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.
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.
The ridiculous comments by New York Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can be amusing, but she should be challenged, and her stupidity should be exposed. On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, Ocasio-Cortez vowed to defund U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and said all Latino people must be exempt from immigration laws because they are “native” to U.S. lands as they are descendants of Native people.
As a member of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez is irresponsible, un-American, and ignorant to make such comments about ICE and Latinos. She raised her hand to swear to swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution, which includes immigration laws and the role of ICE. However, Ocasio-Cortez wants to prevent ICE from protecting the nation against illegal immigration by defunding them.
Ocasio-Cortez also makes the wild assumption that all Latino people are “native” to the United States. Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Central Americans IMMIGRANTS, whether legal or illegal, are NOT “native” to the U.S. That’s why they are called “IMMIGRANTS.”
Democrats and liberals are in a meltdown because a federal judge ruled on Friday, Feb 10, 2019, that the U.S. government can include a citizenship question on the 2020 US Census. Democrats and pro-illegal alien liberals fear the census question will frighten illegal aliens and affect federal funding the sanctuary communities. If illegal aliens are not counted, that will impact on the about amount of federal funding a state or city might receive.
US District Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled she was unconvinced of an immediate need to block a citizenship question from the 2020 census over privacy concerns, i.e., requiring aliens to answer if they are in the country without permission. The pro-illegal alien groups argued that the US Census Bureau question was an “invasion of privacy” and the government was required to complete a “privacy impact assessment” before adding the question to the census form.
The U.S. Border Patrol in Texas has begun conducting exercises to prepare for the arrival of one or more of the "migrant caravans," containing thousands of mainly Central Americans who want to enter the United States, “one way or another.” Is Texas prepared and what can be done to protect the border?
Sadly, Mexico has proven once again, that it is NOT our friend even though U.S. money was pledged to Mexico and Central America to stop caravans and illegal immigration on Dec. 19, 2018. Once again, last week, Mexico let this Central American caravan through their borders and even helped them with buses when they reached Mexico City yesterday Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
Meanwhile, we have no border wall, and the Border Patrol is stressed out and stretched-thin. There is little to discourage and dissuade foreigner from entering our nation illegally or under pretenses.