On Wednesday, hundreds of sheriffs have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to end the ongoing crisis at the southern border.
A group of 275 sheriffs coming from 39 states signed the letter. It warned of dangerous repercussions that would follow the administration’s decision to continue allowing the flow of illegal aliens into the country. As per the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, their agents took 172,331 individuals into custody for illegally entering the country just last month.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform released the letter. In it, it says, that many of America’s sheriffs feel troubled regarding the impact of the Biden administration’s border policies. It also urged the president to act now before the country’s public safety resources become overwhelmed with the dangerous side effects of uncontrolled illegal immigration.
The letter then went on to say that as the situation evolves, more families and individuals may potentially become exposed to violence related to criminal activities. It said more parents may likely suffer the loss of their kids, and it won’t be because they were irresponsible. Instead, it will be due to their exposure to criminal violence by illegal aliens. Biden’s “reckless and irresponsible policies,” the letter claims, would cause the said violence.
Letter From Sheriffs Urge Biden to Act Now and Stop Border Crisis
The letter then claimed that the president and his administration encourage and sanction “lawlessness and the victimization” of Americans in many ways just for large-scale illegal immigration. The sheriffs then accuse Biden that they intentionally created the borer crisis. Many law enforcement authorities had already warned Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of the possible repercussions should such border policies are enforced. However, Biden still persisted in creating such policies.
In the letter, the sheriffs then asked Biden to “reverse course” on his immigration policies that promote illegal activities. They also asked the president to continue the construction of the border wall. They urged the president to adopt “common sense” border policies of the Trump administration that supported public safety.
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Meanwhile, the current administration seems to be taking back some of its new border policies. Last week, according to leaked meeting notes, Mayorkas told officials from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement that the Biden administration was thinking about closing “gaps” in the border wall, which has started construction during Trump’s presidency.
Also, according to the same notes, the current administration doesn’t plan on building new sections of the wall. Instead, they only want to renovate and enhance sections that already exist.