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:
Is the U.S. really facing a border crisis? https://t.co/GB6cuu1Tka
— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) October 23, 2018
Keep drinking. . .
“Trump’s claim of a crisis meets skepticism on Texas border” in January 2019:
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 10, 2019
“The nation faces many problems. A crisis at the border isn’t one of them” in February:
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 7, 2019
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:
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? We separate misconception from fact. https://t.co/ao1scXNPzt
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 7, 2019
OK, let’s call it a night. Chaser. . .
“A California desert town sees surge in migrants as border crisis worsens”:
A California desert town sees surge in migrants as border crisis worsens https://t.co/Z6SKgevxOM
— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) June 12, 2019
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:
And as for separating families as a "deterrent," the Obama admin put families in detention centers as a "deterrent."
Jeh Johnson on family detention “l believe this is an effective deterrent"
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) June 15, 2018