My segments on the Hagmann Report this evening feature breaking news that was over 31 years in the making. I link a major event in March 1988 involving illegal immigration and a now-forgotten incursion of armed Mexican military soldiers deep into California with a somewhat similar incursion in Texas 16 days ago – which President Trump commented on in a tweet. It’s a classic example of connecting deep historical dots to shed light on an ongoing problem.
In 1988, I was there as an eyewitness to an event (and its cover-up) that a few honest reporters in the media described as a Mexican army “invasion” of the U.S.
Both incursions – 1988 and 2019 – involved the Mexican military “invaders” using their weapons to threaten Americans on U.S. soil – including, in the recent case on April 13th – threats to two members of the U.S. military.
The big picture includes analysis of how decades of illegal immigration have transformed the demographics in the United States and contributed to making identity politics a determining factor in our elections – impairing the future of our country as a Constitutional Republic.
That’s tonight – Monday April 29, 2019 in segments three and four of the Hagmann Report. Video of the segments can be watched here at YouTube.
Links to some sources discussed during my segments on the program:
Mexican Soldiers Question, Disarm Two U.S. Army Troops in Apparent Confusion About Border Location, Incident Documents Reveal NEWSWEEK By James LaPorta On 4/19/19 at 7:58 PM EDT
Trump says U.S. is sending “ARMED SOLDIERS” to border, claims Mexican troops “pulled guns on” National Guard CBS News By Kathryn Watson Updated on: April 24, 2019
EDITORIAL: Threat of military action bad for relationship with Mexico Christian Science Monitor bashes Trump for his comments on border incident April 26
Pursuing Smugglers : 4 Armed Mexican Soldiers Seized in U.S. Associated Press March 15, 1988
Book: W.H. scrambled after Biden gay marriage comments POLITICO By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE 04/16/2014 07:53 AM EDT