by Veronica Coffin
It’s time for conservatives to stop playing into the left’s narrative concerning the invasion of America. We are under no obligation to accept the surge of illegals streaming into this country any more than a family is obliged to accept an intruder in their home.
Further, this invasion is not a discussion about the rights of poor, migrant children. The vast majority of these “children” coming from Central and South America are “children” up to their late teens and many have gang affiliations in their home countries. While we are bogged down with a discussion concerning humanitarian efforts, we are welcoming MS-13 members and providing a wonderful gateway for terrorists by maintaining a laughably unsecure border.
Who should we listen to? Should we listen to President Obama and the rest of the radicalized Democrat Party who eagerly await a new voter base? Or should we listen to border patrol officials who have overwhelmingly spoken out against this invasion and warned that what is being portrayed in the media is far from the truth?
Border Patrol agent and vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, Shawn Moran, has been vocal about sounding the alarm bell. He has repeatedly warned that Americans are being lied to about the invasion by illegals and on Thursday, gave an interview where he highlighted the false narratives being offered to Americans.
“These are not people just coming here to work as the so-called line is fed to us. These people are coming here to do horrible things. And I think the murder of Agent [Javier] Vega shows what these people are capable of,” he said. “We’re up against close to 50 years of lack of border enforcement by the U.S. government. We have two political parties that are unwilling to take real enforcement action, and we have had two administrations in a row that gutted enforcement actions by the U.S. Border Patrol, by ICE agents, that do not allow us to actually go to do our job. We are handcuffed at every single turn.”
Americans are being offered a vision of a kinder, gentler narrative surrounding the tens-of-thousands of illegals who have recently crossed over into our country. While there are, in fact, innocent migrants looking to come to America within the surge, the fact is that our border patrol is overwhelmed with tens-of-thousands of people whose backgrounds are a mystery to us.
It’s amazing that the same country that demands that I prove my identity when buying a beer or boarding a plane is so complacent about welcoming millions of illegals into this country who, by stepping foot on our soil, commit a crime as their first act in America.