Trump vetoed a congressional resolution last Friday that would’ve blocked his emergency resolution declaring a crisis on the southern border. Trump has declared sixty national emergencies, 31 of which were still ongoing at the time he declared one at the border, but only this one has faced any opposition.
Trump may be facing opposition from the swamp, but even Obama’s ICE director is heaping praise upon him as he wages this battle. According to the Western Journal: former acting director of ICE Thomas Homan said, President Donald Trump is “a great president” for sticking to his promises to build a border wall.
He said the veto was the mark of a president stand tall and standing by his promises. “Well, I think one of the greatest presidents of my generation did exactly what he should’ve done, did exactly what he said he was going to do, and he did exactly what the American people expect of their president — do everything he can legally to protect this nation and protect its citizens,” Homan said.
He said Trump deserves the mantle of greatness for his refusal to cave in when some around him are doing so. “I respect this man greatly because he proved again, like he’s done so many times, he proved he’s a great president,” Homan said. “He basically says, ‘I will fight whoever I need to fight, including those within my own party, to do what’s right for this nation.’ That’s what a president is supposed to do, and that’s what makes this man a great president.”
If there’s one thing we know about walls, it’s that they work.
Hungary constructed a barbed wire fence along their border on Croatia, which was completed in October 2015. The wall was in response to the refugee crisis, tens of thousands of which were illegally entering Hungary. Judging from the figures of illegal entrants into Hungary pictured below, you probably didn’t need to be told October was the month construction was completed:
It took a mere two days before daily migrant captures fell 99%.
Israel has numerous examples of success with walls in combating both illegal entries into their country and reducing terrorism. Israel began constructing their West Bank Barrier in 2002 following a surge in Palestinian terrorism, which immediately cut terrorist deaths nearly in half, before mostly reducing them to the single digits annually.
Israel also began constructing a fence along its border with Egypt in 2010 to thwart illegal entrants from Africa. Illegal entries from Egypt to Israel fell from 10,000+ per year to near-zero. There was an uptik in 2015 as entrants began using ladders at certain border sections to get across, but the border was quickly approved to prevent that from continuing.
And in regards to strict immigration policies, such as the Trump administration’s family separation policy, those worked well too.
Judge Dana Sabraw’s July 15, 2018 (and subsequent) rulings effectively ended the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy towards illegal immigration. The administration’s controversial policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the border was aimed to deter illegals from attempting in the first place, and the immediate spike in border apprehensions following Judge Sabraw’s ruling effectively removing that policy indicates that it was working.
Strong border security works, and Democrats know better when they say “walls don’t work.” If walls don’t work, what are they afraid of anyway?