TheBlaze’s Buck Sexton on Tuesday broke down what President Obama could do next in handling the crisis on America’s southern border, where tens of thousands of illegals have flooded into the United States in the past year.
“There’s no doubt that the situation at the border is a total mess right now, which means that the unexpected is likely to happen,” Sexton began while guest hosting The Glenn Beck Program. “The president is going to do something. We’re not clear on what that is, but we’re going to have to take a look at what the possibilities are if we’re going to anticipate them.”
Sexton introduced his audience to a concept he learned while working at the Central Intelligence agency called “red cell.”
“Red cell is basically a war-gaming exercise, but it looks specifically at high-impact, low-probability scenarios,” Sexton explained. “Things that could happen, and if they did happen, would really make a very big difference. It also looks at things that are likely, and tries to then give us a sense — an analytic sense — of where all this is going.”
“It’s a way of viewing potential outcomes without actually knowing the future,” he added.
Sexton brought in Dan Stein, the president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, to discuss three potential scenarios.
The first anticipated the possibility that there could be a “show of force” against U.S. citizens.
“This is based upon the reporting that federal agents are going to be showing up now with batons and with riot shields, prepared for less than lethal force usage against American citizens who protest these busing policies of taking illegal immigrants who are caught at or near the border and moving them into cities or towns far away from the border,” Sexton said.
Stein replied that there is “no question” there could be “an incident” if such an outcome occurs, saying “the average American would see [this] confirming in his or her mind that the federal government has set itself directly at variance with the interests of the American people.”
The second option Sexton considered was that President Obama could expand deferred action categories.
“This is the ‘pen and the phone‘ situation, where he just, on his own, says: ‘You know what, we’re not going to send back whole sections of people, whole different groups of people, because I say so,’” Sexton explained.
Stein responded that “nothing” would prevent the president from expanding his power in such a way, since “he’s already usurped the Congress’ role and taken control of who gets to come into this country.”
The third possibility Sexton considered was that there could be a “public health crisis” that could force Democrats to change their position, which he said “seems to be amnesty in different ways and different means.”
According to a border health care official, a number of illegals entering the country have been diagnosed with infectious diarrhea, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, scabies, chickenpox, and growing numbers of sexually transmitted diseases.
“The Democratic Party, Joe Biden, Senator Feinstein — they own this border crisis,” Stein remarked. “When Border Patrol agents are busy with young people, they’re not patrolling the borders.”
“I’ll tell you that the administration is playing with fire,” Stein concluded. “They’ve backed themselves into a very dangerous corner politically. … [And] the American people are seriously at risk.”
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