NY Times Is Very Upset That Border Patrol Endorsed Trump

Donald Trump can be slammed for many things, including switching of past policy positions. One thing he can’t be slammed for is his opposition to illegal immigration, with some policy statements going back to 1999 and 2000, such as

America is experiencing serious social and economic difficulty with illegal immigrants who are flooding across our borders. We simply can’t absorb them. It is a scandal when America cannot control its own borders. A liberal policy of immigration may seem to reflect confidence and generosity. But our current laxness toward illegal immigration shows a recklessness and disregard for those who live here legally.

The majority of legal immigrants can often make significant contributions to our society because they have special skills and because they add to our nation’s cultural diversity. They come with the best of intentions. But legal immigrants do not and should not enter easily. It’s a long, costly, draining, and often frustrating experience-by design. I say to legal immigrants: Welcome and good luck.

It comes down to this: we must take care of our own people first. Our policy to people born elsewhere should be clear: Enter by the law, or leave.

That’s from Trump’s book The America We Deserve. One of his major schticks for his whole campaign, and what vaulted him to frontrunner status, was his stance on illegal immigration and controlling the border. He’s been extremely vocal on the issue, so, is it any wonder that the Border Patrol endorsed him? This has made the NY Times Editorial Board very upset

The Border Patrol’s Bizarre Choice

Turn away, for a moment, from the generalized idiocy of the presidential campaign to consider a specific instance of monumental dimness. It happened Wednesday.

The National Border Patrol Council, which says it represents 16,500 border agents, endorsed Donald Trump. It says it has never endorsed a presidential candidate in a primary before, but these are dire times.

“There is no greater physical or economic threat to Americans today than our open border,” says the endorsement, signed by the council’s president, Brandon Judd. The union “asks the American people to support Mr. Trump in his mission to finally secure the border of the United States of America, before it is too late.”

Well, that seems a pretty good rationale for endorsing Trump, does it not? It’s an organization tasked with, get this, protecting the borders of the United States against invaders. You can feel the sneers at the next line from the NYTEB

Too late for what? The collapse of America, apparently, from the “gangs, cartels and violent criminals preying on the innocent.”

They find that this is absurd. Because, apparently, every one of the illegals are just good people. None of them ever doing anything like rape, murder, steal, take people’s identities and ruin their lives and credit. They would never do something like kill a citizen while street racing, right?

The vast proportion of the 11 million unauthorized immigrants who are already living here are not criminals, don’t think or behave like criminals, and deserve a chance to stay, as immigrants have always done.

No, they don’t, they came here illegally, and quite a few of them make no attempt assimilate, speak our language, or show their love and respect of this country.

Mr. Trump’s immigration views are driven by defiant ignorance. That they should be embraced by a union whose taxpayer-paid members are the face of the immigration policies of the United States is appalling.

Suddenly, the NYTEB is upset that a public sector union is allowed to have an opinion. They seemed cool when the teacher’s unions were storming the Wisconsin statehouse, trashing the place, leaving human wasted, damaging it, and interfering with government business, while bring the kids who should be in school getting an education along on unapproved field trips.

If union leaders had their members’ interests in mind, they would not be aligning with vigilantes and nativists, birthers and borderline lunatics. They would know better than to view all unauthorized migrants as a class of hardened criminals, and they would treat as a delusion Mr. Trump’s plan to deport 11 million people in two years and to let “the good ones” back in.

They are tasked with treating them all like illegal invaders, people who should not be in this country illegally. Does the NY Times not have security guards, tasked with making sure unauthorized people are not in the NY Times’ building? Would the NY Times allow unauthorized people to simply set up shop and live in their building?

That is the fantasy claptrap that feeds the thinking that dehumanizes migrants, that tolerates reckless violence by border agents, like the shooting of an unarmed child, in the back, through the fence, into Nogales, Mexico — one disturbing episode among many. It reveals an attitude that condones abuse and cruelty toward those in custody and justifies the profiling and harassment of drivers on the highway. And that perspective, not surprisingly, finds common cause with Mr. Trump.

Again, I bet the Times would be very upset if these “migrants” decided to live in the lobby of the NY Times building, and would have security remove them and most likely have them arrested for trespassing. Note that there is no mention of these “migrants” throwing rocks at the BP, nor shooting at them. No mention of BP agents being killed by illegals, nor of illegals killing American citizens. Nor that many of them are repeat offenders, having been deported many times, yet keep coming in because the border is not secure. Did the Times think they would actually endorse an open borders idiot like Hillary or Bernie?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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9 Responses to “NY Times Is Very Upset That Border Patrol Endorsed Trump”

  1. Dana says:

    I’m sorry, Mr Teach, but were you expecting anything other than hypocrisy from the editors of The New York Times? I thought that you knew better than that!

