President Biden and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham have completely opened our border and encouraged a massive increase in illegal immigration.
Border crossings in the El Paso sector, which includes all of New Mexico, are up nearly 300% in 2021. Biden and Lujan Grisham administrations’ open border policies are driving our violent crime across the state. The Mexican drug cartels push fentanyl, hard drugs and human trafficking through the heart of New Mexico. This leads to the violence that we see up and down the I-25 corridor and especially in the Albuquerque area. Without securing our borders, we will never have safe cities and communities in New Mexico.
One of Governor Lujan Grisham’s first acts was to remove the New Mexico National Guard from the border. Since that time, we’ve seen a steady increase of criminal activity flowing into the state.
Mark will order the National Guard to the border, eliminate the sanctuary policies that hide illegal immigrants who commit crimes from federal immigration officials, and do away with other policies that encourage illegal immigration, such as providing taxpayer-funded stimulus checks to illegal immigrants.