Thomas: The diluting of America
If you like cream in your coffee (if not, the analogy works with any other drink), keep pouring after you have reached what you would normally drink. If you pour the cream long enough it will replace the coffee.
That is what is happening at what used to be our southern border before the Biden administration virtually eliminated any barriers to keep migrants and fentanyl from pouring in. It is so bad in El Paso, Texas, that migrants are sleeping on the streets with no place to go and presumably little access to life’s necessities. Schools and hospitals where the migrants go are overcrowded. Children from as many as 150 nations (according to U.S. Border Patrol), who are not proficient in English, face learning challenges in a system where American children are already underperforming in subjects such as reading and math.
Local news in El Paso has discovered migrants emerging from manholes, as many as 30 at a time.
They’re coming by the thousands per day and soon by the tens of thousands depending on what the Biden administration does this week when Title 42, a Trump pandemic policy that allows border officials to turn back migrants due to a public health emergency, expires. Even with Title 42 in place, the flow of migrants into the country has continued. Much of the national media have ignored, or played down, the invasion (let’s call it what it is), but a visit to Fox News dramatically shows the problem. The pictures are undeniable, though the White House lies and denies a problem exists.
If the administration continues to do little or nothing while claiming the border is “secure,” what will America become in five years, 10 years, or in the next century? What are the motives behind the people who favor an open border? Do they hate the country?
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U.S. Customs and Border Patrol encountered more than 2 million migrants crossing the border in fiscal 2022, not counting an unknown number of “got-aways.”
Thousands of pounds of fentanyl pills have been seized by law enforcement, but they can’t get it all. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 107,000 people in the U.S. died of drug overdoses and drug poisonings in the 12-month period ending last January, primarily from fentanyl. Given the huge increase in drug seizures that number is likely to be higher when figures are available for this year. Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for people ages 18 to 45.
How long will politicians allow this invasion and the killing of Americans to continue? Why is nothing being done? Is it about cheap labor? Is it about votes? The White House continues to blame Congress for not coming up with a “comprehensive” immigration plan. Whatever one thinks of former President Trump, he at least tried building a wall. Throughout history, three factors have contributed to a nation’s decline. One is massive national debt. The second is losing a shared sense of moral values. The third is uncontrolled immigration without assimilation. All three are now challenging the very existence of the country. Will no one enforce immigration laws?
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) had it right when he said: “Part of the problem is there are people in Washington, D.C., in positions of power to whom the border is just a nuisance, and I think some of them believe that illegal immigration is a moral good. It is not. It undermines legal immigration.”
If you doubt the effects of illegal immigration, keep pouring the cream into your morning coffee.
Readers may email Cal Thomas at email@example.com. Look for Cal Thomas’ latest book “America’s Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires and Superpowers and the Future of the United States” (HarperCollins/Zondervan).