By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation
The Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation did a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border with a retired U.S. Border Patrol Agent and a journalist. Here’s what we found:
Border agents save lives: Our guide shared this photo from his colleagues who rescued this illegal immigrant mere hours before he would have died from dehydration. The illegal border crosser also tested positive for COVD-19.
Last year, 557 people died trying to cross the border—twice as many as the year before.
Our border agents are saving lives, yet President Biden is trying to slash the number of agents, which will result in more deaths from people not being rescued.
Photo: Agent Brady Waikel rescues a 7-year-old boy from Honduras from drowning.
Photo: This man’s severe feet damage is a common sign among illegal crossers.
— This is part 7 of an ongoing series on our special report on the Southern Border.
Border Report part 1: We saw the gap…and smugglers
Border Report Part 2: American wasteland
Border Report part 3: Mexico mad at Oregon pot smuggled into their country
Border Report part 4: 21 terrorist suspects found at border over one year
Border Report part 5: Secondary inland checkpoints beyond the U.S. border
Border Report part 6: Parents rent out children for $120 to join fake families
— Nearly 80% of Americans favor more Border Security along with favoring immediate action — a consistent majority view among Democrats, Republicans and Independents. Instead calls are being made to slash Border agents, which in light of the fact that as many as 500 people die each year trying to cross the Border, reducing agents will only cause MORE DEATHS not to mention encourage more lawbreaking, enrich criminal human smuggling and drug cartels, increase the number of unidentified people entering our country while straining resources which handicaps people who wish to enter the United States lawfully and legally.
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