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Biden on Trump’s Wall – “Unbuild It and They Will Come”

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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“Build it and they will come.” You know the quote. From “Field of Dreams,” 1989 movie based on “Shoeless Joe,” a novel imagining baseball players flooding back from Beyond. Flew through my head this week, with a not-so-funny twist: “Un-build it and they will come.”

President Trump promised, blueprinted, and operationalized much of a 576-mile high-tech, high-deterrence “protective wall” along our Southwest border.  The effort was fought vehemently by Democrats in Congress, state houses, and in courts, yet Trump prevailed.  This week, roughly 475 miles are complete.  See, e.g., https://bronx.news12.com/president-trump-touts-immigration-policies-border-wall-in-texas-speech.

When direct appropriations to Homeland Security were blocked, derailed, and watered down, Trump prevailed in reprograming money from Defense to this security concern.  In December 2020, he secured another 1.375 billion for construction in 2021.  See, e.g., https://thehill.com/policy/finance/531088-congress-to-approve-1375-billion-for-border-wall-in-2021.

At the same time, Trump brought US immigration policy into line with existing laws, rationalized asylum and refuge policies, stopped Obama’s “catch and release” and “caging” plans, applied pressure to states harboring illegals in “sanctuary cities,” where crime and homelessness rose.

Finally, Trump negotiated with – and won concessions from – regional neighbors, reducing the inflow of illegal aliens through allied countries, including Mexico.  So significant were Trump’s domestic and international legal victories, that Mexico and Guatemala became destination countries – for tens of thousands who would otherwise have resettled illegally in America.  See, e.g.,  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico-idUSKCN20M2SC.

Those seeking refuge or asylum from outside Mexico could no longer slip through Mexico and claim an urgent need to escape persecution, since they were already in Mexico – not persecuted.  They were required to remain in Mexico, as claims were adjudicated.  Moreover, Mexico began deterring illegal alien caravans on their own southern border, with some 17,000 troops.  See, e.g., https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-mexico/update-3-trump-is-confident-mexico-will-enforce-new-immigration-deal-idUKL2N23F08X?edition-redirect=uk.

The result of Trump’s border security efforts – promising to build, building, and legally reinforcing a border wall, while discouraging sanctuary cities and deporting criminal aliens, was stunning.  Overall, he reduced illegal immigration by 60 to 80 percent. See, e.g.  https://dailysurge.com/2020/11/trumps-success-improving-americas-immigration-situation-could-be-overturned-quickly/.

In the first month after Trump ended “catch and release,” illegal aliens released dropped by 70 percent.  In April 2018, Trump decried thousands of illegal aliens – chanting leftist slogans – pushing north in organized “caravans.”  See, e.g.,  https://thenewamerican.com/trump-slams-huge-caravan-of-illegals-heading-for-u-s-border/.

His policies put the kibosh on them. “Apprehension numbers… tell the story,” because “as the expulsion policies locked into place, arrests of families entering the U.S. fell from nearly 85,000 in May 2019 to less than 5,000 in February 2020.”  In effect, Trump ended the crisis.  See, e.g., https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-got-what-he-wanted-at-the-border-would-biden-undo-it/ar-BB1atmTn.

Interestingly, after the COVID-19’s threat, 78 percent of Americans backed Trump’s efforts in mid-2020 to close the border except for essential travel.  That number – amazingly – is an NPR poll.  See, e.g.,   https://www.npr.org/2020/08/05/898915843/americans-back-trump-on-immigration-but-only-to-stop-covid-19-poll-finds.

Now – Biden pledges to undo all this. He pledges to reverse Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy, restart “catch and release,” place a “moratorium” on (read: end) deportations, open the door to refugees, support sanctuary cities, and if possible, freeze or “un-build” Trump’s Southern border wall.  See, e.g., https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/12/02/biden-border-wall-trump/https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2020/november/biden-to-stop-building-border-wall-vows-total-shift-in-immigration-and-refugee-policy; https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-immigration-courts-local-governments-3d6ab9e79153e67d974cee1bf592862f;

Already, in November, 70,000 illegals were arrested – a 64 percent increase year-over-year. “Caravans” of Honduran illegals are forming faster than Chicago stickball teams in the days of “Shoeless Joe” – who may, after all, be the model for “Basement Joe.”  Biden seems non-plussed, unconcerned, and observers say the message is “We have open borders.” See,  https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-democrat-vows-immigration-sending-signal-borders-open/; see also, https://www.cnsnews.com/index.php/article/washington/melanie-arter/trump-caravans-forming-border-anticipation-biden-presidency.

