Better late than never. Finally, President Trump woke up the Mexicans and said they better stop the mass migration of illegal aliens from Central America. In early June, he threatened tariffs of five percent, and increasing to 25 percent, if the siege continued. Mexico quickly promised, as the Washington Post called it, an “unprecedented crackdown.”
What that will mean in practice is anyone’s guess, but at least Trump made his point.
He won’t let illegal aliens erase the borders of the United States.
And erasing it they have been. Some 670,000 illegals crossed the border between October, the beginning of fiscal 2019, and May.
That terrifying number, fast approaching 700,000, invites some obvious practical questions, such as how many murderers or tuberculosis cases crossed the border, and where the government is housing and feeding the horde.