The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is a vital issue that affects the security, economy, sovereignty, and exceptional way of life in America.
Two of America’s many evergreen principles are (1) respecting the rule of law and (2) protecting our nation from those who would do us harm. That is why securing the southern border must be a top priority.
Of those evergreen American principles derive a number of reasons to secure the border, but for now, here are the top five reasons we must secure our border:
The U.S.-Mexico border is a prime target for terrorist and criminal organizations looking to exploit vulnerabilities in our immigration system—that includes the thousands of helpless women and children who too often fall into the Mexican cartel’s human trafficking scheme both in and outside of America. Securing the border is essential to preventing these groups from entering the country and causing harm to all women and children, and everyday American citizens.
Illegal immigration places a strain on the U.S. economy, taking jobs away from American workers and driving down wages. By securing the border, we can protect American jobs and ensure that everyone is paid a fair wage.
The U.S. has a right to control who enters its borders and to enforce its immigration laws. Allowing unchecked illegal immigration undermines our sovereignty and is disrespectful to the rule of law—an eternal principle in America's exceptional way of life that we must protect.
Illegal immigration leads to higher crime rates and puts a strain on local communities. Even Democratic leaders like Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago and Mayor Eric Adams of New York City have recently urged the federal government to secure our border due to the strain that the rapid influx of illegal immigrants has put on their state and local resources. By securing the border, we can keep out criminals and reduce the burden on American communities.
The United States is a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of laws. Allowing unchecked illegal immigration undermines the principles that make America great and erodes the very fabric of our society. By securing the border, we can protect our way of life and ensure that the United States remains a beacon of freedom and opportunity for all.