So, where are we?  Looks like “back to the future.” Sorry, wrong movie.  This rerun seems custom made for a new quote, reflecting Biden’s hate for Trump’s wall. “Un-build it and they will come.”  Sounds about right.  “Basement Joe” will be a star.  Just when we had things figured out, they go south – or come north – again.  That is Hollywood – and new Democrats – for you.

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charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
2 years ago

The white House is void of leadership, the oval office has turned into an old man’s home, hey, let’s fly somewhere and get dome ice cream. Thank You Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas threatens to arrest the democrats who deserted their post, neglected their sworn duty, think we should return to the days of Judge Roy Beam who loved Texas, honored the law and it’s responsibilities, not like big mouth democrats who are only interested in self indulgement of communism/socialism. Those who fled Texas never would never be the type to stand and fight like the hero’s of the Alamo. The hypocrite democrats want open borders in Texas, yet closed borders for Cubans, they won’t vote for communism, like the illegals, coming in from our southern border right. Time for change 2022 clear the house and senate of all democrats and get our Country back.

Danny Estridge
Danny Estridge
3 years ago

Who would have thunk it? Last time I checked countries without walls ain’t countries. How do you figure the European people keep their countries seperated? With fences/walls.
The liberals always bring up the Berlin Wall for a example, except that was built by Russia to keep people in, not out.
I’d like to revisit this, BUT NOT NOW, THERE IS A WORLD WIDE PANDEMIC IN CASE THE LIBERALS DIDN’T NOTICE.
Also, no offense, but in less than 48 hours Biden has eliminated over 10,000 jobs from “legal”? Americans, that just for the wall and the pipeline, all in the middle of a pandemic. Who knows how many other jobs he has “cancelled” already too?
Everyday now, I wake up and wonder if Biden is alive or has Harris already taken over?
At least when and if I get to his age, I’ll probably be in a nursing home, not running the country into the ground.
Just sayin’, DON’T DO ANYTHING UNTIL CORN HOLE 19 IS UNDER CONTROL.

Victoria Johnson
Victoria Johnson
3 years ago

Unfortunately, we went after the wrong issue about Obama’s Constitutional eligibilty to run for POTUS and assume that office if elected. Whether he was born on American soil or not, he was NOT a “natural born citizen” as required in the Constitution because he did not have TWO American citizen parents. His father was NEVER an American citizen either when he was born or after. The difference between a “natural born citizen” and just a citizen is the fact of having TWO American citizen parents. The ONLY humans who were specifically exempted from this requirement in the Constitution were the Founding Fathers since there was no American citizenship available for their parents to be a part of. The Constitution specifically uses the phrase “natural born citizen” for the Presidency. They just use the word ‘citizen’ for all other offices. They did not want the possibility of a divided allegiance from our President. In their minds at the time, they were thinking about future Presidents having British parents who would re-unite the US with England and dissolve the US as a country. It’s still relevant today that a President who could have a divided allegiance to another country through his parent could, or would, sell us out to another nation.

Victoria Johnson
Victoria Johnson
3 years ago

Why would anyone be surprised? This is one of the only things he consistently said he was going to do on the few occasions he came out of his basement to say anything.

Roger O
Roger O
3 years ago

Business as usual for the demorats! Their way of getting more demorats here!

Anthony Dell'Isola
Anthony Dell'Isola
3 years ago

The wall construction needs to continue. If these people coming from Nicaragua and other places plus traveling in groups have COVID-19 who will check them, the US? Why should tax payers fund that?

Nina
Nina
3 years ago

National Security is a concept of a sovereign nation. Democrats want one world order. If you support their power – come on in.
If you will pay them for access to the American marketplace, you are their friend.

State legislatures need to address borders in their states. Conservatives need to stop buying from companies that support open borders.

Yes, this will be inconvenient. As Americans in 1776 found out, the fight for freedom often is.

AMAC should address identifying companies to avoid. The dollar is a sword that cuts deeply.

Will
Will
3 years ago

You could also include a song from Pink Floyd, Tear down the Wall.

charlesw04
charlesw04
3 years ago

I would urge conservative protesters to turn away from D.C. and protest at the borders. Protest hard enough to shut down the borders and stop all imigration.

Michele L Johnston
Michele L Johnston
3 years ago

The hatred for President Donald J Trump is so blinding, that the LEFT and New Administration can’t see the danger this puts all of us in! Wait until our ICE and Border Patrol are overrun and someone is killed, will they do anything than?

Rex Croson
Rex Croson
3 years ago

I could rant and rave about it all. The simple truth is we need to protect our country and the wall is a good solution.

David P Nelson
David P Nelson
3 years ago

I feel we are in for a very bumpy ride!

