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In this post last night, I wrote about the untold story behind the immigration crisis. It’s called the health epidemic crisis. This article highlights what’s happening at the border.

What’s frightening is that diseases not seen in the US in literally decades are showing up at our southern border. What’s more frightening is that it isn’t likely that these diseases will be contained at the border.

Thus far, Democrats have insisted that the border crisis was a “manufactured crisis.” After it became obvious that this wasn’t a manufactured crisis, Democrats switched to saying it was a “humanitarian crisis.” Now that contagious diseases are getting detected, will Democrats, led by Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Schumer, continue to put Americans’ lives at risk? Will they ignore this crisis, too?

Jon Anfinsen is a National Border Patrol Council vice president and based in Del Rio, which includes Eagle Pass, where most Congolese are arriving. Anfinsen represents approximately 1,000 agents who are based out of 10 regional holding stations. Anfinsen has been an agent 12 years and said the number of people in custody and subsequent illnesses among that population is “unprecedented.”

“Scabies, chickenpox, we had one case of the mumps here in Uvalde. I wanna say we had measles, plenty of the flu, plenty of colds, body lice, just assorted. And some of these things, they spread like wildfires when you get into a cramped holding cell. It happens,” Anfinsen said.

The continuous breakouts — in part caused by the overcrowded conditions in facilities and difficulty quarantining each sick person — are taking both a physical and mental toll on agents.

This wasn’t unforeseen or unpredicted, either:

That interview happened 3 months ago. The CDC said then that they were “playing catch-up” with vaccinations. Since then, it’s quite possible that things have gotten worse.

What’s particularly upsetting is the fact that Democrats haven’t lifted a finger to fix the immigration problem. What’s worst is that they don’t seem at all interested in fixing the problem because they see it as a partisan political issue. How sad is that?

In 2020, voters have a decision. They can vote for the party that puts partisanship ahead of patriotism and doing what’s right. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for this type of malfeasance. It’s a vote for the failing status quo.

If you’re satisfied with communicable diseases spreading nationwide, then you need to rethink things ASAP.

For a couple of months, Democrats have admitted that there’s a humanitarian crisis that’s related to illegal immigration. I won’t dispute that but it’s far more than that. During an interview with Brian Kilmeade, Dr. Drew Pinsky highlighted what’s happening in California. Specifically, he highlighted what’s happening in the homeless districts in LA.

During Kilmeade’s program, Dr. Pinsky made this dire prediction:

“I want to give you a prediction here. There will be a major infectious disease epidemic this summer in Los Angeles,” he said. “We have tens and tens of thousands of people living in tents. Horrible conditions. Sanitation. Rats have taken over the city,” he told Kilmeade. “We’re the only city in the country, Los Angeles, without a rodent control program. We have multiple rodent-borne, flea-borne illnesses, plague, typhus. We’re gonna have louse-borne illness. If measles breaks into that population, we have tuberculosis exploding.”

This is how LA dealt with this potential epidemic:

Despite efforts last October by Los Angeles officials to clean up the trash which had led to several cases of flea-borne typhus, garbage has accumulated again. The trash heaps attract rats and other rodents which can carry the diseased fleas, potentially infecting humans who come in contact with them.

The past 2 weeks, local news stations have reported the increase in reported cases of tuberculosis:

Los Angeles has a growing problem with diseases borne by both flea and feces. An LAPD officer was just diagnosed with typhoid fever along with two more from the same workplace displaying symptoms. Meanwhile, cases of typhus, caused by a different bacterium, have soared in California from 13 in 2008 to 167 in 2018. In addition, there have been outbreaks of hepatitis A, tuberculosis, and staph in L.A. and other West Coast cities.

Why is this happening—and will [it] spread to other cities? The city of Los Angeles itself links the disease outbreaks to the area’s growing homelessness problem.

