Jim Jordan has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio for almost 15 years now, and during that time he has established himself as a straight shooter. Jordan also recently got the privilege of being a member of the House Judiciary Committee that visited southern border last week.
After they concluded the visit, they held a press conference to summarize their visit. Jordan made an interesting observation during that press conference, saying that “last month was one of the busiest months in the history of the border patrol. They have been keeping a record where literally 40 percent of their manpower is currently being used for the processing of illegal immigrants.”
Jordan also wondered aloud about a couple more pieces of information that he had seen reported in a tweet.
“Why is it that the Biden Administration currently is spending $60 million per week to give these illegal immigrants some shelter but we cannot afford to build a wall?” Jordan said.
But of course, these are bullheaded Democrats that we are dealing with. Apparently, just as soon as Jordan posted that tweet, there was a lifelong Democrat who said, “Yep, this wall is ineffective, stupid, and a waste of money.”
However, these Democrats can bury their head in the sand all they want, but it still doesn’t change the fact that the U.S. government is spending that ridiculously large sum per week to care for 16,500 undocumented migrant children and teenagers in government shelters. Believe it or not, but the cost is expected to rise. Most of this money is being spent on temporary beds in convention centers, military bases, and converted oil worker camps. At the same time, President Biden has released his discretionary spending requests for 2022, and there is absolutely nothing allocated for a border wall. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
Here is a summary of the Hill’s report:
“The requests coming from the immigration and border enforcement sections are reflective of the administration’s focus on combating the root causes of these migrations. This is in contrast to the Trump Administration’s method of discouraging this migration through enforcement. Biden requested $1.2 billion for the infrastructure and security at the border, but he explicitly rejected any funding for the border wall.”
In a 2019 op-ed for the New York Post, Betsy McCaughey expanded on some of these ideas:
“Trump called for $8.6 billion in funding for the Wall in his proposed federal budget next year [in 2020]. Top Democrats came out swinging, cutting down a border wall as ‘expensive and ineffective’. The problem with that argument would be that the Democrats are not being completely forthcoming regarding the expenses that we already have at the border. Such things as shelters, food, medical care, diapers, and child care for the migrants who sneak across and claim asylum are high costs. Additionally, this doesn’t even count public schooling and free health care to the migrants once they are in our communities.”
People like McCaughey have always believed that a border wall would pay for itself in a short period of time, and I have to wholeheartedly agree.
Do you agree with Jim Jordan’s comments? Your comments are appreciated!