No nation can ever truly be secure if it does not have strong borders. That is why illegal immigration through America’s southern border is one the most pressing issues facing not only our country as a whole, but also greatly affects our law enforcement community. When our borders are left open, it creates a humanitarian crisis for those making the extremely dangerous journey and leaves our country vulnerable to increased crime and an influx of illicit drugs, guns, and human trafficking.
After years of the Trump Administration making a secure southern border a top priority, a new administration is now in charge and is undoing the progress we have made. Completing the wall at the southern border has been halted and a surge of illegal immigrants is now flooding border states. Between a Biden Administration that is no longer enforcing effective policies and local governments who obstruct immigration officers, we are quickly heading into a crisis that must be stopped.