President Biden’s inaction regarding the surge of illegal immigrants at the southern U.S. Border has been nothing sort of disastrous. Foolishly deciding to shift from former President Donald Trump’s tough stance on immigration has led to a crisis of epic proportions that directly endangered Texans as violent criminals are making their way into the U.S. On Tuesday, Houston CBS affiliate, KHOU 11, reported that a Mexican man convicted of murder in May 2020, who was deported back to Mexico, was arrested Sunday night in Progeso, Texas.
Unfortunately, this is just one of the many examples of the complete deterioration of border security and the immigration problems our country faces. Murderers, violent criminals, and drugs are constantly entering our country and innocent Americans are the ones who suffer. Politicians are failing to do their job in protecting the people of our country. Democrats are particularly culpable as they ignore the security of Americans to prioritize thousands of non-citizens looking to enter the country illegally. And while we should show compassion to those fleeing unsafe circumstances and looking to come to this country for a better life, there must be law and order in this process. Plenty of people flee their countries and dangerous circumstances to come to America yet they do it legally.
Sadly, identity politics and the radical agenda of Democrats are forced onto Americans putting them in danger. The unidentified man who was caught in Progreso and murdered someone in Houston was also arrested six months before he committed murder for “assault causing bodily harm” and sentenced to 30 days in jail, according to KHOU 11. It should be legitimately questioned as to why he was not deported after his arrest, but this is indicative of the illogical decisions and unsafe conditions the illegal immigrant crisis has caused in this country.
And things have taken a turn for the worst.
According to KHOU 11, the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol revealed the urgency that the current border crisis has created – the number of criminals apprehended at the southern border is nearly five times greater than it was at this point in 2020. Whereas 338 criminals were taken into custody in 2020, there have been 1625 illegal immigrant with criminal records arrested. And of those apprehended, these criminals have previously been convicted in the United States for assault, narcotics trafficking, sexual crimes, and murder.
What should be of great concern is the staggering increase during this surge. In a press release from April 8, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) stated that there have already been over half a million encounters, 569,800, this fiscal year – a increase of 24 percent from the previous year. Furthermore, this also revealed a 34 percent increase from 2019 – the year before the pandemic started. In March, CBP reported a jaw-dropping 71 percent increase of illegal immigrants trying to enter the country from February 2021.
Illegal narcotics smuggling is an additional problem with the migrant surge. CBP reported that cocaine interceptions increased 26 percent, methamphetamine increased 91 percent, and heroin increased 22 percent. When these drugs get into our country, it is Americans who suffer. Americans are the ones who are destroyed by drug addiction. This is a narcotic assault on our country and Democrats are not doing anything. They are letting innocent people suffer to appease their radical base. They would rather focus on identity politics or felons shot by police than innocent Americans succumbing to the horrendous acts of criminals smuggled in from Mexico.
Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation reported that in 2018, nearly 25% of all federal drug arrests occurred in the five judicial districts along the southern border. Spakovsky also reported that in the year prior, there were more Mexicans arrested for federal crimes than U.S. citizens. Additionally, migrants from Central America were responsible for 20 percent of federal arrests in 2018. Another important caveat to consider is that non-citizens comprise about 7 percent of the U.S. population, yet were responsible for 64 percent of all federal arrests in 2018.
These statistics are abhorrent but they reveal how dire the situation the border crisis is. However, one would be hard pressed to find out these statistics dominating the news cycle or media circuit. President Trump’s immigration policies were predicated on defending and protecting the lives of Americans from criminal illegal aliens. He was scoffed by many on the left and the threat was diminished and labeled as xenophobic and racist. Unfortunately, those that are killed from criminal illegal immigrants no longer have a voice to object to the complete disregard of American lives. If you are reading this article, you still do.