Fox News correspondent visited the border over the weekend to document illegal immigrants crossing into America. Among one group of more than 100 migrants stopped by Border Patrol were a dozen Romanians, as well as citizens of Albania and a variety of South American nations.
While immigrants from such nations would usually apply for legal status and travel by plane directly into the U.S., the southern border alternative appears to be a much easier and now faster route. No arrest, little paperwork, low cost and even no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements.
But what happens when someone from Romania or a similar nation crosses the Rio Grande? In the past, the person would likely be apprehended, detained and deported to his or her home nation, making it much more difficult to return.
Now it seems the setup is to turn yourself in, get a “notice to appear” paper, and start your new life in America. The only charge is the cost for a human smuggler to bring you to the border.
If you look at the pictures of many of the recent “migrants” being apprehended, you’ll notice something else. They may not be wealthy, but many are sporting nice clothing, new winter jackets, leather purses and smartphones offering instructions via social media on the latest border crossing advice.
Romanians are unlikely to be a national security threat to our nation. Many are old enough to remember the communism of its past and long for freedom. The real story here is that its now clear that people from across the world have heard about Joe Biden’s open borders and are taking advantage of America’s open doors to sneak into the country and gain asylum. Thank Goodness border patrol agents apprehended people who are from a country that does not want to do harm to America, but this also shows the potential for people from countries that DO want to do us harms are able to enter our borders easily.
What happens when someone from the Taliban shows up? What happens when someone from the Houthis in Yemen walks in? There are lots of places where plenty of people are eager to make a name by taking out as many Americans as possible. This isn’t a movie or novel. This is real life.
Biden might talk about being more compassionate to those crossing the border, but what about compassion for the Americans he leads? We can no longer feel safe when we know another 200,000 or so people will enter our nation in the next 30 days without proper vetting. It’s only a matter of time before our next terror attack happens on American soil by someone crossing the Rio Grande.
But we don’t have to wait until it happens to enforce the rule of law at the southern border. We can and should protect our border now before something really bad does happen. If the left thinks the 13 military members in Kabul that died looked bad, imagine when it’s people on American soil losing their lives to Biden’s failed leadership.
We can’t wait for a disaster to make changes. We already have a disaster waiting to happen. We must do something to slow the open border policies immediately, or else we’ll reap the consequences in a tragic way.