House GOP Leadership Press Briefing on Border Issues…

Following a meeting between Vice-President Mike Pence, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting WH chief-of-staff Mick Mulvaney, the House leadership team (Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Liz Cheney) deliver remarks to the capitol press:


White House – We are no longer in a status quo situation at the Southern Border but in a crisis situation. Status quo funding is not enough.

  • In fiscal year (FY) 2018, 17,000 adults at the border with existing criminal records were arrested by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and border agents.
  • In FY2017 and FY2018, ICE officers arrested approximately 235,000 aliens on various criminal charges or convictions within the interior of the United States—including roughly 100,000 for assault, 30,000 for sex crimes, and 4,000 for homicides.
  • We are now averaging 60,000 illegal and inadmissible aliens a month on our Southern Border.


  • Last month alone, more than 20,000 minors were smuggled into the United States.
  • The immigration court backlog is nearly 800,000 cases.
  • There has been a 2,000 percent increase in asylum claims over the last five years, with the largest growth coming from Central America—while around 9 in 10 claims from Central American migrants are ultimately rejected by the immigration courts, the applicant has long since been released into the interior of the United States.
  • In FY2017, roughly 135,000 illegal and inadmissible family units arrived from Central America. Of those, less than 2 percent have been successfully removed from the country due to a shortage of resources and glaring loopholes in our federal laws.
  • So far in FY2019, we have seen a 280 percent increase in family units from FY2018.
  • 300 Americans are killed every week from heroin—90 percent of which floods across our Southern Border.
  • Illegal immigration is a humanitarian crisis: 1 in 3 migrant women is sexually assaulted on the journey northward to the U.S. border; 50 illegal migrants a day are referred for emergency medical care; and CBP rescues 4,300 people a year who are in danger and distress.
  • (Link to Data)


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57 Responses to House GOP Leadership Press Briefing on Border Issues…

  1. Charlie says:

    Politicians kicking can down the road for decades. Listening now is like nails on a chalkboard.
    POTUS is the one to trust.

    Liked by 24 people

  2. Ivehadit says:

    Are there any Trump supporters in that picture?

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Elric VIII says:

    Sounds like a National Emergency. What are we going to do about it? Like Secretary Nielsen said, these aren’t MY facts, these are THE facts.

    Liked by 15 people

  4. Steve Saaf says:


    Liked by 9 people

  5. The Boss says:

    Nice theatrics.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. MaineCoon says:

    This is a disgrace to our nation and an embarrassment internationally. $5.6B is a miniscule amount of the budget. I will not watch the Schumer & Pelosi nonsense rebuttal. Will catch comments by those braver than I.

    Liked by 14 people

    • jrapdx says:

      To be sure, the $5.6B is drops in the bucket compared to the $115B spent annually on illegals in the US. Rebutting facts is indeed an exercise in hubris or humor, and with the Democrats I’m not sure which is more evident. In any case the outcome depends on whether the American public understands the facts that the President will certainly emphasize.

      Liked by 5 people

    • alligatriot says:

      Hey, MaineCoon, by now you and I and most other Treepers could give the dimm rebuttal in our sleep!

      “We REJECT you facts!”
      “A wall is immoral!”
      “We need to begin a national conversation on immigration reform!”
      “This president is fixated on a symbolic wall to appease his base!”

      Etc, etc.

      No need to watch ’em spout the same ol’ same ol’!

      Hoping to hear something from The President along the lines of here’s the facts, y’all got a week to fix it then The Boss declares emergency and the army starts to build.
      Oh, by the way, troops on the way south to support Border Patrol.

      God Bless Us All.

      Liked by 6 people

  7. webgirlpdx says:

    As a back drop to his speech tonight, all the President needs is that wide shot of the caravan with thousands and thousand of invaders coming towards our borders.

    And every American watching needs to picture/imagine those said invaders in their neighborhoods, near their schools, in emergency rooms, in the line at the grocery store, on the news with mug shots….

    Go get ’em, Mr. President!

    Liked by 4 people

  8. angellestaria6674 says:

    One more time, as I’ve posted this elsewhere here today for any of you who may not be familiar with Right Side Broadcasting. Watch on there and you won’t have to listen to any possible/probable interjections, “fact-checking” and otherwise dribble from MSM. This is the only site I will watch addresses on.

    Liked by 2 people

    • sundance says:

      New here?


      Liked by 6 people

      • angellestaria6674 says:

        Old reader but new commenter.

        I figured most here would know about RSB, but you never know, for those who didn’t, I posted the link. But should have guessed, and did consider that you would be on top of the links.

        So thank you for that.

        Liked by 2 people

      • angellestaria6674 says:

        For the sake of any new readers and commenters, just trying to help cover the bases.