Since this article was written, Dr. Drew Pinsky was interviewed by Laura Ingraham. Here’s what Dr. Pinsky said:

Across the nation, previously unscreened people from other parts of the planet are being diagnosed with tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. This isn’t just a humanitarian crisis, as Democrats insist. It’s a medical crisis and a national security crisis, too. Anyone that thinks that shipping illegal aliens that carry these diseases to other communities is inviting a crisis.

In fact, this nation is on the verge of multiple crises. One crisis that must be fixed, not contained, is the health epidemic that’s being triggered by the homeless crisis. As explained earlier, the epidemic is the result of “rodent-borne, flea-borne illnesses” like plague and typhus.

Another crisis is the health crisis that has a higher-than-likely chance of spreading nationwide, thanks in large part to illegal immigration. This article should get everyone’s attention. Here’s why:

With the southern border being overwhelmed with 100,000 people a month being apprehended attempting to enter illegally, there is no ability to enforce any sort of massive health check. The border patrol does its best to notice who may be showing symptoms of illness, but there’s nothing to be done about those who are unaware they’re ill with no obvious indications of sickness.

As of May 31, we have 981 cases of measles in 26 states. For a disease we thought eradicated, we are now on track to surpass 1,000 this week, eclipsing the previous record in 1994, which reported 963 for the entire year.

Speaker Pelosi and other House Democrats put us all in danger if they don’t start taking illegal immigration seriously. Last fall, House Democrats insisted that this was a “manufactured crisis.” Now that that’s been discredited, it’s time to take action to prevent a major health epidemic.

I’m tired of hearing Democrats ignore crises while they investigate myths about presidential collusion. Instead of investigating hoaxes, Democrats should take action to save people’s lives.

A month after Nancy Pelosi got the Speaker’s Gavel back, so-called moderate Democrats have been peddling the fiction that impeachment might cost Pelosi the Speaker’s Gavel again. While I certainly agree that wouldn’t be a net positive for Pelosi, it’s fiction to think that’s the Democrats’ only re-election problem.

That being said, this article does a fine job of painting Ms. Pelosi into a corner:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she doesn’t want to impeach President Trump. But those words fail to convince. How can you not move to impeach a president who has engaged in a cover-up? How can you say that the man you refuse to remove from office belongs in prison?

Simply put, Pelosi’s Democrats have a problem. Their problem is that they’re trying to please multiple masters, something that the Bible explicitly cautions against. The MSM will attempt to hide this dilemma but it’s obvious they won’t be successful. Anyone with half a brain knows that Democrats are betwixt and between.

Still, impeachment is just one of the Democrats’ worries. There’s a crisis on the US-Mexico border that’s months beyond crisis stage. Democrats didn’t promise to fix that crisis. Still, Democrats formed the Problem Solvers Caucus to give people the impression that they wanted to fix things. Thus far, they haven’t done anything to fix the illegal immigration and national security crises.

The DC media, aka the Agenda Media, only keep track of who’s up or who’s down each week. Throughout the rest of the country, they pay attention to whether their lives improved or not. That’s beyond the DC Media’s comprehension.

Simply put, Democrats are angry, hate-filled people. They don’t fix crises. Finally, they’re unhinged because their Russia fiction witch hunt came up empty. If they want to go on a fishing expedition, they should do it on their own time. They’ve wasted enough of the taxpayers’ dimes on the official fishing expeditions.

Nancy Pelosi erupted again, saying that President Trump’s tactics “undermined America’s preeminent leadership role in the world by recklessly threatening to impose tariffs on our close friend and neighbor to the south.” Then she said that “threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy.”

Actually, when you’re dealing with a do-nothing Democrat House intent on sabotaging national security, it’s the perfect way to get things done on the international stage. That’s what President Trump is dealing with. Unlike Ms. Pelosi, President Trump is intent on addressing the biggest issues on our plate. Nancy Pelosi (and her Democrats) don’t care about America’s agenda. They’re all about their special interests’ agenda.

