When Is A Border Not A Border
by Larry Turner

I happened to be watching TV when an interview with Texas Governor Abbott appeared discussing the situation at the border between Texas and Mexico.  Some of his statements were quite disturbing.  I have no proof as to the accuracy of his comments, but I doubt he would lie on national television.  Here is some of what he said:

However you describe the situation, be it a “challenge” or a “crisis,” it will get much worse as the year progresses unless government policy changes are made quickly.
In the first couple of months this year, more than 100,000 people were apprehended at the border.

Among those apprehended were 800 criminals, including those previously arrested in the U.S. and deported, 76 sex offenders, and 62 gang members, including MS-13 gang members, creating a very dangerous situation.

The Texas legislature has coughed up $800 million to keep track of what is happening and put some “boots” on the ground, which is something the federal government should be doing since immigration is a federal responsibility.
The Border Patrol advised the Governor that “100%” of the children coming to the border were brought there by drug cartels, not families.
Once across the border, the Border Patrol agents have to divert their attentions to deal with housing, feeding, processing, and transporting these children, during which diversion the cartels send the dangerous criminals across undetected after the cartels have “flooded the zone” with the children.

After listening to this interview for fifteen or so minutes, it struck me that there has to be a strong reason the government is permitting this situation to exist.  Staring into my crystal ball, I saw a counting machine in the Oval Office going “cha-ching, cha-ching” each time an immigrant crossed over into the United States.  Each one who is fed, housed and transported is a qualified “probable” vote for those behind what is being permitted and encouraged to exist.

And the irony of it all is that those citizens of the U.S. who are successful will be taxed to pay for these “votes” that will help sustain those in power who continue to fuel this situation for their own self-preservation.