Conservative Texas Republican Mayra Flores recently expressed her concern about the growing control of Mexican cartels over the southern border during an interview. While the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis has led to an influx of illegal crossers, Flores believes that the security risks associated with this issue are particularly alarming.
Flores, who is running to reclaim her seat in Texas’ 34th congressional district in 2024, highlighted the impact of the Biden administration’s mishandling of the border crisis on her Mexico-bordering district. She stated, “The Mexican cartel is in full control of the southern border. This is a situation that we, people who live near the border, deal with on a daily basis.”
According to Flores, the lack of border security poses a significant threat, as it provides terrorists with an ideal opportunity to enter the country. She criticized the federal government’s refusal to enforce the law, stating, “We have a federal government that refuses to enforce the law.” Flores went on to mention that the current administration has presided over the deadliest period for migrants, with many losing their lives in their attempts to cross the border.
Flores reiterated her concerns in an interview with Newsmax, stating that the migrant crisis under President Biden has made the United States less safe than it was during the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. She emphasized the need for the Biden administration to enforce the law and increase deportations, as the current lack of consequences encourages more people to attempt to cross the border.
In addition to raising awareness about the border crisis, Flores has been actively involved in cleanup efforts at the border. She recently posted on Twitter about the devastating effects of the humanitarian crisis, emphasizing the harm caused to the environment and the damage inflicted on both sides of the border. Flores and her team dedicated time to clean up waste and trash left behind, with each piece of collected clothing serving as a reminder of the dire reality faced by migrants.
Flores’ concerns about the potential dangers of an open border extend beyond her district; they should be of concern to all Americans. The unchecked control of cartels, the heightened risk of terrorist infiltration, and the loss of migrant lives are all alarming consequences of the current border crisis. It is clear that more needs to be done to secure the southern border, enforce immigration laws, and protect the safety and well-being of all involved.