New Mexico: The Forgotten Border State Getting Crushed By Failed Policies Hit Again With Title 42 Rollback
Republican Governor Candidate Mark Ronchetti Rolls Out Aggressive Plan To Go After Cartels and Human Smuggling As President Biden & Governor Lujan Grisham Fail To Act Along The Border

Albuquerque, NM – The Biden administration announced late last week that it would roll back the Title 42 restrictions along the southern border. This is yet another blow to border states already overwhelmed by the failed border policies of the Biden Administration. New Mexico Republican Governor candidate Mark Ronchetti responded to the Title 42 announcement with an aggressive plan to combat the crime and fentanyl trafficking that are pouring into the state as a result of the open border policies.

“Rolling back Title 42 restrictions is another massive mistake by the Biden administration. Our border communities are already overwhelmed. We are a superhighway for drug traffickers and human smuggling. It’s long past time for Governor Lujan Grisham to stand up for our state and demand the Biden Administration engage the communities their policies are destroying,” said Ronchetti. 

The El Paso sector of the southern border, which includes all of New Mexico and portions of west Texas, is currently down 600 Border Patrol Agents as they face another likely surge of migrants in the coming weeks. The sector has already seen a 232% increase since 2020 and that could represent just the tip of the iceberg with the rollback of Title 42. 

Ronchetti’s plan calls for the state of New Mexico to step in where the federal government is clearly failing. 
“If President Biden won’t secure the border, I will,” said Ronchetti. 
The Ronchetti Border Plan includes:

  • Dispatching the New Mexico National Guard to the border to help with immediate staff shortages.
  • Formation of a Border Strike Force of 150 officers under the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. The Strike Force will focus on the seizure of fentanyl and other illicit drugs. The Strike Force will also target human smuggling operations across the Southwest.
  • Increase state investment in K-9 and drug interdiction units to help non-border counties seize more illegal drugs as they pass through New Mexico. In addition, increase coordination with Arizona and Texas border security forces leading to a more effective border security apparatus between states.
  • Ending Sanctuary policies that allow illegal immigrants who commit crimes to avoid facing deportation. 

“When Governor Lujan Grisham took office she immediately pulled the National Guard from the border. That, combined with the Biden Administration’s open border policies, has left New Mexico at a crisis point. We lose one person in New Mexico everyday to fentanyl overdose. These narcotics are free flowing across our southern border and those numbers will skyrocket unless we take action to secure our border now. Sadly, the New Mexico Governor has shown no interest in securing our southern border and keeping New Mexicans safe. I will change that.”