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High-speed vehicle pursuits of suspected human smugglers and other illegal immigrant-related crimes are becoming more common in Cochise County, Arizona, according to Sheriff Mark Dannels.

Dannels tracks illegal border crossings through his extensive hidden trail camera operation along his county’s 83 miles of shared border with Mexico.

The cameras showed 1,200 illegal entries in August 2020, and by December, it had more than doubled to 2,500, he said. Before August, 500 was a busy month. . . .

President Joe Biden has undone several border security measures that the Trump administration had put into effect, including temporarily suspending deportations of illegal aliens, reversing President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from terror-prone countries, halting border wall construction, and issuing a sweeping immigration package to Congress that includes amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. . . .

“The president’s view is that the approach of the prior administration was immoral, but also ineffective in terms of addressing the challenge—the many challenges of an outdated immigration system,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Feb. 16.

However, Dannels says the “best border efforts we’ve ever had in the last three decades in Cochise County was over the last couple of years.” . . .

Dannels said he’s concerned that border sheriffs are going to be sidelined during the Biden administration. He sits on the Homeland Security Advisory Council and was part of the Biden transition team for border issues. He was optimistic after the initial meeting about collaboration and other issues.

But he said he hasn’t been included in conversations about the impact of ending the MPP program, which he sees as one of the most effective policies.

On Feb. 19, the Department of Homeland Security will start to bring in 25,000 illegal immigrants who are part of the program. . . .

The message smugglers and cartels are receiving is that the border is “open for business,” and “that’s what’s scary to me,” Dannels said. Just last month, two illegal immigrants died when the vehicle they were in flipped as they tried to evade law enforcement. Another four people were in the vehicle.

“We need to have a secure border. The cartels are the only ones smiling right now, because they will benefit from this confusion,” he said. . . .

But with the new policies, he said he’s “not optimistic” that a border crisis won’t emerge of similar proportions to what occurred in 2019. Almost 1 million illegal or inadmissible immigrants were apprehended by border agents along the southern border during fiscal 2019. . . .

“We’ve been down this road before. For 37 years, I’ve worked this southern border, and I’ve seen the different leadership come into Washington, D.C. They bring their own ideologies, their own policies, and unfortunately politics becomes the driving force of this.

“And what happens is, the local communities are the ones that take the impact.”

(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Article by CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON. Photo by Milo Espinoza/Getty Images)

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Peter
February 23, 2021

When you see that in order to produce, you need permission from men who produce nothing – When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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Chuck
February 22, 2021

Democracy is dead if Dems can rig elections. We need to be realistic and install Trump as the permanent President, and enable his children to inherit his presidency. They truly love freedom and America. That’s our only hope to save America from becoming a communist state.

    Donna
    February 23, 2021

    LOL! You are either really funny, or you are smoking something funny….

Mcn
February 22, 2021

We have federal politicians making decisions for the borders that affect various “states” and then it affects the people of those states. It NEVER affects the federal legislator or the executive order president making the foolish and dangerous decision(s). Those same people sit comfortably protected in their insulated fortress while communities of citizens have to suffer the fallout of such idiotic legislation. Biden and those crafting these orders DO NOT CARE about regular taxpaying people. They are out to change the nation so it fits their ugly ideology.
I encourage people to not give up. If you have to call or email or write them everyday to vent your complete dissatisfaction, then do so. It doesn’t have to be long but seek justice through perseverance – please. And of course, precede and follow your actions with prayer. We need God’s help. We had a working border policy and now it’s being destroyed through the work of the present administration.

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Denise
February 22, 2021

Holy God, You are Sovereign and in control. You have given us free will to make choices and many have chosen to violate Your plan. Much of what we are seeing and experiencing are a results of our nation’s rebellion against You. Lord, for those of us who study Your Word, this is not a surprise and although it grieves us, we are prepared to experience the consequences of a nation gone astray. You have promised that You will protect those who belong to You and who stand firm and hold fast to Your Word! Jesus, we know You are coming soon! Give us courage, embolden us to speak The Truth and strengthen us through Your Holy Spirit. Help us to fear not, to look up for our redemption draws near! Praise be to You Lord Jesus! Maranatha, come quickly in Your Name we pray!

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