President Trump’s border security fight is the right one

TheHill | 1/9/2019 | Corey R. Lewandowski, opinion contributor
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Right now, President Donald J. Trump is doing something that no other president has ever done — fighting hard to force Congress to fully fund a wall on the southern border. The president is a leader, and he will not back down from cowardly Democrats in Congress who fail to fully fund the wall. The issue of border security is a national-security issue and an issue where Democrats are failing the American people.

As he outlined in his speech to the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday, the president is keeping his promise to keep Americans safe. Stopping illegal immigrants from crossing the border to commit crimes — including the killing of police officers in California and the son of a firefighter in Tennessee — is a top national-security priority. California police officer Ronil Singh, an immigrant himself, was killed by an illegal immigrant during a traffic stop in December. That same week, Pierce Corcoran, son of a Knoxville, Tenn., fire department captain, was killed by an illegal immigrant driving on the wrong side of the road. The families of the victims of crimes by illegal immigrants are very supportive of the president’s efforts to protect the border.

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As much as people want to hammer President Trump for the partial government shutdown, the fact remains that Democrats have promised not one penny for a wall. The Democrats in the Senate will filibuster any bill that funds the wall for anywhere near $5 billion for this year. Yet, Democrats have tried to pin all the blame (or is it the credit?) for the shutdown on the president.

Don’t be fooled by Democrats screaming about a “Trump shutdown” when, in the next breath, they call him names and promise no commitment of money to protect the southern border from a criminal element that uses...
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