        Liked by 5 people

      • Michael Todaro says:

        No need to be snarky about angellestaria6674’s comment. She is correct. Is there an elitist hierarchy here based on longevity and knowledge of the completely over used abbreviations and acronyms? Being “new” is a good thing. I am “new” too. Grow and learn. MAGA/KAG! BTW: Angellestaria6674’s comments are all great…thoughtful, enlightened, and heartfelt as well. Let’s leave it at that… getting awkward now. Love this site and the smart people who love our country.😎

        Liked by 1 person

  9. MVW says:

    When these guys speak I get the over all urge to to get Sylvia’s shovel.

    Let me summarize what they said… ‘Blah, blah, blah, blah, we need to talk some more and not do anything, then wring our hands that nothing has gotten done yet, so we need to do more talking and not do anything rash like doing something…’

    Full on stall tactics. Decepticons. I trust Trump will act, he knows when there will be no deal.

    Liked by 10 people

  10. Watch for President Trump to REVEAL the TERRORIST, CARTEL & GANG THREATs.

    Then announce that the DOJ will PROSECUTE every single Sanctuary City & State
    • To recover the full Federal Costs of every Illegal they harbor
    • To recover the full Federal Costs of all of their Victims & Families
    • To file amicus briefs for every Victim suing Cities, States & Officials for maximum Damages
    • To launch a Trial Lawyer Industry to litigate to achieve Full Recovery for every single Victim
    • To ensure that every Victim gets services from the most successful of these Trial Lawyers
    • To REPLACE every opponent of FULL Border Security Funding in the 2020 Election\
    … with Members of Congress who will uphold their Oaths of Office
    … and who will vote to enact LOSER PAYS Legislation!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. jrapdx says:

    There can be no doubt about the severity of the crisis on the southern border. The cynical and selfish Congressional fools and their media and corporate sycophants are attempting to undermine the President’s rightful emphasis on securing the border. The woeful statistics presented here only heighten the sense of urgency surrounding the events that precipitate the impending emergency that the increasingly porous border has created.

    Whether tonight’s speech by the President has any substantial impact on the situation remains to be seen. But I’m sure the goal is to move the ball forward. How much help he’ll get in Congress is also up in the air. Too bad the Republicans didn’t do more when they had the chance, but perhaps it would go nowhere because of the Republicans’ tenuous grip on the Senate. While that’s now improved, passing new immigration laws is still doubtful given necessity for at least some Democrat support.

    But for sure the border crisis isn’t going away, and even if the Democrats quibble about the stats the American people are unlikely to be so dismissive, provided of course that people understand what the President is telling them. Therein lies the crucial point in all this, it’s exactly what the President’s success hinges on.

    Liked by 2 people

    • James Carpenter says:

      The President spoke for roughly 10 minutes. One man. 10 minutes.
      Now the jackals will yip and yammer in their numbers for hours, for days.

      Liked by 2 people

      • jrapdx says:

        Yup, quite a multiple there, let’s see, 10 minutes vs. 10 days. Quickly working the keys….voila!…it’s a 1440:1 (minutes) ratio and that’s not even counting the talking head multiplier at all! At least 100:1 in that realm. Taken together the President speaking is 144000 times more efficient than the media. Maybe the good people of America will appreciate that!


  12. citizen817 says:

    There is this,👇in addition to the WH stats.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Landslide says:

      A must-read. Shocking to me. All so easily solved if congress had the desire and backbone to enforce our laws. Horrible.


    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Found this article very interesting, Citizen817. I had a roommate from Costa Rica in college and learned quite a bit about that country. It has an interesting history and social structure and no standing army (since 1948). They most certainly would not want any of these “migrants” remaining in their country.


      • annieoakley says:

        The US is supposed to protect Costa Rica from any invasion which is why they have NO standing army. They are a more and more socialist country over time.


  13. nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

    I can smell the burning grease from all the gears turning in the Uniparty heads trying to make all the information in the presentation somehow ‘racist, xenophobic, and discriminatory’. And that other smell I detect seems to be that of several state AGs trying to pull some “unconstitutional” justification from the manure pit.

    I believe a rousing chorus of ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ or ‘When The Mob Rules’ would be in order.

    I for one, have had quite enough of this foolishness. It is time to get President Reagan’s border money and use it!!

    Liked by 3 people

  14. the McConnell problem, or however SD put it, is really starting to make sense. Basically, he’s maneuvered himself out of the picture and left POTUS to go it alone. Why didn’t Mitch call for a regular vote in the Senate? It is a crisis, right? Kevin McCarthy is using statistics that are months old. Why wouldn’t Mitch ditch the 60 vote rule for a monumental crisis? Bc he didn’t want to and he’s therefore left this in POTUS lap. Jack ass.

