President Trump has ended DACA and given Congress six months to take action on the issue of illegal immigration.
As Congress works to write and pass a bill, they must recognize the moral necessity of building a border wall—a border barrier—a border fence.
In July alone, there were 18,000 arrests at the border. Imagine how many were not arrested—made it past.
I’m not certain how many people were swept away by Hurricane Harvey while trying to come into this country illegally, but it had to be a significant number, drawn here by the promise of easy access across that border.
If we do not secure the barrier, we will continue to attract people to make the arduous and sometimes deadly trip that ends for too many in a Walmart parking lot, dead in the back of a truck from asphyxiation, or swept away in a flood.
We have a moral imperative to remove the incentive.
The policy that German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a couple of years ago was essentially if you can survive the journey to Europe, you can stay here. What kind of policy is that? America can and must do better. We must be better than that.
It’s time to build that barrier.