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‘Ground Zero’ Arizona Republicans Sounding Alarm Over Fentanyl Flowing From Border

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Arizona Republican state legislators doubled down on their call to action on the border crisis, particularly on fentanyl, at a news conference on Thursday.

The legislators said that the rise in fentanyl deaths in the state is deeply concerning and called for more resources to support law enforcement and greater education on prevention techniques like the use of naloxone for accidental overdose deaths.

“We need to take swift action to deal with what is happening to combat it,” Rep. Steve Montenegro, who is the Chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee, said.

Opioid overdoses, which commonly stem from fentanyl, result in over five deaths daily in Arizona, according to the state’s Department of Health Services.

Montenegro mentioned introducing a “placeholder bill” that will later be amended after talking with other government officials and experts.

“Now, Gov. Hobbs has stated that she agrees that this is a crisis. But her actions in gutting border-related funding to law enforcement says otherwise. That’s unacceptable,” he said.

Hobbs’s proposed budget cuts to the state’s Border Strike Force, The Center Square reported.

Later in the news conference, Republican House Majority Leader Leo Biasiucci also criticized the governor.

“She is not here to help the Arizonans with our border crisis. We are as Republicans,” Biasiucci said of the Democrat, who took office earlier this month.

Former interim director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan spoke as well, and he referred to Arizona as “ground zero” for fentanyl.

When The Center Square asked if the legislation would crack down on social media platforms being used for trafficking activity, Montenegro said the current focus is raising awareness.

“The focus is making sure Arizona understands this is a public health crisis. This is a public safety crisis,” he said.

“It’s a porous border. Fentanyl is killing our – kids aren’t blue or red. Kids that are dying, they don’t understand politics, but they’re dying. And we need to do something about that,” Montenegro added.

This article was published by The Center Square – Arizona and is reproduced with permission.

Democrats Nap Peacefully Through Border Crisis They Engineered

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Editors’ Note: If the reader is like us, this border chaos is beyond frustrating. The Biden administration and those supporting it act as if nothing is wrong. The administration and Congressional leaders regularly trot officials forward to say the border is “under control.” The outright lying and the choice to simply ignore the laws of the land are serious breaches of their oath of office. All this is made possible by the extremely narrow margin Democrats have in the Senate. This makes the current Senate race in Arizona of utmost importance.  The Prickly Pear endorses Blake Masters and we urge our libertarian friends not to waste their vote and instead, support the Republican candidate.

We have attached a video produced by Arizona U.S. Representative Andy Biggs above this article explaining the southern border crisis created by the President and the Democrat party in less than two years. The effects of this travesty will ripple across the nation for decades to come. The enormous human tragedy, the cartel enrichment and the damage done to countless U.S. citizens and economies throughout the nation are incalculable and a direct consequence of the attempt to secure permanent power by the Democrat party at the expense of the American people. Mark Kelly is unquestionably complicit in this lawless violation and should be removed from the U.S. Senate on November 8th.

Democrats are napping peacefully through the U.S.-Mexico “border” crisis that they engineered. Perhaps these data will snap them from their slumber:

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reports that the Mexican cartels’ income from smuggling illegal aliens into America has soared from $500 million in 2018 to $13 billion this year—up 2,500%.

If these criminals merged into a corporation, their 2022 gross revenues would rival that of—are you sitting down?—Fox Corporation. Fox News Channel’s parent company earned $12.91 billion in the year ended June 30, 2021, and gleaned $13.97 billion 12 months later.

This fact might awaken “Sleepy Joe” Biden and the lazy Left: Mexico’s human-trafficking cartels are now as big as Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham.

