Just a few miles away from my hometown, three migrants and one suspected smuggler were killed during a DPS pursuit today. Yesterday, 13 migrants, including two small unrestrained children, were discovered following a high-speed chase in Arizona. Last week, DPS Special Agents in Laredo discovered 50 migrants, including seven minors, concealed in a Conex container.

Incidents like these are happening every day, all along the U.S.-Mexico border. And they are a direct result of failed policies under the Biden-Harris regime. Though Biden’s bureaucrats keep insisting that the border is secure, those of us who have roots and homes in border towns know the truth. The border is open, it is unsecure, and millions of got-aways are flooding into the U.S. And we don’t know who they are or what they intend to do.

Yet what did our nation’s leader say to the American press today when asked why he’d go to a border state, and not stop at the border?

“There are more important things going on.”

October saw a serious increase in migrant encounters at the border: 230,678, substantially higher than in previous years. October 2021 saw 164,837 and 2020 had 71,929. Since the start of fiscal year 2023, there have been at least 137,000 known got-aways. During November 2022 alone, CBP sources reported at least 73,000 known got-aways, representing a daily average of at least 2,400.

CPB officers are seizing large amounts of fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamines, and other illicit drugs at ports of entries daily. Here in Texas, under Operation Lone Star, DPS officers have seized more than enough fentanyl to kill the entire American population twice over. Fentanyl has quickly become the most dangerous narcotic law enforcement has ever seen, and 60% of all fentanyl seized in the U.S. is found at the U.S.-Mexico border. On December 2, the Rio Grande Valley Sector announced the largest amount of liquid fentanyl seizure in U.S. history, 25 pounds, or three gallons, of liquid fentanyl (which could kill a population of 5.7 million people).

It’s no secret that Mexican cartels are in charge of the southern border. Human smuggling into the U.S. is at an all-time high, and the victims are people of every age, race, and color. In November, Project Veritas released a crucial documentary outlining how the Department of Health and Human Services have been spending tax dollars to “put children in the hands of criminals.” Tara Lee Rodas, Council of the Inspectors General and Integrity and Efficiency, spoke to Project Veritas and revealed that migrant children sponsors are “typically not citizens. . . permanent residents. . . don’t have a legal presence.”

The documentary interviews minors, from young children to teenagers, who disclose that their sponsors threaten them with deportation if they do not do as they are told and are often forced into sex work.

These are just a few of the critical facts of what is happening due to President Biden’s immigration and border security policies. The migrant-smuggling economy along the southern border now tops $20 billion, and that doesn’t even account for how much cartels profit from drug trafficking with the high increase of border crossings. Mexican migrants now pay an average of $8,600 per person to be smuggled into the U.S. Those from outside of Mexico pay even more, sometimes up to $50,000 for those from China.

It is the American president and his functionaries who are inciting the uncontrolled chaos at our border. Now, some members of Congress want to take legislative action which will ultimately encourage more mass illegal immigration into the U.S. and further break down our already crippled asylum system.

There is nothing more important than the severe national security threat the Biden administration has exposed all Americans to. If President Biden cannot take the time to go to the border and witness the collapse of our nation and speak to the Border Patrol agents his policies have failed, then why bother visiting a border state? Rest assured, we are down here hard at work defending our land, our people, and our republic.