Despite Democrat obstruction, Trump is solving crisis on border

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September 13, 2019

President Trump has left no stone unturned in his fight against illegal immigration, and it’s becoming increasingly apparent that he’s succeeding.

Despite the obstructionism of Democrats in Congress, who have blocked every legislative effort to resolve the crisis on our southern border, Trump has nonetheless found bold and creative ways to address the problem using his executive authority, working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to identify and implement policies necessary to reduce the influx of illegal immigrants across our southern border.

Thanks to the President’s initiative, word is clearly getting out among would-be illegal immigrants that the perilous journey to the United States is no longer worth hazarding.


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In August, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) apprehended about 50,000 illegal immigrants. Though the figure is still at crisis levels, it represents a significant reduction from May’s high-water mark, when the agency apprehended 133,000 illegal immigrants. It’s also a significant drop-off from July, when CBP reported 85,000 apprehensions and encounters, marking just the second time in the past decade that apprehensions decreased from July to August. So while the number of attempted crossings remains high, the downward trend demonstrates that the President’s bold use of executive action and international deals is making a real difference on the ground.

The administration recently revised the Flores settlement agreement, for instance, closing a major loophole in our immigration law that created a perverse incentive for illegal immigrants to expose children — some of them “rented” from human traffickers — to the dangerous trip across America’s southern border. Instead of being forced to release those who bring children with them into American communities, Customs and Border Patrol is now able to house illegal immigrant families together after making arrests.


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Similarly, the President took action to close another major immigration loophole earlier this year by reforming asylum policies to prevent “forum shopping” by economic migrants who bypass opportunities for asylum in other countries in order to take advantage of the superior economic opportunities available in the U.S. Unfortunately, a renegade liberal judge in California is on a crusade to block the rule, and recently put the new rule in legal limbo.

Trump has also used diplomacy as an effective tool in the fight against illegal immigration, reaching a major deal with Mexico that has succeeded in dramatically reducing the number of people crossing our southern border illegally. While the agreement was initially derided as a PR stunt by the mainstream media, Mexico has taken concrete steps to step up immigration enforcement and integrate operations more closely with the United States, including deploying more than 20,000 police officers and soldiers to stem the flow of illegal immigrants, especially those coming from Central America.


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The Remain in Mexico policy has been among the most successful components of the deal, preventing thousands of immigrants from entering the country under false asylum claims while enabling them to apply for legal residency and work permits in Mexico.

The Trump administration followed that up by signing an agreement with Guatemala that requires migrants to seek asylum there before continuing on to the U.S. — a feat officials are trying to replicate with Honduras and El Salvadore, the other “northern triangle” countries that are responsible for a significant portion of the recent surge in illegal immigration.

Throughout it all, the President has made steady progress on building the border wall that our immigration enforcement agents consider absolutely vital, using his executive authority to secure funds in spite of Democrat obstruction. Just last week, the Pentagon formally approved plans to build 175 miles of barriers along the southern border using $3.6 billion that Trump reallocated earlier this year by declaring the border crisis a national emergency.

As effective as these measures have been at reducing illegal immigration, though, they’re no substitute for congressional action to fix our broken and outdated immigration laws. If Congress were to provide a clear mandate for border security, we could solve the crisis in 15 minutes, as the President says. So long as the Democrats control the House of Representatives, though, it’s clear that Congress will never take this issue seriously.

Since the Democrats have refused to take responsibility for ensuring the safety and prosperity of the American people, Trump has been forced to tackle the illegal immigration crisis all on his own. Fortunately, his bold actions are yielding incredible results. Imagine what we could get done if Democrats wanted to protect America as much as they want to protect illegal immigrants.

This Op-Ed was originally published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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  • Darla Faulks

    09/13/2019 12:36 PM

    Now if Trump can just figure out a way to get rid of the liberal judges that or overusing their authority and Republicans and former Dems will vote the idiots out of Congress---we might just get America back! There is hope! Praying for our country!

