The border is safe unless you are an immigrant. For immigrants and asylum seekers, it is dangerous and even deadly.
This knowledge should lead us to lament the terrible damage we have caused, and this should then shape how we move forward.
In short, the quantitative and qualitative evidence – and, I will add, my own anecdotal evidence – strongly support the argument that the Christian Right has been a primary factor in the decline of white evangelicalism in the last decade and the dramatic rise of the nones since the 1990s.
Please, for the love of God, for the sake of those not yet killed by the next mass shooting, consider becoming a "single issue voter."