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.
These are lawmakers. Their job is to formulate the laws which govern our nation.
Yet they support lawlessness on our Southern border to assure massive influx of law-breaking immigrants who will, in turn, assure their continuous reelection as lawmakers.
Good luck President Trump, first President since Reagan to even attempt to end this madness. I’ll do whatever I can to help.
Sure. Let’s go with your delusions.
“The sites ask for the 4 digit zip code extension, not area code.”
Go to website of Senator on Representative.
Look under contacts / offices and find their local office.
Pick THAT zip code and 4 digit extension.
If it doesn’t show th 4 digit extension,
go to https://www.usps.com/nationalpremieraccounts/findzipcodes.htm
Admittedly a PITA but after the first one, it only takes a minute...
Amen to that.
“Ha! This sounds like fun!
If the talking points lady tries to hit me with right wing terrorism, Ill 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. “
I was insulted as I pointed out we had quite a few people die here in this area on 9-11. Her response to emphasize these DHS stats were for post 9-11.
What does that have to do with the price of corn in Iowa?
I followed up with a letter to Booker’s office, detailing part of this and saying whatever staffer drew up those talking points needs to be fired.
Added that I had met him at a conference and how can he not meet the bare minimum of upholding his oath of office to provide for the common defense and basic security of Americans?
It went on like that but the swarmy condescension crap; there will be no more of that!
Left a message to another useless cause in Bob Menendez. These people are really part of a criminal club not political party.
Let us fight some more today! Tomorrow too.
Why do politicians deserve this type of added protection?
Walls around their residences that:
<><> impede traffic of riff-raff,
<><> stop trespassers,
<><> discourage people from being inside their areas,
<><> provide extra SAFETY AND SECURITY for their families!
Why do everyday Americans NOT deserve this added protection from the riff-raff coming over the border?
Sounds like Sen. Murphy in CT. If you dare disagree on a popular topic in the news, you will get a lecture by some intern to tell you why you are wrong.
When I was unemployed in 2011-12 (Thanks, Obama!), there were no Food Bank supplies or deferrement of my bills or my accounts. I went without vacations and many things. I even applied to be a substitute teacher in my school system and there was a hiring freeze back then. These days, I have a job I love (I have 2 jobs I love, actually) and my school system is desperately trying to find substitute teachers because the real teachers are leaving to get better jobs in this Trump Economy.
I called 50 plus times.
I'd rather see a million MAGA caps.
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