The Border Is In Crisis Says ….. Vox?

Of course, Vox’s David Lind attempts at times to blame this on Other Things (and throw in some TDS), but, at the end of the day we have

The border is in crisis. Here’s how it got this bad.

Donald Trump’s constant temper tantrums about the US/Mexico border have become the background noise of his administration. Even as he reaches for more and more drastic threats to try to “stop” the flow of unauthorized migrants into the US — like the threat of a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into the US from Mexico — it seems that the public (including fellow Republican politicians) have an ever harder time taking him seriously.

But as Trump has raged, something genuinely unprecedented has started happening at the border.

The past several months have seen a huge spike in unauthorized migration, especially of families, into the US.

The government’s capacity to handle an influx of large groups of children and families was already under serious strain at the end of 2018. By March, politicians of both parties were recognizing it as a humanitarian crisis. And the numbers of people coming just keep rising — with 132,887 migrants apprehended by Border Patrol after crossing the US/Mexico border (committing the misdemeanor of illegal entry) in May 2019.

This isn’t a manufactured crisis, or a politically engineered one, as some Democrats and progressives have argued. If it were, it would be easier to solve.

What’s happening at the border is the result of a regional crisis in which — if current rates continue — close to 1 percent of the entire population of Guatemala and Honduras will attempt to immigrate to the US this year. The Mexican government, meanwhile, is vacillating between humanitarian rhetoric and militarized crackdowns, US border officials are openly begging for help, and Trump himself is throwing the mother of all temper tantrums.

So, pretty much a crisis. Now, the article does point out that the number of illegals is actually lower than the average for the 20th Century, it is higher than anytime since 2007. But, here’s a big kicker: the number of people coming with their “families”

The US border enforcement system is built to apprehend people who are trying to sneak into the US, and return them to their home country as quickly as possible.

For most of US history, apprehended migrants were just informally returned to Mexico. In the mid-2000s, the US started formally deporting apprehended migrants instead — using “expedited removal,” which allowed people who got caught entering the US to get deported without going before an immigration judge. Typically, a migrant would be apprehended by Border Patrol officials, transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody within 72 hours, and deported once a deportation order could be signed.

But there are extra legal protections built into US law and policy for asylum seekers — who can’t simply be deported — and for vulnerable groups, including children and families, who can’t simply be detained.

We used to catch them and deport them back immediately. No fuss, no muss, just “goodbye”. Now, they all claim asylum, so the claims have to be processes, which often means letting them go on their own recognizance and hoping they’ll show up to the hearing.

One big difference between then an now: the border jumpers back then were mostly looking for work and/or to be part of the American experience. While some are certainly looking for work now, it seems that those coming illegally this century, and certainly over the past few years, are not looking to be a part of America, they’re looking for America to simply take care of them. You aren’t hearing or reading quotes about how much these people love America, what America stands for. They mostly aren’t learning English to be able to communicate. They expect the Government to take care of them. Feed, house, educate, give money, give healthcare, clothe, you name it. Dependents of the state. They want to take advantage of America’s generosity. They demand this.

If you don’t love America, and aren’t trying to be a part of America, if you’re demanding America change for you, don’t come, especially either illegally or showing up at the border demanding asylum. Go away.

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24 Responses to “The Border Is In Crisis Says ….. Vox?”

  1. Bill589 says:

    The MSM keeps calling Mexico our ‘ally’. Even too many on FAUX, who might agree with Donald’s tough stance against China, criticize Donald for treating our ‘ally’ Mexico similarly.
    But if Mexico was a true ally it would be doing all it can to help us yet it appears to not lift a finger.
    I’ll lift a finger to the Mexico.
    Mexico is an Ally-In-Name-Only. We should treat them as such.

    • Kye says:

      Not only is Mexico no longer an “ally” but it is a willing participant in aiding and abetting invaders onto American soil and therefore and ENEMY.

      • david7134 says:

        Mexico has never been an ally. In fact I don’t know If you could call them a friend. During the period of flower power, I went into Mexico to build churches and found that Mexicans hate us with a red hot passion.

    • formwiz says:

      1942 – 45 we were allies.

      They sent a fighter squadron to the Philippines and a lot of wetbacks over the Bravo to tend our fields.

  2. Dana says:

    In related news, Vox staffers went on strike today. With all of the media layoffs these days, they think they have power. perhaps the laid-off BuzzKill staffers can fill their positions?

  3. Kye says:

    In unrelated news have any of you guys read the piece about Target and “Gay Pride” at Ace of Spades. It’s chilling and shows just how far the leftist perversion is going. Every kid in America is at risk and it’s no joke.

  4. James Hart says:

    This article is extremely prejudice against immigrants and there is no evidence sited about the reasons for so many people seeking assylum.