  • rodney burke

    09/13/2019 12:33 PM

    Isn't the constitution enforceable anymore if it's dems violating it? Did that stop when the ovomit became prez? Since when can we NOT protect our borders? Sine when can we NOT protect ourselves from a sworn emeny who wishes to destroy our nation Since when is it legal to allow muslims who hate America to run for ANY office. When did it become legal and justifiable to have terrorists camp within the confines of the USA and no one can go after them? HUH When? Does "defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic" no longer apply to congress, the FBI and the executive? The answer to these questions appears to be YES. the libs can do as they please and we conservatives have nothing to say about it or we are "racist"? Something is SERIOUSLY wrong Mike.

    Isn't preference of illegals over Americans a crime? If not, then when did it NOT become a crime? There MUST be some constitutional priorities implemented. If we conservatives are not allowed to abide by the rule of law, then we have a serious problem.

  • Donna Wilkey

    09/13/2019 12:28 PM

    Praying it’s not because of the heat of summer that apprehensions are down. Legal Immigration is ok . Thank God for Donald Trump!!!

  • Jim Spaulding

    09/13/2019 12:28 PM

    Great read, Governor! In the 2016 campaign, Don Jr. said in an interview that his father wasn't
    accustomed to losing.
    HOO RAH !!!

  • Marie M Dahl

    09/13/2019 12:25 PM

    I wish there was a way for your newsletters could be printed in every paper in the country. You do such a great job of telling what President Trump has done and is doing to keep America great.
    More people need to know all that he does for us. I'm so tired of hearing the Democrats and all their hate-filled comments about our President. I would like to see someone who has a broad reach to call these people out. Don't allow them to get away with just calling names, with no proof,
    ever.
    Thank you for all you do to try to keep the record straight. You're the greatest!

  • Wanda Harrison

    09/13/2019 12:24 PM

    Thank you President Trump! And thank you Mike Huckabee for spreading the good news!

  • Mary J Pedersen

    09/13/2019 11:59 AM

    Well said Governor!

  • Kendra Strecker

    09/13/2019 11:39 AM

    Mike, My comment is about our federal gov't getting involved in the MESS that is California and it's homeless. If President Trump offers monetary help to clean up the mess, Newsom and friends will only use it for the ILLEGALS and BENEFITS for them, it won't go to the folks that need it. I say give THE SQUAD, PELOSI, CUMMINGS and SCHUMMER some overalls, gloves, shovels, trash canes and bags and let them clean up the mess.. maybe the ILLEGALS would like to help??

  • Carole Weaver

    09/13/2019 11:37 AM

    Thank you Governor for telling it like it is! We need more like you.

  • Thomas Wenndt

    09/13/2019 11:30 AM

    Rarely do I find myself disagreeing with you - and with 99% of what you have written, I wholeheartedly agree. But in this case, I cannot lay it on a Democrat congress in terms of providing a clear mandate for border security. While the Republicans may not talk as ridiculous (and downright juvenile) as the Democrats do on this issue, the fact is there are way too many Republicans in congress who don't want to solve the issue either.

    Regardless of party, these congressmen need to wake up and understand they are working against the will of the American people. And if the house ever does return to Republican control, it needs to be filled with Republicans who are principled and committed on this issue.

  • roger brailer

    09/13/2019 11:28 AM

    One more thought,i know you have the presidents ear,so why not suggest to him that we reduce legal immigration 1 for every 1 illegal?maybe that would get demoRATS attention if they wouldnt get any VOTES!

  • Jerry

    09/13/2019 11:28 AM

    I watch a few inserts this morning on Fox and it showed same o same o garbage the Left is throwing out there I myself cannot be convinced they have any thing of value for me and most people in my age group 70 years and older; oh people like Mueller and Biden that have lost quite a lot from the past still want to make money from source's that that include crime but for people working and doing the work honestly the Left has nothing to offer them being retired and on a fixed income my state still taxes my Social Security and pensions and retirement money how much more could retirees take from the lefts agenda of higher taxes and to take away my Blue Cross Blue Shield Health insurance No Thanks Morons. My message should not be typed however pee up a rope Morons!!!!

