“While the whole country stands to lose from even a short-term closure of the U.S.-Mexico frontier, no group stands to lose more than U.S. border communities like Brownsville, McAllen, Laredo, El Paso and San Diego, for which economic and social ties to Mexico are essential. According to the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, an average of 16,000 trucks and 1,400 rail cars crossed the city’s border each day as the Port of Laredo alone handled more than 50% of U.S.-Mexico bilateral goods traded in 2017.
The article goes on to point out The San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego County is the busiest passenger land port in the Western Hemisphere, processing 120,000 commuter vehicles and 63,000 pedestrians each day. So many area residents cross the border daily to work, shop, or attend school that the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce estimates that the local economy suffered lost revenues of $5.3 million just in the five-hour period the border was closed last November.”
What the Chamber of Commerce omits from its figures is the daily and devastating financial and social costs inflicted upon American citizens throughout the United States from illegal border crossings, and fraudulent asylum seekers who have left Central America to escape poverty which is not a lawful reason to seek asylum.
The cost to American Citizens is staggering! In a Washington Examiner ARTICLE published before the Central American caravan explosions into the United States, it announced “… the five-year price tag at $8.8 billion in federal and state costs, or nearly $80,000 per refugee. There are some 18 federal and state programs refugees can tap for financial help, including food stamps, child care, public housing and school loans.
On a yearly average, it is $1.8 billion, or $15,900 per refugee. Included in that are enormous refugee resettlement costs such as $867 million in welfare, housing assistance and education.”
Keep in mind these figures do not take into account the added devastating social costs such as crime, the overburdening of local emergency rooms, and the inability of local schools to handle the flood of children of illegal entrants and fraudulent asylum seekers.
So, while the Chamber of Commerce whines about a short term financial loss in economic activity between Mexico and the United States if President Trump closes down the border ___ an act which would undoubtedly bring the Mexican Government to its senses and encourage it to stop the flood of Central Americans from entering their country on their way to reach the United States ___ the callus scum at the Chamber of Commerce ignores the devastating social and financial impact inflicted upon American citizens across the United States due to an uncontrolled border, and likewise ignore Mexico’s unwillingness to stop the flood of Central American fraudulent asylum seekers who really are trying to escape poverty caused by their own corrupted governments.
Anyone who does not support President Trump closing down the border which would bring Mexico’s government to its senses and encourage it to help end the invasion of the United States by those wanting to escape poverty, ought to be viewed as highly suspicious for not supporting the President, and highly suspicious for not supporting an abrupt solution to end to this ongoing invasion of America’s border. And this includes federal judges and Justices who may ignore a fundamental principal of survival . . . no law can be justified if it operates as a suicide pact on the nation.