The borders have been an issue long before the coronavirus graced its presence on the world. People have been sneaking over the border illegally for years. Past administrations have failed to secure the borders.
But President Trump took a more aggressive stance and put in motion a plan that will effectively stop illegal border crossings with a massive wall. As the virus set in it also helped to keep people away from the border. It gave the president the reason he needed to shut the borders down. And now it looks like they will be shut for another month.
Containment of the virus and keeping Americans safe is the reason why the borders are still closed except for essential business. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf stated in support of the extension that “Our efforts over the last several months to limit non-essential travel have been successful and now is not the time to change course.” The president has wisely closed the borders for the health and safety of the American people.
The Democrats sing a different tune. They have moved to not support the efforts of the president simply because they do not like him as a person. Liberal health people stated in disagreement that “The nation’s public health laws should not be used as a pretext for overriding humanitarian laws and treaties that provide life-saving protections to refugees seeking asylum and unaccompanied children.” They put illegals ahead of Americans that pay for the healthcare that is provided in the nation.
The restrictions keep out unwanted sick people that have no business spreading the virus to American people. Those that work in the country and for other essential reasons can still cross the border. But tourists and illegals are to stay out. Anyone seeking refuge and relief from poverty should keep themselves away from the border.
The Democrats would want to bring in the sick so more people could be infected. That would give them their reasoning to keep the nation locked down. They are guilty of using the virus for their political gain.
Dr. Redfield, who is the CDC Director, stated that the border would stay closed until “further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States has ceased to be a danger to the public health.”
The people that are against the closure have different opinions on what is a threat to the country. But they are not the ones that have to make the decisions on how to act when a pandemic strikes the country. They would have a different opinion if their neck was on the line for scrutiny.
Many people are claiming that there is no justification for closing the border still. But they do not have all the data. President Trump may be the one making the decision, but there has to be communication with the leaders of the other countries. So, they know what is going on.
The issue is that no one person can totally know where the border-crosser has been or what they have been exposed to. The alternative is to lock them up in a cell for 30 days and keep them quarantined to make sure that there are no underlying conditions. But the Democrats would just cry about that option as well.
The critics are playing the famous race card stating that “The rule is thus being used to target certain classes of noncitizens rather than to protect public health.” That argument is nothing but a lie because race has nothing to do with it. Anyone that comes to the borders is going to be screened and not allowed to cross if they are not essential.
President Trump is basing his decisions on the data that is coming in from testing results around the country and the nation. There is a set level that when reached will warrant the borders to be open.
No matter what people may say or do, they will never have the complete picture. Their opinions do not matter at his point because they are based on incomplete data. The president has the facts and it is up to him to make the right decisions for the country. Something that he has done with brilliance and grace.