The Aligned Media is Responsible for Government Shutdown

Reasonable Expectation Number 1: elected officials are committed to the best interests of American Citizens first.

Reasonable Expectation Number 2: when Customs and Border Patrol professionals, local law enforcement, and the Obama Administration’s Border Patrol Chief, Mark Morgan all confirm walls/barriers are an essential component of Border Security and endorse President Trump’s request for wall/barrier funding they should be listened to.

Reasonable Expectation Number 3: the Media will report objectively report on all factors related to National Interests.

All 3 Reasonable Expectations have been violated.

The Media is the failsafe. Expected to provide the high level of transparency to force honest debate. Compel elected officials to draw straight lines to their positions and how they are in the best interests of American Citizens.

There has been no polling of how Americans view the need for funding the wall/barrier. There has been no pro/con analysis of need for Immigration Reform. The Media is invited to use the table below to stimulate honest debate.

Pros for Border Security / Immigration Reform Cons against Border Security / Immigration Reform
Illegal immigration costs north of $100 B annually in benefit fraud; drain on education, health care, and law enforcement resources. Land owners owning property required for the wall/barrier will be impacted by Eminent Domain.
Cost and consequences of drugs smuggled through Southern Border even higher. Wildlife crossing will be limited.
Cost and consequences of Human Trafficking through Southern Border even higher. Landscape views will be polluted.
Cost and consequences of violent crimes (rape and murder) committed by illegal aliens crossing the Southern Border even higher. Cost of wall/barrier $5.7-26 B with additional annual maintenance required.
Burdens on the most at risk communities suffering the consequences of illegal aliens will be reduced. Those benefiting from human smuggling will lose income.
Risk for illegal workers repressing wages will be reduced. Those benefiting from drug smuggling will lose income.
Risk for job loss due to illegal workers will be reduced. Those benefiting from human trafficking will lose income.
Risk for traffic accidents / DUI and cost of uninsured motorists by illegal aliens will be reduced. Criminal gangs will lose new recruits.
Risk for illegal voting will be reduced. Those benefiting from illegal voting will lose votes.
DACA eligible are given certainty for future. Illegal workers will lose income.
Chain Migration ended in favor of Merit based legal immigration. Employers hiring illegal workers will pass on higher costs paid to legal workers.