Democrat politicians see the border crisis as an opportunity to expand their shrinking voter base

Michael Walsh:
Sometimes you wonder whether the New York Times' editorial page ever reads its own newspaper's reporting. A dedicated institutional foe of President Trump, the Times scoffs at the need for an executive order to address the dangerous chaos at the border. Then again, it makes a weird kind of sense: the worse things get at the Mexican border the better, because then they can demand even more services for the sick, the halt, the lame, the blind, the drug dealers, the rapists, the drunk drivers and all the other criminals -- not just from Mexico but from Central America as well -- who are invading our country. And things are bad:

The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border has once again broken records, with unauthorized entries nearly double what they were a year ago, suggesting that the Trump administration’s aggressive policies have not discouraged new migration to the United States. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, an 11-year high and a strong sign that stepped-up prosecutions, new controls on asylum and harsher detention policies have not reversed what remains a powerful lure for thousands of families fleeing violence and poverty.
“The system is well beyond capacity, and remains at the breaking point,” Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told reporters in announcing the new data on Tuesday.

The nation’s top border enforcement officer painted a picture of processing centers filled to capacity, border agents struggling to meet medical needs and thousands of exhausted members of migrant families crammed into a detention system that was not built to house them — all while newcomers continue to arrive, sometimes by the busload, at the rate of 2,200 a day. “This is clearly both a border security and a humanitarian crisis,” Mr. McAleenan said.

Ah, but never let a crisis go to waste!

President Trump has used the escalating numbers to justify his plan to build an expanded wall along the 1,900-mile border with Mexico. But a wall would do little to slow migration, most immigration analysts say. While the exact numbers are not known, many of those apprehended along the southern border, including the thousands who present themselves at legal ports of entry, surrender voluntarily to Border Patrol agents and eventually submit legal asylum claims.

The main problem is not one of uncontrolled masses scaling the fences, but a humanitarian challenge created as thousands of migrant families surge into remote areas where the administration has so far failed to devote sufficient resources to care for them, as is required under the law.

In other words, the more illegal immigration we get, the more the government is going to be forced to provide for these people, the more free stuff it's going to have to give them, the larger the welfare state in going to grow, and the more swollen the ranks of Democrat voters are going to become. The cheaper and more obvious solution: to prevent them from entering the country at all, except through legal channels, never will occur to the Times as it uses the ideals of Christian charity against America. (This is otherwise known as Alinsky Rule No. 4.) And yet as ever-sicker "migrants" continue showing up, bringing their infectious diseases -- many of which had been essentially eradicated in the United States -- with them, the greater the cry will be to admit them -- for "humanitarian" reasons.
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There is more.

Democrat politicians want these people in the country to help them steal House seats through the 2020 Census.  It is one of the reasons they are fighting so hard to keep the question of citizenship off the Census questions.  They also plan for an amnesty in the future that will make these people dependent on benefits and tie them to Democrat politicians.

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