BAISH| We’re all familiar with former President Barack Obama’s policies on border security, or lack thereof. Obama was all for open borders and allowing just about anyone access to our country, but things are different now that President Trump is in office. We will no longer stand idly by while illegal immigrants swarm our country.
Judicial Watch reported that President Donald Trump’s administration is now letting Customs and Border Patrol officials comprehensively screen all cargo trucks coming into the United States via the southern border that we share with Mexico. Obama actually seemed to discourage this practice during his term. He actually seemed to welcome illegal immigrants right into our country.
United States Customs agent Patricia Cramer stated, “we felt like we were the welcoming committee and not like we were guarding our borders.” Cramer is also president of the Arizona chapter of the agency employee’s union and a K9 handler at the Nogales port of entry in Arizona. She understands that protecting our borders is about monitoring who comes in, not welcoming illegals with open arms. Cramer went on to say, “the order was to facilitate traffic, not to stop any illegal drugs from entering the country. We want to enforce the law. That’s what we signed up for.” It’s interesting to note that our own president didn’t care enough to stop illegal drugs from entering our country, even when 2015 was the year that brought us over 52,000 drug overdoses, an all-time high. Cramer also explained that massive amounts of illegal drugs are smuggled across the border between the United States and Mexico while hidden inside of cargo trucks. These trucks were usually just waved through during Obama’s time in office, but now with Trump running the show, radiation and X-ray screening and possible searches of the trucks are regular protocol.
The shift in leadership in our country has been huge. The radiation, X-ray screening, and searches have aggravated Mexican drug cartels who have been using the trucks to smuggle illegal cargo into the United States. The cartels are very aware of the shift in leadership, and they have been very vigil at border checkpoints.
Cramer spoke of the cartels explaining, “they know if we’re on the job, the level of screening that we’re conducting. The cartels watch us all the time. They see everything.”
It is important to realize that not only are illegal drugs being smuggled into the United States in these cargo trucks, but money and weapons are being brought into our country as well. Then you also have to remember that there are illegal immigrants who are being controlled by traffickers, and not all survive the trips across the border.
Judicial Watch is describing a change that should have never even had to happen. Our Customs and Border Patrol agents should have been able to carefully scan and search every single vehicle that has crossed the border, even when Obama was in office. The problem for these agents is that Barack Obama didn’t permit them to properly screen the trucks. If he had, it would have prevented tons of drugs and weapons from entering our country.
We are lucky that things have finally changed now that President Trump is in office. Hopefully, we can keep moving in the right direction and stop Mexican drug cartels from spreading their influence into our country any more than they already have. H/T