The Patriot Post® · The Flood of Border Blood on Biden's Hands

By Mark Alexander ·

A human trafficker killed a Texan grandmother, Maria Alvarez, 71, and her granddaughter, Emilia Tambunga, this week — just the latest victims of Joe Biden’s deadly open border. They were killed by Rassian Natery Comer, who evaded police while transporting 11 illegal immigrants in his van, two of whom were also killed.

“While I am heartbroken, I am also enraged,” protested Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX). “Enough is enough. Illegal immigration is killing Americans. We need to stop with the rhetoric and deliver solutions.”

But Biden and his leftist congressional cadres are not and never have been interested in solutions because, despite all the Leftmedia echo-chamber fake-news claims they are securing our border, they are not. Fact is, the Demos’ whispered policy is, and has been since Biden arrived, keep our border open, and the result is that an estimated 5.5 million illegal immigrants have entered the U.S. There has been no serious effort to close our border since Donald Trump left office.

That is precisely why Demos were AWOL this week when House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) convened his key committee members at the border to investigate (read: “expose”) the Biden administration’s open-border agenda. Among those testifying was Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, who, when asked by Chairman Green if we have operational control of our southern border, responded flatly, “No, sir.” Green noted that U.S. Code stipulates that operational control means “the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics and other contraband.”

Hmm … “terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics and other contraband.”

In the first six months of fiscal 2023, law enforcement agents have stopped 69 suspects on the FBI’s foreign terrorist watch list. That is on pace to substantially exceed the 98 interdictions in 2022.

However, in addition to the 5.5 million illegal immigrants Biden has, in effect, invited across our southern border, there have been 1.4 million additional border crossers who entered without being apprehended, those called “gotaways.” Given that actual terrorists are certainly more highly trained and skilled at evasion when entering the U.S., I wonder how many of those were among the 1.4 million who entered on Biden’s watch with their “instruments of terrorism.”

And regarding the flood of blood on Biden’s hands, consider the “narcotics and other contraband” that he has allowed across our border. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre recently claimed, “Because of the work that this president has done, because of what we’ve done specifically on fentanyl at the border, it’s at historic lows.” Nate Jackson fact-checked that number: “More than 70,000 Americans died from a fentanyl overdose in 2021. … The death toll almost certainly went even higher in 2022.” Most of that fentanyl is being trafficked into the U.S. across our southern border by the Sinaloa and CJNG cartels after being mass-produced in Mexico with chemicals sourced primarily from China. The reports of enormous interdictions almost daily barely put a dent in that trafficking.

Additionally, amid the crime surge Demos provoked and promoted over the last three years, Republicans should demand from DHS and the FBI a national database on violent crimes committed by illegal aliens so there can be some accountability for that toll resulting from Biden’s open-border policy. Of course, the obstacle to reliable data is the same as it is with the FBI’s overall crime data — some Demo-controlled states and urban centers, especially those so-called sanctuary cities, will also conceal crime data committed by illegal immigrants.

As for the cost of Biden’s illegal immigration to taxpayers, Heritage Foundation researcher Erin Dwinell notes, “The crisis now costs California $21.76 billion and Texas $8.88 billion annually in education, health care, law enforcement and criminal justice system costs, welfare expenditures, and more.”

Finally, Democrats have repeatedly claimed that Capitol Police officers who committed suicide after the J6 protests were “killed by the protesters.” Well, in addition to the rising body count of Border Patrol agents murdered by illegal immigrants, there were 17 Border Patrol officer suicides last year. Not a word from Democrats claiming they were “killed by illegal immigrants.”

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