James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, the James Dobson Family Institute and FamilyTalk radio, says the catastrophe on the nation’s southern border could be fixed.
But there just aren’t enough people who are willing to solve the problem, he said in his July newsletter, especially in Congress.
“I have been under the impression that these would-be immigrants try to cross the Rio Grande River and outrun or evade the agents. That is not true of most. They come in large groups, from 100 to 400 people at a time. As I write this letter, a record 1,200 people arrived together at El Paso. The refugees quickly give themselves up to agents. That is why they have made this journey,” he said.
He continued: “They know they will be fed, medicated, and treated humanely, even if they are in holding areas while they are in our custody. Then they will be released on American soil. This is the system set up by a liberal Congress and judges. It is a well-known fact that President Obama’s administration established many of these unworkable policies, and Congress is steadfastly unwilling to change them.
“Every effort at reform has been overridden or ignored. It is set in stone. Democrats want massive numbers of immigrants who will someday become voters. Some Republicans support the policies because they want cheap labor for agricultural purposes.
“The border could be fixed, but there are very few in authority who seem to care,” he said.
The problem has been aggravated by the unwillingness of Democrats in Congress to negotiate with President Trump, combined with magnet policies such as free education and health care.
Dobson was invited by White House staff to visit the border at McAllen, Texas, where “federal agents are struggling to deal with a massive influx of poor and destitute human beings. They come in never-ending waves. Please believe me when I tell you that the media and leftist politicians have not been truthful about what is going on there. It is a human tragedy.”