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Letter to the Editor

High costs of poor border policies


I have been baffled for the last 2.5 years by the apparent acceptance by some Americans of the horrible things occurring here in America.

I can only assume that approximately half the population is unaware of these matters, either from lack of curiosity or from watching media, which deliberately refuses to report the truth. It’s a mystery.

In any event, I just want to make sure people have the opportunity to learn a few facts.

One of our major problems is the situation on our southern border.

The DHS Secretary Mayorkas keeps saying the border is closed and President Biden keeps blaming the Republicans for the open border.

So, which is it?

All I know is that over 7 million people have flooded across the border in the last 2.5 years.

Included in this number are people on the terrorist watch list, MS-13 gang members, human traffickers, unaccompanied minors and tons of fentanyl, which is being marketed here in America and has killed over 75,000 Americans by drug overdose in the last year.

Children are drowning trying to cross the Rio Grande. Women are being raped and trafficked by the cartels.

We have recently discovered that there are active tuberculosis cases among the migrants, and we have no way of knowing whether any of the migrants are vaccinated against anything, including COVID.

As a matter of fact, Biden, as one of the first actions of his presidency, signed an Executive Order ending the DNA testing of children at the border to make sure they are actually with their families, and not human traffickers.

The facilities are (and have been for over two years) overflowing, and can hold not one more person, so they are being let go and told to go wherever they want.

The Biden administration is flying thousands of migrants all over the country to towns small and large, with no warning to the local governments.

Governors Abbott and DeSantis are sending busloads of migrants (at their request) to New York and Chicago and San Francisco.

The mayors of these big blue cities and governors of these blue states are crying that they can’t afford all these migrants and someone needs to do something.

Well, you know, all of these big blue cities are “sanctuary cities” — they’ve been patting themselves on the back for years for being so open and kind and generous.

Reality bites hard, doesn’t it? These cities are finally getting a taste of what small towns in Texas and New Mexico and Arizona and southern California have been suffering.

Eleven thousand illegal migrants have crossed our southern border in the last 24 hours (as I write this on Sept. 25).

Over 2,000 per day are crossing into Eagle Pass, Texas, a town of about 28,000-30,000 (about the size of Salisbury). How is this town supposed to handle this?

So, a couple of questions:

  1. How much money do you think this is costing American taxpayers, since we are supporting these people with housing, food, medical care, schools and on and on and on?
  2. How many fentanyl overdose deaths are acceptable? Is it acceptable that Mexican drug and human trafficking cartels have control of our border?
  3. If you are the leader of a country, and you are allowing this to happen, and lying about it, what does that say about you? And what do you think might be the motivation?

Carol Frazier
Ocean Pines