Meanwhile, the caravan keeps moving north
Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel of New York’s 16th Congressional District has reacted to Trump fulfilling his promise of stopping illegals entering the US by threatening him.
The President warned he would cut off foreign aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras if they failed to stop the caravan of illegal migrants headed toward the United States.
“Fortunately, Congress — not the president — has the power of the purse, and my colleagues and I will not stand idly by as this administration ignores congressional intent,” Engel said, according to the Examiner.
Meanwhile, the caravan keeps moving north:
It’s true that the Constitution grants Congress the power of the purse.
But it’s also true that the same Constitution makes the president in charge of American foreign policy.
According to the WJ: Democrats like Engel can preen about their pretend fidelity to the Constitution (which is a joke for that party) and if they win either the House or the Senate or both, they can make the next two years of Trump’s first term complicated.
But Trump has made it clear that he is making American aid contingent on the cooperation of foreign governments in commanding the flow of illegal immigration.
It might take a Supreme Court ruling to decide the issue, but in the meantime, American voters are getting a clearer picture of Democrat priorities:
Democrats not only don’t want to halt illegal immigration into the United States, but they also want to keep pouring American taxpayer money into the very countries that are the source of the illegal immigration predicament.
Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2018
— House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats (@HFACDemocrats) October 22, 2018
Caravan Crisis: @realDonaldTrump is vowing to send as many troops “as necessary” to the southern border to stop the migrants from entering America. The latest up first, on #TheFive. pic.twitter.com/1cTjhlrsJZ
— The Five (@TheFive) October 23, 2018
Let’s see how popular that polls.
Trump, meanwhile, is concerned with stopping terrorists and criminals from entering the U.S.
And do we really have to remind Engel and the rest of the left that potential terrorists to enter the U.S. from our southern border?
In September, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch reported:
“Yet another group of migrants from a terrorist nation managed to infiltrate the United States through Mexico this week. Thankfully, the Border Patrol apprehended them, though it’s becoming a crisis largely ignored by the mainstream media. The men are from Bangladesh, a South Asian Islamic country that’s well known as a recruiting ground for terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Earlier this year Judicial Watch reported on the epidemic of Bangladeshi nationals getting smuggled into the country via the porous southern border, especially through Texas, which is where this week’s group got nabbed.”
Engel has a twisted view of how to tighten our borders and stop illegal immigration if he’s even concerned with stopping it at all.
His solution is to keep dumping taxpayer money into already troubled areas.
According to the Examiner, Engel said:
“El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala are plagued by violence and poverty. The best way to keep Central Americans from migrating to the United States is to continue investing in their communities so that they are not forced to make the dangerous trek north. Yet again, President Trump’s policy toward Latin America will only make things worse.”
Sure, because bribing Central American governments by “investing” American taxpayer dollers in more foreign aid to be squandered has worked out so well in the past.
It’s interesting to note that Engel is unopposed in his re-election bid in November, according to USA Today.
While he may not be worried about losing his seat in 2018, he’s certainly doing a fine job of exposing the Democratic Party’s real position on national security when it comes to illegal immigration.
It’s a sad day when the safety of the American people takes a back seat to politics.
But it’s a good day when American voters get the information they need just before a crucial midterm election.
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