Weary of Democrat obstructionism on the illegal invasion which has put our national security at risk and burdened American taxpayers — President Trump is taking bold steps to do an end run around their efforts to stall his implementation of security measures.
In a strongly worded message, he has warned Mexico, which has facilitated caravans of hundreds of thousands of Central American invaders, that the United States will begin imposing incrementally rising tariffs on Mexican imports until it ceases accommodating the breach of our sovereign southern border.
In his Statement Regarding Emergency Measures to Address the Border Crisis, (full statement) President Trump asserts, “Mexico’s passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion constitutes an emergency and extraordinary threat to the national security and economy of the United States. Mexico has very strong immigration laws and could easily halt the illegal flow of migrants, including by returning them to their home countries. Additionally, Mexico could quickly and easily stop illegal aliens from coming through its southern border with Guatemala.”
President Trump’s pro-American statement substantiates his determination to end the crisis that he described using these words:
“As everyone knows, the United States of America has been invaded by hundreds of thousands of people coming through Mexico and entering our country illegally. This sustained influx of illegal aliens has profound consequences on every aspect of our national life — overwhelming our schools, overcrowding our hospitals, draining our welfare system, and causing untold amounts of crime. Gang members, smugglers, human traffickers, and illegal drugs and narcotics of all kinds are pouring across the Southern Border and directly into our communities. Thousands of innocent lives are taken every year as a result of this lawless chaos. It must end NOW!”
The White House announced the President will use the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (enacted in 1977 by Democrat Jimmy Carter) to implement the tariff.
As expected, congressional Democrats are crying “foul.” Among the crowd of 24 declared 2020 Dem challengers* who have any actual campaign presence, the sound of crickets chirping is louder than their protests regarding the border invasion. Their issues are free health care for all and the elimination of college debt, as they hope to capture the youth and senior voters with unsustainable giveaways paid for by working families.
Rational Americans already support Donald J. Trump. He won the presidency in a landslide in 2016. The policies he has implemented resonate with the American people. His following will only increase as his opponents’ Socialist views reach fever pitch.
* H/T Ballotpedia