One of the biggest campaign promises President-elect Donald Trump put forward during the entirety of his campaign was building a wall at the border and helping to put a stop to illegal immigration into the country.
His stance on illegal immigration made him a lot of fans, and is one of the primary reasons — besides his constant smack down of the media — that so many folks decided to cast a ballot for him at the polls.
It seems his victory has given cartels south of the border a little extra incentive to cash in on the “fear” the proposed wall is causing folks in Mexico — causing an explosion in human trafficking.
According to Fox News:
For now, however, the Obama administration’s leniency, combined with concerns about Trump’s crackdown, is seen as contributing to a spike in crossings from California to Texas.
“There’s definitely a percentage of folks who believed that they can beat the clock,” said Jose Villareal, chief of operations for the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector.
On a recent ride-along in south Texas, Cameron County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Robert Rodriguez told FoxNews.com he has noted an increase in the flow of border crossers since Trump’s White House win.
“I can feel the anxiety,” Rodriguez said. “You can cut it with a knife.”
He said: “We see more and more people cross every day…The cartels are taking advantage of people being scared.”
Rodriguez patrols a patch of road that includes the most southern tip of Texas. He’s seen battered bodies float lifeless down the Rio Grande River and is no stranger to the sight of corpses – from babies to men in their 80s – littered along the land. Some were shot by drug lords, human traffickers and cartel members, while others were abandoned by their “coyotes” – paid guides to get them across the border.
This is precisely why so many people are on board with securing the border, and enforcing the immigration laws we currently have on the books.
Who wants to let these cartels and coyotes into our country, where they will no doubt cause all sorts of trouble? Do we really want individuals in our nation when they aren’t even willing to attempt coming here the right way, as do thousands upon thousands coming here legally every year? If we aren’t a nation of laws, then what exactly are we and why am I not a millionaire robbing banks?
Oh, that’s right. Laws.
It’s wonderful that so many people want to come here, but they need to be people who love what this land stands for and are willing to work hard to be part of this country, contributing to it however they can, including legal entry.
Let’s hope Trump is able to secure the border and help reduce and reverse the ill effects America has suffered at the hands of lawlessness.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]