Last week, The (Failing) New York Times offered their readers a front-page feature story about the terrible, awful state of America, as illustrated by the fact that “fearful migrants” are no longer coming to the U.S. As writer Kirk Semple tells it, even though President Donald Trump has yet to enact many of his most stringent policies regarding illegal immigration, his mere presence in the White House is convincing many would-be travelers to stay home. And we’re apparently supposed to take this as a Very Bad Thing.
“His bags were packed and the smuggler was ready,” Semple wrote. “If all went well, Eswin Josué Fuentes figured he and his 10-year-old daughter would slip into the United States within days. Then, the night before he planned to leave, he had a phone conversation with a Honduran friend living illegally in New York. Under President Trump, the friend warned, the United States was no longer a place for undocumented migrants.”
Semple informs us that Fuentes ultimately decided against coming to the U.S. illegally, and we are to conclude that the plaque on the Statue of Liberty has been forever betrayed.
Perhaps the New York Times will recall that our border laws existed before Trump came on the scene. Perhaps they will remember that laws are meant to be enforced. Perhaps they will remember that you can take the “illegal” out of “illegal immigrant,” but that doesn’t change the status of their act. Perhaps they will remember, finally, that we had an election in November, and the American people spoke loudly and clearly about how we collectively felt about people from South and Central America brazenly disregarding the lawful immigration process.
Or perhaps they will just continue to pursue this left-wing nonsense that utterly fails to persuade anyone other than their New York City readership and actual illegal immigrants living in California.
“While some of Mr. Trump’s most ambitious plans to tighten the border are still a long way off, particularly his campaign pledge to build a massive wall, his hard-line approach to immigration already seems to have led to sharp declines in the flow of migrants from Central America bound for the United States,” Semple reports. “From February through May, the number of undocumented immigrants stopped or caught along the southwest border of the United States fell 60 percent from the same period last year, according to United States Customs and Border Protection — evidence that far fewer migrants are heading north, officials on both sides of the border say.”
This is simply fantastic, campaign-commercial-for-2020 news for Trump, but the New York Times somehow manages to treat it like a disaster. That just goes to show you how far from reality they’ve wandered and how out-of-touch with the American people they are.