A day after President Donald Trump humiliated Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office for the whole country to see, the Department of Homeland Security released a memo detailing why we need a strong border wall, explaining that much of the wall is already under construction, and highlighting why it is so important that Congress allocate the necessary funds to keep the progress going.
“Once funding was provided, DHS began construction of border wall exceptionally quickly, in some locations in as little as nine months from funding to building– a process that commonly takes two years or more in other parts of Government,” said the memo. “By the end of FY 2019, DHS expects to have construction completed or underway for more than 120 miles in the areas it’s most needed by the U.S. Border Patrol. The pace of construction has picked up as initial limiting factors like land acquisition and funding have been addressed.”
After going into specific detail about the construction already completed in San Diego and El Paso, the DHS addressed critics who say that a wall is not an effective or cost-efficient way to keep unwanted illegal immigrants out of the United States.
“How effective is this new border wall?” the memo asked. “On Sunday when a violent mob of 1,000 people stormed our Southern border, we found the newly constructed portions of the wall to be very effective. In the area of the breach, a group of people tore a hole in the old landing mat fence constructed decades ago and pushed across the border. U.S. Border Patrol agents who responded to the area ultimately dispersed the crowd, which had become assaultive, and apprehended several individuals. All of the individuals were either apprehended or retreated into Mexico. That evening, the fence was repaired. There were no breaches along the newly constructed border wall areas.”
No breaches along the newly constructed border wall areas.
And where there are no breaches, there is no need for the tear gas that drove all the liberals into a frenzy. There is no safety threat posed to either our men in uniform or the immigrants themselves. The wall, far from being “immoral” as Pelosi put it, will have a calming effect. Where the chances of getting into the U.S. are slim and none, migrants will stop trying.
The wall would send an undeniable message to all would-be migrants in Central America and Mexico: The U.S. is closed. That message – clear and precise – is as much an act of humanitarianism as anything the Democrats have ever proposed.