By: Brian Evans
During the 2016 Presidential election, President Trump promised that American people that he would build a border wall with Mexico, and that Mexico would ultimately pay for it, as he said…
I would build a great wall. And nobody builds walls better than me, believe me. And I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall.
Trump’s concrete-and-metal fence is being funded by U.S. taxpayers — but Mexico is paying for its security forces to wall off many Latino migrants from getting near Trump’s border wall.
Breitbart News reported that even left-wing Trump-hating Univision reporter Jorge Ramos is admitting that President Trump has not only made Mexico pay for the wall, but Mexico has become the wall!
In fact, Jorge Ramos said in a New York Times February 7th article, that…
“Trump Got His Wish. Mexico Is Now the Wall.”
Ramos wrote in the New York Times that…
Mexico has effectively turned into an extension of Mr. Trump’s immigration police beyond American territory. And this is the case on multiple fronts: On the southern border with Guatemala, they prevent Central American migrants from coming into Mexico; on the northern one, they block those seeking entry to the United States from leaving. The decision of Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, to follow this approach is misguided. He should let migrants continue their journey north.
Ramos’ admission goes in stark contrast to his claims before that the President would never be successful in getting Mexico to pay for the wall, nor get them to defend the American border!
In all, Ramos is right, because President Trump put immense pressure on Mexico and Central American nations to stop these massive caravans of illegals, who were traveling through multiple nations, trying to breach the United States border, in an effort to live in a nation that due to Democrat policies passed over the past decade, allows illegals to cross our nations sovereign borders, and go onto Medicaid, food stamps, and other social welfare programs FOR FREE, and all on the backs of the hard-working American taxpayers! A system, that is unsustainable, and was leading the United States towards economic collapse, as it contributed to ballooning national and state deficits! IN ALL, IT WAS A GREAT DEAL FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS AND A DISASTROUS DEAL FOR AMERICANS!
As a result, President Trump’s pressure has not only led to agreements with Mexico and Central American nations to stop the caravans of illegals from breaching our borders but blocking them entirely! In addition, Ramos admitted that the tariffs and threat of tariffs were effective in bringing Mexico and other nations on board with his border security policies!
However, in addition to the President’s pressure, there was also pressure coming from within the Mexican nation, as their citizens became outraged over the vast numbers of illegals that were accumulating in their country, leading to a dramatic increase in crimes like rape, murder, kidnapping, human trafficking, child sex trafficking, drug trafficking, etc.! After all, since they couldn’t get into the United States, the illegals, including countless criminals, gangs, and cartels were trapped in Mexico, and forced to find a new crop of victims, south of our border! This led Mexico’s President AMLO to act, act quickly, and with force!
Ramos had already been attacking President Trump for protecting the sovereignty of our nation, and the sanctity of our borders! He had already been demonizing America’s border patrol and ICE, for defending our nation at the border! Now, Ramos has had to focus on Mexico, as the Mexican National Guard has had to take the brunt of what our United States Border Patrol had done before!
That’s why I am surprised by the indifference shown by so many Mexicans over the abuses of the National Guard and the vicious attacks on social media aimed at Central Americans. Those xenophobic comments remind me of those I have been hearing for decades here in the United States, and of the appalling mistreatment of Mexican immigrants in recent years. Such abuses should not be forgotten or used to justify a similar treatment of migrants in Mexico.
Breitbart also reported…
In front of the border wall, Trump has also created a wall of asylum reforms that stretch several hundred miles southward to Central America.
The reforms allow U.S. officials to return Central American migrants to Guatemala, even before they get asylum hearings with U.S. judges. The return policy means that U.S. officials do not have to release migrants into the United States — which means the migrants know they will not be able to earn U.S. dollars to repay their smuggling debts to the cartels.
Trump’s legal wall is not complete. So far, he has not developed a mechanism that would allow the easy return of economic migrants from India and Africa.
Currently, the border wall is expected to be more than 500+ miles long by 2021, and in the President’s new 2020 Budget, it is proposing the funding for more than 1000 miles of border wall!
Ramos said that he hopes the illegal alien caravans will find a way to push through the Mexican and United States defenses, so they can flee their own nation’s gang violence and poverty. However, what he fails to mention is that those caravans are simply importing poverty and gang violence into the United States, into our American states, cities, towns, and local communities! He fails to mention that they are no longer stealing American jobs, and because of the President’s policies, American’s wages are rising, the economy is flourishing, and America is growing stronger.
If Ramos truly cared about the plight of these Central Americans, rather than his globalist agenda, he would push for America to help these nations fight poverty! He would push for America to help these nations clean up the streets, fight against gang violence, help promote economic growth, and help to make the cities and towns safe and for them in their own countries, rather than shifting their pain and suffering from their nation of origin to the United States of America!
Trump’s network of border defenses is reducing the inflow of foreign workers into the U.S. economy, so helping to bump up wages for Americans.
But Ramos has not given up hope that many millions of migrants will be able to push their way past Trump to get into the United States so they can watch his Spanish-language TV broadcasts:
What should Mexico be doing with migrants from Central America? Just let them go through and protect them as they do so, instead of repressing them. They are fleeing extreme poverty and gang violence. Their only hope is to get to the United States. The Trump administration, not the López Obrador administration, should be receiving them and deciding whether they should be granted political asylum.