Sometimes, liberals say things that when you hear them you have to wonder if they hit their head a little bit too hard on a door frame about ten seconds before they said it.
Growing up living withing driving distance of the United States/Canadian border it wasn’t all that big of a thing especially in the days before passports were required to cross from the United States into Canada for on a long weekend from school for my parents to take me and my sisters across the border into Canada for a couple of days.
We wouldn’t go every single week but it would be like someone from Connecticut traveling to New York to go see a play or something like that. We would go to the same area and would go to the same little restaurant that the owner would refer to us as his American regulars. Now, this was all pre 9/11.
Post 9/11 there were conditions that were put in place where we would have needed a passport to get into Canada from the United States. Which makes sense, they had border guards and passports commiserate with the threat level of someone bad coming in from Canada.
Now look at Mexico. There are groups digging literal tunnels underneath the border into the United States and then all of hte illegal aliens coming in above ground. Sounds reasonable that the precautions on the southern border would be tougher right?
Via Daily Wire:
On Friday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) implied President Trump and others who support building a wall on the southern border of the United States are racist because they don’t push for a wall between the United States and Canada.
Murphy’s utterance was prompted by a tweet from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who tweeted, “Border wall ALONE wouldn’t stop illegal migration or drugs. But walls funnel traffic to monitored entry points Airports have barriers to keep people from getting around TSA checkpoints. If we use barriers to keep air travel safe, why wouldn’t we use them to keep country safe?”
Ignoring the data that show the huge preponderance of illegal immigrants into the United States come through the southern border compared to the numbers through the Canadian border, Murphy replied, “Here’s where the analogy breaks down. We have TSA at EVERY airport. You and Trump are advocating putting up a wall on only one border. No wall for the country filled with mostly white people.”
According to the Department of Homeland Security, in Fiscal Year 2018, 521,090 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the southern border, up from 415,517 in Fiscal Year 2017. In Fiscal Year 2016, 553,378 immigrants were apprehended; in Fiscal Year 2015 there were 444,859, and in Fiscal Year 2015 there were 569, 237.
Compare those numbers with these from the northern border of the United States. As USA Today reported in late July 2018:
In the Border Patrol sector that covers 300 miles (480 kilometers) of border with New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, agents have apprehended 324 people who crossed illegally from Canada so far this fiscal year, compared with 165 in all of 2017. Last month, agents apprehended 85 people across the three states, compared with 17 in June 2017 and 19 in June 2016, statistics show. So far this fiscal year, there have been at least 267 apprehensions along Canada’s border with Vermont alone, compared with 132 all of last year, according to statistics compiled by federal prosecutors in Vermont.
In June, Murphy attacked the Trump administration for “government agents ripping crying children out of their mother’s arms.” He stated, “I cannot describe the anger and shame I feel as I read stories about government agents ripping crying children out of their mother’s arms. America shouldn’t behave like a villain. President Trump could end this disgusting practice with a phone call if he wanted, but he won’t. Congress must pass the Keep Families Together Act for these innocent kids, and to show the world – and ourselves – who we really are.”