If that agenda diverges with America’s agenda, then Democrats side with the special interests. But I digress. Back to Ms. Pelosi’s hissy fit:

“Congress will continue to hold the Trump Administration accountable for its failures to address the humanitarian situation at our southern border,” she said. “President Trump must stop sabotaging good-faith, constructive, and bipartisan efforts in Congress to address this complex problem in a humane manner that honors and respects our most cherished national values.”

What a windbag. That’s what DC politicians do when caught doing nothing. Pelosi knows that House Democrats haven’t done a thing to fix the humanitarian or national security crises. Instead, Pelosi’s Democrats passed a blanket amnesty bill that doesn’t fix any of the problems we’re currently dealing with.

Thanks to Ms. Pelosi’s Democrats, 31% of all girls brought illegally into the US from Mexico have been sexually assaulted. Ms. Pelosi, which of our “cherished national values” does that uphold?

This is Pelosi just 3 months ago:

She’s the witch that’s sabotaging good-faith attempts to fix this crisis. Simply put, she isn’t a patriot. She hasn’t been for years. She’s been a total autocrat whenever possible. Not a single Democrat voted for President Trump’s tax cuts that have the economy sailing. Not a single Democrat voted for border wall funding until after she became Speaker. Only then did Democrats vote for funding the wall. BTW, they still haven’t lifted a finger on fixing US asylum laws.

How she has the audacity to say that Democrats are part of “good-faith, constructive, and bipartisan efforts in Congress to address this complex problem” is beyond me. Ms. Pelosi is a proven liar. She shouldn’t be mistaken for being a patriot.

The MSM has complained about President Trump’s tweets as though they were meant to be ridiculed. The MSM hasn’t noticed that Sen. Schumer’s tweets is more ridiculous than President Trump’s tweets.

For instance, moments after President Trump announced that the US and Mexico had reached a deal on border security, Sen. Schumer tweeted “This is an historic night! @realDonaldTrump has announced that he has cut a deal to ‘greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.’ Now that that problem is solved, I’m sure we won’t be hearing any more about it in the future.”

First, the problem isn’t solved. This is just President Trump doing his best to limit the damage of the current crisis. Sen. Schumer first said that this was a “manufactured crisis”. Throughout, Sen. Schumer has sat on his hands instead of providing ideas that would fix this crisis. Doing nothing except obstructing is what Sen. Schumer does best. That’s why this tweet is utterly laughable:


The next serious proposal from Sen. Schumer or Pelosi will be their first of this session of Congress. We’ve got a crisis at our southern border. What’s the only legislation that’s been written on immigration? The House passed a mass amnesty bill that won’t fix any part of this crisis. The Senate has done even less than the House. In fact, Senate Democrats haven’t done anything about immigration. So much for the thought that Democrats have provided “serious proposals to address the nation’s most pressing needs.”

Here’s another of Sen. Schumer’s idiotic tweets:


What a wimp! President Trump pressured Mexico into multiple concessions, which should help with this crisis. Thus far, Mexico has done more to fix the humanitarian crisis and national security crisis than Democrats have done. That isn’t a high bar since Democrats haven’t done a thing that’d fix a thing about these crises. If Democrats don’t siding with the Resist Movement instead of with the American people, their 2020 fates will be grim.

Sen. Schumer should stop flapping his gums and stop with his obstruction. Democrats haven’t provided any assistance since President Trump was elected. Democrats unanimously voted against President Trump’s tax cuts. Democrats frequently voted against eliminating industry-killing regulations. Frankly, Sen. Schumer’s tweets are almost as worthless as his actions on important issues.

Thomas Homan, the former acting director of ICE, insists that the Democrats have a ‘look in the mirror’ problem. Based on this opinion piece, I think he’s right.

To say that Mr. Homan is more than upset with the national security crisis is understatement. Homan knows the ins and outs of the political battle that’s being fought. He’s served in Republican and Democrat administrations. He noted that “The president also put a new long-term immigration plan on the table that the Democratic congressional leadership would have welcomed 10 years ago – but instead has rejected out of hand.”

