It’s Time To Close The Southern Border


by Patrick O’Brien

At this point the majority of the country knows that the situation at the southern border is out of control. Those who have spoken to Border Patrol and ICE agents come back with the same information each time, they do not have the manpower or the ability to handle the situation and it just keeps getting worse.

Our nation has always had issues with the US-Mexico border, as immigration reform has been debated for years. President George W. Bush promised during his Presidency to secure the border and then pursue immigration reform, but we all know that neither happened during that time. During the Presidency of Barack Obama politicians have promised comprehensive immigration reform, some even stating that reform would start with securing the border. However, we are now halfway through 2014 and nothing has been done about the border, and the situation is getting worse. It is estimated that over 300,000 arrests have been made on the border since October 1 of 2013. It is also estimated that far more than that have successfully made it through the border crossings as there are only 21,000 border agents assigned to the southern border which spans from California to Texas, not including those who come in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida via water transports.

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