The White House • May 15, 2019
Real stories from our southern border
In February, President Donald J. Trump issued a National Emergency declaration to address the growing security and humanitarian crisis along the U.S.–Mexico border.
The official position of Democrats in Congress is that the problem is “manufactured.” Their House Majority Leader maintains “there is no crisis.” The New York Times disagrees. Although the paper’s editorial board still won’t acknowledge there is a real security threat from the human smuggling, drugs, and other crime that accompanies illegal immigration, they do finally acknowledge this much: “There is a crisis at the southern border.”
Of course, the Times’ change of heart came months after it called President Trump’s claim of an urgent border crisis “false.”
But the most important voices don’t belong to any politician or pundit. They belong to the people suffering because of Congress’ inaction. Washington is nearly 1,800 miles from our southern border. New York City is about 2,000 miles. If you want to understand the problem, go to its source—not to East Coast opinion makers.
Here are just a few of those stories:
- “We’ve got to help these people whose rights are being abused,” sheriff says.
- “We are urging you to please help,” says a Texas resident.
- “We must end the border crisis,” faith leader says.
- “Congress continues to do nothing to fix our broken immigration system,” Bristol County, Massachusetts, sheriff says.
President Trump pays respects at National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service
Near the steps of the U.S. Capitol today, thousands of law enforcement officers joined with friends and family to honor the lives of officers slain in the line of duty last year. President Trump addressed the families of those fallen officers today, promising them that these sacrifices will never be forgotten by a grateful Nation.
Watch: President Trump at the 38th National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service
“We come together to pay tribute to the American peace officers who made supreme sacrifice, all in the line of duty, in many cases for people they never met,” the President said outside the U.S. Capitol. “To all of the families of our fallen officers: Our whole country is praying for you, embracing you, and pledging to you that we will never, ever leave your side.”
Our Nation’s leaders have a responsibility to honor this sacrifice, as well as set the tone for our country’s discourse about the importance of law enforcement. “In my administration, we strongly condemn hateful anti-police rhetoric,” President Trump said today. We hope more public officials will follow his example.
“To every mom and dad, brother and sister, spouse and child of the brave fallen officers we honor today, America joins together in expressing our love and our gratitude, our grief, and our firm resolve to be with you every single step of the way,” the President said.
“We will never let you down.”
President Trump: Our fallen officers were the “very best of us.”
In photos: The President at the National Police Officers’ Memorial Service
Protecting free speech—in all its forms
Social media platforms should advance freedom of speech in our country. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear “violations” of user policies after sharing their political views online.
The Trump Administration wants to help these Americans get their voices back.
No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it.
Please consider sharing your story with President Trump.