    This problem didn’t exist and in fact illegal boarder crossings were at an all time low when Trump took over as president.

    Over time he has caused a crisis of assylum seekers who are concerned they eventually won’t be able to become a U.S. Citizen. Why is this?

    Trump’s behavior has scared immigrants to the boarder not because there is a lack of security, but due to his ignorance and stupidity.

    Trump stood in front of congress and said he loved immigrants so what is the problem then? He has done absolutely nothing as a leader of the free world to provide long term solutions.

    Trump has a pattern of creating problems that really don’t exist and then tries to make himself the hero by enacting extremely radical and costly solutions such as building a boarder wall that is NOT cost effective, but a huge waste of taxpayers money.

    He should grow up and be mature about the handling of immigrants by recommending that money be spent constructively to provide more personnel and legal experts to handle the infux of assylum seekers that he himself has manufactured.

    He is the worst president in the history of the United States. His tax scam is already having a negative effect on the economy and his so called tarrifs are a hidden tax that are paid for by Americans. He knows absolutely nothing about how government and the economy work. He is nothing but a typical republican populist who has really no concern for making America greater, but lining his own pockets.

    The republicans want you to believe that democrats should stop the witch hunt and focus on more problems like immigration. The problem is the republicans are all talk and no action. The democrats are not only investigating a corrupt president, but are putting through legislation after legislation only to be stopped by Mitch McConnell. He stated when he took control that he would not be bipartisan because of his own agenda. He seems more concerned about finding illegal schemes to suppress voters and unethical schemes to convince his supporters that he is bringing home the bacon.

    The republicans are going to be sweeped out if office in 2020 and it will be without Trump because he will be gone before the election.

    Republicans should be more concerned about the fate of there party because the polls show how pathetic they are. Americans are sick of a crooked President and a crooked party that has done nothing, but sling mud and call democrats socialists. The fact is they are protecting a dictator who thinks he is above the law.

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      Never thought it possible but we’ve a commenter even more ignorant and unaware than that silly silly little girl in st. louis.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Lil Fluffy has gone 112 days without making a meaningful contribution. Her old record was 396 days, so she has a way to go.

      • david7134 says:

        Just think, this guy can legally drive a car.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          davy is the runner-up. His longest (ongoing) is 222 days without a relevant comment.

          It’s rumored that trolls such as davy and Lil are paid to disrupt Conservablogs – attack dogs, as it were – protecting the blogger.

          • formwiz says:

            We’re still waiting on the bunny suit.

            The same old disproven rhetoric does not contribution a make.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            The Kleagle Klown of Kleveland typed:

            “The same old disproven rhetoric does not contribution a make.”

            Nice construction, KKK.

    • Kye says:

      All you have to do is not vote for Trump if you don’t like him but all a rant like that accomplishes is to show the rest of us how far down the rabbit hole you’ve fallen. You’ve done a humongous job as a leftist troll though, because you raised so many false points it would take the entire night to rebuke you and I don’t think anybody here wants to invest heir time in such silliness.

      Thanks for joining in though but next time try and stay with one or two points so we can respond without writing a fukin’ book.

      Trump 2020

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        trump (and the trumpublicans) have done nothing to help those that elected him – the white working classes.

        The people will remember. If you think hating immigrants and being anti-abortion is enough you’re in for a big surprise.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Kye typed: “…all a rant like that accomplishes is to show the rest of us how far down the rabbit hole you’ve fallen.”

        Who cares what the “rest of you” think? You’re a collection of far-right, low-information, trump worshiping, anti-science, white nationalists. Or worse.

        We notice you didn’t counter anything the commenter noted.

        • david7134 says:

          How can you counter stupidity and ignorance in a short comment section. The guy is 4 plus nuts, wiat, you have the same mental illness.

        • formwiz says:

          You can bet the Demos care.

          Gropin’ Joe just promised to cure cancer.

          Buttpeg gave his foreign policy statement and even the Fake News yawned.

          Those far-right, low-information, trump worshiping, anti-science, white nationalists (idiot doesn’t even know you capitalize proper names) will elect the next President like they elected the last one.

    • formwiz says:

      This article is extremely prejudice against immigrants and there is no evidence sited about the reasons for so many people seeking assylum.

      Looks like the Demos have hired an illegal to take the bunny suit’s job

  5. formwiz says:

    Bunny suit is getting scared because the Trump campaign figures it’s got all the states it took last time and is aiming for NH, NM, OR, MN, and NV.

    When a supposedly unpopular President is more popular in NY than its mayor, we could be looking at an historic wipeout.

    So bunny suit wets his pants and cries.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The Kleagle of Kleveland, like trump, is panicked.

      Without trump, you white supremacists will have to go back underground.

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