  • Betsy Maloney

    09/13/2019 11:27 AM

    Stop lying, AGAIN, Mike!!! The Dems proposed giving him 26 billion for his border wall that included some DACA citizenship assurances that Trump was going to sign.

    [All Trump] had to do was accept a 10- to 14-year path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States at a young age.

    That deal has been on the table for more than a month now: Trump gives Democrats a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers; Democrats give Trump his full $25 billion wall funding request. […]

    It is confounding that Trump didn’t just take the deal."

    Trump's ego won't let him accept any deal that doesn't give him substantially more than the other guy! He just balked & refused to accept deal! So you can STOP LYING, Mike!!!

  • Surf e

    09/13/2019 11:26 AM

    Dear Sir,

    Keep it up! Let’s roll!
    Have a great weekend you and your beautiful family!

  • Klaus J Christoph

    09/13/2019 11:25 AM

    Democrats have become public enemy #1. They are so afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, that they would gladly destroy America just to get at President Trump. It is truly shameful.

  • Janet Underwood

    09/13/2019 11:18 AM

    I really enjoy your articles! Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into providing us with this information.

Despite Democrat obstruction, Trump is solving crisis on border

Less than 4 minute read

September 13, 2019

President Trump has left no stone unturned in his fight against illegal immigration, and it’s becoming increasingly apparent that he’s succeeding.

Despite the obstructionism of Democrats in Congress, who have blocked every legislative effort to resolve the crisis on our southern border, Trump has nonetheless found bold and creative ways to address the problem using his executive authority, working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to identify and implement policies necessary to reduce the influx of illegal immigrants across our southern border.

Thanks to the President’s initiative, word is clearly getting out among would-be illegal immigrants that the perilous journey to the United States is no longer worth hazarding.


Commentary continues below advertisement


In August, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) apprehended about 50,000 illegal immigrants. Though the figure is still at crisis levels, it represents a significant reduction from May’s high-water mark, when the agency apprehended 133,000 illegal immigrants. It’s also a significant drop-off from July, when CBP reported 85,000 apprehensions and encounters, marking just the second time in the past decade that apprehensions decreased from July to August. So while the number of attempted crossings remains high, the downward trend demonstrates that the President’s bold use of executive action and international deals is making a real difference on the ground.

The administration recently revised the Flores settlement agreement, for instance, closing a major loophole in our immigration law that created a perverse incentive for illegal immigrants to expose children — some of them “rented” from human traffickers — to the dangerous trip across America’s southern border. Instead of being forced to release those who bring children with them into American communities, Customs and Border Patrol is now able to house illegal immigrant families together after making arrests.


Commentary continues below advertisement


Similarly, the President took action to close another major immigration loophole earlier this year by reforming asylum policies to prevent “forum shopping” by economic migrants who bypass opportunities for asylum in other countries in order to take advantage of the superior economic opportunities available in the U.S. Unfortunately, a renegade liberal judge in California is on a crusade to block the rule, and recently put the new rule in legal limbo.

Trump has also used diplomacy as an effective tool in the fight against illegal immigration, reaching a major deal with Mexico that has succeeded in dramatically reducing the number of people crossing our southern border illegally. While the agreement was initially derided as a PR stunt by the mainstream media, Mexico has taken concrete steps to step up immigration enforcement and integrate operations more closely with the United States, including deploying more than 20,000 police officers and soldiers to stem the flow of illegal immigrants, especially those coming from Central America.


Commentary continues below advertisement


The Remain in Mexico policy has been among the most successful components of the deal, preventing thousands of immigrants from entering the country under false asylum claims while enabling them to apply for legal residency and work permits in Mexico.

The Trump administration followed that up by signing an agreement with Guatemala that requires migrants to seek asylum there before continuing on to the U.S. — a feat officials are trying to replicate with Honduras and El Salvadore, the other “northern triangle” countries that are responsible for a significant portion of the recent surge in illegal immigration.

