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Rogers: We must secure our border to keep Americans safe

Joe Biden’s time in the White House has been an unmitigated disaster. He has presided over one failure after another with the crisis at our southern border ranking high among them. Joe Biden and his socialist handlers are solely responsible for this crisis that is threatening the safety of every American.

President Trump made border security a top priority for our country. He worked to make sure that our brave ICE and Border Patrol agents had every resource they needed. President Trump put a halt to the ridiculously relaxed immigration policies that blatantly circumvented our nation’s laws. By starting construction of his famous wall, President Trump put America back in charge of its borders and sovereignty and most of all he put America FIRST!

Then, starting January 20, 2021, Joe Biden undid all our progress in pursuit of his “Open Border” socialist dream.

Where have Joe Biden’s open border policies gotten us? Deportations of illegal immigrants dropped by over 68% since 2020 to the lowest level in 26 years. At the same time, the number of illegal border crossings skyrocketed. Since Joe Biden took office, over 2 million illegal immigrants have tried to cross our border.

To make matters worse, in fiscal year 2021 alone, over 11,000 pounds of fentanyl have been seized at the border. That is enough of the deadly drug to kill every single American seven times over. Fentanyl overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45. Most fentanyl smuggled into the United States comes across the southern border and Joe Biden is simply ignoring it – Just imagine how much deadly fentanyl gets through undetected.

The facts are clear: open borders are a threat to American sovereignty, open borders are a threat to our safety and security, and open borders are a threat to our economy. Yet, Joe Biden and his administration continue to ignore the pain that their open border policies have caused American families across our nation.

Under President Trump, I worked every day to help him build the wall and enforce our immigration laws. Today, I continue my fight in Congress for President Trump’s America First policies and against Joe Biden’s open border socialism. We must secure our borders once and for all.

Congressman Mike Rogers (AL-03) serves in the United States House of Representatives, where he is the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee

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