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    Mexico now doing more to secure the U.S. border than House Democrats



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    Mexico now doing more to secure the U.S. border than House Democrats
    June 8, 2019
    By Monica Showalter

    How is this for a sorry state of affairs?
    President Trump has announced a deal with Mexico to tamp down the migrant surge in exchange for the U.S. not slapping tariffs on its southern neighbor. According to the New York Times:

    WASHINGTON — President Trump backed off his plan to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods and announced via Twitter on Friday night that the United States had reached an agreement with Mexico to reduce the flow of migrants to the southwestern border.
    Mr. Trump tweeted the announcement only hours after returning from Europe and following several days of intense and sometimes difficult negotiations between American and Mexican officials in Washington.
    The U.S. gets something, Mexico gets something, and the dealmaker in chief got the deal entirely done while he was otherwise busy in Europe.
    House Democrats? Not so much. These leftist crazies have blocked money for a wall, forcing Customs and Border Patrol agents to catch migrants by hand. They aren't going to help with a border wall, and now their left-wing activist buddies are tying the matter up in court, while their media handmaidens are cranking out the individual migrant sob stories to make Trump's bid to protect the U.S. border look like the act of a heel.
    Now they're blocking even detention center money for the benefit of detained migrants who've broken U.S. immigration law. According to the Washington Post, the border surge, with its 144,000 apprehensions has created immense budget pressure:
    The Trump administration is canceling English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying in federal migrant shelters nationwide, saying the immigration influx at the southern border has created critical budget pressures.
    The Office of Refugee Resettlement has begun discontinuing the funding stream for activities — including soccer — that have been deemed "not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety, including education services, legal services, and recreation," said Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Mark Weber.
    Federal officials have warned Congress that they are facing "a dramatic spike" in unaccompanied minors at the southern border and have asked Congress for $2.9 billion in emergency funding to expand shelters and care. The program could run out of money in late June, and the agency is legally obligated to direct funding to essential services, Weber said.
    You'd think that would be a no-brainer for them, given their professed sympathies for illegally present foreigners. But as always, the illegals are just a tool, and if they can be useful for media sob stories without their soccer balls, all the better in the minds of Democrats — anything to be lazy and shiftless on appropriating the necessary funds. (The sob stories, by the way, are pretty amazing, with media reports that migrants will have to go without soccer balls now. Unasked questions: Do they really need new soccer balls every month? Do they use them up that quickly? Can't they use last month's soccer balls? How about one of the migrants with plenty of money to pay human-smugglers springs for a soccer ball instead?)
    They've also denied additional money to hire more Border Patrol agents to process the illegals surge, even as it shows no signs of peaking, with 144,000 arrested for illegal entry just last month. They'd rather heap the extra work onto the border agents and keep the border enforcement ineffective. The heck they're going to give extra money for more agents even as the border surges.
    They even threw forward new incentives to come here illegally, by rewarding DREAMers already here with legalization and a path to citizenship, which, by extension, would include the illegal alien parents who brought them here. Way to make people want to follow the law. Democrats continue to make it more attractive to migrants to come here illegally than legally.
    But as this clown show keeps going on in Washington, now we have Mexico, finally doing something that recognizes reality on the border along with its own interests.
    Mexico has agreed that migrant surges are the work of cartel human-smuggling syndicates, and those syndicates make money. They're targeting these groups' big-dollar bank accounts.
    They also recognize that the leftists encouraging migrant surges are also not quite as humanitarian as they claim to be. The activists are also making big money — by shaking down migrants. The Mexicans have arrested some of the caravan figureheads, including Pueblos Sin Fronteras' loudmouth leader Irinio Mujica for these very migrant shakedowns as part of its stepped up border security deal.
    The Mexicans now also recognize that their own southern border is a joke, a figure of fun, something a wave of migrants can push right through, as happened last year when a Honduran flag–waving migrant caravan pushed through as Mexican security officials helplessly stood by. That's some sovereignty you've got there, Mexico, given that your army is so easily pushed around by Honduran construction workers... As a result of its deal with Trump, Mexico now recognizes the need to place 6,000 troops at its southern border, saving its pride in the process.
    Finally, Mexico seems to recognize that a security deal is the only condition under which a trade deal can really work. As Robert Young Pelton has written in the past, the foremost of human rights is the right to personal security. You can't have trade, or anything, really, without that precondition. This is as applicable to nations as it is to people, and the current deal is what make the upcoming NAFTA update deal, which ought to be good for both countries, now possible.
    Mexico continues to bill its cooperation as concern for the "humanitarian crisis" on the border, given that its leftist government seems to think it needs to save face. They're effectively claiming: 'We're the humanitarian ones, Trump's the meanie' as they go along with the Trump deal. Fine and dandy. The bottom line is that Mexico agreed to do something to halt the border surge and that places Mexico and the U.S. now on the same side, which is the right condition for trade relations. Mexico gets something, America gets something. And the borders have a fighting chance of meaning something now.
    But now we return to the Democrats, still doing nothing, watching the Mexicans take the higher ground now as their moral betters. What an embarrassment to the U.S. that Mexico has to clean up after them.