Throughout it all, the President has made steady progress on building the border wall that our immigration enforcement agents consider absolutely vital, using his executive authority to secure funds in spite of Democrat obstruction. Just last week, the Pentagon formally approved plans to build 175 miles of barriers along the southern border using $3.6 billion that Trump reallocated earlier this year by declaring the border crisis a national emergency.

As effective as these measures have been at reducing illegal immigration, though, they’re no substitute for congressional action to fix our broken and outdated immigration laws. If Congress were to provide a clear mandate for border security, we could solve the crisis in 15 minutes, as the President says. So long as the Democrats control the House of Representatives, though, it’s clear that Congress will never take this issue seriously.

Since the Democrats have refused to take responsibility for ensuring the safety and prosperity of the American people, Trump has been forced to tackle the illegal immigration crisis all on his own. Fortunately, his bold actions are yielding incredible results. Imagine what we could get done if Democrats wanted to protect America as much as they want to protect illegal immigrants.

This Op-Ed was originally published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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Comments 26-41 of 41

  • Darla Faulks

    09/13/2019 12:36 PM

    Now if Trump can just figure out a way to get rid of the liberal judges that or overusing their authority and Republicans and former Dems will vote the idiots out of Congress---we might just get America back! There is hope! Praying for our country!

  • rodney burke

    09/13/2019 12:33 PM

    Isn't the constitution enforceable anymore if it's dems violating it? Did that stop when the ovomit became prez? Since when can we NOT protect our borders? Sine when can we NOT protect ourselves from a sworn emeny who wishes to destroy our nation Since when is it legal to allow muslims who hate America to run for ANY office. When did it become legal and justifiable to have terrorists camp within the confines of the USA and no one can go after them? HUH When? Does "defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic" no longer apply to congress, the FBI and the executive? The answer to these questions appears to be YES. the libs can do as they please and we conservatives have nothing to say about it or we are "racist"? Something is SERIOUSLY wrong Mike.

    Isn't preference of illegals over Americans a crime? If not, then when did it NOT become a crime? There MUST be some constitutional priorities implemented. If we conservatives are not allowed to abide by the rule of law, then we have a serious problem.

  • Donna Wilkey

    09/13/2019 12:28 PM

    Praying it’s not because of the heat of summer that apprehensions are down. Legal Immigration is ok . Thank God for Donald Trump!!!

  • Jim Spaulding

    09/13/2019 12:28 PM

    Great read, Governor! In the 2016 campaign, Don Jr. said in an interview that his father wasn't
    accustomed to losing.
    HOO RAH !!!

  • Marie M Dahl

    09/13/2019 12:25 PM

    I wish there was a way for your newsletters could be printed in every paper in the country. You do such a great job of telling what President Trump has done and is doing to keep America great.
    More people need to know all that he does for us. I'm so tired of hearing the Democrats and all their hate-filled comments about our President. I would like to see someone who has a broad reach to call these people out. Don't allow them to get away with just calling names, with no proof,
    ever.
    Thank you for all you do to try to keep the record straight. You're the greatest!

  • Wanda Harrison

    09/13/2019 12:24 PM

    Thank you President Trump! And thank you Mike Huckabee for spreading the good news!

  • Mary J Pedersen

    09/13/2019 11:59 AM

    Well said Governor!

  • Kendra Strecker

    09/13/2019 11:39 AM

    Mike, My comment is about our federal gov't getting involved in the MESS that is California and it's homeless. If President Trump offers monetary help to clean up the mess, Newsom and friends will only use it for the ILLEGALS and BENEFITS for them, it won't go to the folks that need it. I say give THE SQUAD, PELOSI, CUMMINGS and SCHUMMER some overalls, gloves, shovels, trash canes and bags and let them clean up the mess.. maybe the ILLEGALS would like to help??

  • Carole Weaver

    09/13/2019 11:37 AM

    Thank you Governor for telling it like it is! We need more like you.

