The LA Times finally uses the dreaded c-word to talk about the border

Shot. . .

“Is the U.S. really facing a border crisis?” asks the Los Angeles Times in October 2018:

Keep drinking. . .

“Trump’s claim of a crisis meets skepticism on Texas border” in January 2019:

Barkeep, another!

“The nation faces many problems. A crisis at the border isn’t one of them” in February:

Eff it. We’ll get an Uber. . .

“Is Trump able to shut down the southern border with Mexico? Will building a wall stop the flow of drugs? Is there an actual crisis at the border?” in April:

OK, let’s call it a night. Chaser. . .

“A California desert town sees surge in migrants as border crisis worsens”:

You see, it’s now a “crisis” because it’s happening in their backyard. From the LA Times:

With a historic flow of Central American families fleeing poverty and violence, federal officials earlier this spring began releasing migrants on their own recognizance from inundated detention centers in growing numbers. About 175,000 have left custody since Dec. 21.

Nonprofit and faith-based organizations in Riverside and San Bernardino counties are among those that have stepped in to help the asylum seekers. But the mounting costs have raised doubts — among local officials and advocates alike — about how long they can keep doing so.

Many of the drop-offs have taken place in Blythe, a city of about 20,000 along the Colorado River across from Arizona. Since March, said Riverside County spokeswoman Brooke Federico, 2,600 migrants have arrived here.

You know, this is the “crisis” that even Jeh Johnson was worried about back in 2014 when he put in place punishing detention conditions in an effort to keep migrants from crossing in the first place: