In a powerful message ignored or downplayed by mainstream media, a letter signed by 275 sheriffs from all across the United States was sent to the current resident of the White House on April 7 demanding him to secure the nation’s borders and end the illegal migration crisis raging at our southern border.
The sheriffs, representing 39 states, expressed their grave concerns about the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border and laid the blame squarely on the president’s policies.
“America’s Sheriffs are deeply troubled about the dangerous impacts your administration’s border policies are having on our citizens, legal residents and communities,” they wrote. The elected law enforcement officials, from both political parties, demanded that the Biden administration take immediate action to restore order at the border.
“You must act now before our nation’s public safety resources are overwhelmed with the criminal side effects of unchecked illegal immigration, including transnational gangs, guns, dangerous drugs and human trafficking,” they warned.
On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said “the Biden administration caused this crisis and has repeatedly failed to address it. The administration failed to plan for the influx of children that they invited to come. Now they face allegations of despicable child abuse and neglect.”
Mark Morgan, a Senior Fellow at the Federation for American Immigration Reform and former chief of the U.S. Border Patrol and former acting director of Customs and Border Protection reaffirmed the urgency of the sheriffs’ demand for action. “I have just returned from the southern border. What I witnessed was nothing short of an unprecedented humanitarian disaster, and a national security and public health crisis – one which was created by this administration beginning the day President Biden took office.
“The president’s open border policies are directly responsible for the abuse and death of children at the hands of criminal cartels, and an invitation to criminals and terrorists to prey on the American people. Hundreds of sheriffs and other law enforcement professionals, as well as local government officials in affected communities are telling the president it is time for immediate action, not words, to end the crisis he created.”