Democrats have put political gain ahead of doing what’s right. Anyone willing to argue that is either getting paid to lie or they’re incredibly stupid. Frankly, I don’t think that Democrats are stupid, though they frequently act that way on TV.

Homan has these questions he’d like Democrats to answer:

  1. Why do you believe it is OK to not care about securing our borders and enforcing laws passed by Congress?
  2. Why do you vilify the brave men and women who enforce our laws?
  3. Why do you ignore an unprecedented humanitarian crisis on our border?

Homan wasn’t finished. Later, he wrote this:

If Democrats want to know why children are dying and 31 percent of women coming to the U.S. illegally are being sexually assaulted during their journey, the Democrats need only to look in the mirror and see their inaction.

The Democrats want to know how the criminal cartels in Mexico make billions of dollars a year on illegal immigrants smuggling and human trafficking in women and children. Again, they need only look in the mirror.

If the Democrats want to call illegal immigration a manufactured crisis then they must accept that they manufactured it. They manufactured it because of their drive to see President Trump fail, their desire to have open borders, and their desire to turn illegal immigrants into American citizens and Democratic voters.

This isn’t to say that Republicans are flawless. It’s to say that Democrats are significantly worse on immigration and border security. How can the party that supposedly supports the little guy do nothing while “31% of women coming to the U.S. illegally” get assaulted? That isn’t fighting for the little guy. That’s the Democrats (again) playing partisan political tricks instead of doing what’s right for America. That’s sickening. In this video, Pelosi criticizes President Trump, saying this isn’t a way to treat a friend:

What blithering idiot thinks that friends let harmful drugs flow into their neighbor’s yards? What blithering idiot thinks that a friend turns a blind eye while teenage girls are imported into their neighbor’s yard, then sold into sex slavery? If that’s Pelosi’s definition of a friend, then that explains her spark of divinity statement about MS-13:

The night Trump defeated Hillary, Democrats decided that they hated Trump more than they loved this country. Since then, Democrats have tried sabotaging President Trump’s efforts in ways that would’ve been inconceivable 15 years ago. Now, the Democrats’ actions aren’t just expected. They’re demanded. It’s long past time that Democrats should take a week for self-examination. Today’s Democrats are nothing like Democrat patriots like Hubert Humphrey, JFK, Scoop Jackson & Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Apparently, President Trump’s tactic of imposing tariffs on Mexico worked. Ed Morrissey’s post is both thorough in delivering details to its readers but it’s the best analysis to their readers, too.

Ed cites this article from the Guardian in one of his first updates. That update quote says “According to a US-Mexico joint declaration released later in the evening, Mexico agreed to take more migrants seeking asylum in the United States while they await adjudication of their cases. The country also agreed to increase enforcement to curb illegal immigration, including deploying national guard troops to its southern border and cracking down on human smuggling organizations, the declaration said.”

I can’t praise Team Trump enough for their efforts to stop “human smuggling organizations” as part of this agreement. While others ignored that part of the crisis, Team Trump didn’t. When honest journalists write about this part of the agreement, it will be noticed that the Democrats talked about border security while Team Trump delivered border security to the most vulnerable amongst us.

Put differently, President Trump delivered while Pelosi’s Democrats on the Problem Solvers Caucus sat in the corner and did nothing. As far as I’m concerned, they’re virtually worthless.

Here’s another update and analysis from Ed’s post:

Update: This appears to be the biggest win for Trump in the declaration. Apart from Mexico’s pledge to maintain its current aggressive actions in shutting down the southern border to unauthorized migration, Mexico agreed to take back anyone crossing the border, asylum application or not:

The United States will immediately expand the implementation of the existing Migrant Protection Protocols across its entire Southern Border. This means that those crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their asylum claims.

