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Last Night The President Asked For Our Help, Are You In?

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Last night during his Oval Office address on border security President Trump made a simple request of every American: To every citizen: call Congress and tell them to finally – after all of these decades – secure our border.

Those looking for President Trump to make a campaign rally-type speech excoriating the Democrats for endangering the lives and economic futures of millions of Americans by obstructing the construction of a wall on our southern border were undoubtedly disappointed by last night’s Oval Office address.

Instead of the usual Trump bravado what Americans received from the President was a very sober, and presidential, statement of the facts of the crisis and chaos at our southern border.

And a very honest and direct statement that the responsibility for the shutdown rests with the Democrats and their steadfast opposition to the border barrier they once supported.

And the frightening facts that the President so soberly stated were not rebutted by the Democrats in their response:

Our Southern Border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs – including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone – 90 percent of which floods across from our Southern Border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.

In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records – including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes and 4,000 violent killings.  Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.

The Democrats had no real answer to those facts.

Nor did they effectively rebut the President’s charge that this is a humanitarian crisis affecting the illegal migrants:

Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States – a dramatic increase.  These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. 1 in 3 women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico.  Women and children are the biggest victims by far of our broken system.

More to the point, they had no response or counter-proposal to the President’s sober and presidential border security plan:

My Administration has presented Congress with detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers and human traffickers, it’s a tremendous problem.  Our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the Department of Homeland Security.  These are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep America safe – in fact, safer than ever before.

The proposal from Homeland Security includes cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband, and many other things.  We have requested more agents, immigration judges and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy. Our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support.

Furthermore, we have asked Congress to close border security loopholes so that illegal immigrant children can be safely and humanely returned back home.

Finally, as part of an overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion dollars for a physical barrier.

At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall.  This barrier is absolutely critical to border security.  It’s also what our professionals at the border want and need.  This is just commonsense.

Democrats refused to even acknowledge that a crisis at the border exists, and they offered no plan for increased border security at all – merely more of the same open borders chaos, crime and economic hardship that made the wall one of the keys to President Trump’s 2016 victory.

We urge all CHQ readers and friends to step-up and make those calls to Congress the President so urgently requested. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) call your Senators and Representative TODAY. It is especially important that you call your Democratic office holders to let them know you demand they stop obstructing the Wall their party once supported.

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