The job of commander-in-chief is not an easy one.
On top of managing the vast U.S. military and everything else the position demands, the president is also responsible for ensuring American borders are orderly, efficient and secure. So when a violent caravan of migrants made its way toward the United States, President Donald Trump hardened the border.
Troops were stationed, concertina wire was stretched and plans were made. The migrants eventually slammed into the border but were repelled with ease.
This might not have been the case if someone besides Trump lived in the White House.
In fact, Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York announced her own solution for the border crisis — one that almost certainly would upend civility and rule of law in the United States.
The young Democratic Socialist does not see the need for a secure border, instead hoping to place 5,000 government caseworkers there to speedily process the migrants through to the United States. Seriously.
What if instead of sending 5k troops to the border, we had sent 5k caseworkers to review + process visa applications?
In addition to averting moral crisis, it also would‘ve saved enormous amt of resources. But we don’t talk about the financial recklessness of GOP admins, do we?
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 26, 2018
Although the border may seem like an arbitrary line on a map to some, it’s a critical symbol of our national sovereignty.