So……Trump’s immigration plans are working
The migrants staggered into this sleeping border town before dawn, cold and exhausted.
They had struggled through farm fields for hours in knee-deep snow, hoping to evade detection by the U.S. Border Patrol. A man cradling a baby wrapped in a puffy parka and gray blanket peered anxiously at the darkened clapboard homes.
“Is this Canada?” he asked.
The tiny community of Emerson — population less than 700 — has seen its share of U.S. “border jumpers” over the years, but nothing like this. Until last year, residents might spot five or six strangers passing through town over the odd weekend, carrying backpacks and looking disheveled.
But since President Trump was elected last year on promises to crack down on illegal immigration and conduct “extreme vetting” of Muslims, the numbers have surged. Recently, at least 22 people sneaked across the border near Emerson in a single night, including the man with the baby, who said he was from Djibouti.
Canada is welcome to them. They can then learn what it’s like for crime to spike, identities to be stolen and lives ruined, emergency rooms overrun and unable to help legal citizens, wages deflated, money for citizens going to take care of illegals who demand education, welfare, healthcare, places to live, and citizenship, all while refusing to assimilate and learn the language and customs.
Of course, there are more than enough sob stories, including two who came from Ghanna
But after making treacherous overland journeys to the U.S. from Brazil, they did not receive the welcome they expected. They were both detained the moment they showed up without passports at the San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana.
Iyal was placed in handcuffs and chains — standard procedure — for the flight to a detention facility in Arizona. “I was crying, ‘What is going on?’” he said. “Am I a criminal, or am I a terrorist or what?”
Yes, you are a criminal. You came here illegally intentionally. You weren’t asked. You weren’t invited. You didn’t attempt to come legally and apply for legal status. Lots of people have lots of sob stories when they break the law, but, oh well. They made a choice.
You know, a few here and there is fine and dandy. Then the numbers keep growing, and suddenly there are millions living outside the law causing problems.