Trump’s Crucial Test at San Ysidro

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U.S.A.-( Mass migration “lit the flame” of the right-wing populism that is burning up the Old Continent, she said. Europe must “get a handle on it.”

“Europe must send a very clear message — ‘we are not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support.'” Should Europe fail to toughen up, illegal migration will never cease to “roil the body politic.”

And who is the lady who issued the dire warning and dispensed the tough-love advice to Europe? Marine Le Pen?

No. It is Hillary Clinton, spouse of the Great Triangulator.

Democrats may have piled on Clinton for selling out progressivism, but her political instincts here are dead on. She has grasped something her party willfully refuses to recognize — the growing salience of the issue of mass illegal migration into Western societies.

According to a new Gallup Poll, concern over immigration and illegal aliens soared from 13 to 21 percent of the public in November, as the No. 1 problem on the minds of the American people.

And this was before Sunday's violent collision at San Ysidro where the Border Patrol fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to stop a mob of hundreds — out of the thousands of migrants housed in a stadium in Tijuana — from breaching our border and pouring into our country.

TV footage of the attempted breach, and photos and stories that major newspapers are putting on Page One, will sustain the national focus on what, since the election, has re-emerged as the nation's primary concern.

With Mexico about to install a leftist government and new caravans forming in Central America to move through Mexico to the U.S. border, this issue is not going away before the 2020 election.

And with nearly 10,000 migrants being held in Tijuana for more than a week, in what the city's mayor calls a humanitarian crisis, new and more desperate attempts to breach our border can be expected.

Rocks and bottles were hurled at the men and women of the Border Patrol Sunday, which brought the tear gas and temporary closing of the San Ysidro crossing. New, more serious, casualties cannot be ruled out.

Monday, Trump called on Mexico City to deal with the migrants seeking to breach our border, and threatened that if Mexico does not act, he could close one of the world's busiest crossings, and for good:

“Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A.,” Trump tweeted, “We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!”

Trump thus laid down a marker for himself. Either he halts the caravans, or he will be seen as the failed enforcer of America's border.

In that Gallup Poll there is other major news.

Among the problems facing America, in the eyes of her people in November, not one of the top 10 involved a foreign threat. In the following order, all involve the troubled state of our splintered nation: immigration/illegal aliens; dissatisfaction with government/poor leadership; health care; unifying the country; race relations/racism; lack of respect for each other; ethics/moral/religious/family decline; economy in general; unemployment/jobs; and education.

Immigration, race, culture, the economy and education appear to be the agenda Americans want addressed in 2020.

What does this portend?

While progressives may have piled on Clinton for her comments, and she may have “clarified” what she said, she has hit on something. Mass migration from the Third World has not only been the major progenitor and propellant of the right-wing populism that is raging across Europe, it also played an indispensable role in defeating her and electing Donald Trump.

And if the Democratic Party and its presidential candidates in 2020 are seen as abolish-ICE, pro-amnesty, open borders liberals, they will pull their party out of the mainstream of this nation on the most divisive issue of our time — the Third World invasion of the West.

For Trump, the die is cast. Not only are border security, the wall, and his pledge to halt the illegal invasion of his country what got him elected, they appear to be a primary argument for his re-election.

Washington's think tank and media elites may be focused on other issues — Brexit, the Russia-Ukraine naval clash in the Kerch Strait, Kim Jong Un's nukes, the South China Sea, Syria, Iran, the Saudi crown prince's role in the grisly murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.

But according to Gallup, none of these issues is a top concern or problem for the American people.

Progressives fail to understand that what they describe as greater and ever more desirable diversity, millions of Americans see as the conquest of their country by an endless flood of uninvited strangers.

About Patrick J. BuchananPat Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 15 thoughts on “Trump’s Crucial Test at San Ysidro

    1. We obviously know who’s funding this invasion. The guy on the fence is dressed in pink, appropriately, The a Lefty color choice of the Soros crowd … unless he’s a stray from a breast cancer protest.

    2. ‘Get the hell out of Afghanistan and Syria and Iraq and all the rest of the shithole countries in this world . Build the damn wall and start looking after this country. ‘

      Amen Crazy!

    3. All of you folks are right and dead on about the real problem. No one is going to protect you and your family, but you. I am going to protect mine! I have worked all my life and payed taxes, while our government sits on its ass and pisses it away. Bring these troops home and put them on the borders of this country and pay them to do their job. I am sure they would be willing to do. And one day maybe they could go home to their families with all their limbs still attached And if they get harmed in the process our country can support and take care of them. Get the hell out of Afghanistan and Syria and Iraq and all the rest of the shithole countries in this world . Build the damn wall and start looking after this country. Two things in my life I would like to see go away and never be seen or heard from again. Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama. By the way Screw GM

    4. This could be solved with minimal cost and little use of government resources. If 3% of the so-called Super Owners(Lefty anti-gun term) were willing to show up at the border with their own ammo and weapons, with shoot to kill ROE, they could be spaced every 19-20′ along the entire border(really, do the math). I doubt that ANY shots would be needed. Porta-Pottys and roach coaches would be nice though. The numbers work, as does the deterrent, even if the media and Left (redundant) would go nuts. Joke? You decide.

    5. Quicker than building “The Wall”; double fences separated by a short distance; patrolled by drones with video cameras broadcasting to Border Patrol stations with all terrain vehicles and helicopters.

      1. Rubber bullets. Non-lethal microwave weapons. Tear gas. Dogs. Tasers. Bring home the 200,000 troops from countries that don’t give a damn about us and set them on the invaders. The US has the means to stop forever this chain invasion but politicians and even Trump are cowards to implement them. In the end will it be up to US, the average citizen to enforce our own immigration “laws”? I have NO fear to stop an invader should I see them in my neighborhood. I do have “imminent fear for my life” and whatever other words police use when put on trial.
        It’s a damn shame there are no term limits, otherwise we just might have some politicians with balls to do what they swore an oath to do. I am sick and tired of hearing about this caravan and will not hesitate to protect myself and family. Time to take out the garbage.

        1. “They” (the Dems and some half assed RINO’s) will not allow Trump to implement his invasion stopping laws and wall, every time he tries to stop the invaders the Dems/libs cry and get some DICKHEAD judge to stop Trumps positive movements…. We are forced to be politically correct, BULLSHIT, they are invading this nation and need to be STOPPED !
          I agree with you…

    6. This issue has to be addressed. We as a nation can not afford an invasion of illegals looking for a hand out.
      If they come in legally, and assimilate to the American way, English language, adopt our way of life, add to our work force in a productive way, and support the United States of America, they are more than welcome, just as my grand parents did!

        1. Clark Kent ; Basement dweller..YOU do know WHO controls the White House, Senate, The Supreme Court, And soon to be lower courts…right??? F___K you and your House of Representatives!

      1. Trump could have written an Executive Order nullifying DACA the day after he was sworn into office. He didn’t. Bring home the 200,000 armed forces protecting everyone else and let’s get this deportation ball rolling. Nobody in the EU or middle east gives a damn about the US other than we’re supposedly protecting their country. Why are we protecting the poppy fields in Afghanistan or any where else? The hangman’s noose is waiting for the opportunity to begin “processing” the traitors in CONgress – both parties….. 2 sides of the same coin. Treason has its price. Heads or tails? Let the heads roll.

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