When will he ever learn?
I'm sorry. I can't keep up with this stuff anymore. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pulled the ripcord today ( https://crooksandliars.com/2019/04/breaking-news-dhs-secretary-kirstjen ) and bailed out after a very short tenure, during which time she took a lot of heat for being the face of the Trump administration's border control policies. Stuff like family separations where children got lost in the system because no one bothered to make a connection between them and their parents who were either on their way home or to prison. Thousands of children separated from their families because the administration jumped into a policy with both feet before anyone thought through the implications or the simple logistics of it (sorry, the logistics were anything but simple).
Unfortunately, the President stacked the deck in his favor, by either replacing his administrators with yes men and women, or not replacing them at all, adding more stress to a system that didn't need any more problems.
So why did Nielsen leave? She seemed like a good soldier. She walked the talk for sure. Was she not evil enough? Guess not. It sounds like she was pushed out at a White House meeting today by Cheeto Mussolini himself because she was unable to stem the tide of asylum seekers who come to our southern border to his satisfaction.
Trump blames Nielsen. Trump blames Mexico. Trump blames Congress. Trump blames Central America.
Trump made this problem up himself and he wants everyone else to take responsibility for it but him.
The truth is that no matter how shitty Trump makes the process of immigration, people will still keep coming. Because we are America. We're the last, best hope for freedom that people have. It's what we do. It's who we are. We figure this shit out. We cannot turn back the clock or say "The sector is full. Go home" as he just did. He is not a king. He is not the State. He is a scared old guy putting up straw men to play on people's fears.
He may not have faith in America, but those people knocking on our doors do. Maybe we're stuck with him for four years, maybe eight years, but not forever. He'll be gone eventually, unlike the leaders of some other countries. We change. We grow. We endure. And the world believes in us.
No matter who sits in that office.
And that is why he'll never stop them from coming.