If Democrats still are dozing through the havoc of their no-border strategy, these figures might rouse them:

  • Border Patrol agents apprehended 951,568 illegal aliens during President Donald Trump’s final 19 months in office. In President Joe Biden’s first 19 months, the Border Patrol encountered a staggering 3,588,877 illegal aliens—up a sickening 377%.
  • In fiscal year 2020, the last one fully under Trump’s control, 69,000 illegal aliens were detected on the “border,” but got away into America’s interior. Fiscal year 2021 (four months of Trump, eight of Biden) witnessed 389,155 got-aways—up 464%. In fiscal year 2022 (all on Biden’s watch), got-aways hit 599,000—up 54% versus fiscal year 2021 and 768% compared with fiscal year 2020.
  • “At least 266,000 unaccompanied migrant children/minors have been encountered at the southern border since President Biden took office, per [Customs and Border Protection] data,” Fox News Channel’s invaluable southern-frontier correspondent Bill Melugin explained via Twitter on Sept. 26. “That’s enough to fill up approximately three Rose Bowls.”
  • Fourteen House Republicans wrote Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sept. 23 to complain that “between October 2021 and July 2022, more than 130,000 Venezuelan nationals were encountered after entering the United States illegally.” The Marxist regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, they added, “is deliberately releasing violent prisoners early, including inmates convicted of ‘murder, rape, and extortion,’ and pushing them to join caravans heading to the United States.”
  • Twelve U.S. senators contacted the U.S. Marshals Service about crooks cascading across the “border.” According to their Aug. 30 letter, “So far in FY22, [Customs and Border Protection] has apprehended over 9,000 criminal aliens, including 53 for homicide or manslaughter, 283 for sex crimes, and almost 900 for assault, battery, and domestic violence.”
  • During Trump’s fiscal years 2017 through 2020, 11 terrorists on the watchlist were captured at the border—two, six, zero, and three, in those respective years. Under Biden, Border Patrol apprehended 15 in fiscal year 2021 and a terrifying 78 in fiscal year 2022, through Aug. 31. September’s figures will follow. How many terrorists got away? Who knows?
  • According to data from the United Nations’ Missing Migrants Project, during Trump’s final 20 months in office, 712 illegal aliens died on or near the U.S.-Mexico border. For Biden’s first 20 months, that number is 862—up 21%.

These fatalities range from drownings in the Rio Grande to the barbaric demise of 53 illegal aliens whose four smugglers let them roast to death inside an abandoned truck. Officials discovered this carnage on June 27 in San Antonio, Texas. That day’s high temperature: 97 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Fentanyl killed some 71,000 Americans in 2021, up 23% compared with 2020. For those aged 18 to 45, fentanyl leads COVID-19, car wrecks, suicides, and every other cause of death.

It’s tragic enough when witting users fatally overdose on cocaine, heroin, or other fentanyl-laced contraband. Sadder still are those innocently poisoned via counterfeit, toxin-tainted “Adderall,” “Xanax,” and other phony pharmaceuticals.

Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine. Two milligrams in one pill can kill.

Under Trump, Border Patrol’s fentanyl seizures for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 (through Aug. 31) totaled 7,595 pounds. Under Biden’s equivalent dates in fiscal year 2021 and 2022: 24,062 pounds—up 217%.

Mexican cartels freely traverse the “border” to transport this venom. Biden Democrats couldn’t care less.


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Flow of Fentanyl into American Communities Quadruples Under Biden

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Four times as much fentanyl is flowing across the United States-Mexico border under President Joe Biden compared to two years prior when former President Trump was in office.

During the launch of Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ken Calvert’s (R-CA) congressional caucus dedicated to the fentanyl crisis, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Mark Dunbar of the Murrieta Station in southern California noted that the level of fentanyl seizures has skyrocketed in the last year.

In Fiscal Year 2019, about 2,800 pounds of fentanyl was seized at the border. The following year, that figure capped out at 4,800 pounds of fentanyl seized. By Fiscal Year 2021, which represents most of Biden’s first year in office, fentanyl seizures skyrocketed to about 11,200 pounds.

Already, in Fiscal Year 2022 that began October 1, 2021, about 5,300 pounds of fentanyl have been seized at the border.

The figures indicate that fentanyl seizures under Biden, last year alone, have quadrupled since Fiscal Year 2019 when Trump was in office.

As Dunbar noted, fentanyl is primarily flown into Mexico from China before the Mexican drug cartels then traffic large quantities across the southern border. Only a fraction of the fentanyl trafficked across the border is seized by the Department of Homeland Security.

“For cartels, it is all about making money,” Dunbar said…..


