Even in states that lean Left, there is growing unrest about some of Biden’s policies.
The issue of immigration has Republican and Democrat citizens alike questioning Biden’s plan.
Some of them have revealed how extreme the situation really is and the lengths they would go to in order to find a solution.
In the sun-scorched expanses along the California-Mexico border, a crisis is unfolding that’s leaving landowners feeling the heat.
Dozens, and at times hundreds, of migrants traverse private properties daily, creating a sense of helplessness among those who call these lands home.
Brian Silvas, a Jacumba Hot Springs resident with 78 acres just east of San Diego, voiced the frustration shared by many.
The U.S.-Mexico border wall on his property falls short, and he witnesses a daily influx of migrants, a sight he finds unsettling.
“This country was built on immigration. I’m fine with that, but not like this. This is ridiculous,” Silvas exclaimed in a CNN interview.
San Diego Border Patrol agents encountered a staggering 230,000 migrants in the 2023 fiscal year, the highest in decades.
The surge has sparked calls for action, with San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond stating during an October 26 press conference that “it’s time to close the border to new immigration.”
The situation has been exacerbated by a leaked Customs and Border Protection memo from the San Diego Field Office, suggesting that “individuals inspired by, or reacting to, the current Israel-Hamas conflict” might exploit the southern border to enter the U.S.
This revelation has fueled concerns and added urgency to the border security debate.
Five miles east of Silvas, Jerry and Maria Shuster, residents of Jacumba Hot Springs for over 40 years, are grappling with their own migrant emergency.
Feeling powerless, they expressed frustration at the lack of government intervention.
“The government should do something [to] stop this illegal immigration because [the migrants aren’t] helping us; they’re destroying us,” Maria Shuster declared to CNN.
Their 17-acre property sees migrants camping regularly, leaving behind tents, clothes, and trash.
The couple recounted an incident where a group dismantled their fence for firewood.
Jerry Shuster lamented, “[My trees] are all gone. They chop them up and put them in the fire.”
The sentiment of helplessness is palpable among these conservative landowners, who are questioning the role of Border Patrol agents.
Silvas, in particular, drew a provocative comparison, likening them to personal drivers for the migrants.
“The Border Patrol agents, I know that they didn’t sign up to be Uber, because that’s all they are right now is Uber,” he asserted.
As the border crisis deepens, American voices are growing louder, calling for decisive action to protect private properties and stem the tide of illegal immigration.
The clash between personal rights, national security, and humanitarian concerns continues to be a flashpoint in the ongoing debate over immigration policy.