We cannot agree on when life begins, how many genders there are, and now we cannot even agree on the definition of the word crisis.
A. A time of difficulty, trouble or danger
B. A time when a difficult or important decision must be made
A time of difficulty.
What does that mean?
Something that is hard to deal with.
Ask yourselves, in the past 20 years have our politicians been able to come up with and agree to a solution for our immigration problem.
I think everyone agrees it is a difficult situation with no easy answers left and right
A time of danger or trouble.
What is the danger or trouble posed by our current illegal mmigration issues? This seems to be the point of contention between the left and the right.
So much hyperbole and disinformation is out there
It is especially difficult when the MSM ignores the real facts and figures available by a google search, and take uninformed elected officials word as gospel.
When does what is happening rise to the level of danger or trouble in your mind?
Is danger/trouble truly not a fact based concept anymore, and in the eye of the beholder?
I am looking at different areas.
Also think about this.
With multiple areas of trouble/danger that we are dealing with, how many of these trouble/danger areas added together equal a crisis?
One, three, five?
And guess what? We are 3 months into 2019 fiscal year.
And the numbers are way up over 2018.
January 2019 is 62% higher than Jan 2018
Is that a crisis?
Which if you were paying attention you knew because of the caravan coverage.
But there are the actual numbers that the media refuses to report and it is not anecdotal
How about staffing at the border?
Are we staffed with enough border patrol and customs officers to deal with the issues they face?
Have you wondered why the military is needed there?
Currently, we are down abt 4k CBP officers and 2k customs
Children are taken into the caravan for a lot of reasons. Mainly because they know that a nation with big hearts will not turn them away.
But let's look at the problem areas of this
Stunning trafficking numbers. Stunning violence against women and girls.
We know that the majority of fentanyl and heroin move in through our southern border.
In 2017 29k people died from fentanyl related overdoses. (Cant find 2018 number yet)
29k deaths in one year caused by fentanyl overdoses
17,284 people were murdered across the country in total
The media keeps telling us that the majority of drugs come in through ports of entry based on how much we catch coming over
How many deaths by drug overdose are acceptable?
10k people died in 2017, a 33% increase over the previous year
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We have also heard the media tout a widely debunked Cato Institute study that measured illegal immigrants and crime stats.