• Richard Easson

Border is 100% a Crisis – Facility Overflows, Dallas Convention Center Just the Start

No matter how many times President Joe Biden, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki or Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas try to spin the facts and tell Americans that what’s happening at our border with Mexico is not a crisis – it absolutely is and here’s why.

Just a couple of days ago Mayorkas downplayed the situation calling it “difficult” and Psaki has repeatedly lied during press conferences to the American public claiming that it’s not a crisis.

Sorry, but when 3,200 children have been moved to holding facilities designed to house adults and 1,400 of them have been held in detention beyond the 72-hour limit in small concrete, bed-less rooms, it’s a crisis. The government estimatesthat 117,000 unaccompanied minors will enter the United States by the end of the year, and we’re already at an overflow not even 3 months into the new year? Again, am I missing some detail that spells out that this is not a crisis?

You know it’s a crisis especially when the government has no choice but to approach a city asking to lease its convention center to house thousands more illegal immigrants.

That’s right!

On Saturday, Mayorkas announced that he would enlist the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA for short, to assist in "a government-wide effort over the next 90 days to safely receive, shelter, and transfer unaccompanied children.”

What did FEMA do you ask? They approached the city of Dallas, along with Health and Human Services (HHS) authorities, to ask if they could lease the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center and utilize it for 90 days to house male children between the ages of 15 and 17.

Not surprisingly, the federal agencies left Republican Governor Greg Abbott in the dark about their plans and went directly to Dallas’ Democratic-run city council and mayor to ask about the convention center. During a Wednesday news conference held in Dallas, the governor blasted the Biden administration’s decision to open the borders saying, “I urge President Biden: Do not traumatize these children by enticing them to make this trek. The Biden administration opened the floodgates. They were completely unprepared for this.”

Gov. Abbott has every right to be concerned about what’s taking place in his state. He was elected to protect Texans from threats of all kinds, but when you have a federal government and a blue city mayor undermining him, you can only do so much. Only a couple of weeks ago, 108 illegal immigrants tested positive for COVID-19 and were released on the U.S. side of the border to freely roam about our country. One of those that tested positive for the coronavirus told news outlet Noticias Telemundo Investiga that she felt no symptoms and purchased a bus ticket to North Carolina for her and her 3-year-old daughter.

Remind me, but isn’t one of the many duties of a U.S. president to protect American citizens from threats foreign and domestic? How is Biden fulfilling that duty then? Sounds to me quite the opposite is happening when he’s allowing thousands of non-citizen COVID-positive people to nonchalantly cross into our country with the virus and potentially infect more people. I could’ve sworn they were trying to do everything they could to curb the virus including shutting down indoor dining and non-same-household gatherings. But the border being open is fine? Got it.

If you think the convention center was going to be the last place assessed by the government to house an influx of immigrants, you’re wrong. They are now looking at property in Moffett Field, California, to house even more expected overflow. The federal land, 500 miles inland from the U.S.-Mexico border, contains a NASA airstrip and laboratory and is only about 11 miles from Apple’s headquarters and Silicon Valley.

Please tell me you don’t really think these people are going to willingly come all the way to the U.S. just to remain inside a tightly packed, all-male makeshift “decompression center” in a convention hall for up to 90 days, do you? I sure as heck don’t.

With all of this said, I think we can logically agree that what’s happening at our southern border is indeed a crisis and not just a situation that’s “difficult.” It’s getting some media attention but not enough. While Trump was in office, it was not a crisis here whatsoever. The caravans south of our border was a crisis, but not within our walls. Of course, the left-wing media had nothing better to do but to harp on the children in cages thing, which, most of us know, were thanks to the Obama administration. So, pinning that against Trump became a dud as well.

What we now know, though, on top of cages being stuffed with more than likely COVID-positive children is that convention centers are being turned into hotels, federal airstrips and laboratories are becoming immigrant camps, and illegal aliens are freely wandering our streets and communities with not only the potential of carrying the coronavirus but also possibly carrying violent criminal backgrounds not known by authorities.

Back in 2015 when Trump said that “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems,” he was right. He also prophetically said that “When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with [them],” he was also right.

With the Obama administration 2.0 in office, expect Trump’s words to ring true but with more people awake to the grim reality.