WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump has long had a knack for succinct, catchy one-liners that very effectively impart a much more complex message. There’s the iconic, “You’re fired!” from his days on the Apprentice, and then a host of phrases from his presidential campaign, not least of which is, “Make America Great Again.”
Crooked Hillary; Lyin’ Ted; Low-energy Jeb; the list goes on and on.
When it comes to immigration policy, Trump’s message was also simple – “Build the Wall!”
As the immigration debate rages on amid a government shutdown hinging on Democrats’ refusal to fund border security, the president is refining his message further.
BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2019
You can bet you’ll here this for as long as lawmakers on Capitol Hill refuse to invest more in securing the porous southern border. There are countless examples, unfortunately, of crimes perpetrated on U.S. citizens by people in the country illegally. Naturally, if those people were prevented from entering in the first place, those particular crimes would not happen.
Thus, enforcing law and order, especially when it comes to illegal immigration, is not merely some jingoistic value born of bigotry – it serves a noble and necessary purpose in securing citizens’ rights and safety. You know, the primary purpose of having a government.
You can also bet that the president’s political opponents will try to poke as many holes as they can in the simple association between a strong border and lower crime. They even (mistakenly) think they’ve done so, but nothing will compare to the holes in our southern border.