The mainstream media doesn't want you to know the facts about border security

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Cimarron

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The mainstream media bent over backwards to fact-check President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address on border security, yet the same media outlets regularly misstate facts and deliver propaganda to their viewers in pursuit of their liberal agenda.

As President Trump takes a courageous stand to demand true border security in the face of congressional obstruction, the fake news media continue to shamelessly regurgitate Democratic talking points, including the phony claim that supposed “experts” oppose the border wall.


Reports questioning the effectiveness of physical barriers and criticizing President Trump’s immigration policy as a whole have appeared in many of the country’s leading publications, but they invariably rely on the analysis of pundits and think tank policy wonks, rather than the people who do the important job of protecting America’s borders.

Thankfully, the president recently held a news conference with several Border Patrol officials, giving them a chance to tell the public about the critical need for physical barriers at the border.

“I can personally tell you, from the work that I have done on the southwest border, that physical barriers, that walls actually work,” said Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, following brief remarks from the president.

“I worked in Naco, Arizona for 10 years,” Judd continued. “We didn’t have physical barriers in Naco, and illegal immigration and drug smuggling was absolutely out of control. We built those walls, those physical barriers, and illegal immigration dropped exponentially.”

The American people deserved to hear this riveting testimony, as well as the words of those who followed. But millions of viewers were robbed of this opportunity when one of the networks, MSNBC, cut away from the press briefing right after President Trump’s remarks.

According to CNN, an MSNBC spokesperson said that such decisions "are made on a case by case basis driven by the substance of the briefings and the pace of the day's news." MSNBC, in other words, saw no “substance” in letting the American people hear what the real experts had to say about border security.

Sadly, this form of manipulative reporting isn’t an isolated phenomenon. In June, both CNN and MSNBC cut away from a White House event addressing immigration, interrupting harrowing stories of real victims of illegal immigrant violence in order to cover more humdrum content.

“Just after 3 p.m., as the victims were still telling their stories, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin interrupted the coverage,” The Washington Examiner reported at the time. “At almost the same time on MSNBC, anchor Chris Jansing broke into the live coverage. ‘Of course their stories are indeed tragic,’ she said, before moving on to a segment that disputed Trump's assertion that there is widespread crime committed by illegal immigrants.”

In advance of the president’s address to the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday night, the major television networks reportedly agonized over whether to even run the address, citing concerns that the speech could be used to promote “untruths.”

While almost all the networks and cable news outlets ultimately decided to adhere to long-standing precedent and air the Oval Office address, many of them went out of their way to include live fact-checking of the speech based on their baseless assumption that President Trump would not be truthful.

To make matters worse, many journalists – who are in complete denial about the legal and humanitarian crises at the border – accused the president of exaggerating the ongoing catastrophe. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, for instance, called Americans “stupid” for believing that the crisis exists at all.

"[President Trump] is going to be telling nothing but lies and falsehoods, and he's going to be twisting reality,” he proclaimed prior to the address. “And at this point I’ve got to say, how stupid are Americans who still believe there’s a crisis on the southern border?"

It’s perhaps no surprise that Scarborough is skeptical about the reality of the border crisis. After all, he probably never saw the firsthand accounts of Border Patrol agents that his network blacked out the previous week.

The evidence is clear: The mainstream media don’t want the American people to know the truth about the ongoing tragedy at the border, so they fill the airwaves with misinformation and then accuse President Trump and his supporters of lying when they state the facts that liberal journalists are so desperate to keep under wraps.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/the...t-you-to-know-the-facts-about-border-security
 

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Nevertheless, it's a matter of fact that American border cities have lower crime rates than inland cities. For easy proof of how that is true:

Citi-data crime index:

Border cities:

El Paso 199.7
Brownsville 223.3
McAllen 191.5 (Mayor doesn't support Trump's border wall. He said “I think there’s a misconception that the wall will solve the major problem of what is conceived as a crisis on the border". )
San Diego 223.5 (California Congressman, whose district is along the entire border, says the crisis there is over sewerage, not border walls.)

Inland cities:

Lubbock 530.3
Dallas 429.3
Houston 520.7
Tulsa 657.7

I don't recall those tragic crime stories telling how illegal immigrants got in the country in the first place.
 
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Nevertheless, it's a matter of fact that American border cities have lower crime rates than inland cities. For easy proof of how that is true:

Citi-data crime index:

Border cities:

El Paso 199.7
Brownsville 223.3
McAllen 191.5 (Mayor doesn't support Trump's border wall. He said “I think there’s a misconception that the wall will solve the major problem of what is conceived as a crisis on the border". )
San Diego 223.5 (California Congressman, whose district is along the entire border, says the crisis there is over sewerage, not border walls.)

Inland cities:

Lubbock 530.3
Dallas 429.3
Houston 520.7
Tulsa 657.7

I don't recall those tragic crime stories telling how illegal immigrants got in the country in the first place.
o

It is against the law to use a fake or stolen social security number and we are told that there are between 11 and 22 million illegals working and living among us.The majority of those are braking at least 2 laws illegally entering our country and using fake federal SSN. So virtually all illegals are criminals and could be deported.
 

Cimarron

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It is against the law to use a fake or stolen social security number and we are told that there are between 11 and 22 million illegals working and living among us.The majority of those are braking at least 2 laws illegally entering our country and using fake federal SSN. So virtually all illegals are criminals and could be deported.
It's of questionable value to deport them with open borders. How many illegal immigrants who have committed a crime (other than entering illegally) have found their way back to the US? I don't know that statistic but my guess it is substantial.


