A big caravan of foreign nationals is heading towards the United States. It is obvious that the people, who are part of this caravan, want to enter the United States through the southern border. As one migrant told Fox News, “Tell Biden we are coming.”
Since President Joe Biden took office, illegal immigration has skyrocketed, causing a significant crisis at the American border. Reportedly, 1.7 million illegal border crossings have been documented in fiscal year 2021, which is a record-high number. There are thousands of people in this caravan who are heading towards Texas.
In August, I expressed my concerns regarding the crisis at our southern border in an op-ed. As an immigrant and a naturalized United States citizen, I strongly believe in border security.
A proper immigration process depends on an elaborate system of background checks. According to the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, approximately one million individuals have become lawful permanent residents (also known as Green Card holders), each year, for years. The United States also grants citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants annually.
America is a nation of immigrants. People who wish to come to America must do so legally. A proper immigration system requires strong border security and enforcement of our country’s immigration laws. Lack of border security endangers the health and safety of the people of the United States.
The Biden administration’s handling of the southern border crisis is a complete disaster. According to a recent poll, President Biden’s approval rating on immigration has dropped significantly, indicating the growing concerns that the American people have regarding the crisis at our southern border.
The border of the United States must be secured. Failure to secure the border would result in growing number of illegal border crossings, as we have seen in the last several months. It is time to secure the border and stop illegal immigration.