By Duncan Smith at The National Sentinel
Some 275 sheriffs have signed onto a letter blaming Joe Biden’s open border policies — a reversal of President Trump’s border enforcement policies — for the current crush of migrants at the southwestern border.
Biden’s policies are “encouraging and sanctioning lawlessness … in the name of mass illegal immigration,” the sheriffs wrote.
“In the interests of ending the undermining of our laws and the increased risks to the safety and security of the people of the United States of America, we respectfully request that you immediately reverse course on your pro-illegal immigration policies, resume the border wall construction, and embrace the common-sense, public-safety-supporting border policies of the previous administration,” the sheriffs from 39 states wrote, urging Biden to work with law enforcement to control and end the mass illegal migration.
In a myriad of ways, you and your administration are encouraging and sanctioning lawlessness and the victimization of the people of the United States of America, all in the name of mass illegal immigration. [Emphasis added]
What is most troubling to America’s Sheriffs is that you and your administration were well aware that this crisis would happen when you ceased construction of the border wall and changed border security policies. Sheriffs were talking with the Obama/Biden administration about these same concerns that we were experiencing at the time based on the lax policies then being implemented.
In fact, America’s Sheriffs attended meetings in Washington with then-Undersecretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who is now your Secretary of Homeland Security. You and he are fully aware of what illegal immigration does to our citizens, legal residents and our communities.
You may imagine how violated America’s Sheriffs feel that you unleashed a predictable crisis upon our nation that puts those we promised to protect at risk of grave danger. America’s Sheriffs will not defy our oaths. We will not join with those who suggest that we ignore existing laws in collusion with those elected officials who arbitrarily feel that they should be excused from being accountable and required to follow our laws.
To do so would violate the promise of America’s Sheriffs to those who bestowed upon us the honor and privilege to represent their safety and security concerns. The people of the United States of America expect us always to uphold and enforce the rule of law.
These sheriffs are likely wasting their time but they have to go on record opposing what they know is wrong and Biden’s fault.
This article originally appeared on The National Sentinel and was republished with permission.
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