Here is an eight-slide briefing presentation from the Department of Homeland Security.
I trust the people on the ground who are dealing with this threat. Yes, I said threat. This illegal immigration issue is a threat to our sovereign nation on many fronts. It represents a national security threat, a healthcare threat, an illicit drugs crisis threat, and a local criminality threat (gangs).
For the progressive socialists of the Democrat Party, who desire open borders and wish to abolish ICE, to tell us they are for border security is abjectly disingenuous and absurd.
Part of a border security system is a wall — a barrier — not a 1,700 mile long contiguous structure, but a strategically placed obstacle to entry along the major illegal immigrant infiltration corridors.
Our federal government operates a $4.4T budget, deficits and all, so $5.7B is not going to cause a financial collapse. Chuck and Nancy are trying to redefine border security in conjunction with their ideological agenda, which includes sanctuary cities and states.
Just to reiterate, the American people are more concerned about their safety and security, not non-essential government employees that ya can’t fire.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.