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Fentanyl From China: Biden Should Stop Chemical War on America

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Since Russia has not rolled through Ukraine as was speculated by many people, some have argued that Putin would use more extreme measures. The same people began speculating and the Biden Administration followed stating that Putin was poised to use chemical warfare against Ukraine. Biden should first start with stopping the current chemical war waged against the United States.

When most Americans think about the use of chemical weapons, they think about World War I. The scenes of soldiers wearing gas masks in trenches where chemical weapons were used early on by both sides. Interestingly, there was a pre-war agreement not to fire projectiles carrying the dangerous chemicals so canisters were strategically placed so the wind would cause the chemicals to drift into the opposition’s bunkers.

The destructive aspect of chemical warfare was so universally recognized after World War I that an agreement was made called the Geneva Protocol which was passed in 1925. It was put into force in 1928 to prohibit the use of chemical and biological weapons.

That did not stop the use of these deadly chemicals in multiple military conflicts after the adoption of the Protocol. The most ominous use was by the Germans in their death camps where millions of Jews and others were murdered, now commonly referred to in the civilized world as The Holocaust.

In 1997, the Chemical Weapons Convention prohibited the use of these weapons. As of last year, 193 countries had signed on to the agreement. Russia is a party to the agreement. They have been accused of using chemical weapons in Chechnya and Syria but have denied it at U.N. meetings. Certainly, there is a concern that Russia has chemical weapons, but whether they will use them in Ukraine is unknown.

We do know that one specific country has been willing to use chemical weapons and continues to do so. The focus of those chemical weapons has been the United States. We know where these chemical weapons come from. At least one President has asked the country that is shipping these deadly chemical weapons to stop the manufacturing. Everyone knows if they wanted to, they could.

This chemical weapon is so deadly that consuming just two milligrams is deadly to most humans. There are one million milligrams in a kilogram which is 2.2 pounds, about the size of one Tomahawk steak. A kilogram (a kilo) could kill 500,000 Americans. Recent seizures by the border patrol and DEA have netted 588 pounds of weapon which is about 267 kilograms or enough of this drug to kill 133,500,000 Americans. 

The DEA estimates that in one year, from May 2020 to April 2021, 64,000 Americans died from the ingestion of this deadly chemical weapon.  

We know where this weapon comes from. We know where it is shipped to for entry into our country. This is not new. This has been going on since at least 2013. Both the Obama and Trump Administrations confronted the adversary and asked them to stop the illicit production of the chemical. This country has complete control over what goes on within its borders, but somehow cannot shut down the factories manufacturing this chemical. At this time, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died. Their families have been pillaged, towns have been devastated and children have lost their parents, yet we have been unable to stop this mass murder.

The same country has recently shut down entire cities and provinces because of the threat of COVID. Yet it cannot seem to stop the manufacture of fentanyl, however, because it seems it does not want to do so.

If you have not figured out by now what this is about, it is the illicit manufacturing of fentanyl in China that is shipped to America. A 2020 study by the Left-wing Brookings Institute stated “The government of China at first tends to deny the existence of a problem. Under international or strong domestic pressure, it eventually moves to tighten regulation. But its enforcement tends to be limited and subverted by powerful vested interests of industry representatives, officials of line ministries charged with regulating or promoting the industry, and government officials.” We all know that Xi Jinping could shut this down immediately if he wanted to, but he does not care to do so.

China states it has cracked down on illicit production. It states to the world that it cannot find any smuggling of the drug out of their country. The Chinese government’s responses have been bald-faced lies. They are guilty of chemical warfare against the United States and potentially other countries.

While the Biden Administration decries a potential Russian chemical weapon attack in Europe it ignores a real, existing, and ongoing attack on our own citizens. Biden once again proves his distorted focus on Russia while ignoring the real threat – China. Mr. President, put a stop to this before another 100,000 Americans are buried and thousands of children are left without a parent.


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Arizona Seizes Record Amount Of Fentanyl

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Fentanyl now cited as the leading cause of death of Americans between 18 and 45.

Attorneys General vows to fight lawlessness under Biden administration.


Authorities in Arizona seized $9 million worth of fentanyl pills in the state’s largest bust of the illicit drug – enough, they said, to kill half the population of Arizona.

