The same day the illegals landed on Martha’s Vineyard, Karine Jean-Pierre reiterated, “the border is secure” as an echo from Merick Garland who has been staring right at the cameras saying the same thing - as three, four, even five thousand illegals come pouring across the border, per day. Who knew? If it’s not on CNN or MSNBC it’s not happening.
Was this political - perhaps; was it a stunt - no. It was a wakeup call to the American public. For months now, the Feds have been flying illegal immigrants to various parts of the country, all under the cover of darkness - literally, in the middle of the night. Do you think the good folk of Martha’s Vineyard knew about that - did anyone know about that? Not until Abbott sent busloads to NY, DC and Chicago, and now, the “island of the rich and famous”, some in broad daylight, did the salsa hit the fan. What would the mayors of these sanctuary cities possibly do with 50 homeless people? I don’t know, ask Governor Abbott. He gets them thousands at a time.
Well, Abbott has decided to share. You call yourself a sanctuary city; then, do it - provide sanctuary. On top of that, the public gets to know, the border is anything but secure. … which brings us around to the second misconception - that the border should always be open to anyone who wants to come into the country.
Just past the statue that beacons the “tired and the poor”, is an island. When, as a child, I made that journey past the statue, I was told that not long before, all who responded to the statue’s invitation had to first stop at this little island, just beyond. It’s called “Ellis Island”. It was set up to process all “the tired and the poor”. It was the first stop into this new country. But it was more than that. It was a promise to the citizens of this new country that they, themselves, can still feel safe and secure as they welcome these new folk, looking for respite and security. Here, the citizens of this country were promised that no harm would come to them, because we made sure people who wished them harm would not be permitted to come. Back then, the major danger were diseases that were rampaging throughout the world. Once medical science had spread all over the globe, it was no longer necessary to process immigrants at the island. All that was done in the country of origin since most new arrivals come by plane, as the days of ocean liners is past.
How does that work at the southern border? Can we be assured that no harm can come across that border? The entire country was double masked and sequestered, but the border was entirely unmasked and definitely unvaccinated. Did all the little kids arrive with their required shots against measles, chickenpox, polio, and various poxes? Apparently not, since cities like NY are seeing a resurgence of polio, which has been eradicated since the 50’s.
These immigrants are not marching across Central America, wearing Nikies and carrying cell phones on their own. They are being guided by the Mexican Cartels who are getting mega rich from smuggling drugs. Little children, travelling alone, are being used as “mules”, smuggling drugs, made in China. Do we have a responsibility to our own children to keep them safe. Can we say, FENTANYL?
There is just one question that needs to be answered - would you leave your front door wide open as you go to bed tonight?