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‘What’s Happening at Our Border Is Not About Immigration; It’s About Our Nation’s Safety and National Security’

WASHINGTON DC, June 26 — Mark Lamb, Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona, is on the front lines of the devastating war with the cartel criminals who are taking advantage of President Biden’s open Mexican border. Mark Morgan, former acting Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, says that what’s happening at our border is not about immigration; it’s about our nation’s safety and national security. Lamb and Morgan recently joined Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens, on her Better For America podcast for a round table discussion of the perils we face not just at the border but across our country.

Morgan was quick to point out that “it’s the border states, the border communities who receive the brunt of our open border policies right now. But I promise you, the threats that come across our open borders do not stay in border states or border communities. It’s why we say every state is a border state.” For example, he pointed out, the open border allows cartel smugglers to overwhelm the U.S. with deadly fentanyl, which he described as a “weapon of mass destruction” that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans over the past two years and that comes in from the southwest border. “It doesn’t stay in El Paso. It doesn’t stay in Yuma. It doesn’t stay in Brownsville. It makes its way to every town, city and state in this country claiming American lives. I’ll give you one more stat. In the last 27 months we’ve seen 1.5 million known got-aways — illegal aliens that have come to our southern border and evaded apprehension.  Also in the past 27 months, the border patrol apprehended 1500 gang members. Think about how many gang members are among the 1.5 million known got-aways. Think about how many murderers, rapists, pedophiles are among the got-aways. It’s why we say every state is a border state.”

Morgan went on to point out that the numbers of illegal aliens entering the U.S. are “skyrocketing and, at the end of the day, there are two sustained political benefits that this administration gets. One, illegal aliens are counted as part of the census. So there’s a very real redistricting in the favor of the Democrats. The second one is the Democrat Party believes that every single illegal alien who get a pathway to citizenship is going to be a Democratic vote. So at the end of the day, it’s about politics and perpetual power, and they’re jeopardizing our nation’s safety and security because of it.”

As Sheriff Lamb put it, “a couple of years ago, when he was running, this president said he wanted to reinvent America and Mark really nailed a couple of things. Not only are we changing the entire demographic of America by opening the borders. For example, last week alone we had 2800 apprehensions from 57 different countries in Yuma County. If we had ten people in our jail under the Trump administration, they would take eight of those ten people and send them back. Now, if we have ten people in our jail who are being held on an ICE detainer, they’re not taking hardly any of them, if any. Now we’re forced to release these people into our communities, and that’s a big problem. Our ability to maintain and hold people accountable is imperative. What we’re doing is we’re opening the borders, flooding communities like mine with unknown people, with the got-aways, with terrorists, with people that have bad intentions for America. And we’re also creating a pathway for the cartels to take advantage of the good people that are trying to come to this country by enslaving them, extorting them by putting them in the sex trade. Not to mention the drugs that are flowing into our communities; undermining the rule of law in our communities is one of the key things to changing the dynamic of this country. And that’s what this administration is doing and that’s what open borders does. It undermines the rule of law and changes the face of America.”

Morgan pointed out that the Biden administration has incentivized illegal aliens from 171 different countries to enter the U.S. in the past 27 months and that, in the same period, the CBP [the U. S. Customs and Border Protection] has encountered 6.2 million illegals seeking entry. “What that does is it pulls resources off the front line. In many areas, 80% to 90% of border patrol resources are not on our nation’s front lines, stopping drug dealers, stopping criminals, stopping potential security threats. They’re relegated back to their facilities miles from the border processing and releasing those of the illegally entered. We’ve literally handed operational control to the cartels for them to exploit, to push drugs through our borders to every town, city, and state. [We’re seeing] criminal aliens, including, murderers, rapists, pedophiles, gang members, and potential national security threats [cross the border] every single day, all day long because of this administration’s open border policies.”

Both Sheriff Lamb, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona, and Morgan said they are calling for the impeachment of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. As Morgan put it, “this is the first secretary in our lifetime that has come into office and viewed the law as a mere advisory opinion. This is a man who has abdicated his oath, as Sheriff Lamb has said. He has actually enforced and demanded the men and women in his charge to not enforce the law. This is a secretary that has said that being in the country illegally is not enough to remove you. That’s in contravention of the law. This is a secretary that has lied to the American people and he’s lied to Congress under oath.” 

Morgan went on to cite the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to prevent unlawful border entry. He maintains that under the law, “the secretary is required to prevent the entry of all illegal aliens, contraband terrorists or weapons of terrorism. And this secretary said that he has operational control of the southwest border. And it’s an abject lie. We have had, as I said, 1.5 million known got-aways under his leadership. That stat alone shows he’s an abject liar. He’s an abject failure, and he continues to circumvent the law. And it’s why he should be impeached.”

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