On a recent day, the American people were informed that President Trump would not be charged with criminal collusion or obstruction of justice – so sayeth Special Counsel Robert Mueller – and the commanders in Syria announced that the Califate (real estate) portion of ISIS operations has fallen – a “yuge” military and psychological victory in the war on terrorism.

It now appears that Trump is being proven correct regarding the flow of migrants into our country across the southern border. It IS a crisis – both humanitarian and security-wise.

The prolonged rose-colored fairy-tale narrative of Democrats, the compliant press corps and the radical left is proving to be yet another false sham – political snake oil. There is a rising tide of migrants arriving at our border – overwhelming our physical and human resources. It is not unreasonable to call it an “invasion” in the more colloquial use of the word.

While the anti-Trump press bickers over the use of the words “invasion” and “crisis,” migrants in record numbers are flowing over the border – by the tens of thousands. They are overwhelming the border agents’ ability to vet, house, clothe and feed them – not to mention the needed medical services.

The Democrat hollow claims about supporting border security are now being seen by we the people as the political lies they are — just as the lies about collusion and a Trump’s “failed” Middle East policy have been crushed under the weight of current events. Not only has Trump been correct about the crisis, but the facts have become too persistent and too overwhelming for even the left-wing media and Democrat leaders to sweep them under the national carpet.

Jeh Johnson, former head of Homeland Security under President Obama, recalled on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” how, when he got his morning report, it would be a good day if only a few hundred migrants crossed the border – and a bad day if more than 1000 were taken in. He said he could not imagine how they can now handle the current rate of 4000 per day. He said it was “definitely a crisis” – which, judging from the expression on the face of the perma-mourning morning show co-host, Mika Brzezinski, it was not the declaration she wanted or expected.

The former head of border security under Obama, Mike Morgan, has been calling the situation on the border a crisis for months – with a lot of statistics to prove it. It comes as no surprise that virtually all his previous appearances were limited to FOX News.

Ignoring the words of the former head of border security is an egregious dereliction of MSNBC’s journalistic duty. But then, they have proven themselves over-and-over not to be journalists.

The media wall around the false narrative — that there is no crisis at the border — began to crumble at CNN, which recently used the word “crisis” and produced the statistics that prove it. They joined FOX in airing clips of current border security chief Kevin McAleenan.

He said that the capacity of their facilities and resources maxes out at 4000. The crisis number is 6000, and the current number of those on the ground is 13,000 – and the number of migrants in the Mexico “pipeline” is increasing.

Examining the situation at key points shows that migrants entering in the Yuma, Arizona region is running at 149 percent of capacity. At Edinburg and McAllen, Texas it is running at 179 percent and 358 percent over capacity respectively. In El Paso, Texas – the place where Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke proposed tearing down the barriers – the capacity overage is 383 percent.

This means that catch and release – which had minimal vetting — is now catch and release with no vetting. Any claim of hardship and you are on your way into America. According to officials, more than 650,000 migrants will enter the United States this year AND disappear from the radar – adding significantly to the more than 25 million illegal aliens currently residing in America. No, follow up vetting.

No appearances before immigration judges. They will never be heard from again – except those who wind up committing heinous and deadly crimes against American citizens. And based on the past, we know there will be some of that.

Whenever one points to the growing crisis on our southern border there needs to be a disclaimer against the left’s spurious and specious kneejerk accusations of xenophobia and racism. So here it is.

Most Americans, including this writer, believe in immigration. We believe that it has and does strengthen America. In these days of very low unemployment, we need more workers to be able to grow the economy. We do not care if the immigrants are black, Hispanic, Asian or any other so-called minority as long as they are eager to become Americans – to assimilate into the

American culture – and to make a positive contribution to the greater society as have so many other ethnic groups. There is a difference between being IN America and BEING and American.

To achieve all that, however, it is critical that they come to America legally and vetted. That they meet the requirements of our visa laws or the requirements of asylum laws. Not merely to cross the border in violation of our laws and then to remain as so-called undocumented citizens. There is no such category of citizenship.

