MYTH: There is no crisis at the border.
FACT: We continue to face a surge in illegal immigration that has brought the border crisis to a breaking point.
MYTH: The problem at the border used to be much worse.
FACT: Today, we face an unprecedented number of illegal immigrants that loopholes prevent from being returned quickly to their home countries.
MYTH: A wall wouldn’t help because drugs are coming through ports of entry.
FACT: Not only do we not know the amount of drugs smuggled between ports of entry, but building the wall will help free up more resources to seize the drugs coming in.
MYTH: Law enforcement such as ICE and U.S. Border Patrol are the villains in this story.
FACT: The real villains are the vile cartels and smugglers who exploit loopholes in our immigration laws for their own horrific gain. Law enforcement is the front line against them.
MYTH: President Trump’s executive action on the border is overreaching, similar or worse to President Obama’s.
FACT: President Trump’s exercise of executive power is categorically different from the kind President Obama used to circumvent existing immigration law.