"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that intercepts drugs and illegal crossings along the Mexican border.
Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, vows to challenge DHS’s move, saying Congress provided “full funding” for 2017.
Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee, is drafting a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson protesting the shutdown.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Cuellar challenged Johnson last February when DHS reduced Phalanx’s flight operations.
This time, Cuellar is seeking reinforcements from Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Reps. Mike McCaul, R-San Antonio, and John Carter, R-Round Rock."
Uh, you know, because unskilled idlers, MS 13 gang-bangers and associates of the Mexican cartels have no interest in coming to the U.S., right? and especially not any terrorists from other parts of the world, right? other than these, and these, and these. And, NO, my occasional libtard readers, I'm not talking about most illegal border-crossers, just some...but a significant some...a dangerous some. Perhaps you might like to meet them one day. I don't. Nor do their victims. Immigration once was a privilege. Then Democrats happened. Yes, I know, I'm using hyperbole. But hyperbole is needed these days. If only you understood the wave that Donald Trump rode in on.
Once Obamacare is dismantled and/or reconfigured beyond recognition, President Stompy Feet will have lost the only peg to hang his legacy on other than his endless glib rhetoric about what could have been with TPP, open immigration, global carbon credit trading and peace in the Middle East if only
fellow Democrats / the alleged Islamic fanatics / those racist Republicans had not interfered. The Divider-in-Chief is on his farewell tour. He's out of the country this week, selling his legacy, or what's left of it. to Angela Merkel and others of their ilk. Rest assured that most of his sentences begin with the word "I." Trust me, this guy is not a team player. Stumping for Hillary in the general election was nothing more than a CYA maneuver. Having failed there, he's now off to Europe and the Far East. Surely someone will listen.
Meanwhile, back in the States, a lion roars:
h/t: Last Refuge