Letter: Current policies have allowed uncontrolled illegal immigration

Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor

Monroe News articles have described the tragic effects of human trafficking and drug deaths, locally and nationwide. Missing is reporting on a root cause of both: record-setting illegal immigration.

During the presidential campaign, Biden said he would welcome a surge at the border and every Democrat candidate at a debate said they would provide free health care to immigrants. The first bill proposed by the Democrat-led House was amnesty for illegal immigrants and a new proposal would provide ID cards to easily access benefits. Who wouldn’t want to come?

Since Biden was inaugurated, 3 million migrants have accepted the invitation, turning themselves in to Border Patrol. Many carry COVID-19 and tuberculosis. They are not required to vaccinate as are border agents, police, doctors and others. According to Tom Homan, former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), while 70% of the agents are away from the border processing migrants, those involved in human and drug trafficking enter elsewhere.

Dangerous drug cartels are making $400 million per month charging migrants from $3,000 to $40,000 each to smuggle them in. Those who cannot pay are forced into drug trafficking and sex slavery. Eighteen thousand unaccompanied minors were in federal custody in May. Despite these facts, the secretary of homeland security lied to Congress, telling them our border is secure.

There is a requirement that our government provide for the immigrants so scarce baby formula has been stockpiled at the border. Tens of thousands of veterans are homeless and cannot get the services they need but Veteran Affairs doctors are at the border to support immigrants.

Recently 54 were found dead from heat in a semitrailer. Seven hundred have been found dead on ranches and in the desert. Young girls are put on birth control before coming because they expect to be sexually assaulted during the journey. A Freedom of Information request found that children under government care have been abused. Immigrants arrived from 160 countries, with 56 on terrorist watch lists. CIA reports say terrorist attacks are being planned.

Enough fentanyl, sent from China, has been seized at the border to kill every American. It is put in lookalike pain pills and street drugs often used by our young people. Drug poisoning is the leading cause of death among 18 to 45 year olds.

Biden has ignored court orders to return to Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy. Whose policies are more humane?

Yvonne Gnaedinger


This article originally appeared on The Monroe News: Letter: Current policies have allowed uncontrolled illegal immigration