The bust comes after a nonprofit group cites fentanyl as the leading cause of death among Americans between the age of 18 and 45. Arizona and Texas attorneys general and governors vowed to fight what they called the “lawlessness of the Biden administration,” which they argue is enabling fentanyl to be brought into the U.S. through its open border policies.

Fentanyl has become the drug of choice of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel, which controls the U.S.-Mexico border stretching from California to El Paso, Texas.

First made in China, fentanyl arrives at key Mexican Sinaloa-controlled ports where cartel operatives turn the drug into pills that look like prescription pills to sell primarily in the U.S. market brought by traffickers across the border.

Nearly 1.7 million pills of fentanyl were confiscated from storage units and homes in the Scottsdale area through a multi-agency operation involving the Attorney General’s Office, the Scottsdale Police DEA Task Force and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

“This is not a recreational drug,” Scottsdale Police Department Chief Jeff Walther said. “This is death.”

Two milligrams is a lethal dose. A teaspoon holds about 5,000 milligrams, enough to kill 2,500 people. One pound of fentanyl, or 453,592 milligrams, could kill 226,796 people.

Law enforcement operatives “seized 3 million pills, 45 kilos of fentanyl powders (99 pounds), over 35 firearms, and arrested over 40 drug traffickers,” DEA Special Agent Cheri Oz said.

The amount of powder confiscated was enough to make an additional 4 million pills, AG Mark Brnovich said.

“You’re talking about more than 4 million more pills that could have been made,” Brnovich said. “I want to put that in context. We’re talking about 6 million fentanyl pills. That is enough to kill more than half the population of the state of Arizona.”

Ortiz said the DEA has seized more than 9.5 million fentanyl pills in Arizona this year alone.

The Scottsdale DEA Task Force has been investigating the Sinaloa cartel for months.

The cartel is named after the Sinaloa region of Mexico, where its leaders are from. Each lab in the Sinaloa region produces an average of 20,000 doses of fentanyl every week for the U.S. market, Univision reports.

The drug bust comes as a nonprofit organization published a report citing fentanyl as the leading cause of death of Americans between the ages of 18 and 45.

“Fentanyl poisoning poses a serious threat to the American public, killing more people last year than suicide, car accidents, or gun violence,” the nonprofit Families Against Fentanyl says in the report.

The report analyzed death data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, totaling 81,500 deaths from fentanyl poisoning in 2020 and 2021, and a record high of 100,000 accidental drug overdose deaths in 2021.

In 2021, fentanyl caused the death of one person every 8.57 minutes, or 175 people a day in the U.S., the nonprofit report states.

The CDC previously reported that fentanyl has become the deadliest drug in America; the fentanyl death toll increased by 1,125% between 2011 and 2017, before Biden’s open border policies.

The nonprofit group has called on the Biden administration to designate fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) in a letter also signed by several former high-level federal law enforcement directors and government officials.

According to federal statute, WMDs are partially defined as “any weapon that is designed or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury through the release, dissemination, or impact of toxin or poisonous chemicals, or their precursors.”

The administration has not replied to the letter or designated the drug as a WMD. But it did issue recommendations to Congress to reduce the supply and availability of fentanyl, and President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order to address the fentanyl crisis.

“The trafficking into the United States of illicit drugs, including fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, is causing the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans annually, as well as countless more non-fatal overdoses with their own tragic human toll,” Biden said.

The order imposes sanctions on foreign nationals involved in the global illicit drug trade in the U.S. It allows the federal government to block all property and interests of sanctioned persons of interest and instructs financial institutions to prohibit those involved in the illicit drug trade from being able to transfer payments, make foreign exchange transactions, receive loans or access credit through U.S. financial institutions.

But at a recent border wall event, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the Biden administration’s open border policies are directly causing fentanyl-related deaths of Americans. The best way to cut off the flow of illicit drugs is to shut down the border and enforce immigration laws passed by Congress, Abbott said.

“Joe Biden has facilitated the death of those people by the open border policies that he has allowed to take place here in Texas,” Abbott said, referring to the nonprofit’s report. “And it must be stopped. The people who are making money off of this are the gangs and the cartels that our DPS and National Guard are working to apprehend every single day.”

Because Biden won’t enforce federal immigration law, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Brnovich continue to sue his administration. Both AGs argue that the Biden administration has given operational control of the border to the cartels and is endangering American lives.

