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Congressional Failure Compromises Border Security

Congressional Failure Compromises Border Security

An aide places a placard on the podium before a media availability about a resolution to block President Donald Trump's emergency border security declaration on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. House Democrats introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border. (Alex Brandon/AP)

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:56 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate is expected today to join the Democratically-controlled U.S. House of Representatives in rejecting President Trump’s declaration that conditions at our porous southern border constitute a national emergency.

Bad timing. Border Patrol data released yesterday shows that intercepts of family units and unaccompanied minors illegally coming across from Mexico is up nearly 100 percent over the same period last year. And that’s just the number that have been caught. The number that weren’t is far higher.

Worse yet, we do not exercise operational control of either side of the border. The drug cartels do, enabling them to traffic people, narcotics and other deadly contraband at will.

President Trump is right. We have a true national emergency on our hands. He must, therefore, protect his declaration, and us, by vetoing this latest example of dangerous and delusional congressional fecklessness.

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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We do not exercise operational control of either side of the border. The drug cartels do, enabling them to traffic people, narcotics and other deadly contraband at will.
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