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Ronna McDaniel: Americans Want a Secure Border. Republicans Will Deliver

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Posted: Sep 30, 2022 12:01 AM

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On top of worsening crime and inflation, newly released Customs and Border Protection data shows that more than 2 million illegal immigrants have been caught crossing our border over the last year. That number is historic. And it’s just a fraction of the more than 4.4 million illegal immigrants who have crossed the border since Biden came into office, including over 850,000 “gotaways” who have escaped undetected into our country. That alone should seal Democrats’ fate in November: earlier this month, Kamala Harris said the border was “secure,” confirming the Biden administration is lying to the American people.At the same time the hypocrisy of Democrats and the liberal media is on full display for voters to see. Just last week, when 50 illegal immigrants set foot in Martha’s Vineyard, rich liberals didn’t like it when Biden’s open border policies arrived at their front doorstep. It suddenly became a humanitarian crisis.But what about the more than 53 migrants who died after being smuggled in the back of a trailer a few months ago? Back then the media tried to quickly flip the page, just like the Biden administration and Democrats are trying to do now to downplay their border crisis before the midterms. Democrats fear what Americans know: our country deserves better.Something must change. Three times the number of terror suspects have been encountered at the border this year than the previous 5 years combined. Last month, over 2,200 pounds of deadly fentanyl were seized at the southern border – the equivalent of more than 500 million lethal doses. As a mom, that is unacceptable. Drug overdose deaths are already the leading cause of death in young Americans age 18–45, and add to that now a surge in “rainbow” fentanyl pills the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said are part of a “deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amo …

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