Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) just delivered bad news to the Biden White House: If something isn’t done soon, he warned, the damage done to America’s southern border could be irreparable.
According to the Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard, Brnovich demanded in a recent letter to Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that he and others in the Biden administration do something about the spiraling situation at the U.S.–Mexico border before it’s “too late.”
In his two-page letter, Brnovich charged that border facilities are overwhelmed with migrants and noted that a recent influx in immigration has spurred renewed concerns about the coronavirus.
“Gaps in the border”
The state attorney general also said the crisis at the border is making way for crime — crime that officials don’t have the resources to contain.
“This border crisis is much more than the migrants who are apprehended,” Brnovich explained, according to the Examiner. “These cartels are creating many diversions for our border agents every day in order to run drugs and ‘gotaways’ through gaps in the border.”
Worse still, the AG believes the border crisis is at a tipping point — and that things will only get worse if the White House doesn’t “reverse course” soon.
“Secretary Mayorkas, we have no higher calling as members of the executive branch — whether federal or state — to faithfully enforce the laws of our jurisdiction and to provide for the safety and security of our citizens,” Brnovich wrote in his letter, as Bedard reported.
“I call on your department to reverse course before it is too late for our nation,” the AG added.
Concerns fall on deaf ears
Of course, it’s likely Brnovich’s calls will fall on deaf ears. President Joe Biden has spent the last eight months ignoring the southern border, ostensibly hoping that the situation there will just magically go away.
Meanwhile, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents have been stretched thin, particularly when it comes to reigning in drug trafficking, as Bedard notes.
The result is an unprecedented amount of drugs crossing the southern border.
While border agents have succeeded in seizing millions of dollars worth of illicit substances, it is impossible to tell how many millions more slipped through the net. And it’s all on President Biden’s watch.