Mr. President, Keep Up The Border Fight

Mr. President, keep up the fight for border security — the American people fully support you as the champion who will protect our communities from the ravages of illegal immigration.

Throughout your presidency, your policies have done wonders for our country, dealing huge blows to massive drug and human trafficking operations that previously thrived under our broken immigration system. You clearly understand just how serious this crisis really is.

The vast majority of heroin, cocaine, and meth that is found in the U.S. is smuggled into the country through the southern border. This flow of narcotics devastates our communities and makes it harder to solve the ongoing opioid epidemic, while also introducing criminal elements onto our streets.

According to the Border Patrol, U.S. authorities apprehended 361,993 illegal immigrants and arrested 6,259 criminal aliens between October 2017 and August 2018.

During the same time period, the Border Patrol’s Office of Field Operations also seized approximately 67,000 pounds of methamphetamine, 5,000 pounds of heroin, and 48,000 pounds of cocaine.

Our brave Border Patrol agents conducted multiple high-profile busts, confiscating$1 million worth of heroin and cocaine in Arizona in August, and $7 million worth of narcotics at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas just last month.

Likewise, your administration successfully prevented the large migrant caravan from crossing our border by reinforcing our immigration agencies and persuading the Mexican government to adopt measures that deterred many of the would-be invaders.

Additionally, you finally tackled one of the most glaring loopholes in our immigration system by adopting a new asylum policy that ends the disastrous “catch-and-release” approach that let hundreds of thousands of immigrants remain in our country illegally for months or years while awaiting an asylum hearing.

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Sadly, as you well know, even the most aggressive approach to immigration enforcement isn’t good enough on its own, given the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who pour across our porous border in between checkpoints. Americans simply can’t have true border security without a border wall.

Fortunately, as you’ve pointed out many times, achieving border security won’t even impose a burden on taxpayers, since the wall will pay for itself by improving our enforcement efforts. Illegal immigration currently costs the taxpayers an astronomical $116 billion a year through government assistance programs — a clear sign that our welfare system is overwhelmed by illegal aliens who take advantage of our system.

With real limits on illegal immigration and the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada that you negotiated — which will return jobs and the economic benefits that come with them to the U.S. — paying for the wall is the easiest part of the problem to solve.

The Democrats say they stand for “border security” — but they adamantly oppose every effective strategy for accomplishing that goal while advocating for amnesty, “sanctuary cities,” and open borders. If they truly cared about solving the illegal immigration crisis, they would at least be willing to discuss proposals, like the wall, that enjoy widespread support among those tasked with enforcing our immigration laws.

Mr. President, keep up this fight for true border security, including a border wall. The American people know you are right, and they’ll stand with you for as long as it takes until Democrats give up their senseless obstructionism.

Jan Brewer is the former governor of Arizona and a member of the Donald J. Trump for President Inc. Advisory Board.

14 Comments

  1. Whether Governor Brewer is correct about how much of the illegal drugs are smuggled into these United States from across the Mexican border, this is a good opportunity to ponder repealing all the laws of the Insane War on Some Drugs.
    Even many conservatives have been saying — for years and even decades now — that the Insane War has failed. Their argument is, Repeal the laws since they don’t work and have, in fact, worsened the problem.
    Much of the newer and stronger drugs have come about in response to the cost of other drugs, such as heroin and cocaine. And those high costs have come about because of the laws and governmental efforts to restrict the older drugs.
    That is what is known as “unintended consequences.”
    Consider an alternative: Let the national drugstore chains carry the currently illegal drugs. Let them sell those drugs across the counter. Perhaps the changed laws would restrict sales to along the same lines as alcohol: Not for anyone under 21.
    I don’t like that either, but it would be better than the expensive and chaotic and essentially worthless regulations we have now.
    More than 50 percent and probably as high as 70 percent of the crime in these United States, including murders, would be eliminated, almost overnight, by re-legalizing those drugs (which weren’t illegal until I think about 1913, and about 1935 for marijuana).
    With that particular type of crime ended — I mean, when they are re-legalized, the illicit profit is removed and criminals will have to find another line of work, such as, maybe, politics — the strident cries for a Wall can also be toned down.
    Then all we have to work on is eliminating government welfare programs.

    • Sorry Morrison, but I don’t agree with complete legalization. I live close to a methadone treatment center in Phoenix and even with illegal opiates, the place is a constant traffic jam. Making it easier to ruin and kill yourself with very addictive drugs can’t be an answer. But I honestly don’t know what is.

