As a hoard of migrants makes its way through Mexico toward the United States’ southern border ... the progressive left, aided in no small part by the mainstream media, is out in force trying to paint anyone who expresses concern about the caravan’s nationality, intent and financial backing with a “racist” brush.
This is not a racist comment: “I believe this is a mob seeking financial improvement ... not a caravan of migrants seeking political asylum.”
I’ll point to the Department of Homeland Security tweet on October 23 that notes there are gang members and individuals with substantial criminal histories among the group.
DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said in a tweet that the agency “can confirm that there are individuals within the caravan who are gang members or have significant criminal histories.”
I’ll also mention Univision reporter traveling with the crowd. Francisco Santa Anna said this: “Yesterday, when we were traveling through Guatemala, we noticed people from El Salvador and even people from Bangladesh.”
Criminals, gang members and people from thousands of miles away from predominantly Muslim countries are among the mass crowd moving toward us. I don’t like it, nor do millions like me. Conservative — not racist. Call me skeptical about the “political” nature of the asylum they seek. But don’t call me racist. I’d feel the same way if it were a group from Italy or Denmark attempting to do the same.
Again, we allow people who make it to America fleeing “political” asylum, a chance to enter the U.S. But there are requirements beyond just showing up and demanding entry. We don’t let just anyone in — especially not people simply looking for a piece of the American Pie.
If we let anyone in claiming “asylum” (of random type) without vetting the nature of that claim, our borders will non-existent. Our jobs will be taken by cheap labor. Our schools will be overcrowded. Our prisons will be overrun with new inmates. Our budgets for welfare will be busted. And very likely, our hospitals will be filled beyond capacity with new diseases entering our communities. As of today, the Center for Disease Control is watching the Congo. It looks like yet another Ebola outbreak in Central Africa.
Do we really need to import all this risk?
Let’s enforce our immigration laws. Let’s secure our borders. And let’s build that wall!
I think President Trump sending additional resources (military assets and funding for more border agents) is the best answer. It’s the only answer if we intend to remain a sovereign nation.
But that’s my opinion. Democrats would disagree with me. Or would they?
Let’s take a quiz.
Who said: “While we need to address the issue of immigration and the challenge we have of undocumented people in our country, we certainly don’t want any more coming in.”
B) Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Who said: “You have to concentrate on saying the people who should be here are these who come here legally ... we’ve got to enforce our borders.”
B) Sen Diane Feinstein (D-CA)
Who said: “Illegal immigration is wrong. We must look to curtail future illegal immigration.”
B) Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Who said: “All Americans in every place in this country are rightly disturbed about the large number of illegal aliens entering our country.”
B) President Bill Clinton (D)
Who said: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line pf people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”
B) President Barack Obama (D)
Answer to all: B — each one a Democrat.
Get the picture? Democrat leadership has been saying Exactly what I have been saying for a decade ... respect the rule of law … secure our borders, FULL STOP.
Note to liberals who insist on calling we conservatives for a secure border “racist”: I guess you’re also saying Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Schumer and Feinstein are racist too, right? (Insert cricket sound here.)
Besides being a close friend of President Donald Trump, Eric Bolling is an experienced cable news host with thousands of hours logged at the anchor desk of “The Five,” “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity” at Fox News Channel. Bolling has written two books, “Wake Up America” and “The Swamp,” both immediately shot to the top of the New York Times Best seller list. Eric now hosts “AMERICA” on the conservative digital television platform CRTV.com/eric.