Fact #2: Airplanes fly in the sky.
Fact #4: The vast majority just come here to make some money doing low-skill labor, and then go home to their families.
Fact #6: No, ISIS is not a concern inside these migrant caravans. ISIS is an expeditionary Islamic caliphate based in the Middle East.
Fact #7: Central America is not in the Middle East.
We created a lucrative black market because of our "War On Drugs." Our policies and covert operations created this problem.
Fact #12: Teargassing children is fucked.
You're more likely to be murdered by a dude born in Michigan than a dude born in Mexico.
Experts on border security don't recommend building a wall. They don't think it anywhere near cost effective, or even good at stopping illegal crossings. Our border is too big, and rope is a thing that exists.
Fact #20: We already have many natural geographic barriers that pose a huge challenge in border crossings.
Fact #22: These solutions have much lower maintenance costs than a massive wall.
Fact #24: Over the past 10 years, 651 miles of mixed walls/wires/barriers/etc have been erected along the land boundary between the United States and Mexico.
Fact #27: Swimming across the Rio Grande is something even Olympic swimmers wouldn't want to attempt. There are undercurrents that can simply suck you under.
From 2008 to 2016, the undocumented immigrant population in the U.S. fell from 12.4 million to under just under 10 million. Apprehensions dropped, and deportations rose.
It's our most deeply partisan issue.
Fact #31: Republican don't respond to facts. (See: "change, climate")
Fact #35: Trump is attempting to take credit for portions of the wall built in the past decade, when Obama was President.
Fact #36: Obama isn't Trump.
Fact #38: Since Spring 2017, 19 different border structures were marked for improvement. Only one of those structures has been completed.
Fact #39: The wall near the Tijuana/San Diego crossing was completed in 1993. Illegal Crossings have dropped 92% percent at one crossing, since 1993.
Fact #40: Trump has not been President since 1993.
Fact #41: The wall in El Paso was built in 1993. llegal crossings dropped 72% by 1994, and are now down and 95%.
Fact #42: Bill Clinton was the President in 1993.
Fact #43: The Tucson wall was built in 2000.
Fact #44: The Yuma wall was built in 2005.
Fact #45: Trump signed zero policies into law between 2000-2005.
Fact #46: I tried fact checking this, like really hard. I have no idea what the fuck he's talking about.
"At year’s end there was no credible evidence indicating that international terrorist groups have established bases in Mexico, worked with Mexican drug cartels, or sent operatives via Mexico into the United States."
Fact #49: Terrorists don't usually tell you they're terrorists when passing through customs.