By Perly Viasmensky
The Southern Border situation is not a crisis, it is an invasion. According to news reports, at least 14,000 mostly Haitians have crossed the Rio Grande and occupied a massive beachhead near Del Rio,
Texas, and hundreds more are pouring across the “open border” on an hourly basis amid Border Patrol stand down orders.
During a recent visit to the US-Mexico border in Texas, Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of Homeland Security, stated, “We have reiterated that our borders are not open; people should not make the dangerous journey.”
If Secretary Mayorkas doesn’t call this invasion “Open Borders,” how does he explain the thousands that already entered the state of Texas?
I watched with great interest on television coverage a woman complaining that food has not been delivered to them. What do all those people believe? that they entered the country illegally and their benefits are taking too long to show up? Do they still expect royal treatment? When they left their country, they made sure to pack a tent (we are watching one tent after the other). Why don’t they also pack their own food?
The beautiful state of Texas cannot afford another invasion. We have plenty of protesters and domestic terrorists on our soil, to put up with all those coming from foreign lands.
One Haitian man was interviewed on TV and said that he and his family spent four years in Chile. I asked myself why they didn’t stay in Chile.
Many are criticizing the Border Patrol agents for using some sort of force to control those people, but what do we expect when they come in believing they own our land?
Some of those Haitian migrants being transported in a large white federally contracted private bus away from the border and bound for San Antonio, Texas this past Monday afternoon overtook control of the commercial vehicle before escaping.
It is not clear which federal agency was overseeing the transport, Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) normally apprehend, transport, and process illegal immigrants, while Immigration and Customs Enforcement is responsible for longer-term detention and removal from the country.
Democratic U.S. Representative for Missouri, Cori Anika Bush, the one and only Black person that people have been waiting to “free” them, tweeted on Monday night: “So many Haitian immigrants and refugees came to this country to escape devastation — only to be greeted by being whipped and handcuffed.”
Bush even called on her president: “President Biden, you must put an immediate stop to this. We demand better. They deserve better.”
Ms. Bush is right, very right, Joe Biden must put an immediate stop to this, he should act immediately to send all those people home. The American people, and especially the people of Texas, cannot put up with all the invasions any longer. Yes, we demand better, our economy is completely down the drain. He cannot even do better for all of us.
We the American people deserve better.
But if things get worse, what Ms. Bush can do is transport those 14,000 plus people at the Southern border to the state of Missouri — or even better, to Delaware — to support all and every one of them to give the state of Texas some peace of mind.
Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Perly Viasmensky