That is where Republicans and Democrats seem to differ – whether we are a nation of laws and ascribe to the rule-of-law in all matters, including immigration or whether we are a collection of competing and conflicting tribes with no border restrictions.

Yes, America has a crisis at the border – and have had one for decades because the political establishments inability and unwillingness to enact and enforce simple and common sense laws and regulations that are today opposed largely by the radical Democrats in Congress.

So, there ‘tis.

By Larry Horist

So, there ‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

17 thoughts on “Trump is right about border crisis… and even the left can no longer ignore it”
  1. I want our culture preserved
    And our debt to go down,neither one of these thing can happens if the border situation is not solved.The democrats care more for illegals than U.S citiizens

  2. I’m so glad to hear your opinion on this subject as apposed to the radical socialist media lies to get more immigrants in the country to illegally vote for the nut-job socialist democratic corruption party! Thank you

  3. Trump is so full of shit firing everyone does not fix his problem if you don’t agree with him you are fired other words don’t get in his cross hairs he is so far out of touch with people

  4. Build the wall and fix the broken immigration laws. I travel the world for work and leisure and I have to legally enter into other country.

  5. What did Hillary have to hide, she didn’t do anything wrong, did she??? why didn’t she give all her emails??? shes is an alcoholic, drug addict, a liar, murderer of Seth Rich, and Vince Foster who turned her emails to Wikileaks, she can’t walk, can’t talk, was coughing, and pedophile billy boy had to talk for her, you wanted them to be president, are you a retard stupid liberal demon-rat, we the people voted for a non politician that is not stealing us blind, and you want more theft of our money, and destruction of our economy, you have shit for brains
    look at the high waste, and pollution our cars are producing, a 200 mpg Porge vapor carburetor sitting in the patient office collecting dust, liquid gas does not burn, Volkswagen has a 264 mpg diesel not coming here, boycott the oil company owned auto company’s, spread the word.
    The only thing that will bring us out of this depression is free energy, hydrogen from water, have this as your debate, you can make all the hydrogen, as you drive from a tank of water, you know our space shuttles,are powered by hydrogen / oxygen made from water, tell every one not buy a new car / truck, to boycott the auto company’s, when they can’t sell their pieces of junk low mileage vehicles, they will have to bring out water to hydrogen powered vehicles, and kits to change the vehicles now that we have, just think what our world would be like with free energy. Do you want your world back? spread the word boycott the auto company’s that are destroying our world. the inventor of the water to hydrogen auto was murdered by our Democrat Government, get
    mad get real mad of the Democrats. Also audit all the Senator’s and representatives, they have wasted, and stole our money, make them repay all, and tax them. Do these 2 things, and the Demo rats will be finished, don’t do this and the civil war, will escalate, and the economy will collapse, get this out all over the USA. this is the only thing that will bring the economy around.put this out , and spread the word to boycott the auto company’s don’t buy a new car/ or truck. do this Trump, and we will have our dreams back again.

  6. Anna And where is this all going if truly American citizens do not act to unseat the persons in congress who deny there is a crisis? Are we going to wait until the United States of America is Nicaragua? Until killings, rioting, crimes effecting innocent women and children overtake every aspect of our society? Until we fight one another for the last food crumb found in a garbage can? Until schools are demolished, Churches burnt, hospitals ravaged, building, cars set on fire? WAKE UP! Vote these people out of office.

  7. Why is it my comments are not posted. You say it’s because I’ve already commented the same thing when I have not!

  8. anyone talk about putting army on border werealready paying them!shut it down between ports and concentrate on ports of entry!

  9. Only brain dead ignorant lunatics would claim that there is no Crisis on the border from all the Illegal invading barbarians thugs and leeches intent on living the rest of their lives on American tax payer dollars EVERY DEMOCRAT SHOULD BE MADE TO ALLOCATE A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE UPKEEP OF THEIR BELOVED ILLEGALS and give all of us American tax payers relief from supporting these barbarian invaders


  10. The Demoncrats want to drag this Border crap out. Then they will open the door around late August or early September, the immigrants will flow in and the Demoncrats will take the credit. Of course none of the immigrants will end up living in one of Nancy Pelosies mansions. They will end up in over crowded neighborhoods. Then the Demoncrats will start will a lot lies and things will just get worse.

