WASHINGTON – President Obama said he won’t go to the border because he doesn’t want to do a “photo-op.” But a Texas congressman who just returned from the U.S. border with Mexico said the right presidential photo-op could actually solve the humanitarian crisis there, and stop the flood of illegal immigrants crossing into the country Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, said the head of the border guard union told him, “If President Obama stood by an airplane and returned the people to Guatemala, that, overnight, it would stop the flow.”
The numbers are astounding.
The New York Times reports an estimated 290,000 illegal immigrants, including 52,000 unaccompanied children, have crossed the border illegally in the Rio Grande Valley to cities around the county, just in recent months.
“There are more people coming across the border than we sent to invade France in World War II,” marveled Stockman. “That is an invasion of our nation, and most of them are coming into Texas. We need to take quick action.” Stockman and Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, were the first members of Congress to gain access inside one of the overcrowded border facilities where immigrants have been detained. They arrived as the detainees were served lunch: a burrito, apple and water. “I think the most shocking thing I saw was kids giving themselves up to the border guards. I had thought more border guards would help, but not at all.”
The congressman said even if there were “a million” border guards, it wouldn’t help, because the immigrants “were not running from us, they were running to the guards.”
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“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.” The Danger of American Fascism, Henry A. Wallace, 1944