – but because they see it as the worst of all possible worlds. They are aligned with corporate, liberal interests that WANT to see unrestrained, out-of-control illegal immigration. They want to see the problem get so bad that Congress has no choice but to essentially throw open the borders and grant amnesty for all, thus ensuring the Democratic Party a lifetime grasp on power and ensuring American businesses that they never have to pay all that much for labor. And never mind what it will do to the culture or the economy as a whole.
It’s easy to sit back and throw potshots at Trump and criticize him for not living up to every imagined ideal. Our time might better be spent thinking about the bullet we dodged when we elected him and remember just how close our country was coming to self-destruction.