Illegal Immigrant Population by State (they all aren't on the border which some seem to believe)

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StillwaterTownie

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It is against the law to use a fake or stolen social security number and we are told that there are between 11 and 22 million illegals working and living among us.The majority of those are braking at least 2 laws illegally entering our country and using fake federal SSN. So virtually all illegals are criminals and could be deported.
Trying to round up millions of illegal immigrants and busing them out of the country would be very difficult and costly. You need to understand what the problem is. Illegal immigrants are reluctant to leave the country when they want, because they are afraid it will be harder to come back in.

 
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Trying to round up millions of illegal immigrants and busing them out of the country would be very difficult and costly. You need to understand what the problem is. Illegal immigrants are reluctant to leave the country when they want, because they are afraid it will be harder to come back in.

If you make it to where it's virtually impossible for them to get a job, they'll leave.
 

Cimarron

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If you make it to where it's virtually impossible for them to get a job, they'll leave.
Some will, those who have families back home they've been sending money to and aren't criminals.

The criminals will stay. If for no other reason the jails are nicer here.
 
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Nevertheless, it's a matter of fact that American border cities have lower crime rates than inland cities. For easy proof of how that is true:

Citi-data crime index:

Border cities:

El Paso 199.7
Brownsville 223.3
McAllen 191.5 (Mayor doesn't support Trump's border wall. He said “I think there’s a misconception that the wall will solve the major problem of what is conceived as a crisis on the border". )
San Diego 223.5 (California Congressman, whose district is along the entire border, says the crisis there is over sewerage, not border walls.)

Inland cities:

Lubbock 530.3
Dallas 429.3
Houston 520.7
Tulsa 657.7

I don't recall those tragic crime stories telling how illegal immigrants got in the country in the first place.
That's comparing apples to oranges isn't it??? Those statistics are state, county and city crimes and don't address federal crimes, correct? And there is no separation of crimes committed by legal or illegal persons.

Here's an article from 2014 about Federal crimes which are immigration related along the southern border...............

DOJ Report: Nearly Half of Fed Crimes Near Mexican Border
AUGUST 05, 2014

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Crime is so high along the Mexican border that nearly half of all the criminal cases filed by federal prosecutors in the United States last fiscal year were concentrated in a handful of districts located in that region, according to the U.S. government’s figures.
It’s not as if this is new, but to see it spelled out in a government report with a detailed breakdown is truly alarming. The statistics illustrate that the Mexican-border region is a cesspool of crime that’s costing American taxpayers a chunk of change not to mention loads of grief. There are 94 federal court districts in this country and the five located near the southern border see a large portion of criminal cases, according to the Justice Department’s annual report on criminal prosecutions. The five federal districts also have the biggest number of defendants actually convicted of federal crimes.
Of the 61,529 criminal cases initiated by federal prosecutors last fiscal year, more than 40%—or 24,746—were filed in court districts neighboring the Mexican border. This includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Western Texas and Southern Texas. The two Texas districts each had more than double the convictions of all four federal court districts in the state of New York combined, according to the DOJ report. The Western Texas District had the nation’s heaviest crime flow, with 6,341 cases filed by the feds. In Southern Texas 6,130 cases were filed, 4,848 in Southern California, 3,889 in New Mexico and 3,538 in Arizona.
Not surprisingly, most of the offenses were immigration related. In fact, 38.6% of all federal cases (23,744) filed last year involved immigration, the DOJ report confirms. Nearly 22% (13,383) were drug related, 19.7% (12,123) were violent crimes and 10.2% (6,300) involved white-collar offenses that include a full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. This is hardly earth-shattering news in fact, the nation’s southern border region has for years been known for its high crime rate compared to the rest of the country.
However, the problem has escalated at an alarming rate in the last few years. Last spring Judicial Watch reported that violence in the region has gotten so out of control that both Mexican and American journalists have largely stopped reporting it out of fear that drug cartels will retaliate against them and their families. Around the same time a small town paper in Reynosa, the twin borer city of McAllen in south Texas, bravely ran a story describing the fear and panic that filled the streets during a three-hour firefight between rival drug cartels.
Years earlier JW reported that federal agents guarding the U.S.-Mexico border had been ordered to stay away from the most crime-infested stretches because they’re too dangerous and patrolling them could result in an international incident of cross border shooting. This shocking information came from a law enforcement official in an Arizona county located along the Mexican border. The official, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, has testified before on Congress on many occasions about the steady increase in border crime. Violence related to drug and human smuggling has risen sharply in the last decade, the sheriff told Congress a few years ago, and local law enforcement agencies like his are severely undermanned to handle the crisis.
The Obama administration has dealt with this crisis by pretending it doesn’t exist. The president’s first Homeland Security Secretary, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, spent a great deal of her tenure proclaiming that the Mexican border “is as secure as it has ever been.” In the meantime, the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center, shut down by the Obama administration in 2012, confirmed that Mexican drug cartels do in fact “control access to the U.S.-Mexico border” and the “smuggling routes across it.”
In one of its last reports before getting axed, the National Drug Intelligence Center concluded that the “unprecedented levels of violence in Mexico” will continue for years. Inevitably the crimes have spread north because cartels—including Sinaloa, Los Zetas and Juarez—have joined forces with U.S. street gangs that operate in more than 1,000 cities throughout the country, the report said. This sort of “collaboration between U.S. gangs and Mexican-based” criminal organizations will continue to increase, facilitating wholesale drug trafficking into and within the United States, the three-year-old report said. It seems that nothing has changed.