In response, Mexico will authorize the entrance of all of those individuals for humanitarian reasons, in compliance with its international obligations, while they await the adjudication of their asylum claims. Mexico will also offer jobs, healthcare and education according to its principles.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued this statement after the official agreement had been signed:

I am glad President Trump has secured a commitment from the Mexican government to do more to secure their own borders and control the flow of people through their country. The security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States is unacceptable and Mexico has a crucial role to play as a responsible neighbor.

It is also good news for Kentuckians and for all Americans that U.S. families won’t be hit with the price increases that would have resulted from new tariffs on imports from Mexico.

Following this new progress, the onus is now squarely on my Democratic colleagues in Congress. Republicans have been working for weeks to secure supplemental funding for the badly overstretched agencies conducting law enforcement and humanitarian missions amid the border crisis. Thus far, Democrats have dragged their heels and preferred to pick political fights with the President rather than get something done. Until they put aside political gamesmanship and allow us to pass this needed funding, Democrats will continue to own the grave consequences.

By contrast, Senate Minority Leader Schumer issued this ‘statement’:


McConnell and Trump sound like leaders. Schumer sounds childish. That’s why Sen. Schumer is likely to be the Minority Leader for a great many years. David Asman at Fox Business offers this commentary:

If this article doesn’t stir Democrats to action, then they’ll be exposed as heartless politicians who only care about winning elections. Here’s a serious question for House Democrats: Why don’t you attempt to put nation ahead of political gain for a change?

I won’t pretend that the GOP is faultless on immigration. Still, I know Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has put together legislation together to fix the current crisis. That’s leaps and bounds beyond anything that House Democrats have done.

Mark Morgan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, didn’t pull punches in addressing the crisis:

Participating in the briefing was Sen. Chuck Grassley. Here’s what he had to say about what he’d heard:

I can’t believe that this actually happens but that people down there in Central America or Mexico are renting babies to get across the border and then sending them back and renting them again to get across the border. The public doesn’t know about it. I hope you guys will help advertise that, assuming the information that I heard yesterday was accurate because that’s a humanitarian crisis that we have to be concerned about.

What will Nancy do? What will Chuck do? Can they be bothered to give a damn? Thus far, they’ve said that it was a manufactured crisis, that the problem was caused by President Trump’s policies or simply refused to fix the asylum loopholes.

Their accomplices in the press, especially Jessica Tarlov, insist that Democrats care about border security. That’s BS. If they cared, they’d pass Sen. Graham’s 11-page bill that could fix these problems within a week. Democrats won’t do that, though. Their actions speak for themselves.

If Democrat members of the Problem Solvers Caucus don’t defy Ms. Pelosi, most of those freshmen Democrats will be one-term wonders. If Pelosi, Schumer and the Democrats listen to the Resist Movement, they’ll deserve to lose in a landslide. This is a crisis. Crises demand fixing.

Thus far, Democrats have failed miserably.

Anyone that thinks that Democrats don’t have a border security crisis isn’t paying attention. They definitely haven’t read Paul Bedard’s article about the crisis that Democrats refuse to fix.

Bedard’s article starts by saying “Calling the surprising May surge in illegal immigrant arrests on the border the “worst case scenario,” a top immigration analyst has boosted the expected level of crossings 10%, to over 1 million. U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday revealed that May apprehensions topped 144,000. This year has seen 676,315 apprehensions so far, up 99% over this time last year. That shocked immigration officials who had hoped it would drop in part due to the Trump administration’s get tough efforts on the border and the potentially deadly heat migrants encounter traveling through northern Mexico.”

Thus far, House Democrats haven’t lifted a finger to fix the immigration crisis. They’ve passed an immigration bill that will invite more illegal aliens to our borders but they haven’t passed a bill that’d fix the asylum crisis or the humanitarian crisis or the exploitation of young girl crisis.

Further, Democrat members of the Problem Solvers Caucus haven’t written a single piece of legislation that addresses these crises. If Democrat members of the Problem Solvers Caucus wont fix problems, then they’re worthless! They should be thrown out in large numbers in November, 2020.

