Open borders, as supported by the liberals, imply more than just illegal aliens flowing into this country. Such lax border control also makes drug smuggling easier as well as trafficking in human lives. In what should be a concern to all, it also makes it easier for weapons, some of them with frightening capabilities, to enter the nation as well. Anyone supporting open borders is putting American lives at risk.
The Border Patrol had a difficult time under the Obama administration. On the one hand, lip service was given by Mr. Obama and his administration to the work done by these agents, largely because it looked good to say such things. On the other hand, the real agenda was to reduce the impact and effectiveness of border enforcement actions to make it easier for illegals to arrive in the US and to remain here.
President Trump, consistent with his campaign promises, has reversed this policy of the Obama administration. He has now given Board Patrol the authority to stop and search cargo trucks attempting to transit the border from Mexico to the US, a power they heretofore did not have. It will be more than interesting to see what they find.
“According to a report from Judicial Watch, the administration of President Donald Trump is allowing Customs and Border Patrol officials to thoroughly screen all cargo trucks entering the U.S. through the southern border with Mexico, something that was seemingly discouraged or not permitted during Obama’s tenure.
“‘We felt like we were the welcoming committee and not like we were guarding our borders,’ explained U.S. Customs agent Patricia Cramer, who is also president of the Arizona chapter of the agency employee’s union, according to Judicial Watch.
“‘The order was to facilitate traffic, not to stop any illegal drugs from entering the country,’ added Cramer. ‘We want to enforce the law. That’s what we signed up for.'”
Under the Obama administration, these agents were more like actors, just there to put on a show so Obama could claim to be serious about border security. Under the Trump administration, they are truly law enforcement agents with the authority to do the jobs for which they were hired. In other words, we are safer because President Trump has unshackled these agents from the dangerous restrictions Mr. Obama placed on them.
And the change is getting results.
“The change is said to have greatly angered the Mexican drug cartels that use the trucks to smuggle their illicit cargo across the border. The cartels quickly became aware of the shift in policy due to their keeping a close and constant vigil on border crossing checkpoints through the use of spotters stationed nearby at all times.”
Finally, the right people are unhappy with what President Trump is doing. There’s something being said when drug and weapons smugglers would prefer Mr. Obama as president to Mr. Trump.
“It is worth noting that it isn’t only drugs that are being smuggled across the border hidden inside of cargo trucks, but also money and weapons. And, of course, there are illegal immigrants at the mercy of traffickers and truck drivers on the take, some of whom don’t survive the illegal cross-border excursions.”
Once again, President Trump is acting on behalf of the American people, not some leftist agenda concocted in think tanks and leftist political organizations that care more about illegal aliens and their agenda of using them to build the Democratic Party than they do American citizens.
American is again on the right track.
Source: Conservative Tribune