U.S. Chamber of Commerce lies by omission over border closing!

See: One Way to Tank Markets and the U.S. Economy? Close the Border with Mexico.


“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.


There is no surer way to weaken, subdue, demoralize and then conquer a prosperous and freedom loving people than by allowing and encouraging the poverty stricken, poorly educated, low-skilled, criminal and diseased populations of other countries to invade that country, and make the country’s existing citizens tax-slaves to support the economic needs of such invaders.

And so Trump is going to put over $1B per day in lost trade revenue on the line by shutting down the border?
Seems pretty stupid to me.

The so-called “chamber of commerce” are open border leftists.

A more appropriate name for these nasty people would be the “chamber of communism”, because the only time I ever see them is when they are promoting open borders and attacking the Trump agenda.

Where were these so-called pro-commerce people when Obama was in power?

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The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with Mexico was $63.6 billion in 2017


Illegal immigration is now costing American citizens over $18 billion a year in healthcare costs alone! Far more than the measly $5.7 billion asked for to build a wall! LINK

Shut the border down! Go ahead, lets see it happen. Im waiting.

Why hasn’t fat donald shut down the border? He needs keep his promises!

To be fair he said “probably next week” i for one am hoping he does.

He ain’t gonna do it. He’s a coward.

Perhaps. I would like him to do so just to demonstrate to everyone what happens when one thinks they know how the world works.

I am somewhat confident he wont because he is all talk. I hope he does just so his cult can see what damages he causes.

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Unfortunately, his cult won’t give a crap.

I know that. Its the rest of the electorate that needs to see it.

Shut the border down Trump, if you dare.


First of all…it would be about a billion dollars A DAY in lost economic activity if the border were shut down…or the entire yearly average of the “costs” you were talking about (assuming those “costs” are true…hint- they’re not, but we’ll assume they’re true for this argument).

And second and most important of all…shutting down the border would do NOTHING about those “costs”- WE’D STILL HAVE THEM…only now we’ll have lost the revenue because of the border being shut down as well.

I swear- it’s almost as if you don’t understand how the economy works…

…which would be the logical thing to assume, given what you’re supporting here.


So in summary: shut it down.

and the U.S budget deficit was 1 trillion.
but we don’t care about that.

so that means your okay with U.S economy losing more then a billion dollar a day? how many jobs will that cost.

Sorry but no lie.

The President needs to shut the border down yesterday.

We as a nation need to see what happens.

Shut our down Mr. President. It would be worth it alone just to have the libs heads explode.

That was eloquent.


The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with Mexico was $63.6 billion in 2017


It was March of 2019 when an ongoing invasion of America’s borders swelled to tens of thousands a month, not a shot was fired to defend the borders of the United States, and America’s domestic enemies ___ socialists, communists and anarchists in Congress ___ continued with their obstruction against securing America’s borders and refused to pass laws allowing an immediate repatriation of undesirable foreigners who are invading America’s borders.