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Friday, November 23, 2018


When President Trump got word of another “caravan” heading for the United States, he told a group of black conservatives, “I called up the military.” Some 5,800 troops arrived to back up the Border Patrol and National Guard units. The troops strung up miles of barbed wire but that did not deter the “migrants,” from mounting what some Mexicans called an “invasion.” The troops will soon be heading home but the military can still offer strategic lessons in border enforcement.

Last year, Mexican Nationals Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nuñez showed up at Travis Air Force Base, near Fairfield, California. Travis is home to with a fleet of C-5, KC-10 and C-17 aircraft and more than 25,000 people live and work on the base. As a matter of security and common sense, anyone entering Travis must pass through security screening.

Mejia and Nuñez came with a crew to work on a hospital, but when base security scanned the Mexicans’ identification it came back false. As it turned out, both were deported in 2001 but re-entered the U.S. illegally. Nuñez was also deported in 2003 and again illegally entered the United States. This should confirm that US border policy is a complete bust. The case also proved educational on the default description of illegals as “undocumented.”

Mejia and Nuñez, or whatever their real names, carried false documents, and identity theft is a hardly a victimless crime. When base authorities called in ICE, Mejia conducted his interview in Spanish, after more than a decade in the United States. That should cast doubt on the claim that Mexicans are assimilating to American culture and learning English in the manner of past legal immigrants.

The Travis case also dispels the notion that illegals do not take American jobs. Work on federal projects demands a “prevailing wage,” always interpreted as union scale. So, Mejia and Nuñez were going to be well paid, and the drywall installers were not...Read More HERE

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