  11. we spend the winters in South Texas-on the border- & we have seen for ourselves on the nightly news- that 800+ immigrants cross per day in our city -only- that is not counting the entire USA/MEXICO border. There are so many they are having trouble processing them all. The border bridges can not be protected & they waits to cross over are very long-as most of our Border Patrol are needed to process the illegals- from numerous countries- Central America – as well as several other countries are crossing every day- The news said 10,ooo/month- that’s a lot of people crossing our borders. The illegals say it is better to be in the USA than their countries as they fear for their lives- the women are raped.
    So YES- we do have a huge emergency on our southern borders.


  13. Another thing America does not need nor do we want people from other countries coming here with sad tales about where they came from and the first thing they want to do is change our laws to be like where they came from. We are a Christian country. We believe in God and that Jesus is the Son of God. We don’t require you to worship our God and you sure better not try to force us to worship what ever you call God. This is our country so if you want to live here, obey our laws and don’t think you are going to change them to what you just came from. If you want that kind of laws, I would strongly advise you to turn around and go home.We do not want you if you have a problem with our God or Country.

  14. I was a Democrat and I even voted for
    Obama (which was a big mistake). To be a Democrat now is to be a sheep. Anyone who thinks for themselves and searches for the truth can not possibly buy into the crazy, illogical leftist agenda and thinking!!!

  15. There were over 28,000 fentanyl-related deaths in 2017. Democrats are killing Americans and turning America into Northern Mexico. I.C.E. detained 9 different sex-trafficking organizations, rescued several hundred sex-trafficking victims (mostly kids). Democrats catch-and-releases %98 of illegals w/minors that are within 100 ft of the boarder. They aren’t even related, they use children to enter, allowing in child abusers, sex-offenders, murderers. Democrats are protecting MS-13 gang members (who took out Seth Rich), Hillary made millions off of the Cartels. The people at the boarder are terrorized. We pay $250 billion dollars a year on illegals. Obama let in over 1,700,000+ million illegals unattended from 2008-2017. Obama allowed in 120k young illegals/yr 2011-2015, he gave them “humanitarian aid” in 2014, most of them ended up abused, neglected, trafficked into the sex industry, passing H.I.V. in to to residents above the boarder, by force. Arizona was flooded with poverty, addiction, massive drug, weapon and sex-trafficking. Since D.H.S. started monitoring the boarders, gun seizures from illegal gun-trafficking went up %762, then Democrats publicize an over-exaggerated gun-related incident to distract off of the #1 way to traffic guns- immigration. In 2010, Arizona was flooded with addiction, massive drug, weapon and sex-trafficking. Arizona implemented strict immigration laws and Obama said, “only he can change or make any laws regarding immigration.” Obama took Arizona to the Supreme Court in 2012. The U.S. Supreme Court said, “The Federal Government superceeds all states rights regarding all laws pertaining to illegal immigration and detaining and deportation. Although Arizona is frusterated, they must concede to Federal immigration laws including deportation.” Yet, when a Republican becomes President, these laws are reversed… ?!?!

  16. Notice how Democrats are concerned about illegals in another country and not the 2 million homeless American children, 120k homeless Veterans, thousands of misplaced and homeless American citizens sleeping on the sidewalks of California. The media NEVER talks about all the poor Haitian homeless children because Hillary used the Clinton Foundation for sex-trafficking. Democrats know and don’t care. We are slowly turning into Northern Mexico. Over 28k Americans died from Fentanyl-related overdoses. We are slowly turning into Northern Mexico.

  17. Are you a veteran?trump tells so many lies he can’t remember them all his dad brought him out of the draft sounds like trump has all of you brainwashed does he have a wall yet no.has he got ride of Obama care da !! Calling people names and pointing the finger all that does is devide people I am neither a republican or democratic do me a favor young man grow up get a life I would tell you to your face

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