The left wants to boil the entire immigration debate down to a two-dimensional picture of refugees seeking a better life. As the world’s number one accepter of legal immigrants, America is certainly leading the pack when it comes to giving people the chance at a better life.
However, the left’s two-dimensional facade ignores the many legitimate concerns with unfettered legal and illegal immigration.
For instance, one cannot ignore the definitive link between an open southern border and the illegal drug trade. We all know that narcotics like cocaine destroy countless families and claim countless lives every year. When the US Drug Enforcement Administration states the undisputed fact that between 93% and 94% of Columbian cocaine comes to America via the Mexico/Central America corridor, why doesn’t the left want to do something about it?
We also have to talk about what open borders mean for transnational gangs like MS-13. Not only are they bringing a lot of the drugs, but they also bring violent crime with them. Why should we allow depraved killers to move unfettered from other nations into the United States? These are the criminals and rapists Donald Trump warned America about. Certainly, we have some native-born criminals and rapists already in America, but that is all the more reason not to take on more from somewhere else.
Another threat with unfettered illegal immigration is the influx of potential terrorists. Like it or not, there are other nations throughout the globe where anti-American sentiment reaches extreme levels. Sometimes, these extremists organize in dangerous ways. If someone wants to do harm to innocent Americans just because they hate the West, why would we give them an open door to walk through? Every foreigner seeking entry into our nation should be thoroughly vetted.
As it stands today, America is extremely generous when it comes to giving a better life to those immigrants who go through our legal vetting process. We have every right and responsibility to protect ourselves from foreign drugs, violent gangs, and terrorists. We must secure our southern border immediately for the protection of every American, native and non-native alike.