Coronavirus Shows U.S. CAN Close Southern Border. Let’s Keep It that Way

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Alan Wall
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Article date: 
7 April 2020
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National News
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WuFlu is spreading, with Mexico recording more than 2,000 cases and nearly 100 deaths. But there’s a silver lining: the border with Mexico is effectively closed to illegal aliens. Border agents are deporting them immediately, and even better, the borders in Mexico and the Northern Triangle are locked down. Granted, “migrants” are held up in Mexico and we must suffer a farrago of sob stories. Yet SARS-CoV-2 proves that we can control our borders—if we want to.
The change at our southwest frontier, thanks to President Trump’s order of March 17 to deport illegals immediately (and no asylum claims either), is nearly miraculous.
Illegals “are being expelled to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes under emergency coronavirus measures now in force across the U.S. southern border” The Washington Post reports [Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes, by Nick Miroff, March 30, 2020]....
Unauthorized border crossings, Miroff [Tweet him] reports, dropped from more than 1,000 daily to under 600 on March 29. Mexicans are 60 percent of those detained; Central Americans 26 percent.
That last figure is a dramatic reversal of what occurred during the illegal-alien tsunami of the last year or so: 70 percent were from the Northern Triangle. Miroff’s figures mean 86 percent of the illegals are deported right away. Let’s hope border officials aren’t waiting too long to boot the rest. And Mexico is accepting all of them, a not insignificant bonus.
Here’s another telling detail: “In some locations, the Border Patrol has set up outdoor processing tables in the parking lots and garages of its stations.”
Why wasn’t this done years ago before a deadly pandemic threatened us all!?...