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275 sheriffs sign letter urging Biden to secure border

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Young minors who tested positive for Covid-19 sit in the ground at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by the US Customs and Border Protection, (CBP), in Donna, Texas on March 30, 2021. - The Biden administration on Tuesday for the first time allowed journalists inside its main detention facility at the border for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 kids and families were crammed into pods and the youngest kept in a large play pen with mats on the floor for sleeping. (Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DARIO LOPEZ-MILLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Young minors who tested positive for Covid-19 sit in the ground at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by the US Customs and Border Protection, (CBP), in Donna, Texas. (Photo by DARIO LOPEZ-MILLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Nearly 300 sheriffs across multiple states signed a letter calling on Joe Biden to put the safety of the American people before politics. Their request was in regards to what they call Biden’s “reckless” border policies.

One sheriff in Massachusetts said he and other sheriffs have made this point to Biden several times, but he has continued to ignore their warnings. Another sheriff out of Maryland expressed his concern about an uptick in crime in his own community due to Biden’s lax policies.

Young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by the US Customs and Border Protection, (CBP), in Donna, Texas on March 30, 2021. - The minors are housed by the hundreds in eight pods that are about 3,200 square feet in size. Many of the pods had more than 500 children in them. The Biden administration on Tuesday for the first time allowed journalists inside its main detention facility at the border for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 kids and families were crammed into pods and the youngest kept in a large play pen with mats on the floor for sleeping. (Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DARIO LOPEZ-MILLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by the US Customs and Border Protection. (Photo by DARIO LOPEZ-MILLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

 

“It absolutely terrifies me,” Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis noted. “It terrifies me for our country’s future, it terrifies me as a citizen of the state of Maryland because these drug trafficking organizations are well-entrenched in Maryland today.”

The sheriffs claim open borders do not work and instead expose Americans to more gangs, violence, drugs, human trafficking and national security threats.

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