President Joe Biden and his administration continue to seemingly look the other way while the southern U.S. border is overrun with illegal immigrants, including thousands of unaccompanied minors left alone to fend for themselves.
While the Biden administration insists that the border is closed, a Democratic mayor of a Texas border town expressed his disagreement with that notion, countering that from his first-hand perspective, the border appears to be “wide open” for illegals to continue to pour into the United States and drain local community resources as a result, according to Fox News.
“Very much disagree”
On Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas commented that the “border is closed,” though the numbers seem to fly directly in the face of that assertion.
Del Rio, Texas Mayor Bruno Lozano, a Democrat, firmly disagreed with Mayorkas and the Biden administration, admitting in a Fox News interview that from what he’s seeing, along with countless other border mayors and officials, the southern U.S. border is currently an open floodgate for illegal immigrants.
“I would very much disagree with that statement,” Lozano said. “The way that it’s been handling or being managed—it seems to be wide open for unlawful entry into the United States.”
Making matters worse for Lazano and his town, he claims that after multiple attempts at contacting the Biden administration for help, he was repeatedly told that the immigration situation was “under control.”
One of the major safety concerns for Lazano and others on the border is the lack of COVID-19 testing. He was reportedly told by a senior medical officer from the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) office, which is a division of DHS, that they’re no longer to “legally” test illegal immigrants for COVID-19.
Lozana isn’t the only official in a Texas border town worried about the impact of the escalating illegal immigration crisis, as there are countless news reports, including one on Kinney County, Texas Sheriff Brad Coe, about sheriffs and other leaders who are extremely unhappy with the Biden administration’s lackluster response.
“Right now, we’re seeing something unprecedented, I’ve worked in this county for 35 years, and we are seeing a vast number of human smuggling events there; human trafficking,” Coe said in a recent Fox News interview.
Coe went on to talk about some of the secondary issues resulting from the mass influx of illegal immigrants, including the growing expenses ranchers and other residents are incurring from property damage caused by the influx. He added that his police force is stretched to its limits from the increase in calls.
“We can’t sustain this,” Coe said.
Meanwhile, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris can’t seem to find even an hour or two out of their schedule for a quick trip to the border to show some basic and expected leadership, at the very least to assure the American public that they’re paying attention.