  2. John says:

    Teach how has the total amount of those who are out of status changed during the last 7 1/2 years ? Has it skyrocketed up like during the Bush
    years ?
    The average length of time an undocumented has resided in the USA is now 11 years
    At least 40% of those in the USA who are out of status came here legally but then stayed beyond the time allowed on their visa
    Of the estimated 11 million out of status immigrants about 4 million are parents of American citizens
    Mist of those who are part of the “invasion if kids” break no law when entering the USA
    It is not against any law to enter the USA without a visa, it is against the law to fail to present yourself for inspection
    The kids donoresentbtgemdrlves, then declare themselves to be refugees
    Both our laws and international law gives rights to them
    That happens even with your “wall”

  3. Jeffery says:

    The National Border Patrol Council is a labor union representing some 75% of border patrol agents. They can endorse whomever they want, and are open to criticism for their choice. They will obviously endorse someone who promises the union members more pay, more employees and more freedom from prosecution for illegal acts. They will be the ones standing on Mr. Trump’s yuuge wall that he forces the Mexicans to build.

    “There is no greater physical or economic threat to Americans today than our open border,” says the endorsement, signed by the council’s president, Brandon Judd.

    That’s just self-serving claptrap. It would be like Dana claiming our crumbling roads represent the greatest physical and economic threat to Americans… It’s propagandizing for mo’ money!

    It’s like Wall Street banksters saying financial regulations represent the greatest economic threat… etc. Mo’ money!

    It’s like the NEA claiming not pouring more funds into education represents the greatest threat… Mo’ money! (Although they have a better case than Trump, Dana or Wall Street.)

    Teach incorrectly concludes:

    the NYTEB is upset that a public sector union is allowed to have an opinion.

    Clearly, they were not upset that the NBPC HAD an opinion; their objections were TO the opinion itself. That’s why they criticized the opinion.

    We all realize what Trump and his supporters are. They represent much of the worst of America – white supremacy and race hatred and anger. Make America White Again!

    He sprang from the bowels of the new Republicanism – Republicans thought the could control their subtle appeals to nativism, christianism, racism and hate. He has been riding only one of the powerful messages – nativism – but is slowly working his way into the hearts of all Teabaggers. For example, you just need to coach him on abortion, and he’ll dance for you. He already is making pseudo-populist noises.

    Trump’s your creation. Be proud. Make America White Again!

  4. gitarcarver says:

    Has it skyrocketed up like during the Bush years ?

    Thanks for the indictment of the Obama economy john!

    At least 40% of those in the USA who are out of status came here legally but then stayed beyond the time allowed on their visa

    You aren’t trying to justify illegal activity, are you john?

    Of the estimated 11 million out of status immigrants about 4 million are parents of American citizens

    And your point?

    It is not against any law to enter the USA without a visa, it is against the law to fail to present yourself for inspection

    Key words: against the law.

    The kids donoresentbtgemdrlves, then declare themselves to be refugees

    Which is a determination made by Immigration BEFORE being allowed into the country – not after.

    Tell me john, the rate of crime is higher in areas with illegal aliens because people are allegedly afraid of reporting crimes. Are you for allowing women and children to be victimized by illegal aliens?

    Don’t you care about those who cannot protect themselves?

  5. john says:

    GC the determination is made AFTER they have crossed the border. How could it be done otherwise?
    ?
    The “Obama economy” well 90 days after he took office and just before his first policies were passed by Congress the Dow was at 6500 and unemployment was at 9.5% now the Dow has almost tripled and unemployment has been cut in half. Bush put us into THE worst recession in history.
    Obama has approval numbers 3 times as high as the clown he took over from
    What major economies have done better than the USA and are they socialist ?
    On that ranking of countries overall happiness that you pointed out it seemed that the countries that were doing best and whose people were happiest were all socialist countries with higher electric costs than ours?
    http://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/journal/past-issues/issue-3/the-affluent-economy

  6. gitarcarver says:

    GC the determination is made AFTER they have crossed the border. How could it be done otherwise?

    There is a difference between being at the border and being allowed into the country, john.

    Most people know and accept that.

    Bush put us into THE worst recession in history.

    The Democrats policies launched the recession john.

    Dow was at 6500 and unemployment was at 9.5% now the Dow has almost tripled and unemployment has been cut in half.

    We’ve been down this path with you before john, The Dow is not an indicator of the economy. It never has been and never will be.

    As for unemployment, remember that there are still large numbers of people that have dropped out of the workforce that are not counted as being unemployed now. Even so, many if not most economists believe the left leaning policies prolonged the recession and have hurt the middle class greatly.

    On that ranking of countries overall happiness that you pointed out it seemed that the countries that were doing best and whose people were happiest were all socialist countries with higher electric costs than ours?

    Uh no. Never said that john.

    But if you are for socialism, maybe you should move to a socialist country and see how it actually works. People that are fleeing socialist countries would love to take your spot here in the US.

  7. Jeffery says:

    Someone typed:

    The Democrats policies launched the recession john.

    Please list the Democratic policies that launched the Great Recession.

    Certainly there were some, but they were not necessarily liberal policies at all.

  8. gitarcarver says:

    Jeffery,

    We have been over this before.

    I am not playing this game where you can’t remember what was said when you first brought this topic up and got beat to death with facts.

  9. Jeffery says:

    A commenter typed:

    We have been over this before.

    And you’re still wrong. Beaten to death with facts, LOL.

    But we understand why you don’t wish to discuss it and would rather just make declarations.

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