  • Thomas Wenndt

    09/13/2019 11:30 AM

    Rarely do I find myself disagreeing with you - and with 99% of what you have written, I wholeheartedly agree. But in this case, I cannot lay it on a Democrat congress in terms of providing a clear mandate for border security. While the Republicans may not talk as ridiculous (and downright juvenile) as the Democrats do on this issue, the fact is there are way too many Republicans in congress who don't want to solve the issue either.

    Regardless of party, these congressmen need to wake up and understand they are working against the will of the American people. And if the house ever does return to Republican control, it needs to be filled with Republicans who are principled and committed on this issue.

  • roger brailer

    09/13/2019 11:28 AM

    One more thought,i know you have the presidents ear,so why not suggest to him that we reduce legal immigration 1 for every 1 illegal?maybe that would get demoRATS attention if they wouldnt get any VOTES!

  • Jerry

    09/13/2019 11:28 AM

    I watch a few inserts this morning on Fox and it showed same o same o garbage the Left is throwing out there I myself cannot be convinced they have any thing of value for me and most people in my age group 70 years and older; oh people like Mueller and Biden that have lost quite a lot from the past still want to make money from source's that that include crime but for people working and doing the work honestly the Left has nothing to offer them being retired and on a fixed income my state still taxes my Social Security and pensions and retirement money how much more could retirees take from the lefts agenda of higher taxes and to take away my Blue Cross Blue Shield Health insurance No Thanks Morons. My message should not be typed however pee up a rope Morons!!!!

  • Betsy Maloney

    09/13/2019 11:27 AM

    Stop lying, AGAIN, Mike!!! The Dems proposed giving him 26 billion for his border wall that included some DACA citizenship assurances that Trump was going to sign.

    [All Trump] had to do was accept a 10- to 14-year path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States at a young age.

    That deal has been on the table for more than a month now: Trump gives Democrats a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers; Democrats give Trump his full $25 billion wall funding request. […]

    It is confounding that Trump didn’t just take the deal."

    Trump's ego won't let him accept any deal that doesn't give him substantially more than the other guy! He just balked & refused to accept deal! So you can STOP LYING, Mike!!!

  • Surf e

    09/13/2019 11:26 AM

    Dear Sir,

    Keep it up! Let’s roll!
    Have a great weekend you and your beautiful family!

  • Klaus J Christoph

    09/13/2019 11:25 AM

    Democrats have become public enemy #1. They are so afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, that they would gladly destroy America just to get at President Trump. It is truly shameful.

  • Janet Underwood

    09/13/2019 11:18 AM

    I really enjoy your articles! Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into providing us with this information.

Despite Democrat obstruction, Trump is solving crisis on border

Less than 4 minute read

September 13, 2019

President Trump has left no stone unturned in his fight against illegal immigration, and it’s becoming increasingly apparent that he’s succeeding.

Despite the obstructionism of Democrats in Congress, who have blocked every legislative effort to resolve the crisis on our southern border, Trump has nonetheless found bold and creative ways to address the problem using his executive authority, working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to identify and implement policies necessary to reduce the influx of illegal immigrants across our southern border.

Thanks to the President’s initiative, word is clearly getting out among would-be illegal immigrants that the perilous journey to the United States is no longer worth hazarding.


Commentary continues below advertisement


In August, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) apprehended about 50,000 illegal immigrants. Though the figure is still at crisis levels, it represents a significant reduction from May’s high-water mark, when the agency apprehended 133,000 illegal immigrants. It’s also a significant drop-off from July, when CBP reported 85,000 apprehensions and encounters, marking just the second time in the past decade that apprehensions decreased from July to August. So while the number of attempted crossings remains high, the downward trend demonstrates that the President’s bold use of executive action and international deals is making a real difference on the ground.

The administration recently revised the Flores settlement agreement, for instance, closing a major loophole in our immigration law that created a perverse incentive for illegal immigrants to expose children — some of them “rented” from human traffickers — to the dangerous trip across America’s southern border. Instead of being forced to release those who bring children with them into American communities, Customs and Border Patrol is now able to house illegal immigrant families together after making arrests.


