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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: TangledUpInBlue
Most have their minds made up and neither of the speeches I suspect converted anyone.

I agree. Why waste your time with speeches and such. We know the Democrats lie like rugs. It is a time for real actions to be taken. Not poor "woo is me" speeches.

21 posted on 01/09/2019 7:04:50 AM PST by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT!)
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To: onyx

Called Senator Booker’s office. They have a young woman who is trying to push back with talking points about “right wing terrorism.”

“Tell the Senator to secure the border. Read the preamble to the Constitution and uphold the Constitution.”

It got ugly as I let her know I wasn’t interested in a DHS politicized report about “right-wing terrorism.”

She was a real drone but folks, this is for all the marbles.

1.) Call and hammer them, all of them!
2) Make a $5 donation to the President or better.
3) Raise holy hell.

22 posted on 01/09/2019 7:09:03 AM PST by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: onyx

I called the DC office of both Senator Deb Fischer and Senator Ben sASSe.

I stated that President Trump has my full support; that I agree with his contentions about the crisis at our southern border, and; that I am not opposed to the present government shutdown, if that is what it requires to obtain funding for additional border security and “the wall” - whether the structure be concrete or steel.

I also stated that, from the fact checking I was able to do, the President was accurate in his statements, even while he rounded his numbers to the nearest 100 or 1000.

Finally, I stated to each senator’s staff member that I expect each of my senators to support President Trump and his plans for the southern border wall.

23 posted on 01/09/2019 7:09:18 AM PST by JME_FAN (If you lived here, you'd be home by now.)
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To: eartick

“Where has it gotten us?”

The fight is now and in the coming week. Man up, this is it.

1.) Contact and better if possible stage a media event of protest at an official’s office.

2.) Make a $5 donation to the President. It matters a lot to see the numbers of people who come out in support.

24 posted on 01/09/2019 7:10:39 AM PST by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: onyx; jimrob

Done! And thanks for posting this. It’s exactly what this place is for, and I’ll bet jimrob is fine with it. Melt the phones!

(pinging the big cheese)

25 posted on 01/09/2019 7:15:50 AM PST by Basket_of_Deplorables (Unredact the 99 page Collyer Report!!!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

They looked like hapless singles on a blind date that went horribly wrong, desperate to find a way out.

26 posted on 01/09/2019 7:30:56 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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27 posted on 01/09/2019 7:39:44 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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28 posted on 01/09/2019 7:43:28 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Toespi
My point was if Congress is behind Trump, as McCarthy stated, then let’s see the signs specifically supporting Trump.

I don't disagree with that, but signs supporting the MAGA agenda would be better.

What would be extremely helpful, is for elected Republicans to get in front of the nearest microphone, and let everyone know that they support the president.

29 posted on 01/09/2019 7:46:10 AM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: Liz

Thanks for the ping.

30 posted on 01/09/2019 7:46:32 AM 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: onyx

I am from TX — both my senators’ vmail boxes are full.

Wonder why...

31 posted on 01/09/2019 7:49:48 AM PST by freedumb2003 (As always IMHO)
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To: pfony1


Should be:


32 posted on 01/09/2019 7:52:15 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: TangledUpInBlue

He never mentioned “Obama’s wall”, you ASSUMED he meant Obama.

MOST rich politicians, including Obama, Pelosi, Romney, etc... live in GATED COMMUNITIES - that is a FACT! WHY do they live inside those gated communities?

To impede the traffic of everyday riff-raff, to stop trespassers, to discourage unknown people from being inside their areas and to provide extra SAFETY for their families!

So, the comparison was pretty damn good to me:
Why do politicians deserve this type of added protection?
Why do everyday Americans NOT deserve this added protection?

33 posted on 01/09/2019 7:54:24 AM PST by ExTxMarine (Diversity is tolerance; diverse points of views will not be tolerated!)
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To: onyx

The ONLY thing being manufactured is the democrats and medias BS.

34 posted on 01/09/2019 7:56:46 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: weston

“Contact Chuck and Nancy directly:”

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

35 posted on 01/09/2019 7:59:10 AM PST by Amish with an attitude
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To: Liz

LOL! One-eyed UpChuck and Bug-eyed Nance — what a couple!

36 posted on 01/09/2019 8:02:58 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: onyx

I called my two Communist Senators from Virginia.

37 posted on 01/09/2019 8:03:24 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: Polyxene

38 posted on 01/09/2019 8:03:45 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: onyx


39 posted on 01/09/2019 8:07:52 AM PST by GailA (Wife of RET. SCPO, GET OVER IT, DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT!)
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To: romanesq

Made mine last night. Are they posting the amount contributed so far?

40 posted on 01/09/2019 8:21:59 AM PST by LilRhody
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