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President Trump's Call for Action - Flood the Capitol's Switchboard!
The White House; various ^ | January 9, 2019 | onyx

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."

U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

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 President’s Speech

PRESIDENT TRUMP: My fellow Americans, tonight I’m 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 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 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. 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 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. It’s 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 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, 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.

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: bordersecurity; buildthewall; callsenators; capitolswitchboard; congresscritters; maga; steelbarrier
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To: weston

Yes! Thanks very much, dearest weston!
I’ve had fun “venting” today!

101 posted on 01/09/2019 3:58:50 PM PST by onyx (JOIN 300 CLUB BY DONATING $34 MONTHLY! TRUMP'S WAY IS THE WINNING WAY!)
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To: KTM rider

That’s GREAT news!!

102 posted on 01/09/2019 3:59:38 PM PST by onyx (JOIN 300 CLUB BY DONATING $34 MONTHLY! TRUMP'S WAY IS THE WINNING WAY!)
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To: LilRhody

“Are they posting the amount contributed so far?”

No idea. We’ll hear something in a week or so I’d imagine.

Here’s the link:

103 posted on 01/09/2019 5:10:39 PM PST by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: onyx

Trump brings in someone to speak to the other half...

104 posted on 01/09/2019 5:29:43 PM PST by Brown Deer (America First!)
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To: Songcraft

Now take the video of chucky & Pelosi, and add the soundtrack.

105 posted on 01/09/2019 5:35:12 PM PST by Brown Deer (America First!)
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To: onyx
God bless you for posting this!


106 posted on 01/09/2019 5:40:48 PM PST by BTerclinger (MAGA)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

“It does, but come on. He’s a former President that could easily be kidnapped or have his family kidnapped. “

Care to compare how many former presidents’ have been victims of crimes by illegal aliens vs the rest of us deplorables?

How about comparing how many former presidents; families have been destroyed by drugs imported across the border? Or injured or killed by drunk driving illegal aliens? Or by murdering illegal aliens? Or lost their jobs or had the wages cut because of cheap illegal laborers?

“According to the Government Accountability Office, the percent of inmates in federal prisons who are in the country illegally iS TWENTY FIVE PERCENT. The GAO also found that criminal illegal aliens were arrested an average of 7 times. (Source: GAO)”.

There’s only one reason to not build a wall: TO LET IN MORE FUTURE DEMmigrants.

107 posted on 01/09/2019 5:52:54 PM PST by BTerclinger (MAGA)
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To: Amish with an attitude

Just tell Chucks office your zip code is 10024, area code 212
Tell Nancy’s your zip code is 94103 (where her SF office is), area code 415.

108 posted on 01/09/2019 6:05:59 PM PST by BTerclinger (MAGA)
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To: onyx


109 posted on 01/09/2019 6:35:55 PM PST by BTerclinger (MAGA)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Hi hardheadedwoman, glad to know I’m not the only one. What you said. Why are we not going after the propaganda machine? We could make life a bit “unsettled” if we played it just right. Going after the advertisers is pretty effective if it’s coordinated. Target one lying talking head at a time. Take on their sponsors with a vengeance. Put the fear of God in them, at least the fear of people who can choose to buy from independent markets.

110 posted on 01/09/2019 6:50:18 PM PST by WVNan
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To: BTerclinger

“There’s only one reason to not build a wall: TO LET IN MORE FUTURE DEMmigrants.”

Which reminds me to mention something I think about from time to time. We complain about how the dims want illegals because they vote dim. While we wait for a border fence, we, as good patriots, should be working on every person we know who speaks broken English. We have to flip them by talking truth to them about where dims are going to take them ie, into slavery. We have to keep them from voting or from voting dim.

111 posted on 01/09/2019 7:52:42 PM PST by WVNan
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To: romanesq

Ha! This sounds like fun!

If the talking points lady tries to hit me with “right wing terrorism”, I’ll politely inform her that I dated and nearly married a black woman, and have been married many years to a medium dark skin Pacific Islander legal immigrant. My wife is 100% supportive of Trump on this issue. (All true.)

If she persists in insulting me and my wife, then I hit her with Monty Python. (”Don’t give me that, you snotty... “)

112 posted on 01/09/2019 8:00:49 PM PST by Paul R.
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To: Amish with an attitude
“Contact Chuck and Nancy directly:”

Despite the fact that they are in leadership positions, they don’t allow email comments from outside their districts.

I checked Pelosi's site. It initially appears one can e-mail her office if not in her district, but then you get shot down once an outside zip code is entered. I guess calling or snail mail is better in this instance. I checked several other Reps and Senators, both Pub and Dem, and they are all the same, in this regard, apparently, even down to using the same form, with the same canned text in the response to an entry.

113 posted on 01/09/2019 8:13:59 PM PST by Paul R.
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To: BTerclinger; Amish with an attitude

The sites ask for the 4 digit zip code extension, not “area code”.

I guess one could fake it, but, possibly that can be screened out.

114 posted on 01/09/2019 8:22:12 PM PST by Paul R.
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To: WVNan

I am sure there are people on here who know how to use social media very well, I’m not one of them. Enough negative feedback about the talking heads lies will at least let them know some of us are awake and interested in digging up dirt on each one of them. The gossip about so called celebrities these days doesn’t even have to have a basis in fact, turn it on one of the talking heads and they will all run for the hills. The dims have done it for years with impunity.
Target one large advertiser and lower their gross profit margin a percent or two and they will all take notice. Take any new movie by the left wingers and come up with the worst possible reviews, they would notice. Outa the dim playbook.

115 posted on 01/09/2019 8:33:32 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Paul R.; All

BTW, Pelosi’s site says snail mail gets an additional 2 week delay due to “security”. So, that’s not much good.

OTOH, here’s her SF Office info.:

San Francisco District Office
90 7th Street
Suite 2-800
San Francisco, CA 94103.
phone: (415) 556-4862
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

A few reps may also show a fax # somewhere on their site, but none of the major players seem to, that I’ve seen so far.

116 posted on 01/09/2019 8:36:58 PM PST by Paul R.
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To: Paul R.

with the internet faxing has become out of date

117 posted on 01/09/2019 8:38:31 PM PST by marajade (Skywalker)
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To: jazusamo

bump to the top

118 posted on 01/09/2019 8:47:45 PM PST by GOPJ (Whole towns in flyover died when jobs left for China. DC didn't gave a damn.Now they want OUR tears?)
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To: marajade

Actually, faxing is still REQUIRED in certain situations, such as sending of sensitive financial or medical information, unless the docs are to be mailed or dropped off in person.

But, yes, in general it went out of favor many years ago.

119 posted on 01/09/2019 8:58:12 PM PST by Paul R.
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To: Paul R.

I just refinanced my mortgage all on the internet through Quicken Loans

120 posted on 01/09/2019 9:00:49 PM PST by marajade (Skywalker)
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