McAllen, Texas, began building its own “tent city” this week after declaring a national emergency regarding the number of illegal immigrants released into the border town.
According to Brietbart News, “On Tuesday afternoon, employees from the City of McAllen began pitching khaki-colored tents similar to ones used by Border Patrol in their detention facilities known as TOPS. The employees also put up a white tent with a sign from the Mercedes Fire Department.”
The Department of Homeland Security claimed it was not involved in the tent cities. But government entities are clearly involved. The site already has the look and feel of an international refugee camp, with one exception — this one is being built in the United States.
It only took six months for President Joe Biden to turn our nation into Third-World America. We are now a refugee camp nation, hosting our own multitudes of “migrants” who are “displaced.” We must be “compassionate” to help as we address the “root causes of migration” in these nations.
With Trump, the narrative was the wall. With Biden, the narrative is a tent city.
More than 210,000 illegal immigrants crossed the southern border in July, a new high for the year. Now a whopping 1.2 million new illegal immigrants call America home simply by walking across the border.
Sadly, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are among those entering the nation. We not only have a new refugee situation. We also have a growing international orphanage program funded by our tax dollars.
The human toll is not the only problem. With the spread of COVID-19, new cases enter our nation every day from beyond our border. Many are still required to wear a mask to enter a store, but immigrants can cross our nation’s border without one.
In addition to COVID-19, crime and human trafficking have spiked alongside border crossings. Often, the same people transporting people bring drugs or guns into the nation. The inhumane smuggling of people often brings in the most money, especially if it involves sex trafficking.
But if you read the mainstream headlines, it’s the Mexican government that’s suing U.S. gun makers for $10 billion in damages. If our economy wasn’t already reeling enough, lawsuits from our neighbors only add to the problems.
Just a year ago, we had policies in place that were driving down illegal immigration numbers and offering a measure of protection at the border. Now border residents walk in their yard with guns for safety.
It might give us hope if we thought things would change soon, but it doesn’t appear that way. The government is not sending troops to stop the crisis. It’s putting up tents to house those entering during the crisis. The 2022 midterms and 2024 presidential election can’t come soon enough, and it could be too late, as the damage continues to grow along our nation’s border.