Trump is taking a lot of heat for securing the Southern border… by ‘journalists’ with VERY short memories.
So-called ‘respectable’ news sources are running calumnious accusations about our supposedly-racist President.
Trump’s immigration policy plan was, is and always will be the same: to limit immigration from countries where the majority of the citizens are not white. He has said, plainly and over and over again, that he intends to send millions of people back to the countries from which they immigrated, regardless of the human toll, cost to the American economy or taxpayers, basic human compassion or logistical feasibility and to instill even more fear in immigrant communities, while justifying it over the fear of lost opportunities for white people.
That’s what’s motivating the immigration policy, is it?
Not the opioid crisis, or unlawful entry, or violations of various laws by people who had been kicked out of the country, and shouldn’t have been here in the first place?
So let’s get this straight… only a racist would secure the southern border?
That must mean they’re calling Barack Obama a racist, too.
In 2010, President Obama sent around 1,200 National Guard members to the southern border as a continuation of Operation Jump Start. Operation Phalanx wasn’t shut down until November of 2016.
From the U.S. Army:
The Army National Guard (ARNG) established Operation Phalanx in July 2010, based on an Executive Order from President Obama authorizing up to 1,200 Soldiers and Airmen along the 1,933-mile southwest border in support of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. Operation Phalanx is the successor operation to Operation Jump Start, which was declared by former President Bush authorizing up to 6,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 2006 through 2008. Operation Phalanx, scheduled to end in June 2011, provides support primarily from the Southwest Border States of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
The National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to Operation Phalanx have been serving as a force multiplier for the U.S. Border Patrol by spotting border intrusions and providing technical support. The National Guard has performed tasks such as ground surveillance, criminal investigative analysis, command and control, mobile communications, transportation, logistics, and training support.
According to Watchdog.org, Phalanx was credited with intercepting some 110,000 would-be border crossers.
So, the speech then-Senator Obama would have given about his plans to secure the border wall is also appealing to latent racism of white people? Is that it?
Or is it possible — just possible — that an appeal to upholding the laws of the land as they currently exist is a legitimate use of political influence?
Sadly, in this day and age, even that is becoming a ‘radical’ (or is it ‘reactionary’?) notion.
How DARE anyone uphold the laws on the books?
Pay no attention to what Valeri Palmieri had to say about it.
“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” the memo reads.
There are certainly some political opportunists buzzing around this issue, but you should look a little further left, if you’re hoping to find them.