Tijuana has a lot of problems…

Dark days for the border city of Tijuana.  As if the cartel problem wasn’t enough, it is now being exacerbated by the fact that precious funding needed to fight the cartels is being funneled off to handle the migrant crisis.  Via Breitbart:

The migrant crisis in Tijuana continues to intensify as migrants flood into the border city which is in the midst of a deadly cartel war that has now registered 2,220 in 2018.

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum Buenrostro declared a humanitarian crisis this Thursday slamming his federal government’s response in dealing with the migrant caravan that has engulfed the beleaguered city as Breitbart News reported. Mayor Gastélum Buenrostro voiced his dissatisfaction with the poor response of the federal government in providing aid for the more than 5,000 caravan migrants who have arrived in the city. The mayor vowed not to bankrupt the city in order to care for those arriving in the city. Officials expect more to arrive daily. Migrant shelters are at full capacity and government resources stretched to the limit.

The migrant crisis is occurring as Tijuana is dealing with an ongoing cartel war that has now reached over 2,220 homicides for the year according to statistics compiled by the state attorney general’s office. Officials reported least 141 killings in the month of November as of November 24.

We need a wall.  And I think ultimately this will do us a lot of good in curbing future migrant caravans at Mexico’s southern border as well.  President Trump reached a deal with Mexico to keep the migrants there while processing asylum claims.  This is huge.  Via the article:

President Trump briefly described the arrangement in a pair of tweets Saturday evening. “Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court,” Trump wrote. “No ‘Releasing’ into the U.S….All will stay in Mexico.”

The president then issued a threat. “If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border. There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!” Trump wrote.

This is the main problem.  They seek asylum or are just caught and await their court date.  Given the number of claims the waiting period is very long so they are released and expected to appear in court.  Very few ever appear and then they are lost in American for good.  Keeping them in Mexico cuts this out entirely and should discourage future caravans from trying this stunt.

We need a wall.  This temporary deal will not last forever and soon we will regress back to our old process.  This should wake Mexico up a bit to avoid letting these people in in the first place.  They may now start to realize if they want to fix their own domestic problems at the border and with the cartels they’ll need to cooperate with us more.  In the end this will improve both countries, something President Trump has yearned for for a long time.

Manufactured hysteria

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise at this point, but much of the hysteria surrounding separating children from their parents is total BS. Again, this was an Obama-era policy and you’ll recall never hearing ANYTHING about it in the news when he was in office. Yet when President Trump takes charge it’s spun about and passed around as if it’s some kind of policy he enacted. Again, notice how quickly the left moves from issue to issue. They do not actually care about the people involved. They are no longer complaining about the children. Just like they’re no longer complaining about Supreme Court nominations or guns until the next news cycle when the hysteria is drummed up again.

This excellent article from conservativereview.com highlights much of this manufactured hysteria with regards to separation of children at border crossings:

The media has lied to us from day one. To begin with, 80 percent of the children who have crossed over since 2014 are not with parents but are unaccompanied. Only 20 percent come with parents. Either way, almost all of them have been resettled with illegal in-laws or aunts and uncles as well as parents who successfully evaded the border patrol over the years and have settled in the country illegally. This phenomenon violates the whole purpose of the unaccompanied child law, which was to combat human smuggling, not complete that conspiracy of smuggling by delivering the children into the hands of other illegal aliens.

In other words, the illegals are self-separating from their kids either by sending them here first and smuggling them to illegal relatives in America, or by abandoning their kids in Central America and coming here first, sending money back, and then paying coyotes to bring them here over time.

In the case of the family units coming together, their optimal goal is to evade the border patrol or sometimes surrender themselves and get paroled into the country. But now that Trump is clamping down on the parents, they choose the next best outcome, which is to at least let their kids stay here with other illegal relatives.

These judges are the biggest enablers of the drug cartels and “opioid” crisis

Now we are going to shoulder the burden of schooling these kids. And what happens when they get older? We need not speculate. There’s a reason why Long Island and Maryland have had problems with gangs in schools since 2014. Several hundred thousand of these “children” have been placed in our communities, by no fault of the American taxpayer, and we are forced to pay for the noose to hang ourselves with. The drug cartels got the proceeds from the smuggling, used the UACs as drug mules, and in recent years have used these families as diversions while they bring in the drugs, gangs, and Middle Easterners.

As Judge Andrew Hanen said of this phenomenon in 2013, it “successfully complet[ed] the mission of the criminal conspiracy” of drug smugglers to smuggle people over the border on behalf of parents “at significant expense” to taxpayers.

Earlier this week, the Washington Examiner quoted from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan observing that the cartels “use families and children to tie up Border Patrol resources while they bring narcotics through an adjacent point of the border.” This is exactly why the drug crisis spiraled out of control beginning with the border surge in 2014. It echoes similar comments made to me by Brandon Judd, the president of the Border Patrol Council, on how the Central Americans serve as the forward guard for drug smuggling.

In 2007, 5,171 people claimed credible fear in order to get asylum. In 2016, it was 91,786. That is your drug crisis right there. And the irony is that, over the same time, violence in Central America dropped by 30 percent, which shows that this is all a fraud being perpetrated on Americans on our dime. Oh, and 73 percent of the migrants in fiscal year 2017 were male , which doesn’t exactly reflect a reality of fleeing from violence. Sounds similar to what’s going on in Europe, huh?

So many of these problems could be solved if a BIG, beautiful wall were constructed. It’s no wonder there is so much push back from traitorous Congress members. The gang violence, drugs, and human trafficking would plummet and vindicate everything President Trump has said.