Despite the cries to the contrary, this is not a new step; it has been done numerous times in the past in times of disorder. And with a new group of Central Americans now in caravan on their way to the border, the Border Patrol is swamped. Military resources can be used to quickly assemble new facilities for temporary lodging and for on site court proceedings as well as backup the Border Patrol with manpower and aircraft and systems for surveillance. It will allow for quick catch of large groups trying to enter and will be provided by National Guard troops. I am sure that the governors of Arizona and Texas will be glad to send their contingents. And California, well, California is likely beyond redemption excepting large parts of the inner state region that despise the actions of Governor Brown.
We should salute the President for doing what he must to keep his campaign promises, even when some leadership of his own party once again has stabbed him in the back. Hopefully, the days of guys like Ryan and McConnell, men who will do anything to retain power with the help of their lobbyist friends, are numbered. And as for the President, well, though the mainstream won't admit it, his poll numbers are now over 50%, five points higher than Barack Obama at this point in his first term (source: The Rasmussen Report, one of the most accurate polling organizations in the business).
And if you wonder why it is so important for us to control our border and limit access to those who truly love America and legitimately want to make it home and become a productive citizen, perhaps these words from Theodore Roosevelt will provide a clue. He made many speeches with similar words, but this one was delivered just three days before his death. I hope you will read it and pay attention to his reasoning carefully. It just makes perfect sense and it's not what we see today. We need citizens who love America, cherish her and want to add to her strength, not takers who don't even want to speak the language or acknowledge our flag.
"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American . . . There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have no room for but one flag, the American Flag . . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language . . . and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
- Theodore Roosevelt, January 3. 1919.
No further words are necessary.