“Crisis at the Border”

  • Border: The outer edge of anything; the extreme part or surrounding line; the confine or exterior limit of a country, or of any region or tract of land;
  • Wall: A work or structure of stone, brick or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for a defense or security; Walls, in the plural, is used for fortifications in general; works for defense; A defense; means of security or protection.
  • Fence: A wall, hedge, ditch, bank, or line of posts and rails, or of boards or pickets, A guard; anything to restrain entrance; that which defends from attack, approach or injury; security; defense; To guard; to fortify.
  • Gate: A large door which gives entrance into a walled city, a castle, a temple, palace or other large edifice. It differs from door chiefly in being larger. Gate signifies both the opening or passage.
  • Barrier: In fortification, a kind of fence made in a passage or retrenchment, composed of great stakes, with transoms or over thwart rafters, to stop an enemy; A wall for defense; Any obstruction; anything which confines, or which hinders approach, or attack; A bar to mark the limits of a place; any limit, or boundary; a line of separation.
  • Fortify: To surround with a wall, ditch, palisades or other works, with a view to defend against the attacks of an enemy; to strengthen and secure as, to fortify a city, town or harbor; To strengthen against any attack; To furnish with strength or means of resisting force, violence or assault; To raise strong places.–Definitions are from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.

Barriers, Borders, Walls, Fences & Gates:

  • Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. Isaiah 60:18
  • For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. Psalm 147:13-14
  • And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall. Nehemiah 12:30
  • Solomon: Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars; 2 Chronicles 8:5

Questions & Answers:

  • Q: What was/is the importance of the gates of Jerusalem? A:
  • Q: “What is the significance of a city gate in the Bible?” A:
  • Q: “What does the Bible say about illegal immigration?” A:
  • “In Bible times most cities were walled and fortified for protection against an enemy.” ¹
  • “Illegal Immigration is a Sin” ? ¹

Applicable Demographics? “One in five potential migrants (21%) — or about 158 million (single?) adults worldwide — name the U.S. as their desired future residence.” Gallup. ◊ The current population of the U.S. is 328,277,825 million, as of January 11, 2019. ¹  ◊ 2019: The United States has a net gain of “one international migrant every 34 seconds.” The U.S. Census Bureau. ¹  ◊ Who is a migrant?

  • A ‘Manufactured Crisis’ at the Border? “A busy December (2018) set another record for the number of migrant parents and children taken into custody, as U.S. border agents arrested 27,518 members of “family units,” according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics released Wednesday. Overall, authorities detained 60,782 migrants attempting to enter the United States without authorization. It marked the third consecutive month that the figure — the most widely used barometer of border trends — topped 60,000, remaining near the highest levels of the Trump presidency.” January 9, 2019. ¹
  • “Illegal arrivals at the Mexican border are set to hit one million by the end of this fiscal year.”–DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen; Fox News; Tucker Carlson. March 7, 2019
  • “In all of fiscal year 2013, the Feds seized a total of two pounds of fentanyl. That’s enough to kill 450,000 people. In 2018, last year, Customs seized 1,747 pounds of fentanyl. That is almost 900 times as much. It’s enough to kill 396 million people. That’s more people than live in the United States and Canada combined.”–Fox News; Tucker Carlson. March 7, 2019.

“President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.”–President Benjamin Netanyahu. ¹ “The number of people illegally crossing the Israel-Egypt border was more than 16,000 in 2011 and less than 20 in 2016, a 99 percent decrease.” ¹

  • “Good fences make good neighbors.”–Will Rogers.
  • “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”–Robert Frost.
  • “As long as the Palestinians send terrorists onto school buses and to nightclubs to blow up people, Israel has no choice but to build the fence.”–Chuck Schumer. That was then–this is now.