Border In Crisis

My latest column is up at AND Magazine!

 

Here is an excerpt:

The situation on our Southern border has reached crisis levels. Tens of thousands of people from Mexico and countries south are crossing every day, many of them unaccompanied children. This has all been brought on by the political climate in Washington, where increasingly out-of-touch politicians continue to push for amnesty, driving more and more people to flee to the United States in hopes of gaining that free pass to U.S. citizenship.

 

While the buzz-word in Washington has long been “comprehensive immigration reform,” that is perhaps the most unwise course we could possibly take.

 

The huddled masses fleeing from the third-world hell-holes to our South have come running toward the promise of American freedom and freebies, and even now, as our border is overwhelmed, Democrats express their continued desire to give them whatever they want.

 

Only now, as thousands enter America illegally each day, do we see the true consequences of our politicians’ continued failure to follow through on their promises to secure our border. We see the lie that was President Obama and then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s repeated pledges our border was more secure than it had ever been with their so-called “virtual fence.” Only now do we see their words for what they truly are: just more bullshit heaped atop the pile of bullshit that is politics in Washington, D.C.

 

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