President Trump’s Border Crisis Address
Today President Trump once again made an impassioned and urgent appeal to the American people and Congress to take serious action on the humanitarian crisis at our Southern border. His 13 minute speech was chock full of facts on the need for common sense border security and immigration laws.
President Trump just prior to his address presided over a swearing in ceremony for five new legal immigrants. How great is having the President of the United States being the person to to preside over your becoming a new United States Citizen! A day none of them will ever forget. How many in the history of this great nation can say that?
In his address president Trump emphasized the need for a, “safe and lawful system of immigration; one that upholds our laws, our traditions and our most cherished values.” He continues by saying, “Unfortunately our immigration system has been badly broken for a very long time … and we are living the consequences.”
President Trump promises the radical left can never control our borders and he will never let it happen. Walls are not immoral but in reality just the opposite. Touché!
His proposal includes the following actions to resolve our immediate crisis that is based on input from our border agents and homeland security professionals:
- $800 Million in urgent humanitarian assistance;
- $805 Million for drug detection technology to help secure our ports of entry;
- 2,750 additional border agents and law enforcement professionals;
- 75 new immigration judge teams to reduce the court backlog of nearly 900,000 cases;
- Laws regarding unlawful entry into our nation must be changed;
- Protection of migrant children entering our Country from exploitation and abuse;
- Allow Central American minors to apply for asylum in their home countries;
- Reform to promote family reunification for unaccompanied children thousands of whom wind up on our border;
- $5.7 Billion in 2019 for a strategic deployment of physical barriers of a wall of steel barriers in 230 miles of high priority locations;
- 3 years of legislative relief for 700,000 DACA recipients brought to the United States illegally by their parents at a young age many years ago giving them access to work permits, social security numbers, and protection from deportation;
- 3 year extension of temporary protected status (TPS) for 300,000 whose TPS is expiring
Items 1 through 9 have been supported by democrats in the past. Items 10 and 11 creates the time necessary for Congress to come up with a larger immigration deal. The proposal solves the immediate need for border security and will reopen the government.
The NewsHawk Network response video is below.
Video: President Trump Addresses The nation on Immigration and Shutdown