As the government shutdown spurred by House Democrats’ refusal to grant President Donald Trump funding to build his border wall continues, it has been brought to light that Israel’s border wall with Egypt kept 55,000 illegal aliens from entering the nation, while other critics are pointing to former President Barack Obama’s hypocrisy in building his own massive security wall around his Washington, D.C. rental home.
But regardless of Democrats’ and other open borders advocates’ argument that border walls are not effective or beneficial for the economy or national security, America’s greatest ally in the Middle East has proof that walls do, in fact, work.
The mayor of Shiloh, Israel, David Rubin, recently shared the action his nation took to ultimately end the immigration problem threatening its national security and economy, which was to build a wall across Israel’s southern border with Egypt – and the project ended up completely eliminating the problem.
“It’s a lesson many conservatives are hoping will get through to Democrats who say a wall is immoral or dangerous and just won’t work,” WND reported.
The wall’s success has proven the Democrats’ pro-immigration, anti-wall argument that “walls don’t work” to be consummately false.
“It works,” Rubin told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson about Israel’s border wall in an interview on his show, according to WND. “The fact is, now nobody’s complaining. Everyone’s happy we don’t have illegal immigrants in Israel.”
The Israeli mayor presented the numbers to buffer his argument, revealing that when Israel had no wall, tens of thousands of illegals penetrated the Israeli border from the south, which wreaked havoc across the nation.
“Rubin explained that from 2010 to 2012, some 55,000 illegal immigrants came from Africa through Egypt into Israel,” WND noted from the interview. “In a tiny nation like Israel, he said, ‘that’s a lot,’ [and] the result was that crime rocketed in working class neighborhoods where they settled.”
Something had to be done about the immigrant problem, and the Israeli government wasted little time to take a major action step to end the detrimental flood of illegals into Israel.
“Grassroots interests around the country pressured the government, and Israeli officials finally agreed to build the wall,” WND recounted. “It was done in just a few years, and in 2016, there were only 11 illegal immigrants who entered Israel through that route.”
A year after its initial 2016 completion date, the Israeli government made security improvements to the wall and increased its height in 2017, and now, Rubin contends that the wall is virtually impenetrable by illegal immigrants.
“[T]here was not an illegal immigrant that made it through the southern border – not one,” Rubin informed Carlson.
Virtually all of the commenters on Fox’s video page came to the same resolution for America regarding its current immigration crisis, which is to build the wall without delay.
A comment left by Doug Shaw captured the essence of what many viewers felt after learning about Israel’s border wall.
“Hire Israel to build the wall!” Shaw exclaimed in his comment on the Fox News site. “They know how to build walls that work 100 percent.”
Obama knows walls work
Despite Obama’s stand with Democrats against building a continuous wall spanning the 2,000-mile United States-Mexico border from California’s Pacific Coast to Texas’ Gulf Coast, he acknowledged the benefits of security by building his own 10-foot wall around his rental home in the nation’s capital when he left office in 2017.
“President Obama is taking a cue from Donald Trump ... he's building himself a wall,” TMZ.com reported in January 2017. “[T]he rental will be home until Sasha graduates, so the Obamas needed the property outfitted for the Secret Service and ... it needed more fortification.”
And with the highly debated border wall issue being front and center with the current government shutdown, Trump took to social media to point out Obama’s hypocrisy in building a 10-foot security wall to protect his multi-million home in his extravagant high-security D.C. neighborhood – when he incessantly blasts the president for wanting to build a wall to keep out dangerous criminal aliens, terrorists and other tax-burdening illegals.
“President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!”
Joking aside, with Congressional Republicans and Democrats failing to give Trump the funding he needs to build the wall, the partial government shutdown that officially started December 22 sees no immediate end, as the president is sticking to his demand for money that he made on the campaign trail back in 2016.
“President Trump made clear that he will not sign a bill that fails to include border wall funding that he said Congressional Republicans promised him before he signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus funding bill earlier this year,” Breitbart News reported. “He has called for a compromised $5 billion in border wall and border security funding that Trump requires in order to sign a bill to end the partial government shutdown.”
A couple days before the shutdown, the president warned that he would take extreme measures to make sure that America’s security is not compromised by Democrats fighting for their politically correct open borders pro-immigration agenda opposing the wall.
“When I begrudgingly signed the Omnibus Bill, I was promised the Wall and Border Security by leadership,” Trump reminded congressional Republican Leadership in a December 20 tweet. “Would be done by end of year (NOW). It didn’t happen! We foolishly fight for Border Security for other countries – but not for our beloved U.S.A. Not good!”