Skip to comments.President Trump's Call for Action - Flood the Capitol's Switchboard!
Posted on 01/09/2019 5:45:10 AM PST by onyx
"To every citizen, call Congress, and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border."
A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.
Oh, Congress is going to be upset with you, when they get calls all day ... same number connects you to House members!
The Presidents Speech
PRESIDENT TRUMP: My fellow Americans, tonight Im speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.
Every day, Customs and Border Protection 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. Ninety 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 4,000 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 dont 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 and 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. Its 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 to process the sharp rise of 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. Its also what our 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 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 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 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 a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They dont 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.
Americas heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien, 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 have met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I have 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 tremble 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 ends 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.
Call Nadler, Schumer, Pelosi, Swallwell, all the horrids and your own! Tell them all whatever you want!
"Manufactured crisis" my aching a$$.
God be with us!
God bless President Trump!
We need yellow vesters in DC!!
Post speech, Kevin McCarthy was on Hannitys program. He was assured that the Republicans were in full support of the President and securing the border. I say, PROVE IT! Call them all to the steps of the Capitol, with signs, saying.......BUILD TRUMPS WALL!!!
If Trump had 100% GOP support he’d get this done. Paul Ryan dropped the ball. He lost the House for us, and here we are.
The gruesome twosome ( Nancy and Chucky) are not going to budge an inch. She insulted the American people by offering a buck for the wall. Sign their bill and then have the Army Corps of Engineers build the wall. Stuff this issue up their rears.
They looked like corpses with two much make up on. It was a bit freaky.
I liked his speech. All except the part where he referenced Obama’s wall. It’s a silly comparison and sounded petty.
First attempted to contact my DEM Rep, (he stole the seat) Joe Cunningham in South Carolina. Unfortunately, his phone message was, UNABLE TO RECEIVE CALLS AT THIS TIME. So, I called Sen. Grahams offfice and in my message, asked him if Congressman Cunningham is OK, as he is unable to take calls at this time.
I have emailed my democrat senators to tell them I support the President’s effort and asked them to fund the wall.
I’m sure they will only act if their constituents flood them with a boisterous outcry.
It does, but come on. He’s a former President that could easily be kidnapped or have his family kidnapped. And to be fair, it’s not much of a wall. The Sec. Service protection he has there is far more formidable.
But that’s not the point. The two problems are apples and oranges and it weakened his argument. I started getting texts during the speech after he said that so a lot of people I know sort of cringed the same way.
I’m jaded though. I am on record here as saying I never thought any form of wall would be built. Never believed it, even when he said Mexico would pay for it during the campaign. To me, that made it all the more unrealistic. I don’t know how this ends, but it won’t be without compromise and it won’t be with a wall. I believe it when I see it.
Forget calling the Democrat Traitors & Turncoats, Human Scum & vermin that they all are!!! Open your pocketbooks and make a donation to WWW.GoFundMe.com/TheTrumpWall, the Southern Border Wall funding campaign started by ex-USAF military hero, who has lost both of his legs and one arm in defense of our nation, Brian Kolfage (God Bless Him & His Family).
Either this Thursday or this Friday, Mr. Kolfage will be making & announcing a “blockbuster” plan that will make the already raised $20,000,000.00 USD, like child’s play. stay Tuned...but, contribute right now.
http:www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall......Do it & support our beloved POTUS, Donald J. Trump , The American people and the American Nation Republic!!!
Silly and petty may be the only way to reach some voters, or Congress critters.
MAGA caps is more our style.
Maybe. The reality of it all is that his speech likely and Pelosi’s speech likely swayed few people. Most have their minds made up and neither of the speeches I suspect converted anyone.
The undecideds are the “game” so to speak. Unfortunately I suspect they’ll take a narrow view about not wanting taxpayers to fund the wall, rather than think the problem through to the end where long term, we’d probably save money. That likely works against Trump, but we’ll see.
It's AMERICA'S Wall.
No you're not. This folder is called "News/Activism".
Contact Chuck and Nancy directly:
Pelosi DC number phone:
(link: https://pelosi.house.gov/contact-me) pelosi.house.gov/contact-me
Schumer DC number
(link: https://www.schumer.senate.gov) schumer.senate.gov
And I would like to see signs that say:
STOP THE DRUGS!
BUILD AMERICA’S WALL!
Where has it gotten us? More lies and laws broken or not upheld. The constitution stomped on everyday.
It is time to drag these basturds out by their heels or SECURE THE BORDER ourselves.
Well this is true and I know that. My point was if Congress is behind Trump, as McCarthy stated, then lets see the signs specifically supporting Trump.
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