According to Border Patrol officials from California to Texas, traffickers and drug cartels are stepping up their efforts to get illegal immigrants across the border ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Knowing that things at the border may quickly be different when Trump gets into the White House, these criminals are doing everything possible to take advantage of Obama’s lawlessness before it’s too late.
This week, Trump once again promised to build a wall across the Mexican border, even if it means using taxpayer money to get construction under way. One of his signature campaign vows, Trump skyrocketed to the top of the Republican polls in 2015 with a harder stance on illegal immigration than anyone else in the field. Ultimately, that stance was rewarded with the GOP nomination and the presidency. If Trump can afford to fail in some areas, this isn’t one of them. Conservative voters expect his administration to live up to Trump’s promises on immigration.
And if the rush to the border is any indication, illegal immigrants expect the same.
From Fox News:
“There’s definitely a percentage of folks who believed that they can beat the clock,” said Jose Villareal, chief of operations for the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector.
On a recent ride-along in south Texas, Cameron County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Robert Rodriguez told FoxNews.com he has noted an increase in the flow of border crossers since Trump’s White House win.
“I can feel the anxiety,” Rodriguez said. “You can cut it with a knife.”
He said: “We see more and more people cross every day. … The cartels are taking advantage of people being scared.”
President Obama should look at this situation with shame. Criminals are going all out in the final weeks of his presidency because they know the next guy is going to enforce the laws of the United States. How embarrassing to have America’s enemies see your weaknesses so clearly.
Of course, it’s not like Obama presided over illegal immigration with incompetence. Unlike some of his mistakes, this one was no mistake at all. He deliberately refused to enforce the law and he made a consistent effort to undermine it. Like the rest of his party, he has seen how amnesty and “His-pandering” can work to the benefit of the Democrats – even if it means the eventual destruction of the United States.
“In November, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 47,214 migrants along the southwest U.S. border – an increase of 44 percent compared with a year earlier,” Fox News reports. “November was the Border Patrol’s busiest month since June 2014. In the past six months, agents have caught nearly a quarter-million migrants — about 1,300 a day — trying to cross illegally.”
These people know the Obama Era is coming to an end.
To those that managed to sneak through…you may not want to get too comfortable.