On Wednesday, April 7, a letter assigned to President Biden was penned by a large group of county sheriffs across the U.S requesting his immediate action on the border crisis.
The letter, signed by 275 sheriffs from 39 states across the U.S., started straightforwardly with concerns over the critical aftermaths that Biden’s immigration policies have resulted. “America’s Sheriffs are deeply troubled about the dangerous impacts your administration’s border policies are having on our citizens, legal residents and communities.”
The sheriffs express their wariness over the danger illegal immigrants may pose on American citizens, such as “transnational gangs, guns, dangerous drugs and human trafficking.”
Recently, multiple media have informed that the influx of illegal border crossers has inevitably forced border patrol agents to release immigrants into the country, skipping a proper health safety check mandate. This means that several potential COVID-19 infected aliens were allowed in the U.S.’s territory.
Furthermore, at the beginning of April, a New Mexico ranger testified that she witnessed border patrol agents trying to catch illegal trespassers. Still, it is worrisome that they do not always succeed in apprehending all of them. The information was shared as the ranger talked about how her property was constantly invaded by illegal immigrants who walk onto her land asking for food and water.
Human trafficking operations have reportedly been significantly more active since Biden took office. In late March, the Mexican government had to send 8,700 agents to the U.S border to help curb the vigorous human smuggling business.
On April 5, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uploaded a news release reporting the arrest of two Yemeni border trespassers whose names were on both the FBI’s terrorism watch list and the no-fly list. The report was then removed following an explanation that its content has elements that could be sensitive to “national security.”
The letter from the group of law enforcement leaders compared that both President Obama and Donald Trump were more aware of the danger of lax border policies, hence, criticizing the current administration’s “reckless and irresponsible” move that has exposed Americans to the multiple threats of illegal foreign strangers.
“As this situation continues to evolve, more families will be exposed to the violence associated with drug trafficking and transnational gangs. More parents will suffer the loss of their children, not because they were irresponsible, but because of exposure to criminal illegal alien violence caused by the reckless and irresponsible policies of your administration,” the letter read.
The sheriffs continued acknowledging their responsibility to ensure American safety and security, which forces them to urge President Biden to find instant solutions to the exaggerating crisis at the border.
“We respectfully request that you immediately reverse course on your pro-illegal immigration policies, resume the border wall construction, and embrace the common-sense, public-safety-supporting border policies of the previous administration.”
More than 172,000 migrants attempted to enter the country in March, representing a 71 percent increase over February. According to Customs and Border Protection data, almost 19,000 children crossed the border, a 100 percent increase from February.
Bristol Co. Sheriff Thomas Hodgson sent this letter 👇 to Pres. Biden today, urging him "to secure the border and stop the mass influx of illegal immigration."
— Kelly O'Neill (@NBC10_KellyO) April 7, 2021