Helen
Helen
3 years ago

It is important to note that illegals were kidnapping children to enter the United States. Some parents sold! their children to illegals.
Do the research.
An illegal who stole a car and killed my friend’s son.
Give me you tired , your poor?

Give me those who have applied for citizenship and entered the country legally.

mike in socialist land
mike in socialist land
3 years ago

I CLOSED my MS page – so I will get nothing when I go on line –
I switched to DuckDuckGo – I get what I want instead
I want nothing to do with these BS politicians anymore
I got rid of iHeart radio –
When I drive somewhere I will be listening to Dr Martin Lloyd Jones CDs
or MP3 Xtian items onto my truck radio –

Why God has allowed this to happen ??????? what a shame
Bad enuf for us old folks – what will this come to for our kids and GrKids. ?????

Levins U Tube deal on fraud recently was off You Tube fast. Figures.

This country needs to BOYCOT Falsebook/Twitter/anyone else that hates Trump.
What Trump feel like today – got to be horrible indeed.

Stupid dementia BIDEN already did 15 Exec orders today.
You can bet it was all someone else that got all these orders for Biden to do.
He ain’t smart enuf to do whatever they were. – Dementia Joe – Devils boy for sure.

PATHETIC INDEED – Bye Rush/Hannity/Levin etc. No point in listening to them anymore.
They still get rich and will keep at it – but to no profit for my ears – all talk – no action.
I DO NOT need PTSD listening to it. Aggravation, depression here it comes for USA

Dennis
Dennis
3 years ago

This is so un-American – not protecting our borders! We don’t want “unbuild it and they will come” or “unbuild it – and they will vote democrat”

GT Patriot
GT Patriot
3 years ago

Gas will be $4.00 per gallon by August. We will decide this year that its better to buy a $100 K Tesla than a $25K cheap Toyota. Soon our cars will be smaller than Mini-Coopers and bikes will be our
second vehicle. We have no one to blame but ourselves. You get the govt you deserve.

FedUp
FedUp
3 years ago

Every place humans live….they ruin.
So God created man in his image???
Scary!!!!!!!

James
James
3 years ago

I think democrats and RINOs believe if they impeach Mr. Trump he will no longer be able to run for office. I say BULLSH_T! The government works for us! Not the other way around! We the people will decide who will be our candidates! Deep state democrats and RINOs think we can have our pick as long as they decide the candidate pool. Wrong! Too many of us are sick and tired of the establishment!

Dave Willis
Dave Willis
3 years ago

A minor point, Bobby, like so many people, misspoke the quote as, “Build it and they will come.” The actual statement is, build it and he will come. The message was referring to a specific ball player who had played in the major leagues. For the record, I agree with his concept that when biden tears down the wall, all the riff-raff south of us will make a bee-line for what used to be the good old U.S.A.

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

I’m with Glenn. They should have been solidly behind Trump and not week kneed republicans and they allowed this to happen over the last 100 years with the progressives. Never challenging. I cannot afford this money pit anymore. We need leaders with guts not politicians (How can I get rich while I “serve” the people.

Ginger Lymbery
Ginger Lymbery
3 years ago

If he tries to tear this will down, I can assure you he will be met with a lot of people to stop him.

DebS
DebS
3 years ago

Today I watched the coverage of President Trump leaving the White House and his speech when he arrived at Joint Base Andrews. What a sad day for our country, I cried just thinking of this great man and all that will now be lost to the Biden/Harris circus.

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
3 years ago

Now that Donald Trump is gone l am unsubscribing from all political websites. Good bye all.

Davidme
Davidme
3 years ago

Why would anyone, in their Right Mind, ever want to support such outrageous and over the top thinking on Illegal Immigration ?!?!?! However, Obama started the idea and now O’Biden wants to further doing the same !!!! This Must be one of their ways to further Destroy Our Security and Our Economy and Our America !!!! These Illegal Immigrants include Terrorists, Criminals and most others who have no means of personal support !!!!

John A. Fallon
John A. Fallon
3 years ago

The wall will be the first of many great accomplishments of PRESIDENT TRUMP to be taken down, next will be AMERICAN ENERGY INDUSTRY, what did you think all those deals with ukraine and chinese businesses were about, “helping” other countries people have a better life? hunter made deals that give the biden crime family stock in foriegn business just like the rest of the greedy politicians, they are in it for themselves, they went into politics to get filthy rich, not to serve “our” country, THAT IS WHAT THE SWAMP IS ALL ABOUT!

aluminum head
aluminum head
3 years ago

Stay CCL. MS-13 is coming in droves. Hope they take down “Hunter” as he would become the HUNTED. Joe needs to feel real pain. Commie fk.

aluminum head
aluminum head
3 years ago

The main reason for the ballot box stuffing that took place ? “IF” Trump had clearly won Obama would be in prison as would Hit-lery. Soros would be removed from the U.S. or imprisoned as a domestic terrorist too. I’m DONE with U.S. politics. Vote no more. And, stay heavily armed. MS-13 is coming in hordes.