Commentary continues below advertisement


Similarly, the President took action to close another major immigration loophole earlier this year by reforming asylum policies to prevent “forum shopping” by economic migrants who bypass opportunities for asylum in other countries in order to take advantage of the superior economic opportunities available in the U.S. Unfortunately, a renegade liberal judge in California is on a crusade to block the rule, and recently put the new rule in legal limbo.

Trump has also used diplomacy as an effective tool in the fight against illegal immigration, reaching a major deal with Mexico that has succeeded in dramatically reducing the number of people crossing our southern border illegally. While the agreement was initially derided as a PR stunt by the mainstream media, Mexico has taken concrete steps to step up immigration enforcement and integrate operations more closely with the United States, including deploying more than 20,000 police officers and soldiers to stem the flow of illegal immigrants, especially those coming from Central America.


Commentary continues below advertisement


The Remain in Mexico policy has been among the most successful components of the deal, preventing thousands of immigrants from entering the country under false asylum claims while enabling them to apply for legal residency and work permits in Mexico.

The Trump administration followed that up by signing an agreement with Guatemala that requires migrants to seek asylum there before continuing on to the U.S. — a feat officials are trying to replicate with Honduras and El Salvadore, the other “northern triangle” countries that are responsible for a significant portion of the recent surge in illegal immigration.

Throughout it all, the President has made steady progress on building the border wall that our immigration enforcement agents consider absolutely vital, using his executive authority to secure funds in spite of Democrat obstruction. Just last week, the Pentagon formally approved plans to build 175 miles of barriers along the southern border using $3.6 billion that Trump reallocated earlier this year by declaring the border crisis a national emergency.

As effective as these measures have been at reducing illegal immigration, though, they’re no substitute for congressional action to fix our broken and outdated immigration laws. If Congress were to provide a clear mandate for border security, we could solve the crisis in 15 minutes, as the President says. So long as the Democrats control the House of Representatives, though, it’s clear that Congress will never take this issue seriously.

Since the Democrats have refused to take responsibility for ensuring the safety and prosperity of the American people, Trump has been forced to tackle the illegal immigration crisis all on his own. Fortunately, his bold actions are yielding incredible results. Imagine what we could get done if Democrats wanted to protect America as much as they want to protect illegal immigrants.

This Op-Ed was originally published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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Comments 26-41 of 41

  • Darla Faulks

    09/13/2019 12:36 PM

    Now if Trump can just figure out a way to get rid of the liberal judges that or overusing their authority and Republicans and former Dems will vote the idiots out of Congress---we might just get America back! There is hope! Praying for our country!

  • rodney burke

    09/13/2019 12:33 PM

    Isn't the constitution enforceable anymore if it's dems violating it? Did that stop when the ovomit became prez? Since when can we NOT protect our borders? Sine when can we NOT protect ourselves from a sworn emeny who wishes to destroy our nation Since when is it legal to allow muslims who hate America to run for ANY office. When did it become legal and justifiable to have terrorists camp within the confines of the USA and no one can go after them? HUH When? Does "defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic" no longer apply to congress, the FBI and the executive? The answer to these questions appears to be YES. the libs can do as they please and we conservatives have nothing to say about it or we are "racist"? Something is SERIOUSLY wrong Mike.

    Isn't preference of illegals over Americans a crime? If not, then when did it NOT become a crime? There MUST be some constitutional priorities implemented. If we conservatives are not allowed to abide by the rule of law, then we have a serious problem.

  • Donna Wilkey

    09/13/2019 12:28 PM

    Praying it’s not because of the heat of summer that apprehensions are down. Legal Immigration is ok . Thank God for Donald Trump!!!

  • Jim Spaulding

    09/13/2019 12:28 PM

    Great read, Governor! In the 2016 campaign, Don Jr. said in an interview that his father wasn't
    accustomed to losing.
    HOO RAH !!!