      • Sorry, Petruk, you have no right to impose BY LAW your opinions. But that is what you’re doing.
        One great irony of the Insane War on Some Drugs is that the laws have helped create greater demand for those drugs; that means more profits for the criminals; and that means more criminals getting into the business.
        You said, “Making it easier to ruin and kill yourself with very addictive drugs can’t be an answer.” Why not?
        If addicts — again, many of whom are created by the Insane War itself — do, whether accidentally or on purpose — kill themselves, by the insane standards of the Insane War, aren’t the rest of us better off?
        And consider this: The supposed moral codes that enable this Insane War usually say that a soul is more important than a body. So how about laws forcing people to go to church? Ooooo, and how about laws dictating which church? I mean, after all, some churches have to be wrong.
        Petruk, seriously, just try to apply some very cold logic to this situation. You have to realize prohibitory laws, meaning politicians and governments, are not any kind of reasonable answer. Really, not any kind of reasonable answer to much of any problem.

    • never work, there have been article on ILLEGAL MJ being bought at the cost of the legal and that the trend is still growing. Also a news article the other day outlined the hazards of people DRIVING with LEGALIZED medical MJ! Prohibition showed people wanted booze and they got it, they made sales legal and still folks buy moonshine and home made stuff. SO LEGALIZING as you suggest will make it all worse and still not end the illegal trade.

      They demanded high taxes on tobacco, now with the high taxes they are whining and crying they are not rraking in the $$ so they need to raise the taxes higher and or raise other taxes that they screwed up by raising the tobacco taxes. And now illicite tobacco products are a problem particularly in the east coast ares! So legalization does nothing to affect the situation.

      • hank, applying your attempt at reasoning: Let’s Abolish Alcohol.
        After all, “people DRIVING with LEGALIZED” alcohol are still causing the largest percentage of traffic accidents.
        Like so many people who don’t or won’t think consistently, you confuse or conflate too many problems.
        Using any substance, including perfectly legal prescription drugs, can cause impairment in some drivers — for that matter, even perfectly legal over-the-counter drugs can do so.
        So only the most irrational — which, unfortunately, includes an awful lot of law-making entities and individuals — would believe outlawing all such substances will solve any problem.
        No, the sane solution is have the police crack down on bad driving. (No, I am not, not at all, saying barricade all the streets in Tucson and Phoenix. Although I know people who smile at the idea.)
        If police can be freed from enforcing laws that merely try to coerce everyone into obeying one group’s personal opinions (You know, those opinions that ooze, “Drugs are bad. M’kay?”), that would free the police to protect the innocent citizens and residents.
        Opinions are just that, and are not to be the bases for laws.

  2. Want to stop drugs coming across the border? Easy — get Americans to stop buying them! MASA — Make America Sane Again!

    • Albert Lannon, do you ever stop to think about what you write? “get Americans to stop buying them”???
      Then, “Make America Sane Again!”? That might mean sending you back to where you originated.
      The whole purpose of the Insane War on Some Drugs is to get people not to buy or sell those illegalized drugs. Those Laws Don’t Work!
      So, stop trying to tell other people how to live. Repeal the stupid, unworkable, and immoral laws.
      Get the crime out. THAT is the solution.

  3. All Arizonans support President Trump’s efforts to deal with serious problem of illegal immigration and smuggling along our nation’s southern border.

  4. I’m an Arizona resident. I don’t support Trump or the wall. Let’s get back to work and be productive. Trumps policies are stuck in the 30’s

    • The 30’s was the decade of failed FDR democrat socialism. America’s first effort at big government spending to attempt to get out of a recession. Like all socialist “solutions”, it failed. Trump is the opposite of that. As a result, business is good. You must not care much for history.

      • Petruk, here you’re on the right track: Socialism and, in fact, all government attempts at running businesses and private lives ultimately result in ruin.
        I wish you too, as well as Reed, would care more for history.
        Hitler’s socialism boosted the German economy — temporarily. Under the National Socialist German Workers Party regime, the magnificent autobahn was created, the Volkswagen began production, the German nation regained pride — and of course many millions of people were murdered, impoverished, and driven from their homes and their countries.
        Roosevelt’s big-government solutions made a relatively minor financial and economic dislocation into the Great Depression: After about four years of the “New Deal,” many more millions were out of jobs, and tens of thousands of people were simply wandering these United States looking for any help at survival.
        Roosevelt and his minions believed only a war could end the Depression so the FDR administration put pressures on Japan that gave Japan an excuse to attack United States military installations. And many millions more died as a result of the widened war.
        But more recent studies show the economic improvement in these United States really did not begin until after the end of the war.
        Governments cannot cure the depressions and recession those very governments help cause and help worsen.
        Governments also cannot cure problems or supposed problems such as drug addiction, which might be moral failures or, more likely, might have some physiological basis.
        Free human beings, using free minds in a free society, including free markets, will create a better economy and more prosperous people.

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