Via Fox News
President Trump used his first-ever prime time address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night to make his case for funding a southern border wall and to emphasize the human cost of what he called the “growing humanitarian and security crisis” of surging illegal immigration.
The speech — which was followed moments later by a rebuttal from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — drew seemingly deep lines in the sand as Republicans and Democrats plan to meet Wednesday to continue negotiations to end the ongoing partial federal government shutdown over border wall funding, now in its third week. Trump has said the shutdown could last more than a year if no deal is reached.
Noting that “more Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War,” the president, looking directly into the camera, called for closing the pipeline that permits “vast quantities of illegal drugs – including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl” from crossing the border.
“Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone – 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border,” Trump, who signed a bipartisan opioid bill into law late last year, said at the beginning of his address.
He continued: “This is a humanitarian crisis – a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States – a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims by far of our broken system.”
The president then paid tribute to several Americans killed by suspected illegal immigrants, including California police Cpl. Ronil Singh, who was murdered the day after Christmas — allegedly by an illegal immigrant suspected of driving drunk. The suspect had multiple prior arrests, and Republicans have charged that California’s sanctuary laws — which prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities — led to Singh’s murder.
“America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold-blood by an illegal alien who just came across the border,” Trump said. “The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.”
Trump added: “In California, an Air Force Veteran was raped, murdered and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. In Georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor. In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl.
“Over the last several years, I’ve met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I’ve held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. So sad. So terrible. I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the tremble in their voices, or the sadness gripping their souls. How much more American blood must be shed before Congress does its job?”
Apparently responding to Pelosi’s widely reported comment that a wall would be immoral, Trump remarked: “Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside.”
One of the best quotes: “Some have suggested a barrier is immoral… The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.”
The Dem response: Schumer and Pelosi appeared on camera looking like a couple of creepy bots, spouting the usual lame bullshit: Trump’s border wall is “ineffective” and “unnecessary”. “Much of what we have heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice,” Pelosi, standing next to Schumer, charged. “The President has chosen fear. We want to start with the facts.”
Here’s the facts:
They’re illegals, regardless of what politically-inspired label they assign. Thousands of crimes are committed by these dregs. Cop killers, rapists, child molesters,murderers, thieves, robbers, gangs (MS13s), and a slew of other human garbage are coming into this country illegally and committing more felonies once they get in.
Families of the victims of illegals have testified before Congress and called for an end to the ‘sanctuary city’ insanity, but the Dem assholes keep protecting illegal aliens instead of obeying the law and protecting American citizens.
While Pelosi is blissfully vacationing in Hawaii, another police officer in her state of California was gunned down by an illegal.
And they’re bringing disease with them:
Before illegal aliens became political tools, Dems actually wanted the immigration laws enforced.
Chuck Schumer in 2009: “630 miles of border fence” made our southern border “far more secure” because it “created a significant barrier to illegal immigration”.
Schumer’s flip flops on illegal aliens and border security:
“Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple,” said Schumer, “When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose.”
“If you don’t think it’s illegal, you’re not going to say it. I think it is illegal, and wrong, and we have to change it,”
—Schumer during a speech at Georgetown University Law Center
In 2013, Pelosi referred to border security as a “basic principle,” and urged congress to support legislation that she claimed would secure the U.S. border.
They will say whatever they think is politically expedient.
Fuck the Dems. They could care less about the consequences of their feckless disregard for national security.
B. Hussein Obama added $10 trillion to the national debt during his disastrous regime, and they didn’t bat an eye. $5 billion for a secure border is a bargain. Build the wall.