The Senate Voted to End Emergency on the Border

The Senate Voted to End Emergency on the Border

But Hezbollah, ISIS, gangs and drug cartels didn’t get the memo.

Michael Cutler

On September 25, 2019 the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch posted a disturbing report, “Senate votes to end border emergency under which Trump redirected military funds to wall construction” that began with the following paragraph:

The Senate again approved a resolution to end President Trumps national emergency at the southern border, with Republicans joining Democrats in a bid to prevent the president from redirecting military funds toward a border wall, though Trump was expected to veto it again.

The report went on to note that the Republicans control the Senate and ended with this sentence:

The vote was an unusual display of Republican rebellion against the presidents quest for his signature policy initiative, which led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history that ended earlier this year.

The Democrats refused to accept that there was a crisis on the southern border in the first place, and now the Republican-controlled Senate has voted, yet again, to “end the crisis”!

What has not been determined, or reported upon, is how our politicians from either political party have come to the insane conclusion that the emergency on the treacherous southern border has ended.

Certainly the “all clear” has not sounded.

While President Trump has been successful in reducing the number of illegal aliens who are being apprehended by the Border Patrol along the southern border--though a number of tactics including getting Mexico to deploy their forces along the border and with other diplomatic initiatives--tens of thousands of illegal aliens continue to be apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol each month and narcotics continue to be seized along that troubled border.

To this point, on August 8, 2019 ABC News reported, Southwest border apprehensions down for the second straight month: CBP.  Here is an excerpt from that report:

There were 71,999 apprehensions in July compared to 94,908 in June, according to CBP. In May, there were 132,870 apprehensions -- among the highest monthly rates ever recorded by CBP.

Undeniably the number of Border Patrol arrests have been on a downward trend.  However, tens of thousands of illegal aliens continue to be arrested each month and no one knows how many aliens continue to successfully evade the Border Patrol.  This certainly does not constitute an end to the “emergency on the border.”

My earlier article, Jihad At The Border included testimony provided at a Senate hearing on how Hezbollah is working in close cooperation with Latin American drug cartels and human traffickers to flood America with drugs and illegal aliens as a source of funding and as means of smuggling sleeper agents into the United States.  Indeed, a number of such sleeper agents have been arrested recently as they were going about their efforts to scope out potential terror targets in the United States.

The U.S. military has demonstrated serious concerns about the threats posed by Iran as their leaders become more desperate in the face of increased economic sanctions to persuade them to end their nuclear ambitions.

In point of fact, September 30, 2019 Microsoft News’ Business Insider reported, “The US military is practicing moving its Middle Eastern command base to South Carolina because its Qatar base is a 'sitting duck' for Iranian attacks.”

Here are two excerpts from that sobering report:

Recent Iranian success at striking military and civilian infrastructure targets in the Persian Gulf region have led the American military to practice switching operational control of military operations from bases located within range of Iranian missiles to bases in the United States that are out of harm's way.

A NATO military attache assigned to the region confirmed the switch over, which US officials said was designed to practice moving key command and control operations out of range of Iranians cruise missiles in the Gulf region, as pushed by last month's strike by an estimated 20 cruise missile on what was considered a heavily guarded oil facility in Saudi Arabia.

It is obvious that our military leaders are concerned that Iran could launch an attack against U.S. forces in the Middle East.  Coupling that concern with the arrest of Hezbollah sleeper agents in the U.S. who were engaged in preparatory operations for possible terror attacks makes it clear that securing the southern border is vital for national security.

The preface of the official report authored by the 9/11 Commission Staff of government attorneys and federal agents, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travelbegan with the following paragraph that focused on border security:

It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.

On January 29, 2019, the Senate Intelligence Committee conducted a hearing on Worldwide Threats that was predicated on the release of a report issued by the Director of the Office of National Intelligence, World-Wide Threat Assessment.”  That report detailed the major threats to America.  The transcript of that hearing and the actual report are eye-opening and make crystal clear that border security is national security.

In fact, that hearing and the report upon which the hearing was predicated, served as the basis for my recent commentary "World-Wide Threat Assessment Makes Powerful Case For Border Security."

Unfathomably the Republican-controlled Senate, has decided that there is no longer an emergency on our dangerous southern border and has joined with Democrats to undermine President Trump’s efforts to address a gaping hole in our nation’s security.

Let me be clear, a secure wall on the southern border will not, by itself, end the immigration crisis.  Interior enforcement is as important an issue as border security, however, that wall is a vital component of what should be an integrated system to protect our nation and our citizens.

I have come to compare the border wall with a wing on an airplane.  Without its wing an airplane won’t fly, however, a wing by itself goes nowhere.

Contrary to the lies and propaganda that is spewed by the globalists in both political parties and in the mainstream media, the wall is not designed to stop people or commerce from entering the United States from Mexico.  The wall will only make certain that all people and cargo that enters the United States are inspected at ports of entry and so that a record of their entry can be created.

Think of the border wall as being comparable to the velvet ropes are used at banks to guide customers to the next available teller to prevent chaos and foster an orderly process. 

Finally, for the immigration anarchists who raise the issue that a wall is “unconstitutional” I submit Article IV Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution that states:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.