Skip to comments.Trump's Crucial Test at San Ysidro
Posted on 11/27/2018 3:33:47 PM PST by Kaslin
Mass migration "lit the flame" of the right-wing populism that is burning up the Old Continent, she said. Europe must "get a handle on it."
"Europe must send a very clear message -- 'we are not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support.'" Should Europe fail to toughen up, illegal migration will never cease to "roil the body politic."
And who is the lady who issued the dire warning and dispensed the tough-love advice to Europe? Marine Le Pen?
No. It is Hillary Clinton, spouse of the Great Triangulator.
Democrats may have piled on Clinton for selling out progressivism, but her political instincts here are dead on. She has grasped something her party willfully refuses to recognize -- the growing salience of the issue of mass illegal migration into Western societies.
According to a new Gallup Poll, concern over immigration and illegal aliens soared from 13 to 21 percent of the public in November, as the No. 1 problem on the minds of the American people.
And this was before Sunday's violent collision at San Ysidro where the Border Patrol fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to stop a mob of hundreds -- out of the thousands of migrants housed in a stadium in Tijuana -- from breaching our border and pouring into our country.
TV footage of the attempted breach, and photos and stories that major newspapers are putting on Page One, will sustain the national focus on what, since the election, has re-emerged as the nation's primary concern.
With Mexico about to install a leftist government and new caravans forming in Central America to move through Mexico to the U.S. border, this issue is not going away before the 2020 election.
And with nearly 10,000 migrants being held in Tijuana for more than a week, in what the city's mayor calls a humanitarian crisis, new and more desperate attempts to breach our border can be expected.
Rocks and bottles were hurled at the men and women of the Border Patrol Sunday, which brought the tear gas and temporary closing of the San Ysidro crossing. New, more serious, casualties cannot be ruled out.
Monday, Trump called on Mexico City to deal with the migrants seeking to breach our border, and threatened that if Mexico does not act, he could close one of the world's busiest crossings, and for good:
"Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A.," Trump tweeted, "We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!"
Trump thus laid down a marker for himself. Either he halts the caravans, or he will be seen as the failed enforcer of America's border.
In that Gallup Poll there is other major news.
Among the problems facing America, in the eyes of her people in November, not one of the top 10 involved a foreign threat. In the following order, all involve the troubled state of our splintered nation: immigration/illegal aliens; dissatisfaction with government/poor leadership; health care; unifying the country; race relations/racism; lack of respect for each other; ethics/moral/religious/family decline; economy in general; unemployment/jobs; and education.
Immigration, race, culture, the economy and education appear to be the agenda Americans want addressed in 2020.
What does this portend?
While progressives may have piled on Clinton for her comments, and she may have "clarified" what she said, she has hit on something. Mass migration from the Third World has not only been the major progenitor and propellant of the right-wing populism that is raging across Europe, it also played an indispensable role in defeating her and electing Donald Trump.
And if the Democratic Party and its presidential candidates in 2020 are seen as abolish-ICE, pro-amnesty, open borders liberals, they will pull their party out of the mainstream of this nation on the most divisive issue of our time -- the Third World invasion of the West.
For Trump, the die is cast. Not only are border security, the wall, and his pledge to halt the illegal invasion of his country what got him elected, they appear to be a primary argument for his re-election.
Washington's think tank and media elites may be focused on other issues -- Brexit, the Russia-Ukraine naval clash in the Kerch Strait, Kim Jong Un's nukes, the South China Sea, Syria, Iran, the Saudi crown prince's role in the grisly murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.
But according to Gallup, none of these issues is a top concern or problem for the American people.
Progressives fail to understand that what they describe as greater and ever more desirable diversity, millions of Americans see as the conquest of their country by an endless flood of uninvited strangers.
Trump’s plan seems to be going well. That 8,500 horde bottleneck is not sustainable by Tijuana or Mexico and the horde is going to get more discouraged and filthy and uncomfortable by the day.
I like Pat, but it’s easy to write back seat pieces devoid of ideas...he is always short on ideas.
There has been a political movement in Cal called La Reconquista for the last 35 years. The purpose to have Mexico retake the american southwest through immigration and demographic. The current elder of the movement is state senator KevinDe (added to make his name more ethnic) leon
The more illegals come into states like Cal the more it becomes like mexico. People who believe this proudly fly the mexican flag. Drive around LA sometime if you dare.
Here in Canada I am always told by liberal relatives what a racist terrible country the USA is? So....makes me wonder why it is so important for all these Hispanics to get there?
Pretty good. Better than "the Stain Maker".
Did you tell them that the US has more immigrants in its country than the rest of the countries in the world have combined?
Pat is basically Trump, but way, way, waaaaay ahead of Trump’s time.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Night of the Living Dead
The Walking Dead
What's the central theme of all of these scary pictures??
millions of Americans see as the conquest of their country by an endless flood of uninvited strangers.
It has been a bipartisan policy of non-enforcement through FOUR Presidents, two of each party, designed to fundamentally change this country into a bilingual hispanic country, whether we liked it or not.
We are now 30 million people down the road to becoming North Mexico.
This is our last chance to keep our country.
California is already a Mexican colony.
Here’s the weather forecast for Chula Vista CA (closest CA city to Tijuana) for the next few days. RAIN, High Surf, Wind! Don’t you just love it!
You should tell them that Obama, a black man was elected twice.
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