National Emergency

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on March 29, 2019


1. In both of the cartoons, who does the cartoonist imply is to blame for the crisis on the U.S. Mexico border?
a) President Trump
b) people using current asylum laws to enter the U.S.
c) Congress
d) the weather

2. Define the idioms from each cartoon:
a) from the 1st cartoon: “to sound the alarm”
b) from the 2nd cartoon: “asleep on the job”

3. CBP is warning that Border Patrol has hit a breaking point among a huge surge in migrants crossing the border illegally. President Trump has been warning that current asylum laws are flooding the border with illegal immigrants who are not eligible for asylum but just using the law to get into the country and then disappear. He has been calling on Congress to strengthen the law.
What is the main idea of each cartoon?
a) Lisa Benson’s cartoon
b) Michael Ramirez's cartoon

Cartoon by Lisa Benson

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez