—By Christopher Feery
President Donald Trump has pledged that a border wall between the United States and Mexico will be constructed under his watch.
While he’s been stonewalled in his efforts, the item is not moving down the priority list. It’s coming, even if it’s only constructed in small sections at a time.
Now America have another example to add to the lengthy list of evidence that the wall is incredibly necessary.
The Daily Caller shares the details on this frightening story that turned out badly, but could’ve turned out a whole lot worse.
A van packed with nine migrants burst through the port of entry at San Ysidro and sped north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Two illegal immigrants were killed on a major highway early Sunday morning following a reckless attempt to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.
To state the obvious, checkpoints are not enough. Those that even bother to head down that path can easily blow through them, as evidenced by this disturbing display.
The occupants of the van wanted to get through, and the driver wasn’t going to let anything prevent that from happening.
Let’s suppose for a moment that the van kept speeding down the highway in a reckless fashion with little regard for anything in its path.
The thoughts are nothing short of chilling, as scores of innocent motorists could have had their lives forever altered, if not ended altogether.
Border Patrol agents say the van pulled to the shoulder about a mile up the highway, where the occupants tumbled out at began to flee. As two passengers ran across the southbound lanes of the highway, they were struck and killed by a Chevrolet Trailblazer going about 65 mph in the slow lane, according to officials.
Though Border Patrol agents did not initially pursue the van, they attempted to track down the migrants after receiving notification of the illegal crossing from port of entry officials, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.
By the time agents arrived on the scene, the two individuals had already been killed attempting to cross the interstate.
Agents caught and arrested the seven others thought to have been riding in the van.
This was a completely avoidable tragedy that may have been averted with better security at the border in place. That’s not a slight against those tasked with protecting the border, but rather an acknowledgement that they’ve been playing against a house that has a stacked deck for far too long.
Quite simply, there are too many illegal points of entry between the United States and Mexico, and even the ones that are properly guarded aren’t challenging enough.
We need additional resources at the border to serve as a deterrent, and the wall is at the top of the list.
The driver of the Trailblazer told investigators that she was unable to avoid hitting the two people on the highway. After the crash, she called 911 and waited at the scene for police to arrive. She was questioned by California Highway Patrol and released, according to the Union-Tribune.
San Ysidro is the largest port of entry between Tijuana and San Diego and the busiest land border crossing in the world.
An average of 70,000 vehicles and 20,000 pedestrians cross from Mexico into the U.S. at San Ysidro each day, according to the General Services Administration.
As Leftists see it, those that enter the country illegally are simply looking for a better life. As such, they should be welcomed with open arms without recourse.
That makes for a lovely narrative in fantasy land, but the reality is quite different. There are plenty of folks that manage to enter the country through legal means, and they manage to go on to have happy lives in their new home.
Why can’t those that refuse to obey the law do the same?
When that question pops up, the immediate excuse offered up is that the path to citizenship is too challenging. To that, we have to wonder aloud: why should it be easy?
When one has to extend some effort to achieve a goal, the rewards are all that much sweeter. When one is simply handed things, they become entitled and tend to lose the incentive to reach for the stars.
There will be no changing of minds among those that refuse to accept reality, but the rest of us can take small solace in the fact that the wall is coming to serve as a gigantic reality check.
Source: The Daily Caller