The Republican National Committee isn’t getting anywhere with its opponents by making logical arguments, so it’ll show them the faces behind the tragedies that have occurred due to illegal immigration.
The video was released on Monday by Borderfacts.com, the RNC’s new website that lists easy to read facts about what has occurred and what has been affected due to the border crisis currently plaguing the country.
Some of the facts include:
Fact #1: In four Customs and Border Protection sectors where physical barriers have been expanded — El Paso, Yuma, Tucson, and San Diego — illegal traffic has dropped by at least 90%.
Fact #2: In fiscal year 2018, U.S. Border Patrol seized or helped seize 282,000 pounds of cocaine, 248,000 pounds of methamphetamine, 6,500 pounds of heroin, and 2,400 pounds of fentanyl.
Fact #3: In 2018, over 17,000 adults arrested at the border had prior criminal records. This included over 6,000 gang members, a major number of those members were from MS-13.
Fact #4: The Democrats would rather risk the safety of hard-working Americans than work with President Trump to secure our nation’s borders. But in 2013, all 54 Senate Democrats, including Chuck Schumer, voted to pass legislation that provided $46 billion to build a physical barrier on the border.
Fact #5: Nancy Pelosi and her hyper-liberal Congressional colleagues just passed a bill to give $54 BILLION to foreign governments, but Democrats won’t allow just $5 billion to secure our borders and protect American citizens.
It also includes quotes from past Democrats and Democratic leaders who have been in support of more border security or indeed a wall, such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who was supportive of a wall back in 2009.
At this time, the Democrats and Republicans are at a standoff over the border wall. The government shutdown looks like it may continue well into February at this point as neither side are willing to back down. A recent AP poll showed that both sides of the aisle increasingly believe the border is a serious issue to tackle, with both sides wanting different solutions.