by WorldTribune Staff, April 27, 2022
In just 15 months, Team Biden has successfully dismantled U.S.-Mexico border protections and policies and essentially eliminated efforts to keep illegals out of the country, the nation’s front-line sheriffs say.
“We simply have no border left in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, or Southern California,” the National Sheriffs’ Association said in a four-paragraph letter to Senate leaders.
The letter, signed by Jonathan Thompson, the executive director and CEO of the organization and dozens of top sheriffs, was law enforcement’s latest call to keep in place the Trump-era policy known as Title 42, which Joe Biden intends to end.
“This letter addresses Title 42 so we won’t speak about the amount of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, ghost guns, ammunition and other deadly substances flowing across our border at this very moment. We the undersigned Sheriffs call for the Congress to keep Title 42 and help save American lives,” the letter said.
The sheriffs said: “The administration since day one, phased out remain in Mexico (overturned by courts), reversed asylum restrictions, implemented 100 day pause on deportations and stopped building the barrier which defines our border. Now, the administration is ending one of our most effective health measures, Title 42, which seeks to return illegal immigrants to their home country during this pandemic. Today, there are thousands of immigrants in the jungles of the Darien gap headed to the U.S. border. We simply don’t know their health status and implore you to keep Title 42 as the last policy we have to keep Americans safe from COVID and a host of other communicable diseases carried by these immigrants.”
Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County, Arizona, who is also the chairman of the NSA Border Security Committee, said:
“Dozens of migrants are dying of dehydration in the deserts of Arizona or drowning in the Rio Grande River in Texas. Human smugglers and cartels are running rampant, and violent crime across America is increasing at an alarming level. Sensible immigration policies and reform is the answer. Unfortunately, Mr. Biden refuses to listen.”