President Trump used his official Twitter account to debunk claims that wall construction on the southern border was collapsing on Sunday.
Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Southern Border Wall “fell over”, trying to make it sound terrible, except the reason was that the concrete foundation was just poured & soaking wet when big winds kicked in. Quickly fixed “forever”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2020
Mainstream media entities cherry-picked reports of a collapse occurring at new border walling near San Diego at the US-Mexico borders. Many of the reports failed to mention that the wall structures that collapsed weren’t even finished, having just been undergone the concrete pour phase of construction.
Huffington Post described the incident as “Trump’s Border Wall Collapses,” failing the mention that the incident was far more of a construction-phase mishap than a collapse of a completed structure.
Unusually strong winds occurred in the area of the new walling, leading to its collapse. A wall structure with dried and hardened concrete foundations would not fall down when faced with 40 mile-an-hour winds, obviously. But it’s not a surprising oddity that a new and foundationally insecure structure might fall over during such freak weather conditions.
Wall construction has picked up in recent months, with President Trump diverting funds from Pentagon projects to pay for new construction. He’s set to secure a latest round of funding through diverting $3.8 billion dollars from various stalled initiatives, applying to resources directly to American national security on the border. Such an investment would secure the greatest portion of new border wall yet.
The promise of a new and ‘big, beautiful’ wall of the southern border was Donald Trump’s signature campaign proposal during the 2016 Presidential election. He’s on track to complete more than 450 miles of new wall construction by the end of the year, providing a point of defense against drug trafficking, human smuggling, and illegal immigration.
Border Patrol Officials Reporting Biden Surge in Illegal Immigration Following Election
They think they’ll be granted amnesty.
Senior Border Patrol officials are warning of a surge in illegal migration at the southern border in recent weeks, coming directly in response to perceived results of the still-pending presidential election.
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan is ascribing a 21% increase in apprehension levels at the border over the last month to both economic circumstances in Central America and “perceived and or anticipated shifts in policies” following the November 3rd election. Morgan was speaking to the Washington Times.
CBP personnel intercepted 69,000 illegal migrants at the southern border in October, up from 58,000 in September.
Illegal immigration levels declined in early 2020 due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve increased in recent months as border crossers flee the effects of the virus’s recession in Central America and Mexico. CBP has been authorized by the Trump administration to use expedited “expulsion” policies to return illegal immigrants to the nation they came from on the basis of coronavirus public health concerns.
Joe Biden has pledged to open the borders of the United States, stating that he intends only to deport felons convicted of violent crimes while in the country illegally. This repudiation of immigration enforcement, if actually adopted, would likely lure tens of millions- if not hundreds of millions- of unauthorized migrants to the United States in various forms in coming years.
Biden has also pledged to grant American citizenship to more than 11 million illegal aliens present in the United States. This proposal would require the cooperation of Congress, but he can reinstate the DACA amnesty program through executive action.
Asylum seekers camped out in the Mexican border city of Matamoros reportedly celebrated Biden’s perceived victory, eager for a chance to obtain access to the United States’ welfare, public education, healthcare and infrastructure.
Illegal immigration and cheap labor advocates have claimed that porous borders are an inevitability, but the contrast between President Trump’s immigration enforcement and the ramifications from the mere international perception of a Joe Biden administration seems to suggest otherwise.
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