The Border Crisis?
(This article was originally published on the National Journal)
The false illusion Americans once held about the security of our nation’s borders has been shattered. Those were days of innocence. Now we face an Immigration swell driven in part by cartel activity, gang violence, and human sex trafficking—as well as an ill-advised executive action. It has become a crisis we did not ask for, but it is a crisis we are now forced to reckon with.
The arrival of thousands of needy Central American children is testing America. It has exposed a deficiency in leadership, tried our compassion, and forced us to acknowledge our weakness in guarding our borders.