President Trump’s most focused policy piece during his 2016 election was undoubtedly border security and the construction of a “big, beautiful” wall.
The idea is fairly simple and benign: By making illegal immigration more difficult, these would-be Americans will be forced to enter our great nation through the safe, legal naturalization process. This behooves both the immigrants themselves, by depriving smugglers and human traffickers the opportunity to get their hands on them, and the United States by bringing the tired and poor to our doorstep in the proper manner.
Still, the left has attempted to thwart the President at every turn in this matter. They have called the wall itself “racist”, and demanded that we align our nation with the ultra-liberal idea of “open borders”.
Today, the Senate bowed to democratic pressure on the border, nullifying one of the President’s previous declarations.
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Senate Democrats passed Wednesday a motion to end President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern border.
The Senate passed S.J. Res. 54, 54-41, which would terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration on the southern border. The resolution was created by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME).
Sen. Collins said the bill is not about “whether you’re for or against a border wall.” The Maine senator, who is up for a tough reelection fight in 2020, claimed that she has “consistently supported” funding for physical barriers on the southern border.
The Pentagon was set to divert billions of dollars from military projects in order to fund a border wall – a move that likely had some effect on how this vote came to be.
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