The Republican party is looking down the barrel of a wipeout in the midterm elections [Poll: Dems lead GOP by 14 points on generic House ballot, by Justin Wise, The Hill, September 12, 2018]. Obviously, the Republican strategy of laying back and pointing to the strong economy isn't going to cut it.
Of course, where there is crisis, there is opportunity. Illegal immigration is currently surging at the border and the current leadership is simply not doing enough to stop it
The number of Central American families arrested for entering the United States illegally surged again in August, according to a Trump administration official and Border Patrol agents in South Texas, an increase that comes as the president threatens a government shutdown to extract funding from Congress for a border wall.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expected to publish the most recent border arrest totals this week, and the numbers will be used to gauge the effect of President Donald Trump's order halting the separation of migrant parents from their children.
Agents working in the Rio Grande Valley, the nation's busiest corridor for illegal crossings, say they've seen more families turn themselves in and ask for asylum in recent weeks, a potential indication that the policy reversal has encouraged more Central Americans to head north.
"They keep coming and coming," said one agent. "There were some really large groups. Any time you have to use buses to come and pick them up, that's not a good sign."
[Border agents in South Texas saw increase in migrant families make illegal crossings in August, by Nick Miroff, LMT Online, September 10, 2018]
If this is true, the blue wave will be a mere ripple. pic.twitter.com/2u5umkUgdW— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 8, 2018