Rockingham County, NC Sheriff Sam Page (R) said that “we’d anticipate another surge as we saw like this summer with thousands of persons coming across our border” if the president attempted to implement immigration reform via an executive order on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
When asked about his concerns over the prospects over executive amnesty, he said “my fear would be that we’d anticipate another surge as we saw like this summer with thousands of persons coming across our border, particularly along the Rio Grande Valley.”
Page added, “my understanding, there are estimated over 400,000 illegal immigrants here in North Carolina. Of course, you can look at economic issues. I try to stay with the public safety concerns. But we have found this, because we have open and porous borders, what comes through the border does not stay at the border. Whether it be drugs, human trafficking, drug trafficking, drug cartels, gangs, you name it. Even terrorists or even someone might be a biojihadist who might want to come in bring Ebola or other type[s] of viruses into our country as we’ve seen.”
Page also said that the border crisis over the summer was in party caused by “poor messaging from this administration and also from news services in Mexico and also from, of course, the Mexican drug cartel[s]. Because they were the ones who stood to profit on this.” And “there’s a lot of encouragement for persons that are illegal to come into the United States.”
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