One easily missed silver lining in the otherwise catastrophic coronavirus crisis is that it’s allowed the Trump administration to once and for all justifiably slam the hammer on migrants, illegal aliens and alleged asylum seekers.
“The Trump administration plans to immediately turn back all asylum seekers and other foreigners trying to cross the southwestern border illegally, saying they cannot risk allowing the coronavirus to spread through detention facilities and among Border Patrol agents,” The New York Times confirmed Tuesday via four anonymous administration officials.
Set to be announced by Thursday at the latest, this new policy will reportedly permit U.S. Border Patrol agents to reject all illegal aliens, migrants and alleged asylum seekers who enter the U.S. illegally for the greater good of the American people and their health.
“Border Patrol agents would immediately return to Mexico anyone who tries to cross the southern border between the legal ports of entry,” the Times noted.
“Under the policy, asylum seekers would not be held for any length of time in an American facility nor would they be given due process. Once caught, they would be driven to the nearest port of entry and returned to Mexico without further detention.”
While previous attempts to stop the flow of illegals into the United States have been met with fierce reproach, the left has ZERO ROOM to talk in this instance.
Of course, that hasn’t actually stopped the left from trying:
Racist fascism will be racist and fascist https://t.co/6L5TLqvN5l
— Oli Young (@oliyoung) March 18, 2020
This plays right into the xenophobia he practices
— RON (@RON87490703) March 17, 2020
Of course , Evil never takes a break 😠
— kim young (@kimyoun11732107) March 17, 2020
You knew he’d use a pandemic to push his protectionist agenda
— Fern O’Hare (@FernHare) March 18, 2020
Always an excuse to abuse brown people. Racist administration.
— BJ and the Bear (@BJandtheBear44) March 18, 2020
— Elizabeth (@egray127) March 18, 2020
Trump’s hate of anyone not white will be his downfall in the election… Biden will win by 25 million… It is coming. Send Trump back to his Tower
— uhuh (@uhuhmanofgod) March 18, 2020
Why do they have no room to talk? Because it’s been mainly left-wing governors and local leaders who’ve been hellbent on restricting the rights of their own law-abiding citizens for the greater good, lest the coronavirus spread unrestrained and the zombie apocalypse unfolds.
In Philadelphia, a Democrat-led city, all “non-essential businesses” have been closed, thus leaving an untold number of locals without a source of income.
Over in New York City, meanwhile, Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed all nightclubs, movie theaters and concert venues — and likewise restricted restaurants, bars and cafes to food takeout and delivery.
And in Great Falls, Montana, a city led by a veritable Democrat mayor who earlier this year petitioned President Donald Trump to allow more refugees into the U.S., public transportation has been shut down, thus leaving low-income residents with no reliable means of getting around town.
All these draconian, authoritarian actions have been justified on the basis that they’re for the greater good.
Well, the principle runs both ways …
The Trump Administration is planning to IMMEDIATELY turn back ALL asylum seekers & any foreigner trying to enter the United States illegally
This is a desperately needed policy to protect our nation from the China Virus
Border security is health security
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 17, 2020
You either take the coronavirus seriously or you don’t. We can’t have people crossing the border illegally during a pandemic.
— Dale Cooper 🇺🇸 (@AgentCoopr702) March 18, 2020
What are liberals going to do? They either have to subscribe to “xenophobia” or subscribe to thinking people coming into our country unverified is completely fine.
— Mr Stitches (@mr_mojo112978) March 17, 2020
Ignoring the Trump issue… At a time when your own country is about to hit rock bottom it just makes sense to block immigration. Unemployment is about to shoot up, state funds are now stretched further than anytime outside of War. Hate Trump but really need to support your own.
— GordonMcMillan (@GordonMcMillanB) March 18, 2020
How can you ask Americans to self quarantine themselves and then just let anybody from other countries just come in and hang out claiming asylum? You can’t stop the virus with open boarders. How dumb are you people?
— Hank burch (@hburch64) March 18, 2020
Of course, in the case of these border restrictions, they would actually kill multiple birds with one stone, since blocking illegals from entering the states wouldn’t just lower the risk of the coronavirus spreading, it’d also lower the risk of Americans being victimized.
It’ll also reduce the burden on U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which has faced systematic stress for years over the requirement that all asylum seekers and migrants — the vast majority of whose claims have been shown to be fraudulent — be held and taken care of until their mostly false claims are resolved.
All in all, the benefits of shutting down the border during the coronavirus outbreak seem to far outweigh any concerns about racism and xenophobia, especially when you factor in Mexico’s anemic response to the crisis.
“International observers and opposition leaders are warning that Mexico’s government is failing to take the coronavirus crisis seriously, risking a major eruption just as the rest of the world takes drastic steps to recover,” The Hill noted Wednesday.
To demand that the border remains open in this time of crisis is to sacrifice the American people’s well-being for the sake of misguided left-wing ideals. And to issue these demands while at the same time calling for the American people themselves to be locked up at home without reliable sources of income is to be a hypocrite of epic proportions.
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