The recent debate about border security has reached a fevered pitch. Each side acknowledging the situation as a security problem, as president Trump recently stated in his address to the nation, “We are facing a growing national security and humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border.” And as recently as Democratic Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer stated, “Make no mistake: Democrats and the President both want stronger border security.”
Both sides have provided an accurate depiction of a growing security problem on our southern border. But, is the argument really about security? Is there something else far more profound and concerning than merely securing our borders? And if so, which side of the argument provides a more compelling solution?
The answer may surprise you.