By contrast, Sen. Lindsey Graham is working with President Trump to fix the problem. He’s written actual legislation that’d fix many of the problems. The chances that Democrats will work with Sen. Graham is virtually nonexistent. As long as the Resist Movement exists, then Democrats will be Democrats first, patriots only as a last resort.

Steven Kopits, the president of Princeton Policy Advisors which has predicted that immigrant apprehensions would reach 931,000 this year, expressed concern about the May numbers and boosted his prediction to 1,072,000. “This is the highest for the month of May since 2000 and the highest for any calendar month since March 2006,” he said in a report provided to Secrets. “We had expected a major surge heading into the summer months, but this is above our worst case scenario,” he added.

Today on Outnumbered, Harry Reid’s former spin-meister said that it’s finally time to have a conversation about this subject. Fuck that noise. (Pardon my French but this subject pisses me off on multiple levels.) The time for a leisurely conversation was a year ago. This time, it’s time for action:

Sen. Graham’s legislation will fix most, if not all, of the incentives that’ve precipitated this crisis. I’m betting that Democrat support for Sen. Graham’s legislation will be minimal, if that. Democrats are too obedient to the Resist activists to support Sen. Graham’s legislation. That’s because today’s Democrats are politicians first, patriots only rarely. What a sickening bunch.

Josh Kraushaar’s article highlights an old acronym I learned years decades ago. The applicable acronym is GIGO. GIGO stands for Garbage In, Garbage Out. It fits Mr. Kraushaar’s article perfectly.

Specifically, Kraushaar’s article states “President Trump is stuck on 259 electoral votes, and his campaign is trying to scheme any way possible to get him back to a majority. That’s the takeaway from a new Politico story outlining the Trump campaign’s intent to target three Democratic-leaning states—New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Nevada—as part of its battleground state strategy.”

Relying on anything Politico pumps out is foolish. First, this analysis relies on President Trump losing Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The odds of that happening aren’t high. Winning Michigan alone puts Trump over the top. It seems likely that Trump will do that. Because he’s fought hard to bring manufacturing jobs back to Michigan, blue collar voters are overwhelmingly supporting Trump.

Assuming that Trump will lose all three ‘Blue Wall’ states is foolish. The blue collar workers will turn out in just as big of numbers in 2020 as they did in 2016. Trump kept his promises to them. Further, the choice will come down to either keeping in place the policies that are currently producing fantastic economic growth or reverting back to the policies of the previous 8 years, when industries were hurt and economic growth was pathetic.

There aren’t enough stupid people who will vote to wreck this great economy. And let there be no doubt. If a Democrat is elected president in 2020, this fantastic economy will be as good as dead.

That’s before we start talking about the Democrats’ position on immigration. Despite some Democrats’ claim that they’re interested in border security, it’s obvious that they aren’t. If Democrats were serious about border security, we wouldn’t have had 144,000 apprehensions along the border in May. If anyone thinks that President Trump will get hurt electorally for his immigration policies, they aren’t paying attention.

There’s no doubt that President Trump will highlight the Democrats’ position of doing nothing to secure the border. Democrats will protest but anyone with half a brain knows that Democrats haven’t written a single piece of legislation that fixes this crisis. And make no mistake about whether it’s a crisis.

Let’s talk to an expert (rather than a windbag politician) about this. Here’s what John Sanders said about the situation:

“We are in a full-blown emergency, and I cannot say this stronger: the system is broken,” said acting CBP Commissioner John Sanders. Sanders said his agency has detained more than 680,000 border-crossers in the past eight months, noting that the total is “more than the population of Miami.”

This statement from US Customs & Border Protection is must reading, especially for windbag politicians. If Democrats that’re serving on the House Problem Solvers Caucus don’t take this seriously, they’ll be one-term wonders and Nancy Pelosi won’t even be the Minority Leader anymore.