Since Joe Biden took office, an estimated 1.3 million people have entered our country illegally, including 42 known Jihadists on the FBI watch list. The explosion of illegal immigration on our southern border at the current administration’s behest has led to untold human misery. The cartels’ power on both sides of the border has escalated dramatically, filling their coffers with the profits of human trafficking and massive drug smuggling. Their “safe houses” are becoming fixtures in residential neighborhoods all along the border and even into the Texas interior. While human trafficking and the empowering of the cartels is bad enough, perhaps even worse is the Fentanyl, much of it from China, pouring unimpeded across our border. Fentanyl overdose is now the leading cause of death for adults 18-45 in this country.
These economic immigrants have been lured by the promise of largesse from our current administration, with the inevitable outcome that it will undercut wages for the working class, including the Hispanics whose families came here legally and who’ve worked so hard to establish themselves as citizens of this country. They are fed up. A recent poll showed that 65% of Hispanics want to see the border entirely closed.
Title 42 acted as a thin bandaid on this ocean of illegal immigration, allowing us during COVID to expel aliens under the auspices of this public health act. Biden has sought to end this protection, but has been temporarily blocked from doing so by the judiciary. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that Title 42 will be inactivated in the near future.
In the meantime, Mexico has stated it will no longer accept our Title 42 expulsions of Venezuelans, Columbians, Nicaraguans, Africans, Peruvians, so our government is now waving them across our border. The largest caravan in history is now headed to Del Rio. In two weeks’ time, Eagle Pass will be absolutely overrun by 12,000 illegals.
The Federal government which created this disaster has neither the will nor the motivation to stop it. It is imperative that states step into this breach of national security and sovereignty. The “Securing the Border States Act” gives them the necessary leverage to do so.