The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a gaping hole in America’s ability to protect the health and welfare of her citizens. For the safety of us all, our federal government should take immediate action to stop the introduction of deadly diseases through our southern border. If bureaucrats can spend so much time, effort, and money shutting down businesses, churches, and schools, why can’t they shut down the flow of illegal immigrants? Illegals bypass not only vetting for criminal intent, but for dangerously infectious conditions as well.
Liberals claim that the link between aliens and diseases is rooted in hate, but emerging data from COVID-19 response tells a different story. Island nations like New Zealand and Australia offer the best examples of what secure borders can look like. Due to their geographical isolation, they do not naturally lend themselves to illegal immigration. When COVID came calling, these island nations with secure borders were able to contain the virus much more easily than other nations. Their number of infected persons as compared to overall population was anywhere from ten to one hundred times smaller than more open nations like the United States, Germany, and France.
To be fair, COVID reporting data is widely different from nation to nation. However, the national security threat of open borders is too obvious to be ignored. Having better control over our borders could have given our nation the critical extra time we needed to prepare for the virus’s spread. COVID is far from the only such threat to worry about. Diseases long thought extinct in America openly thrive in Third World nations without our modern medical technology.
Of course, I would never advocate that we leave poor people to die in these Third World nations. America is the world leader in medical discovery. We will continue to generously share lifesaving technology with the same charitable spirit we always have. However, we can do nothing to make generational change in these poor nations if we have to fight outbreaks here in the United States as well. The best way to help Americans and foreigners alike is to have strong borders to keep out deadly diseases.