Chip Roy Takes AOC to School on Border Issues
Texas Congressman Chip Roy wants to set the record straight on what’s taking place at the Southern border.
Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caused a huge media uproar about the conditions of migrants at detention centers at the border, immigration quickly came back to the spotlight.
However, Congressman Roy has a different take on the situation.
In a tweet, Roy said “I’ve been to the border multiple times.”
And unlike AOC, he’s isn’t putting on “a show for the media.”
"I've been to the border multiple times."
"My chief of staff had a very different experience [at the border]" pic.twitter.com/3YQfcFp9M8
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 12, 2019
Roy has made several visits to the border, and based on his experience, he does not share the view that the detention centers are the second coming of Nazi concentration camps.
But he does understand the bigger picture—the U.S. government is failing to secure the border.
Since he was elected in 2018, Roy has been one of the fiercest proponents of border security in Congress.
He recognizes what’s going on at the border, especially the influx of criminal elements such as drug cartels.
In fact, BLP reported on Roy’s efforts to designate drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.
He believes such organizations should be designated as FTOs “because of their particularly violent actions and intentional strategies to affect the political system. These cartels push for an anarchic form of government which allows them to skirt laws and push their terrorist model without any legal ramifications.”
These specific factions were chosen “because of their particularly violent actions and intentional strategies to affect the political system. These cartels push for an anarchic form of government which allows them to skirt laws and push their terrorist model without any legal ramifications.”
Roy singles out AOC for her recent demagoguery on the issue.
Indeed, there is a crisis at the border, but it’s for different reasons.
It has nothing to do with “Holocaust” like treatment of refugees but rather a broken immigration system that encourages mass migration from the Third World while not providing adequate protection from the very real threats south of the border.
But this debate goes beyond border crossings. The mass migration to citizenship pipeline presents a legitimate threat to U.S. political and social institutions. Europe is already overrun with ethnic ghettoes thanks to its mass migration policies, which has sparked a populist backlash across the continent.
The U.S. could suffer a similar fate given Third World migrants’ tendency of bloc voting for leftist parties.
For that reason, immigration is the number #1 issue heading into election season.
Roy should be commended for his efforts to bring some sanity into the immigration discussion.
The time for emotional pandering is over.