  • Marie M Dahl

    09/13/2019 12:25 PM

    I wish there was a way for your newsletters could be printed in every paper in the country. You do such a great job of telling what President Trump has done and is doing to keep America great.
    More people need to know all that he does for us. I'm so tired of hearing the Democrats and all their hate-filled comments about our President. I would like to see someone who has a broad reach to call these people out. Don't allow them to get away with just calling names, with no proof,
    ever.
    Thank you for all you do to try to keep the record straight. You're the greatest!

  • Wanda Harrison

    09/13/2019 12:24 PM

    Thank you President Trump! And thank you Mike Huckabee for spreading the good news!

  • Mary J Pedersen

    09/13/2019 11:59 AM

    Well said Governor!

  • Kendra Strecker

    09/13/2019 11:39 AM

    Mike, My comment is about our federal gov't getting involved in the MESS that is California and it's homeless. If President Trump offers monetary help to clean up the mess, Newsom and friends will only use it for the ILLEGALS and BENEFITS for them, it won't go to the folks that need it. I say give THE SQUAD, PELOSI, CUMMINGS and SCHUMMER some overalls, gloves, shovels, trash canes and bags and let them clean up the mess.. maybe the ILLEGALS would like to help??

  • Carole Weaver

    09/13/2019 11:37 AM

    Thank you Governor for telling it like it is! We need more like you.

  • Thomas Wenndt

    09/13/2019 11:30 AM

    Rarely do I find myself disagreeing with you - and with 99% of what you have written, I wholeheartedly agree. But in this case, I cannot lay it on a Democrat congress in terms of providing a clear mandate for border security. While the Republicans may not talk as ridiculous (and downright juvenile) as the Democrats do on this issue, the fact is there are way too many Republicans in congress who don't want to solve the issue either.

    Regardless of party, these congressmen need to wake up and understand they are working against the will of the American people. And if the house ever does return to Republican control, it needs to be filled with Republicans who are principled and committed on this issue.

  • roger brailer

    09/13/2019 11:28 AM

    One more thought,i know you have the presidents ear,so why not suggest to him that we reduce legal immigration 1 for every 1 illegal?maybe that would get demoRATS attention if they wouldnt get any VOTES!

  • Jerry

    09/13/2019 11:28 AM

    I watch a few inserts this morning on Fox and it showed same o same o garbage the Left is throwing out there I myself cannot be convinced they have any thing of value for me and most people in my age group 70 years and older; oh people like Mueller and Biden that have lost quite a lot from the past still want to make money from source's that that include crime but for people working and doing the work honestly the Left has nothing to offer them being retired and on a fixed income my state still taxes my Social Security and pensions and retirement money how much more could retirees take from the lefts agenda of higher taxes and to take away my Blue Cross Blue Shield Health insurance No Thanks Morons. My message should not be typed however pee up a rope Morons!!!!

  • Betsy Maloney

    09/13/2019 11:27 AM

    Stop lying, AGAIN, Mike!!! The Dems proposed giving him 26 billion for his border wall that included some DACA citizenship assurances that Trump was going to sign.

    [All Trump] had to do was accept a 10- to 14-year path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States at a young age.

    That deal has been on the table for more than a month now: Trump gives Democrats a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers; Democrats give Trump his full $25 billion wall funding request. […]

    It is confounding that Trump didn’t just take the deal."

    Trump's ego won't let him accept any deal that doesn't give him substantially more than the other guy! He just balked & refused to accept deal! So you can STOP LYING, Mike!!!

  • Surf e

    09/13/2019 11:26 AM

    Dear Sir,

    Keep it up! Let’s roll!
    Have a great weekend you and your beautiful family!

  • Klaus J Christoph

    09/13/2019 11:25 AM

    Democrats have become public enemy #1. They are so afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, that they would gladly destroy America just to get at President Trump. It is truly shameful.

  • Janet Underwood

    09/13/2019 11:18 AM

    I really enjoy your articles! Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into providing us with this information.