Four myths the media and politicians tell you about our border crisis

Article author: 
Ann Coulter
Article publisher: 
The Hill
Article date: 
21 May 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
Every single thing the mainstream media says about the border crisis is a lie.
Media Myth #1: Illegal immigration at all time low!...
... According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), illegals have been pouring across our border at rates not seen for more than a decade: 76,000-plus in February, 100,000-plus in March, 100,000-plus in April, 100,000 and climbing so far in May....
Media Myth #2: Illegal immigrants at our border are LEGAL – because they’re asking for asylum.
This is the basis on which commentators claim that illegal immigration is lower than ever: They just reclassify anyone they don’t want to count as “a LEGAL asylum seeker.”...
Media Myth #3: Only 39 percent of illegals released at the border fail to appear at their hearings!
First, that still would be a lot. Second, it isn’t true. And, third, it’s irrelevant: Once they’re released from custody – and they’re all released — illegal aliens are never going home.
For starters, there are a million hearings... That statistic refers only to the first hearing – the preliminary hearing that sets court dates.
Showing up at that one just buys the illegal another year or so in America, so you’d be an idiot not to appear. And, yet, about 40 percent of illegals never stroll in for the initial hearing.
It’s the next hearing, the removal hearing, where the illegal’s asylum claim is actually litigated. Another 40 percent of illegals skip that hearing.
If the illegal does drop by and loses his claim — about 85 percent do — and is ordered “removed,” then is he deported? Nope! Next he can appeal the order and get two more years, and not be counted as “illegal” in the U.S....
Media Myth #4: The media, the Democratic Party and 90 percent of the Republican Party genuinely want to control our border, but are deeply moved by the treatment of “undocumented” children at the border.
The truth is, they want illegals released from custody because then they’ll never leave....