Securing our southern border has to be one of our top priorities.
Build the wall
First and foremost, we have to secure the border. I stand with President Trump and his plan to keep America safe. When you leave your home, do you lock the doors? Of course you do! While it may not prevent all crimes, the likelihood of a break-in is significantly lower. The border wall is the same concept. It may not stop all illegal immigration and drug cartel activity, but it will make a meaningful and immediate impact – making our community and neighborhoods safer.
A border wall sends a message. It tells everyone that coming into our country illegally is not acceptable and will not be easy. It is the best way to combat the humanitarian crisis that we are now facing. Building a barrier will likely deter many, including families with children from trying to make the dangerous journey to enter the country illegally. In addition to the wall, we have to ensure the men and women in law enforcement have the tools, technology, and resources to keep our border safe. We must invest in the Border Strike Force, an elite unit that is fighting drug cartels and illegal immigration, and continue to work with ICE and customs officials to prevent human smuggling and stop the flow of guns and drugs.
Another important tool in our fight is Operation Stone Garden. The Operation Stone Garden Program supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Border Patrol (USBP), and Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies. The Program provides funding to support joint efforts to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in states bordering Mexico. Not only is this a great help for the federal agencies but it also helps our local law enforcement agencies by giving them more funds to allocate towards these specific areas. more Details
It’s all about working together
I have personally done countless ride alongs as well as taking a tour of the Pinal County Detention Center. I have really taken the time to get to know the local law enforcement community and what their needs are going into the future