Democrats OWN the border problem now

© 2018 Jim Spence - Just over fourteen years ago an incredibly valuable report was published by a bi-partisan commission that was responsible for investigating the 9-11 attacks on America. Ask your Democrat acquaintances if they ever read the 9-11 Commission Report. I have never met a single Democrat who says they read the report. Democrats prefer to pretend that 9-11 never happened, or alternatively, claim that America and the GOP "over-reacted" to the atrocities committed by radical Islamic terrorists......who slipped past lax border enforcement and killed almost 3,000 people. It was just not that big a deal....that 9-11 thing.
The 9-11 murderers came to America and killed those thousands of people thanks to sloppy immigration policies that remain in place to this day. In fact, the policies were intentionally made sloppier during the eight years of the Barack Hussein Obama regime.
Here's the bigger point. Pretending that erasing our borders will not create a grave threat to American citizens doesn’t make the grave threat go away. Since 9-11 there have been well over 400 separate terrorist attacks and/or attack plots prosecuted in the U.S. A few mass murders come readily to mind. On the 15th of April in 2013, two radical Islamic immigrant brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev placed bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bombs killed three people and injured 264. On the 15th of December 2015, a radical Islamic husband and wife team, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tasheen Malik, who came here from Pakistan, opened fire on Christmas party goers in San Bernandino, California.  Fourteen people died and 24 were injured. Malik was a Pakistani immigrant who married Farook in Saudi Arabia. Less than a year ago, on the 31st of October 2017 Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan, drove a rented pickup truck into cyclists and runners on the Hudson River bike path on Manhattan’s lower west side. He killed eight people and injured eleven others. The list goes on and on.
The 9-11 Commission reported its findings fourteen years ago on a bi-partisan basis, meaning all Democrats and Republicans on the commission signed off on the findings. Here is the gist:
"The most important failure" leading to the attacks was "One of imagination," the report concluded. "We do not believe leaders understood the gravity of the threat."
Why do Democrats insist on ignoring the 9-11 Commission Report, which can be read in its God only knows. Surely they must see that this problem has not been fixed. Maybe not. Democrat “leaders" STILL do not seem to understand the gravity of the threat that comes with sloppy border laws. Or perhaps they have other priorities? Many prominent Democrat Senators and House members are actually calling for the elimination of our borders and an abolition ICE, the agency that helps protect American citizens. This is astonishing.
The facts don't lie. The number of illegals entering the United States from Mexico has increased dramatically over the years. And according to Pew research, the majority of illegal aliens in the U.S. are no longer from Mexico. Just this week, the Department of Justice announced that a Jordanian national was arrested after allegedly smuggling a number of illegal aliens from Yemen, which is a hotbed for Iranian sponsored terrorists. How did the Yemeni illegals get here? They sneaked into the United States through our southern border with Mexico. The accused smuggler, Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi, who lives in Mexico, was arrested at New York’s JFK airport. Aldairi is accused of being paid in 2017 to smuggle the six Yemenis into the U.S. through Texas. In Yemen, the U.S. has been fighting Al Qaeda and ISIS for years. The terrorist organization Hezbollah, backed by Iran, still controls Yemen. If the Democrats have their way, Yemenis will be able to come across the border at will if they can simply sneak into Mexico.
Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski released the following statement on the situation: “Alien smuggling puts our national security at risk, and the Criminal Division is dedicated to enforcing our immigration laws and disrupting the flow of illegal aliens into the United States.” Duh, ICE is a big part of counter-smuggling efforts, not to mention fighting human trafficking, drug smuggling, etc.
These are facts. And facts are stubborn things. Still, Democrats want us to simply open the floodgates on our borders and pretend none of these grave threats really matter.
Donald Trump has been literally screaming for stronger border protections. He got elected on the issue. Trump has had to continue to shout over the hollow cries of "racism" by Democrats in the media and entertainment industries.
Here's a thought. Maybe the media and the Democrats are not listening again. Just this morning generic polls suggest that Trump, despite all of the attacks on him by the pro-Democrat press, is actually much more popular with the American people than Barack Obama was at this stage of his presidency. Gee……..I wonder why?
We can no longer blame the lack of “imagination” for lax border enforcement that increases the threat of mass murders. Democrats OWN the border problem now.