President Trump border wall speech January 8, 2019, “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border”, “pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs”

President Trump border wall speech January 8, 2019, “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border”, “pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs”

“In December 2014 there were 18 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living in the country who had arrived since January 2000. But job growth over this period was just 9.3 million — half of new immigration.”…Center for Immigration Studies February 2015

“I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”…Hillary Clinton, WABC 2003

“My staff and I agreed that we needed to focus on the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), which appeared to be running out of control. By the time we came to the subject, investigations by the General Accounting Office (GAO) and congressional committees had already indicated that the White House used the INS to further its political agenda. A blatant politicization of the agency took place during the 1996 presidential campaign when the White House pressured the INS into expediting its “Citizenship USA” (CUSA) program to grant citizenship to thousands of aliens that the White House counted as likely Democratic voters.”…David Schippers


“My fellow Americans, tonight I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Every day customs and border patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country.

America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African-Americans and Hispanic Americans.

Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. Every week 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.

In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4000 violent killings. Over the years thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.

This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. Last month 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States, a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico.

Women or children are the biggest victims by far of our broken system. This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.

My administration has presented Congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers and human traffickers. It’s a tremendous problem. Our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the Department of Homeland Security. These are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep America safe. In fact, safer than ever before.

The proposal from Homeland security includes cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband, and many other things. We have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy.

Our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support. Furthermore, we have asked Congress to close border security loopholes so that illegal immigrant children can be safely and humanely returned back home.

Finally, as part of an overall approach to border security law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier. At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall. This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. It’s also what are professionals at the border want and need.

This is just common sense. The border wall would very quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year, vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from Congress.

The wall will also be paid for indirectly by the great new trade to deal we have made with Mexico. Senator Chuck Schumer, who you will be hearing from later tonight, has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past along with many other Democrats. They changed their mind only after I was elected president. Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis and they have refused to provide our bright brave border agents with the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation.

The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only because Democrats will not fund border security. My administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by the situation, but the only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and reopens of the government. This situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting. I have invited congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security.

Some have suggested that barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.

America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien, who just came across the border. The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country. Day after day precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders.

In California, an Air Force veteran was raped, murdered, and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. In Georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor. In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl.

Over the last several years I’ve met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I’ve held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. So sad. So terrible. I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the trouble in their voices, and the sadness gripping their souls.

How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job? To those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, I would ask, imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken. To every member of Congress, pass a bill that in this crisis. To every citizen, call Congress and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border. This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice. This is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve. When I took the oath of office, I swore to protect our country and that is what I will always do, so help me God. Thank you and good night.”


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8 responses to “President Trump border wall speech January 8, 2019, “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border”, “pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs”

  1. citizenwells

    “A North Carolina teen who made international headlines Monday for allegedly beheading his mother with a knife is in the country illegally and is now wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.”…Charlotte Observer March 7, 2017

  2. CW….
    Did president Trump go far enough last night in his speech? I thought he was going to declare a National Emergency, But NO! Wait! Work a deal?
    Won’t happen…..Nancy is offering a dollar for the wall. WOW!

  3. I watched as much of the democrat response as I could stand. Shumer and pigloxi shot themselves in the foot. Trump stated facts and the two idiots only talked emotion. They claimed that Trump was fear mongering when he was only stating facts.

  4. Here is a thought………
    ……..lets tear down the wall .and let all of them in en masse……Then lets ship all of the illegals to the sanctuary cities, and sanctuary states EN MASSE. Since they seem to love the uneducated POS from all over the earth let the sanctuary leaders show the world how it is done. Lets give the people like Mzzzzzzzzzzzz Pelosi, and Chucky baby, the biggest share of them. Lets watch Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Pelosi run to them and hug their stinking bodies. She truly loves the filth of the world. Yes there are some of them who have honest intentions……but the taxpayers of America are NOT RESPONSIBLE for educating them, then handing them a high paying job which is what many of the illegals think they are entitled to.
    This problem IS GOING TO GET A LOT WORSE. So as I said let the KNOW IT ALL DEMOCRATS OWN IT. They will be the people getting voted out of office……..that is if America survives long enough. The Democrats have never seen the Chanty Irish, and the Sicilians who came to America at the turn of the century. They have never seen the shacks they built along railroad right of ways. There was THOUSANDS of them in New York, and nearly every state ended up having to support the people who were UNEMPLOYABLE. During the depression most of the people in the soup lines were people who were then called WOPs.(WITH OUT PAPERS). There was Irish, Italians, Greeks, Chinese…… name it they were there. America can no longer tolerate such an invasion. So let the RICH DEMOCRATS support the POS from everywhere. The MEDIA is saying that the illegals are not the problem….it is President Trump who is the problem they scream. Get ready people this is not going to end until America is on a par with Europe. 330 million people in America, and 300 million unemployed and being supported by the government. It is the direction America is heading..

  5. oldsailor85+
    Well it soon will be here….. Feb. 8, 2019.

    By law, the president’s’ budget for the coming fiscal year is required to be sent to Congress by the first Monday in February. That means the Trump 2019 budget is due no later than February 5.

    But Congress and the White House aren’t likely to make the final decisions on the 2018 military and domestic spending levels until close to February 8…at the earliest…when the current continuing resolution that’s funding the federal government expires.

  6. hapnHal………
    ………….I have a gut feeling that sooner, or later there is going to be a massive attempt by the illegals to penetrate the border. When I say massive I am talking about 5000 or more. If they engage our border officers in any way it could be seen as an armed invasion and dealt with as such by the military. The POTUS DOESN’T need to ask Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Pelosi, or Chucky baby, or anyone else to repel armed invaders. Even if they are only throwing stones they are legally hostile, and a military response is fully justified. I stand behind the POTUS. I believe that at some point very soon we will see such an invasion by the illegals. I have a gut feeling that a judge from the ninth circuit court of appeals will again override the constitution, and order Trump to stand down. The sick twisted liberals think they are running America .DERANGED!

  7. oldsailor85+
    I heard this today from a friend…
    You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo?
    Because WALLS work.

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