In Spite What Biden Wants You to Believe — Border Walls Work

In only 100 days in office, President Joe Biden issued 94 executive actions to weaken our nation and reverse former President Donald Trump’s successful border policies.

Amongst them, few have been as harmful to America as Biden’s decision to stop construction on the border wall at the southern border, leaving hundreds of miles of the border unprotected.

The president claimed at the time that continued construction of the wall was a “waste of money” and “not a serious policy solution.” Since then, over 9.2 million illegal immigrants have entered the U.S., costing American taxpayers as much as $451 billion per year, including $50 million per year alone just for the Biden administration to store unused border wall material from the Trump era.

However, in the face of the crisis, the Biden administration has refused to acknowledge the burgeoning problem and change course, instead doubling down on the same broken policies making illegal immigration legal.

Only last October, the same month more than 240,000 illegal immigrants crossed the southern U.S. border, Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, claimed there would be “no more wall construction” under his watch. 

In the meantime, President Biden has frequently claimed the border walls fail to stop illegal immigration.

In Texas, GOP Governor Greg Abbott and authorities are repeatedly proving the Biden administration wrong with their Operation Lone Star campaign.

As part of the state’s efforts to deter illegal immigrants from crossing into the Lone Star State, law enforcement has placed razor wire fences, buoys, and shipping containers along and in the Rio Grande to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country.

While Texas has reinforced its barriers on the border, migrants are traveling further to the West to states with weaker border protection, including Arizona and California, to enter the U.S. illegally.

As a result, illegal immigrants crossing into Texas plummeted by 54% between December and January. In the Del Rio sector, which includes Eagle Pass, entries by illegal immigrants fell by 76%.

The success of Texas fighting illegal immigration proves the obvious: Border walls work.

Although the Biden administration claims otherwise, this should come as no surprise. Border walls have protected cities and nations for thousands of years — from the Great Wall of China to Ancient Athens. 

Currently, border barriers are used on almost every continent on earth to protect countries from illegal entry, terrorism, and drug smuggling.

Frequently, these walls benefit our allies. For example, for more than seven decades, South Korea’s border barrier has been crucial to Seoul’s security against Communist-controlled North Korea.

While circumstances can differ, all border walls have one thing in common—they help prevent people from illegally entering the country. Americans desperately need this protection.

Since President Biden was inaugurated, hundreds of individuals on the terror watch list, thousands of pounds of lethal fentanyl, and over 30,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records have entered the country.

Under President Biden, over 1.7 million known “gotaways” — illegal migrants who have evaded apprehension — have entered the country. Easter Sunday along, about 1,000 of these illegal migrant gotaways crossed our border, and we don’t have any idea what these people are doing in the country or who they are.

Daily, we see the appalling consequences of Biden’s open border policy. Only last month, an illegal immigrant — who Trump deported in late 2020 before reentering the U.S. — murdered a 25-year-old woman during an attempted Michigan carjacking, leaving the young woman’s body on the side of the highway.

This tragedy shouldn’t have happened to anyone. In the United States Senate, the Creating Obstructions Necessary to Address Illegal and Nefarious Entry Rapidly Act would give power to border states, including Texas, to place temporary barriers on federal land to protect our communities, particularly from criminal migrants.

Suppose President Joe Biden refuses to do his job and protect Americans. In that case, we must support border communities and states that are stepping up to do the job he won’t: building the wall and securing the border.