“Attorneys General around the country are working to hold this administration accountable to the rule of law, and we will not stop our efforts,” Brnovich said.

Paxton says he won’t stop fighting to protect Americans and hold the Biden administration accountable, continuing to call on the president “to follow the law.”


This article was published on December 22, 2021, and reproduced with permission from The Center Square.

Fatal Drug Overdoses Are on the Rise in Arizona

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More Americans are dying from drug overdoses than ever before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were an estimated 100,306 fatal overdoses over the 12 months through April 2021 — the most ever reported in a 12-month period and double the annual number of car accidents and firearm deaths combined.

The record number of deadly overdoses marks a 29% increase from the same period a year earlier and is more than double the number reported as recently as 2014. Public health experts attribute the surge to the proliferation of fentanyl — a synthetic opioid reported to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine — as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has isolated many Americans struggling with addiction while reducing their treatment options and care resources.

Of all drug classifications identified by the CDC, including synthetic and semi-synthetic opioids, cocaine, heroin, psychostimulants like methamphetamine, and methadone (a drug used to treat heroin and opioid addiction), synthetic opioids had the largest increase in fatalities in the state, up 59.8% from a year earlier.

The fatal drug overdose rate in Arizona now stands at 38.7 deaths for every 100,000 people, the 12th highest among all states. Nationwide, the per capita fatality rate stands at 30.3 per 100,000.

All overdose data used in this story are from the National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the CDC. To account for pending investigations and incomplete counts, the numbers reported are estimates calculated by the NCHS. Population-adjusted fatality rates were calculated using population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Decennial Census.


Rank State 1-yr change in fatal overdoses Drug OD deaths, 12 mos. ending April 2021 Deaths per 100,000 people, 2021 Drug OD deaths, 12 mos. ending April 2020 Deaths per 100,000 people 2020
1 Vermont 69.9% 209 32.5 123 19.1
2 West Virginia 62.2% 1,607 89.6 991 55.2
3 Kentucky 54.5% 2,319 51.5 1,501 33.3
4 Louisiana 51.6% 2,218 47.6 1,463 31.4
5 Tennessee 50.1% 3,581 51.8 2,385 34.5
6 Mississippi 49.9% 637 21.5 425 14.4
7 California 47.8% 10,585 26.8 7,162 18.1
8 Alaska 46.7% 176 24.0 120 16.4
9 Kansas 45.7% 558 19.0 383 13.0
10 South Carolina 45.4% 1,907 37.3 1,312 25.6
11 Oregon 45.1% 940 22.2 648 15.3
12 Minnesota 38.5% 1,188 20.8 858 15.0
13 New Mexico 37.0% 893 42.2 652 30.8
14 North Carolina 36.9% 3,526 33.8 2,576 24.7
15 Texas 36.4% 4,687 16.1 3,437 11.8
16 Georgia 36.3% 2,086 19.5 1,530 14.3
17 Washington 35.7% 1,892 24.6 1,394 18.1
18 Nevada 35.7% 992 32.0 731 23.5
19 Virginia 35.5% 2,262 26.2 1,669 19.3
20 Colorado 34.6% 1,655 28.7 1,230 21.3
21 Arkansas 33.0% 536 17.8 403 13.4
22 Indiana 32.4% 2,487 36.7 1,878 27.7
23 Alabama 31.4% 1,110 22.1 845 16.8
24 New York 29.3% 5,496 27.2 4,252 21.0
25 Arizona 28.5% 2,768 38.7 2,154 30.1
26 Nebraska 27.9% 211 10.8 165 8.4
27 Ohio 26.6% 5,585 47.3 4,410 37.4
28 Florida 26.2% 7,892 36.6 6,256 29.0
29 Maine 24.2% 528 38.8 425 31.2
30 Wisconsin 21.8% 1,599 27.1 1,313 22.3
31 Maryland 21.0% 2,876 46.6 2,376 38.5
32 Oklahoma 20.2% 798 20.2 664 16.8
33 Michigan 19.3% 2,952 29.3 2,474 24.6
34 Idaho 18.8% 297 16.1 250 13.6
35 Utah 18.5% 674 20.6 569 17.4
36 Rhode Island 17.5% 409 37.3 348 31.7
37 Wyoming 16.9% 97 16.8 83 14.4
38 Missouri 14.6% 2,004 32.6 1,749 28.4
39 Pennsylvania 13.1% 5,410 41.6 4,784 36.8
40 Illinois 12.6% 3,601 28.1 3,197 25.0
41 North Dakota 11.9% 122 15.7 109 14.0
42 Iowa 9.5% 426 13.4 389 12.2
43 Montana 6.6% 161 14.8 151 13.9
44 Hawaii 6.3% 268 18.4 252 17.3
45 Massachusetts 5.8% 2,419 34.4 2,286 32.5
46 Connecticut 4.4% 1,409 39.1 1,350 37.4
47 New Jersey -1.0% 2,918 31.4 2,948 31.7
48 Delaware -1.7% 459 46.4 467 47.2
49 New Hampshire -7.2% 372 27.0 401 29.1
50 South Dakota -19.8% 77 8.7 96 10.8


