The second case of measles has been confirmed on Wednesday, March 20 in the San Antonio area according to the Metropolitan Health District. However, the local new media is following the example of the national media, and they are cautious about how and what they report.
The new case of measles in San Antonio is related to another one confirmed earlier this month that was tied to a “visitor” from the Philippines in Guadalupe County. However, the news media is being careful not to link foreign visitors or illegal aliens to the disease outbreaks such as mumps and chicken pox at ICE detention centers.
Few news reports have connected immigration (legal and illegal) and foreign visitors to disease outbreaks, or widely reported the cases at ICE detention centers. It appears the news media are more concerned with being politically correct than with writing complete reports.
The Border Patrol is being overwhelmed by a record number of Central American families and minors who are turning themselves in on their own and asking for asylum in the El Paso sector, which includes all of New Mexico, according to a news report in the March 17, Albuquerque Journal. A big “loophole” in the immigration system allows illegal aliens to be detained and then released, has thousands of illegal aliens using asylum claims to enter and stay in the U.S.
This legal loophole must be closed if the Border Wall is to be effective because under the current system illegal aliens are entering and claiming asylum at established entry points. These illegal alien asylum seekers are then detained, but because detention centers are overcrowded, they are released with a court appearance date and the majority never appear in court and disappear into American society.
Democrats and the liberal press call the surge in asylum seekers arriving on the border a “humanitarian crisis,” but it is a problem caused by legal loopholes and proper border security. The current immigration system is encouraging people to cross illegally, then rewarding with an indefinite stay in the U.S.
Democrats are outraged by Pres. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency regarding the U.S.-Mexico border and San Antonio’s Democrat Congressman Joaquin Castro is leading an effort to end it. Castro wants to introduce a provision, with the help of socialist New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, under the National Emergencies Act that says the state of emergency can end with a joint resolution by members of Congress.
Trump announced the emergency declaration on Friday morning, Feb. 15, but Castro who also chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, had already begun gathering opposition the day before. He introduced his resolution Thursday evening, and by Friday evening, had the signature and support of more than 70 members of Congress.
On Wednesday, March 6, Judge Richard Seeborg, who was appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by Pres. Obama became the second federal judge to blocked a citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census. This is yet another liberal activist judge ruling in favor of illegal aliens over citizens.
Democrats and liberals claim the census question will cause illegal aliens and Latinos not to respond due to fear, and thereby impact on mostly Democratic and minority communities. Many of the communities that would be affected are sanctuary communities that protect illegal aliens.
Democrats in Congress have thrown a monkey-wrench into the budget negotiations that include funding the wall. Democrats don’t want to fund ICE detention space which means ICE won’t be able to detain illegal aliens for deportation proceedings. If Democrats want no wall and no detentions, President Trump should shut the government down. He could also sign "Continuing Resolutions" to temporarily fund the government until next year when domestic spending (the Democrats bread & butter) can be reduced and negotiated. We cannot continue to allow uncontrolled immigration into the country, nor can we let illegal aliens to be turned loose never to be found again. America must secure its borders and protect its citizens.