When Rung says “border security” she does not mean border security in the sense the vast majority of Americans understand the phrase. More specifically, she does not mean measures that would decrease illegal immigration.
To understand what Democrats really mean when they use these phrases like “border security,” one must understand that Democrats support illegal immigration. More precisely, Democrats don’t believe there is such a thing as illegal immigration, at least not from Mexico and Central America. Rather, Democrats believe that anyone arriving at our Southern border has an inalienable right to enter the United States and enjoy all the rights of American citizens.
In other words, in the Democrat Party dictionary, phrases and terms like “protect the border” and “border security” do NOT mean what they mean to ordinary Americans: decreasing illegal immigration.
It is edifying to consider Rung’s tweet in the context of Nancy Pelosi saying she opposes physical border barriers (“walls”) because they are “immoral”:
“A wall, in my view, is an immorality. It’s the least effective way to protect the border and the most costly. I can’t think of any reason why anyone would think it’s a good idea — unless this has something to do with something else,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said shortly before the government shutdown.
Pelosi cannot be understood to be saying that she considers walls immoral because walls are the “least effective” and “most costly” method to decrease illegal immigration. Pelosi knows that walls (physical border barriers) decrease illegal immigration because the federal government keeps statistics showing just that. From Tom Homan, a former Director of ICE:
“Every place a wall or barrier has been built, it has resulted in decreased illegal immigration, decreased drug smuggling. One hundred percent of the time, it has proven effective,” Mr. Homan said on Fox News, where he is a contributor.
So when Pelosi and her fellow Democrats say “protect the border” or use the phrase “border security,” as Rung did in the tweet above, they should NOT be understood to mean preventing or even decreasing illegal immigration because that’s precisely what walls do.
So if we use the phrase “border security” in the sense understood by the vast majority of Americans —measures to prevent or decrease drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal immigration— it is undeniable that Democrats do NOT support border security.