The promise by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to get tough on illegals comes as the reliably squishy Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), whose calculations recently helped to prevent Obamacare from being repealed, continued to undermine President Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful” wall on the border with Mexico.
Last month the White House asked Congress to appropriate $1.4 billion for wall construction by April 28 in a must-pass spending measure needed to keep the government fully open for business. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has promised to keep the borders wide open for Muslim terrorists and illegal aliens by refusing to approve such funding. Democrats have even promised to shut down the government over the issue, if necessary.
An insouciant Ryan spewed bureaucratic nonsense to justify continuing to do nothing, declaring he can’t be bothered to push for new border spending until next year.
“The big chunk of money for the wall, really, is … next fiscal year’s appropriations because they literally can’t start construction even this quickly,” Ryan told CBS.
Border Patrol Union President Brandon Judd attacked Ryan’s position in an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business.
President Trump promised the American public that he was going to secure the border, and part of securing the border is putting in place the proper technology and resources that allows us to be successful and a border wall in strategic locations is one of those things we must get done.
A border patrol agent for 20 years, Judd said that with Trump’s policy changes “the handcuffs are being taken off of the law enforcement agents and we’re putting the handcuffs back on the criminals.”
Whether you lean left, right, or you’re in the middle you have to be a fan of what he’s done for the border patrol, for the border security. He’s done more in the first 100 days than the last two administrations have done in 16 years.
Judd said he has “never seen such a quick drop” in illegal immigration, and attributes the decline “strictly to President Trump’s policies.”