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Time to get all the persecuted Christians in and all those escaping communism, socialism, and the politically persecuted in the CCP, Hong Kong and other places. Those hurt by socialism and communism. Those persecuted for their faith in Jesus.

Kathy Wilcox
Kathy Wilcox
3 years ago

Yes the wall needs to keep going.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
3 years ago

Let the revolution begin.

Hotnike
Hotnike
3 years ago

Biden, Keep on building the wall, you imbecile!

David P Nelson
David P Nelson
3 years ago

This will not end well.

Williamof9
Williamof9
3 years ago

Left-wing did this because they can’t count on legal residents for votes.

Williamof9
Williamof9
3 years ago

Sleepy joe to Clueless joe

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

You shocked ??!! You like movies here is a quote , America you liked the eight years of you can keep your Doctor , your rates won’t go up ! You can keep your plan get ready for four more years . May even make Billy Boy proud and make his gun ban look foolish . All because Trump didn’t talk nice , well America gonna have more than hurt feelings .

California Refugee
California Refugee
3 years ago

I’m still praying for the “miracle” to undo the fraud! The idea of Biden/Harris in charge of the future of our great country makes me absolutely sick. Between the illegals and China we are doomed. Very sad.

Preston Smith
Preston Smith
3 years ago

Hmmm…looks like we’re going from “Shoeless Joe” to “Clueless Joe”.

Brenda Blunt
Brenda Blunt
3 years ago

Need to be stopped at the border!!

Surya
Surya
3 years ago

Sayonara America, We weep.

Ed J
Ed J
3 years ago

The motto for Basement Joe’s tenure will be “We will snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory!” as he seeks to undo all the wonderful accomplishments that President Trump made during his Presidency. There must be a streak of masochism in the Demsheviks since they appear to want to restore, and then wallow in (as if they were luxuriating in), all the negative policies that have generated problems in our nation for decades. Get ready to embrace a dystopia on steroids, compliments of Empty Suit Joe and his Demshevik legions.

Douglas O'Donnell
Douglas O'Donnell
3 years ago

God help us!

Thomas E
Thomas E
3 years ago

Hey Joe!! how about you help our people ie HOMELESS, OPIODS, MENTAL HEALTH…..just saying

par
par
3 years ago

They should take the wall and make a prison with bars for Biden. He is an idiot.

J. Farley
J. Farley
3 years ago

They should put a wall around him ! WITH BARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phyl
Phyl
3 years ago

I am so disgusted. I feel like today we are saying goodbye to America and hello to socialism. Puppet joe will undo everything President Trump did. It’s such a shame, especially since the election was a big fraud.

Free American - for how long?
Free American - for how long?
3 years ago

Will Biden will become the first leader of any nation on Earth, to open the border to invading armies? The betrayal of the Nation is blatant and criminal!

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

Clueless, socialist anti american, failed politicians and their lies…..that’s ALL hiden biden and hypocrite harris bring.
A SAD day for a Great America!

mytake
mytake
3 years ago

That is the stupidest statement and one of many from Joebama, I might add. What a waste of money and putting Americans at risk again. I find it hard to believe that most Americans would approve. Write to the Congressmen and Senators and tell them not to do such a wastefu,l stupid thing. He is not off to a good start. Why would you unbuild and the money is already allocated to finish it. What idiots. That is like telling the illegals it’s ok not to respect our laws. We don’t owe them and we can’t support them. Are the Dims going to support all these people? Makes no sense whatsoever. God help us!

Felix
Felix
3 years ago

Conservatives do a lot of talking and whining, no action. Trump is who we need to lead us to take on MSM,I hope and pray for his safety, now that he is no longer President he and his family and supporters (75 million of us) are going to persecuted and “deprogramed” like this country has never seen.We need to step back, take a couple of deep breaths evaluate and support AMAC, Newsmax, and any fearless leaders , (not in the DC swamp), that come forward, for we will be threatened and attacked with out mercy..

Carol
Carol
3 years ago

Tyranny reigns in Washington DC! The left will stop at nothing to make sure they stay in power! All these illegals will be registered as Democrats. Schumer and the Dems are looking to do away with the filibuster so they can railroad every socialist policy on to Americans! I pray that all those leftist sheep that voted these clowns in office see the destruction these fascists do to the country and WAKE UP!

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