Some time back in here someone said and this isnít a direct quote is itís not the number that matters itís whatís being proposed or pushed through. It may have been Woodman if I remember correctly on the topic of Executive Orders.
Yes, that was me that said it was the content, not the number that mattered.
However, that was specifically to Executive Orders (EO's), not declarations of National Emergency.
Now, all feelings aside, isn't securing our borders a serious thing? I don't care how many "illegal" aliens are illegal due to overstayed visas, or the "official" number of illegal aliens that strangely hasn't risen in over a decade (which is probably dramatically underreported). I care about the principle of it.
My issue isn't with people coming here to make a better life, and doing it legally and the very hard way due to how our immigration laws are. They do need serious revision. My issue is that you cannot have anything secure if people can just walk across the border without announcing themselves, their intentions, or anything else. No other country in the world allows you to just stroll across the border, take up residency, reap the benefits of a citizen (emergency services, food/shelter handouts, etc). It's really a national security issue, and I do feel it's an official "emergency".
Does that mean I think a wall is the right thing? Not really. I feel in strategic spots it may help, but it's one of many things we should be doing.
It's really not that big of a stretch to ask if you lock your doors on your car and your house vs securing the borders. Will a locked car keep a determined person out? No. Will a wall keep a determined person out? Also no. But, it will keep most out, and that is an important thing. We cannot have a secure country if anyone can come in and stay here unchallenged.
That is not anti-immigration. It's anti-crime.