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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/08/2019 06:02 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/08/2019 09:03 PM
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President Donald J. Trump’s Address to the Nation on the Crisis at the Border

Washington, DC...My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country.




America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African Americans and Hispanic Americans.

Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.

In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.

This is a humanitarian crisis — a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.

Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States — a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims, by far, of our broken system.

This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.

My administration has presented Congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers, and human traffickers. It’s a tremendous problem. Our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the Department of Homeland Security. These are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep America safe. In fact, safer than ever before.

The proposal from Homeland Security includes cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband, and many other things. We have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy. Our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support.

Furthermore, we have asked Congress to close border security loopholes so that illegal immigrant children can be safely and humanely returned back home.

Finally, as part of an overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier. At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall. This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. It’s also what our professionals at the border want and need. This is just common sense.

The border wall would very quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year — vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from Congress. The wall will also be paid for, indirectly, by the great new trade deal we have made with Mexico.

Senator Chuck Schumer — who you will be hearing from later tonight — has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past, along with many other Democrats. They changed their mind only after I was elected President.

Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis. And they have refused to provide our brave border agents with the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation.

The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.
My administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by the situation. But the only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and re-opens the government.

This situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting. I have invited Congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security.

Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.

America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien, who just came across the border. The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.

Day after day, precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders. In California, an Air Force veteran was raped, murdered, and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. In Georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor. In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl.

Over the last several years, I’ve met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I’ve held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. So sad. So terrible. I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the tremble in their voices, and the sadness gripping their souls.

How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?

To those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, I would ask: Imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken?
To every member of Congress: Pass a bill that ends this crisis.
To every citizen: Call Congress and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border.

This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice. This is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve.

When I took the Oath of Office, I swore to protect our country. And that is what I will always do, so help me God.
Thank you and goodnight.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-01-08 18:05:43   By: Anonymous
 
CRISIS OF HEART & SOUL.
DID DONNIE SEE HIMSELF IN A MIRROR?


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-01-08 18:26:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Sounded like a trump rally. Half of his speech was just filler. No real content. Terrible reader. I’m not sure who is writing that BS

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-01-08 18:29:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Chuck and Nancy, thank god someone is in there right mind

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        Re: Beloved POTUS Trump
        Posted on: 2019-01-08 20:15:44   By: Anonymous
         
        President Trump's address was Hyuge, Really Hyuge. He was Terrific, Absolutely Terrific.
        The Chuck and Nancy show was hilarious and showed their hypocrisy.

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          vomit!
          Posted on: 2019-01-08 20:31:36   By: Anonymous
           


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            vomit!
            Posted on: 2019-01-08 20:48:32   By: Anonymous
             
            Space

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-01-08 19:19:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Did we see the same speech? At least he provides true statistics, Dumb and Dumber sounded like idiots.

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        Re: Truth Prevails
        Posted on: 2019-01-08 20:16:28   By: Anonymous
         
        Build The Wall!!

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          Re: Truth Prevails
          Posted on: 2019-01-09 09:07:42   By: Anonymous
           
          Imagine, our president wants to protect our boarders.
          We have a Congress who wants to fight him.
          Let's see who do I want to lead this country?

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            Re: Truth Prevails
            Posted on: 2019-01-09 10:25:53   By: Anonymous
             
            A wall alone will not protect our borders. It's simply a symbol for Trump's inflated ego. He's now spinning the issue as competent "border security" which all are demanding - in the form of more staff and tech.

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              Re: Truth Prevails
              Posted on: 2019-01-09 16:42:54   By: Anonymous
               
              Nobody said "A wall alone will protect our borders". Where did you get that?
              You must be a brain-dead liberal because you can't conceive multiple layers of security.

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            Re: Truth Prevails
            Posted on: 2019-01-09 10:26:57   By: Anonymous
             
            Aren't you capable of even reading the above article to check your spelling?

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            Re: Truth Prevails
            Posted on: 2019-01-09 10:51:06   By: Anonymous
             
            Trump wants to protect our "boarders"??? Who are we renting to you idiot??

            [Reply ]

              Re: Truth Prevails: boarders
              Posted on: 2019-01-09 11:48:13   By: Anonymous
               
              Ditto-yes who are we renting to

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-01-09 07:47:17   By: Anonymous
         
        NONE OF HIS STATISTICS WERE TRUE !!!!!!!
        Even Fox and Lies said they were false
        But you inbred trailer trash believe them any way
        You ignorant, racists are the real problem with America
        You won't be locked up
        HE WILL!!!!!!!!!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-01-09 10:23:26   By: Anonymous
         
        Nope. Once again Trump made up the facts. Even your beloved FOX News reported inaccuracies. Nothing is ever his fault even though he said Obama wasn't fit to lead during his administration's shutdown, saying the president was ultimately responsible. Such a flaming hypocrite. He's simply trying to rally his original base (you) while fellow GOP are distancing themselves.

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      Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2019-01-09 17:32:18   By: Anonymous
       

      If Gavin Newsom has funds to fully fund Illegals before Fire Victims then Commiefornia does not need any Federal Funding! Seriously. He claims we have a $15 Billion Surplus of Funds but he chooses to fully fund Illegals before his own Legal Citizens. So yes I fully agree with President Trump on yanking Federal Funding! Which is the more important our own Legal Citizens in need or Illegal Immigrants?
      #NeverVoteDemocrat #NeverVoteRino
      #NeverVoteSocialist #NeverVoteLiberal
      #MAGA2020 #Trump2020 #NODACA
      #BuildTheWall #FundTheWall #VoteThemOutIn2020
      #FundBorderSecurity #NoGlobalism


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    Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2019-01-09 10:07:40   By: Anonymous
     

    It is quite sad being the Left thinks of themselves as so educated and smart but they fail to remember.
    People have been calling to seal the Border and Build The Wall since the 70's!! The problem has always been soft people who think it cannot happen to them. The problem has been Politicians who refuse to listen to their Constituents. The problem has been a demographic make up of Politicians who are Globalism Minded and want no Borders. The problem has been Voters allowing the Politicians to operate freely with absolutely no threats of recall or Class Action Law Suits for incompetence and misrepresentation. There are hundreds of more problems that can be named but nothing will change until the Voters decide enough is enough and they decide to vote out every Globalist and Socialist Politician in every State who is dragging everybody into the Globalist Minded Society. Globalism does NOT work. Look at Europe in shambles look at the UK and look at Venezuela!! Those regions are the future of California and this Nation unless you the Voter make a strong stand against the Liberal Progressive Socialist's now in Elected Offices in California and in all States.
    #nevervoterino
    #nevervotedemocrat
    #VoteThemOutIn2020
    #BuildTheWall
    #FundTheWall
    #SayNoToGlobalism
    #America2020
    #MAGA2020
    #Trump2020


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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2019-01-09 10:30:30   By: Anonymous
       
      We live in a global society, Bubba, and your children need to learn to successfully work and contribute within one. Get over yourself.

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2019-01-09 11:08:24   By: Anonymous
       
      The problem, the problem, the problem.....you sound like someone that really needs psychotherapy. Disappointment with Daddy Trump, Momma Sarah Huckabee, and all your brothers and sisters that are simply ncapable of doing anything but complaining and lying. Scream all you want, but now four Republican Senators have broken ranks and said open the government. I agree with MAGA but by it I mean "make america gay again". MAGA2020!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-01-08 18:30:53   By: Anonymous
 
Sweet tie!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-01-08 19:18:24   By: Anonymous
     
    Loved the tie.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-01-08 19:25:10   By: Anonymous
       
      THE TIE IS A PHALLUS, NOW WHAT WERE YOU QUEER BOYS SAYING ABOUT HIS TIE? LOL

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        Same Campaign Speech
        Posted on: 2019-01-08 19:48:10   By: Anonymous
         
        Same old sheet from escalator boy.
        The Mexicans are rapists, murders, they bring drugs, blah, blah, oh new - beheading .
        There was something new Ha Ha.

        If you missed it, nothing more than another con from don the con.

        There is no crisis, no terrorists, according to NSA, Border Patrol.
        This all a manufactured non crisis by a soon to be indicted criminal, who is abusing a nation and it's people.

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        Re: Chuck and walaPelosi
        Posted on: 2019-01-08 19:51:59   By: Anonymous
         
        I must have missed where C & N (chuck & nancy were talking about how they voted for the wall back in Barry's day.

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          Re: Chuck and walaPelosi
          Posted on: 2019-01-09 10:29:06   By: Anonymous
           
          Yes, but really smart people changed their minds when presented with new statistics. That was then, this is now. Only a dinosaur refuses to evolve.

          [Reply ]

SICKENING!
Posted on: 2019-01-08 20:03:47   By: Anonymous
 
SO SICKENING!

[Reply ]

    Re: SICKENING!
    Posted on: 2019-01-08 20:26:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes it Is, Dammit! Why do Democrats reject public safety and border security at the cost of shutting down the government?
    Commie Traitors! Sickening!

    [Reply ]

      Re: SICKENING!
      Posted on: 2019-01-08 20:35:04   By: Anonymous
       


      [Reply ]

        Re: SICKENING!
        Posted on: 2019-01-08 20:49:00   By: Anonymous
         
        Space

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      Re: SICKENING!
      Posted on: 2019-01-09 07:48:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Because we don't believe total lies like you inbreds do
      We prefer FACTS
      A word Trumptards don't know

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-01-09 08:42:33   By: Anonymous
 
Send Merita to DC she will straighten them out!

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    Fox Fact Checks
    Posted on: 2019-01-09 10:07:43   By: Anonymous
     
    All we saw, heard was more lies, hate, fear, racism from this empty vessel of a child.
    After the address, if you can call it that, it was more of the same as his opening to his campaign, a complete copy, Fox news Smith, and Wallace brutally fact checked the speech, and showed the grifter, con for all he is, a extreme racist speaking to his base of racist cult members.
    It was a sad day for America, the news networks played once again by the con don.
    The media does a disservice when they give this racist platform after platform to spew hate, fear, lies all he has, all he will ever have.
    Sad.
    At least Fox burned him, a change for them. Lets hope they continue to rebut the lies, next for Fox is ending their constant fear and hate broadcasting.
    It's all from Hitler's playbook, one of trump's idols.

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      No Subject
      Posted on: 2019-01-09 11:44:45   By: Anonymous
       
      global society? No we live in a sovereign Nation, build a WALL!


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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-01-09 13:39:37   By: Anonymous
         
        Water bort Nancy and Chuck

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2019-01-09 14:55:53   By: Anonymous
           
          bort?

          [Reply ]

            Re:
            Posted on: 2019-01-09 18:48:33   By: Anonymous
             
            Fukc Trump

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