Recent reports from the southern border are bleak.
In exponentially growing numbers, South American migrants are arriving in border towns like Tijuana, hoping to making their way into America. Instead of opting for legal ports of entry however, many are swayed by the slick-talking “coyotes” who promise them safe passage into the land of opportunity, albeit through illegal and dangerous means.
And that doesn’t even take into consideration the often nefarious motivations of these smugglers themselves, who prey on women and children far too often in those vast expanses of desert.
President Trump has long hoped to amend the American immigration system to address this issue, but, as with all things in this “resistance”-minded nation, he has been stonewalled by democrats and the media.
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Now, however, a court ruling has breathed new life into Trump’s hope of securing the border, and has taken the wind out of the sails of the obstinate democratic party.
A federal judge dismissed House Democrats’ lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s border wall, holding that the lawmakers lacked standing to bring the matter to court.
President Trump persuaded Congress to appropriate $1.4 billion for a border wall. He then also issued Presidential Proclamation 9844, exercising his authority under the National Emergencies Act to secure additional funding from three other federal sources totaling $6.7 billion more.
Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats voted to sue in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking an injunction against the Departments of Treasury, Defense, Interior and Homeland Security, to block construction of the wall. House Democrats argued the administration’s actions violate the Appropriations Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
President Trump’s border wall would act as a deterrent to illegal immigration, forcing a great many would-be Americans through the proper channels of naturalization.
This shifting of tactics would also take a big bite out of the human smuggling trade and the Mexican drug cartels’ unfettered access to American addicts.
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