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    That's another sign these guys in DC need: DEMOCRAT PARTY ='s COMMUNIST PARTY USA.

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    to be fair the mentally retarded / weak kneed Republican Party in the House and Senate are cowering in the corner waiting for the all clear sign
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    Mexico needs to move them HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY from our border now.

    Load them on buses and ship them back to Southern Mexico!

    KEEP THEM OFF OUR SOIL.
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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    Mexico is a failed Narco State, and they are the enemy of America! Mexico is NOT America's friend.



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    Pelosi: Trump treating Mexico 'like an enemy'
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday charged President Trump…

    By Mike Lillis - 06/05/19 12:50 PM EDT 1,891
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    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday charged President Trump with treating Mexico "like an enemy" for his decision to slap escalating tariffs on the United States's largest trading partner.

    Pelosi also accused Trump of pursuing his tough tariff policy for a simple political reason: The president, she said, wants to distract voters from the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.


    "We were going to have this meeting, and then the news came that the president had this notion that he was going to treat Mexico as an enemy," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol, referring to a Tuesday meeting she hosted with Mexican officials regarding ongoing negotiations to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

    "So I don't know if that means the president wants to stop the process or what," Pelosi continued.

    Trump last week threatened to impose new tariffs on all Mexican imports unless the Mexican government takes stronger, unspecified steps to stop the flow of Central American migrants moving north to the U.S. border. The initial tariff would be 5 percent, he tweeted, which would rise gradually — up to 25 percent — if Mexican officials did not meet his request.

    The threat has drawn howls from lawmakers in both parties, and a number of Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate — which has been a near-blanket defender of even Trump's most controversial policies — are pushing back hard in hopes of persuading the White House to scrap the tariffs before they take effect.

    Pelosi denounced the tariffs as "bad policy." Upon further reflection, she said even that harsh assessment was too kind.

    "I don't even think it rises to the level of policy. I think it's notion-mongering — again," she said. "And it's really, well, let's face what it is: It's a distraction from the Mueller report. And it served its purpose, right? Here we are. Here we are."

    It's unclear how — or if — House Democrats will respond legislatively if Trump's threatened tariffs take effect. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said party leaders will be talking to Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) about a potential response. What that might be, he said, it is too early to say.

    "I don't want to speculate on the timing at this point in time," Hoyer said Tuesday during a press briefing in the Capitol. "I think there's a general discomfort — that is a pretty general way to say it — among Republicans and a feeling of Democrats that this is not a wise policy."

    Pelosi delivered a similar message Wednesday, noting that Trump's tariff threat is not yet official White House policy.

    "First of all, let's see what they are sending forth and if they do send it forth," she said. "We haven't seen anything that we would be overruling."

    Pelosi predicted the Senate could muster the support to overrule a presidential veto of legislation blocking the tariffs. She appeared less sure about the House.

    "The Republican leader said they're going to stick with the president on this. I don't know how many of his members go along with that," she said. "I think the Senate probably has the votes to override."

    Trump's tariff threat comes as Washington policymakers in the White House and Congress are hoping to finalize an overhaul of NAFTA, which was adopted under President Clinton in 1994.

    Pelosi and Democratic leaders have met with Trump's top trade representative in recent weeks to iron out the final wrinkles. Democrats have been critical that NAFTA lacked sufficient protections for workers and the environment — both in the U.S. and abroad — and are insisting that tough enforcement provisions are included within the formal text of the rewritten trade pact.

    Pelosi amplified that message Wednesday.

    "You have to have enforcement as part of the agreement. Not as part of a sidebar letter or bills that we might pass [separately] in each country — part of the agreement," she said.

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