    I’ll say this too. Mike Pence knows this. He may not be courageous enough to admit it or he may be one of these duplicitous weasels who acts like he doesn’t know when he really does. Or, maybe he’s just a big dummy.

    IMO, the POTUS needs to blast all of members of congress of both parties.

    Liked by 8 people

    • kiskiminetas says:

      So LM you are saying a man who is devout believer in Jesus Christ is not walking in step with what Trump wants him to say or do? Pence may know but this was Trump’s speech and the man is not a duplicitous weasel. It was courageous enough for him to even go against the swamp and become Vice President.

      Liked by 1 person

      • donna kovacevic says:

        If VP Pence knew he was not cut out for the job of VP, he could have said no thank you.One either has it or does not, who cares about the bloody swamp. Do the job you swore on the Bible to do, or leave.

        Liked by 1 person

    • COlibertybelle says:

      Red, I tend to agree with you that POTUS should blast all of them, but that’s not part of his plan and he is keeping his worst enemies close for when WE can put enough pressure on them to make them support him. We have work to do.


  15. Dennis Robison says:

    Thank you Conservative Tree House… without you I would not be as informed as I should be thanks in whole to the failure of MSM to actually do real journalism. MSM continues to fail in its constitutional role of informing the electorate

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Glenna McCormack says:

    Nancy and Chuck need to hold the pitchfork between them. Very somber non partisans.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. E.jay Miller says:

    The Republican Party deserves to be banned to the dustbin of history. That these fools and liars cannot join in the winning side with the winning hand is no surprise. If the Republicans can find a way–any way–to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, they will, every time. Should they have chosen to get on Trump’s chosen side–the side of We The People–they would be winners rather than losers.
    Trump has done so many things right that it’s hard to isolate his best, but I really appreciate that he has drawn these traitors out; that he has exposed the UniParty Globalist (anti-American) for the traitors they are.
    Trump cannot lose this fight, unless he fights on their terms and surrenders or negotiates or compromises. Any move toward amnesty in any form or caving to “reopen” government and put the non-essential mooches back on the gravy train will be Trump’s downfall. I don’t expect him to fail in his resolve.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Monticello says:

    Chuck and Nasty Nancy. Hope the image posts.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. jeff semda says:

    Not sure why, but McCarthy hasn’t gained my trust yet. To me he seems to be going through the motions on being a Trump supporter.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Daniel says:

    All the Left has done is call him a lair. They won’t talk about the points he brought up. They simply don’t care and that is why Trump must win this fight. 60,000 a month. They are heading to sanctuary states to get their voters ID. They know that they can vote themselves a pay check. We will see other major cities become like Detroit from the tax burden of these illegals.

    It’s time for those on the righ to move towards each other. Mexico is taking back the land they either sold or lost. The right needs to pick before the Left destroys everything. Just like the Left destroyed Boulder then Colorado, the Left only has about 5 more states in order to go from Colorado to America.

    One can only hope people on the Left will research and find the facts. Look into the issue don’t listen to the media. The wall is about saving America and doing so for one reason only, because we love America.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jan says:

      Right on, Daniel. Local Channel 9 News is so proud of having a gay Democratic governor and a super Democrat majority in both houses, they can’t stop the drool or the smiles. I may have to forego watching the weather forecast and sports news. This is going to ruin this once beautiful part of the country.


  21. wolfrom1 says:

    The old saying that “good fences make good neighbors” is still true.
    It started when the cattlemen thought they needed a free range. Then the farmer came and found that the cattle destroyed their crops so they put up fences to keep the cattle out.
    Of course the cattlemen broke down the fences causing the farmers to build better fences.
    Eventually the farmer got together to make laws to protect the fence and shoot or arrest
    the law breakers.
    The same applies now. Put up a fence,wall or barrier to define boundaries. Then if someone breaks thru
    you make simple laws and prosecute them.


  22. Daniel says:

    Let’s see if federal employees are willing and ready to go to the private sector in response to not getting paid. Who are these federal employees? I know who they are. Very few are “good people.” I say this with a huge amount of experience in dealing with them internally and externally. So who are they and why do they want to be government employees?

    1. Stable, virtually guaranteed jobs and pay
    2. The benefits
    3. Nearly impossible to get fired and therefore unaccountable

    Meanwhile, “regular people” have to actually do good work and compete for their jobs on a daily basis. There is no guaranteed job in the private sector. The benefits are varied and getting fired is a daily risk.

    Government workers need to be less secure in their jobs. Otherwise we just get what we’ve always gotten.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. CountryDoc says:

    Many doc leaving private practice and going to government jobs as prison doctors, health dept doctors, disability screeners. Or working as hospitalist, ER, walk in clinic. It is no longer profitable to do private practice.

    Liked by 1 person

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