For the past month, mainstream media, local news, and social media have been full of nothing but talk about the conditions of detention centers currently located along the border. With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now dubbing these detention centers as “concentration camps,” a newfound fervor has taken over the left.
Liberals are dubbing the Trump administration as “this generation’s Nazis” and are deeming racism as the reason for these conditions. While I’m sure the voters in the Democratic primary will appreciate the virtue signaling of these Democrats, this rhetoric is completely missing the actual issues troubling our border.
The horrible conditions of Detention Centers on the Southern border have nothing to do with racism and everything to do with overcrowding, under-funding, and an immigration system that wasn’t built to handle these kinds of numbers. It isn’t because of Trump, it isn’t because our government is the next Nazi Germany, it isn’t because of anything other than the fact that too many undocumented immigrants are coming over each month.