One of Donald Trump’s promises in “Making America Great Again” was securing our southern border and ensuring illegal aliens stopped flowing into the country and burdening the system. Well, it’s already happening even before the wall is built.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared on Howi Carr’s radio show in Boston and spread the news:
“I’ve been excited about progress at the border… March was the lowest level of illegal entrants to the country in 17 years. It was 72% below the last month of the Obama Administration.”
Later on Sean Hannity’s program on Fox News, Sessions added, “I thought if we had clear leadership by the President, by our officers, and tell people please don’t come illegally, if you want to come to America, wait your turn. If we do that, we’d see a decline, and so far it’s exceeded my expectation.”
“It is just beyond my comprehension how we drifted so far away from the common sense notion that sovereign nations have borders and those borders should be honored,” Sessions continued. “Any country that has common sense, and almost all do, has laws that if you commit a crime while you’re in the country, lawfully or unlawfully, you are to be deported.”
And what happens when our government simply enforces the law? Illegals stop coming.
In fact, an article in the liberal Daily Beast states that “migrants” are disappearing from the Mexican border because of “fear of Trump.”
Speaking with a couple that runs a northern Mexican shelter for those heading to the United States, reporter Betsy Woodruff said the shelter now sits mostly empty:
Since they opened it, upward of 1 million people have slept there on their way to the U.S. But on the day I visited, it was almost empty.
It didn’t used to be this way, Gilda and Juan Francisco, known as Paco, explained. In the decades since they opened the space to give migrants a place to shower and sleep before crossing the border, the shelter—with separate rooms full of bunkbeds for men and women—would regularly house 100 migrants per night. Sometimes, that number would hit 300 or more, and Gilda and Paco would pull out thin mattresses to fit everyone on the floor.
But today, those mattresses are neatly stacked in a closet, untouched. And the shelter is almost empty—no women travelers, and fewer than a dozen men. That’s despite the fact that April, with its mild weather, should be the busiest time of year for migrants. The place is all but dead. Gilda and Paco have never seen anything like it.
The Franciscos have only one theory as to why this is happening: “President Donald Trump.”
Imagine that. All it took was having a president who actually enforces the law of the land. It just goes to show you how much damage not doing that for eight years can really do.