In a classic case of painting oneself into a corner with nothing but unnavigable steps between a rock and a hard place, New Mexico’s radical Democrat governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, is suing President Trump for the giant the mess she created.
Grisham is howling mad about the massive influx of illegal immigrants unceremoniously unloaded in southern New Mexico rural areas and cities. After referring to the unchecked crisis as a “charade” concocted by Trump to fear monger his base and dismissing the National Guard troops assisting agents and monitoring ports, an unprecedented number of border crashers from Central America overran an already overburdened U.S. Border Patrol and its various checkpoints.
No personnel, no checkpoints. Plus, Democrats and media demands that immigrants be released on their own recognizance pending asylum hearings left the federal government no choice but to turn illegal immigrants loose in locations near the immigration courts. Over 104,000 people needing health care, shelter, clothes, and food have crossed into the El Paso sector since October 2018, and in the first six months of 2019, federal immigration officials have released 9,000 migrants in Las Cruces and 4,700 migrants in Deming.
Of course, New Mexico, already one of the poorest states in the nation, is sinking fast with no resources to house, heal, feed, and clothe the now tens of thousands of refugees.
When Bad Decisions Boomerang
In a statement, Grisham says her self-induced financial woes were the result of Trump’s immigration decisions. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico claims the federal government has abandoned its longstanding safe release program – a policy through which asylum-seeking individuals were sent off to their preferred destination while awaiting the processing of their claims. What could possibly go wrong?
Grisham, undaunted by embarrassing facts, states:
“The Trump administration has consistently and flagrantly failed in its response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border as well as in addressing legitimate border security concerns. The president has shown time and again he is interested only in demonizing the vulnerable people who arrive at our border, stoking unfounded fears about national security while taking no action to substantively and proactively protect immigrants and our southern border communities from human- and drug-trafficking.”
Who wouldn’t pass the necessary legislation to ramp up federal assistance to Border Patrol? The Democrats. And who sent the National Guard packing, leaving the most vulnerable sections of the southern border unprotected for human and drug traffickers? Yes, that would be the governor of New Mexico.
Grisham hit the ground running in January with an all-out attack on her state’s freedoms and economic drivers. With a rubber stamp rocket docket and a Democratic super-majority, dozens of bills ill affecting farmers, ranchers, the oil and gas industry, and lawful, legal gun owners were immediately passed and on the books.
And that sparked the fire riling up the sleeping citizens and 31 – out of 33 – county sheriffs, who toed a line in the sand over her assaults on the Second Amendment. Her actions ignited an uprising where petition after petition has been filed to repeal legislation and to remove and recall the governorship.
And then she was rumored to have been behind the arrest of the 71-year old Vietnam veteran who was helping a group monitor and patrol the border in Dona Ana County, and all bets were off.
Now, as a citizens’ revolution gains traction, to try and save face, Grisham points the finger at the president. Right after begging him for assistance.
Grisham recently trekked to the Swamp to panhandle financial reimbursement to several of her cities and towns overrun by illegal aliens as detention centers were filled to capacity. Charitable and community organizations in poor and struggling communities were out of resources by March.
The “charade” invented by President Trump is finally being realized by the radical leftists and their representatives. The visit to the Swamp didn’t go well, and Grisham finds herself in an unfriendly corner surrounded by the mess of her own making.
Will the ridiculous lawsuit prevail? Or will the facts overrule the hysterics of a politician who pandered too far to the left and added an insurmountable layer to the crisis of a century?
New Mexico is sinking under the rule of a tyrannical and radical left government. But Grisham and her puppet masters got precisely what they asked for – and those immigrant buses just keep rolling.
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