Monday, November 26, 2018

Migrants Rush Border--Port of Entry Shut Down

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The San Ysidro port of entry, among the largest border crossings between San Diego and Tijuana, was shut down yesterday after hundreds of caravan migrants rushed the border.

Yesterday afternoon, President Trump threatened to close the entire border.

Be informed.


The San Ysidro port of entry was shut down by US Customs and Border Protection agents Sunday after hundreds of migrants tried to breach the US-Mexico border.

CBP officials closed traffic roads in both directions and pedestrian walkways at the port of entry.

Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group organizing the caravan, told Fox News yesterday that migrants were planning to rush, hoping to breach the border. A short time later, the migrants rushed.

Fox was ready, as were other news organizations. Their video footage immediately began making the rounds on the Internet.

Clearly, the organizers wanted the pictures on the Internet, because they feel public sentiment is significantly for open borders, and against President Trump's commitment to control the borders.

ABC News reported, "Some of these migrants attempted to breach legacy fence infrastructure...and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them."

Other migrants were heard on video rushing the border shouting, "Yes we can, "Yes we can"---the old Barack Obama campaign slogan.

Last night, hours after the attempted breach, Home Land Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued this statement:
"After being prevented from entering...some of these migrants attempted to breach the legacy fence infrastructure along the border and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them"---confirming ABC's earlier report.

And she said, "We will also seek to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who destroys federal property, endangers our frontline operators, or violates our nation's sovereignty."

Tijuana Mayor Gastelum Buen Rostro has been sharply criticized by local media and, at the same time, praised by citizens of Tijuana on social media for his hardline approach in handling the immigrant crises.

Some local media has reported that the Tijuana mayor has been seen wearing a red hat that reads, "Make Tijuana Great Again."

While the caravan organizers wanted the border rush in the news, Democrats apparently did not.

Connecticut Democratic Rep. Jim Hines slammed Fox News yesterday for covering the migrant caravan invasion.

He said yesterday afternoon,
"I was on Fox News this morning. I was puzzled because they were on fire over the CRISIS of the CARAVAN, and the murderous felons and terrorists which had which had lain totally dormant since Election Day. Then I remembered: Mississippi has an election on Tuesday (tomorrow)."

While Hines is mocking the notion that the caravan in causing a crisis, the mayor of Tijuana is calling it a humanitarian crisis because the city's resources are depleted.

And our US border patrol had to use tear gas to disperse the crowds of migrants.

Far Left Huff Post carried this headline: "US Tear Gasses at Border--Kids Scream."

Gateway Pundit reports that migrants are actually waiting until about 20,000 migrants are amassed at the border, then they will make their big move.

Pundit quotes a Honduran who is with the caravan, who says they are discussing how to send a message to President Trump to "open the gates," because they plan to enter illegally.

He says regarding waiting to seek legal asylum: "It's a waste of time. It's a process that takes months and years---it's a long time."

He and others say they will cross illegally, "Because we want a better life, and I'm in a hurry."

Migrants are telling press people they have no intention of accepting Mexico's offer of asylum---they have no plans to take them up on their offer. Their plan is to storm the border to the United States.

In Nehemiah 2:2-6 we find the account of what God thinks about walls and borders and national sovereignty.

Nehemiah comes before King Artaxerxes asking him for permission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem---his homeland. The place where his family is buried.

In this biblical account, God's model for nations and national sovereignty is clear.

God sovereignly approved of a wall that established as sovereign the city of Jerusalem. God approves of national borders, and the right of nations to determine who is permitted to enter their sovereign soil. If God believed that everyone should have the right to enter any place on Earth any time they wanted to, He would have stopped Nehemiah in his quest to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem.

The relevant issue for Christians is not what the secular culture says, but what the Bible and Christian tradition have to say about nationhood. Both, without question, affirm its importance as a principle of divine order.

Some of the following is taken from an article by John Vinson.

Open Borders is a false compassion.

The Book of Genesis describes the division of mankind into nations and God’s judgment against men at Babel when they strove to ignore national division and become as one. In Deut. 32:8, God explicitly affirms His plan to divide “the sons of Adam” into nations. Acts 17:26-27, in the New Testament, adds to this statement that God created the nations and that He set boundaries among them so that “they would seek after God.”

Thus, biblically speaking, there is a direct link between robust nationhood and godliness. Conversely, the Bible reveals (Isaiah 14:12) that it is Lucifer (Satan) who weakens the nations.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote, “The disappearance of nations would impoverish us no less than if all peoples were made alike, with one character, one face. Nations are the wealth of mankind, they are its generalized personalities: the smallest of them has its own particular colors, and embodies a particular facet of God’s design.”

God’s prototype for nationhood in the Bible was the nation of Israel. Though it was diverse, being divided into 12 tribes, Israel had a core identity based on religious belief, culture, ethnicity, and language. Throughout the Old Testament, it was God’s plan for Israel to maintain its national integrity. When Israel went against this design, by blending and diluting her character with that of surrounding nations—what today we call “multiculturalism”—God’s wrath came down on her. This is the context to consider when proponents of open borders and amnesty cite passages which they claim are supportive of their positions. Among them is Lev. 19:34 which commands Israelites to treat “strangers,” (i.e., foreigners) as natives and to love them as themselves. Israel did admit “strangers” to dwell among them. Commonly these were “sojourners,” foreigners who came for a time and left. They entered and remained, however, only on the condition that they obeyed the laws of Israel, as stated in Num. 9:14; 15:16 and Lev. 18:26; 24:22.

Can there be any similarity or parallel between the lawful strangers in ancient Israel and foreigners living in the United States who have crossed our border illegally, used false identification, cheated on taxes, used public services intended for Americans, taken jobs Americans wanted, destroyed property, and committed crimes of violence? To suggest that we owe them welcome and benefits on the basis of Old Testament law is to ignore the balance of obligations in that law.

Some foreigners evidently stayed longer than the sojourners, even becoming part of the religious congregation. Nevertheless, they had to be from families that had resided in Israel for several generations (Deut. 23:7-8). Some nationalities could never be admitted (Deut. 23:3). And no foreigner was allowed to rule over Israel (Deut. 17:15). Thus the governance of Israel made national cohesion, through the rule of law, a top priority.

The New Testament (Romans 13:1-7) justifies government on the grounds of maintaining order against lawlessness. Amnesty promotes law-breaking by rewarding it. American immigration laws are not unreasonable. Perhaps half-a-billion people, or more, potentially would like to move to the United States.4 Our powers of assimilation, and our nationhood, could not sustain such an influx. Even as we see compassion as a virtue, we must understand that compassion has its limits. Beyond those limits, compassion becomes permissiveness, which ends in chaos and destruction.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant.