Deep down, Democrats appear to realize that open borders are nothing short of an unmitigated disaster, especially in states that border Mexico.
In Arizona, illegal immigration has skyrocketed, as it has in other states such as Texas, in large part due to the to the Biden administration’s relative laxness in terms of immigration policies..
One of the most brazenly obvious actions the White House took in this regard was to halt construction of the border wall, a signature project of the Trump administration that was designed to significantly reduce the mass migration of illegals across the border.
Now, however, the resulting chaos has resulted in several Democrats in border states facing serious pressure at home from their constituents.
One such Democrat is Senator Mark Kelly, who pleaded with the Biden administration to resume border wall construction in the state due to widespread upset from citizens regarding the enormous influx of illegal immigrants.
While it took “many months of pushing,” the White House eventually acquiesced, with rather suspicious timing, as the decision to do so occurred right before the primary elections in Arizona.
Kelly is currently facing tough prospects in the midterm election, especially in light of several “America First” Republicans competing for the chance to oppose him.
Some of these candidates include Blake Masters and retired Air Force Major General Mick McGuire.
“It’s great that DHS is moving forward with a project that should already be done,” McGuire remarked to Newsmax, “but this small gesture does not make up for the repeated failures on border security over the past two years.”
The candidate noted that Kelly himself admitted that he had basically ignored the immigration problem for close to twelve months after taking office, which is not even remotely a sufficient enough response for representing Arizona’s citizens.
“Arizona needs a senator with true operational experience securing our southern border, who understands why we need more than just a wall,” McGuire declared, “experience I have as the former commanding general of the Arizona National Guard.”