NY Times: There’s No National Emergency At Border, It’s Just At A “Breaking Point”

The NY Times, like most in the Credentialed Media, has a had a freakout over Trump declaring a national emergency at the border that continues on and on, in which they state there is no national emergency. Like in this piece by the Editorial Board (featuring confirmed racist Sarah Jeong), in which they attempt to say “Hey, it’s not just Trump, but the whole law”, despite having zero problems during Obama’s reign, when he invoked 12 of them, 10 still in effect

Fix America’s National Emergencies Law. And Not Just Because of Trump.

Last month, after losing a funding battle with Congress over his desire for a border wall, President Trump made his declaration, insisting that a “national security crisis on our southern border” precipitated his action. The Senate has mustered enough support to pass a joint resolution, introduced and approved in the House last month, calling for the immediate termination of a national emergency that represented an unprecedented end run around Congress’s power of the purse. (big snip)

For one thing, the National Emergencies Act doesn’t define what an emergency is — a loophole that Mr. Trump took advantage of by declaring that there’s a crisis at the border, contrary to all evidence. Congress could set clearer parameters, allowing a president to declare emergencies only when threats to the national interest are imminent and based on observable facts.

Also the NY Times on the front page, where, quite frankly, you really do not need to go further than the headline

Border at ‘Breaking Point’ as More than 76,000 Migrants Cross in a Month

The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border has once again broken records, with unauthorized entries nearly doubling what they were a year ago, suggesting that the Trump administration’s aggressive policies have not discouraged new migration to the United States.

More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, an 11-year high and a strong sign that stepped-up prosecutions, new controls on asylum and harsher detention policies have not reversed what remains a powerful lure for thousands of families fleeing violence and poverty.

“The system is well beyond capacity, and remains at the breaking point,” Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told reporters in announcing the new data on Tuesday.

The nation’s top border enforcement officer painted a picture of processing centers filled to capacity, border agents struggling to meet medical needs and thousands of exhausted members of migrant families crammed into a detention system that was not built to house them — all while newcomers continue to arrive, sometimes by the busload, at the rate of 2,200 a day.

“This is clearly both a border security and a humanitarian crisis,” Mr. McAleenan said.

So…….there is actually an emergency at the border? It’s not helpful that Democrats keep inviting people to just come and show up at the border to claim asylum, as well as doing all they can to protect those who crossed the border illegally/overstayed their visas. Liberal forces are actively working to create these caravans in an attempt to overload the immigration system.

But, hey, of course they have to try and downplay the wall

President Trump has used the escalating numbers to justify his plan to build an expanded wall along the 1,900-mile border with Mexico. But a wall would do little to slow migration, most immigration analysts say. While the exact numbers are not known, many of those apprehended along the southern border, including the thousands who present themselves at legal ports of entry, surrender voluntarily to Border Patrol agents and eventually submit legal asylum claims.

Except, it’s mentioned above that they are mostly crossing in an “unauthorized” fashion, which means sneaking across the border. We know they are doing this because many areas of the border have the type of “security” Democrats want all over, things like cameras and drones, where we get to watch them cross and be in no position to stop them all.

Understanding what is happening on the border is difficult because, while the numbers are currently higher than they have been in several years, they are nowhere near the historic levels of migration seen across the southwest border. Arrests for illegally crossing the border reached up to 1.64 million in 2000, under President Clinton. In the 2018 fiscal year, they reached 396,579. For the first five months of the current fiscal year, 268,044 have been apprehended.

The difference is that the nature of immigration has changed, and the demographics of those arriving now are proving more taxing for border officials to accommodate. Most of those entering the country in earlier years were single men, most of them from Mexico, coming to look for work. If they were arrested, they could quickly be deported.

Overall, sounds like it’s becoming a crisis at the border, dare I say, a national emergency.

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2 Responses to “NY Times: There’s No National Emergency At Border, It’s Just At A “Breaking Point””

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Trump declared a National Emergency to gather funds for The Wall, which experts say is not needed and will have no effect on asylum seekers anyway.

    This morning Senator Lankford (R-OK) stated that the administration had found most of the funds by means that didn’t require the National Emergency declaration.

    It sounds as if the border crisis requires everything BUT The Wall.

    • formwiz says:

      Lankford is wrong.

      “Asylum”? I was not aware grifting and sponging off other people constituted asylum. If so, Harvey has been seeking asylum all her adult life.

      And which “experts” are we relying upon this Christmas?

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