This article was published on November 23, 2021, and is reproduced with permission from The Center Square.

Western Sheriffs Association Declares ‘no confidence’ in DHS Secretary Mayorkas

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The Western States Sheriffs’ Association has issued a declaration of “no confidence” in Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the border crisis.

The association, which represents 17 states west of the Mississippi River, argues that illegal immigration is “not a new phenomenon” and has been occurring for decades. But what is new, they argue, is “a complete and total breakdown of efforts of the past several years.”

The letter is signed by Sheriff Leo Dutton of Lewis and Clark County, Montana, president of the association, and retired Sheriff James Pond, executive director of the association.

Of particular concern are the hundreds of thousands of people who entered the U.S. illegally from over 160 countries, some of whom are from special interest countries with terrorist ties, they argue, and that the director of Homeland Security tasked with protecting Americans isn’t fulfilling his oath to do so.

Mayorkas “was sworn into his position to follow the rule of law in securing our nation,” they said. But since his appointment “we have seen his policies enacted that are personal and political ideologies that continue to dismantle the security of our country and the enforcement efforts of the hardworking federal officers assigned to an extremely difficult task.

“America’s sheriffs have watched in disbelief as the southern border has turned into an invisible line in the sand,” they add. “Border patrol agents have been relegated to daycare supervisors at housing units and when they do attempt to act, they are scrutinized, placed on administrative leave, and investigated for political gain.”

They also point to “the impact of massive amounts of drugs being moved across interstate highways and small rural roads contributing to an historic fentanyl crisis in the U.S.”

More people have died in the U.S. from fentanyl overdoses than from COVID-19 in the last 20 months, they argue, because the drug being produced in Mexico is being brought across the southern border “at alarming and unacceptable levels.”

In his testimony before the U.S. Senate last week, Mayorkas gave himself an A grade “for effort” and insisted the southern border was under control, despite local law enforcement and Border Patrol agents being overrun by an unprecedented number of people pouring through after Mayorkas’ new policy directives made clear most foreign nationals entering illegally wouldn’t be deported or arrested for breaking the law or even for being in the country illegally.

“I put 100% into my work, and I’m incredibly proud to do so,” he said.

The association disagrees, arguing its membership “must emphatically state our position of having NO confidence in the ability of Secretary Mayorkas, and his leadership within the Department of Homeland Security, to affect any positive outcome ion this matter.”

The association has called on the Biden administration to “take appropriate steps to remove Secretary Mayorkas from his leadership position” and appoint a new leader to head the agency who “recognizes, respects and will enforce the rule of law for the safety and security of our nation.

“We demand a new leader who will work with our federal enforcement partners and the administration to restore security and safety on our nation’s southern border,” they write.

The Association has partnered with the Southwest Border Sheriffs Coalition and the Texas Border Sheriffs coalition to address crime resulting from illegal immigration. The association represents sheriffs from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Neither the Biden administration nor DHS has issued a statement in response to the declaration.

Their vote of no confidence comes after the National Sheriff’s Association and the Arizona Sheriff’s Association publicly opposed Biden’s nominee for commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus.


This article was published on November 20, 2021, and is reproduced with permission from The Center Square.