Yet another tragedy at the border, this latest incident - in which a young woman died after trying to cross from Mexico into the United States - is just one example of the ongoing border crisis. For years, our southern border has been porous, now made worse by the lack of concern from the white house. This has had a devastating affect on our economy, and it's important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
While we feel for the needless death, and are saddened for the woman's family, this is a small part of the smuggling that has been on going at the border for years. Our border security is a joke, and it doesn't look like it will be getting better any time soon. The current administration has done nothing to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, and in fact, their policies have made it easier for people to cross into our country. But what if this was an invasion? The border wall isn't finished and from the looks of it, the government doesn't seem too concerned at the US's southern gates.
Also, with so many people flooding across the border, it's becoming increasingly difficult for our government to handle all of the associated issues. Housing? Food? Jobs? While they are so concerned with making sure the world see's us as accommodating, it is devastating those states economy closest to the border.
Not only are we struggling, in addition, to provide basic services like healthcare and education for these new arrivals, but we're also seeing an influx of crime that is putting a strain on our criminal justice system. The drug cartels have taken advantage of the situation, smuggling more drugs than ever before.
What about our own citizens? We seem to have been put on the back burner. We have veterans sleeping on the streets and families without homes because of lost jobs due to COVID; while illegal immigrants are being welcomed with open arms. Our economy is struggling, and we can't even take care of our own people.
It's time for a change. We need to have a serious conversation about immigration and our border security, before more lives are lost. For too long we've allowed this problem to fester, and it's time for action.