The Border Is Out Of Control – What On Earth Is Going On?

Op-Ed by Dorothy Moon

Consider these facts:

  • Recent videos show military aged young men from Africa crossing our southern border unimpeded.
  • More than 37,000 Chinese nationals crossed our southern border illegally in 2023 alone.
  • Debit cards of $10,000 apiece are being handed out to illegal immigrants in New York City.
  • This week in San Francisco, a foreign national was sworn in as an official on the elections commission.

What the hell is going on?

This is not merely a frustration, not a minor political problem to worry about, this is an absolute outrage, an existential crisis for our nation!

America is in danger like never before. Why is this happening? Who is responsible? We are sick to death of hearing platitudes like “secure our border.” Our leaders have no intention of securing our border, and it’s time we ask ourselves, “why?”

It’s reckless, it’s dangerous, and it’s expensive. Yet it gives Washington elites and the Biden administration — or whoever is running the White House — more power.


Illegal immigration takes power away from law abiding citizens. It makes a mockery of the rule of law, giving power to those who intentionally break our laws. If you value freedom, law and order, and our cultural heritage, you should be outraged. If you respect our nation, the greatest ever to exist in human history, then it’s time to ask what the hell is going on?!

Illegal immigration takes jobs away from law-abiding Americans. It threatens the safety of our communities. It dilutes our voter base, taking away the sanctity of your vote.

You might think the problem is far away from here. Let Texas deal with it, let the federal government worry about enforcing the law. But it affects Idaho too, that’s the plain truth of the matter. Millions of illegal immigrants pouring into our country year after year affects all of us. Illegal immigration brings crime, drugs, sex trafficking, terrorism, and more. When we stop enforcing our laws, we’re telling all the bad actors in the world that we are defenseless, that they can come here and do whatever they want.

It doesn’t have to be this way. There are enough laws on the books now to take care of this problem, and House Republicans passed a strong border bill last year. National leaders can solve this crisis today if they wanted to, which means they want it to continue. It’s time to say enough is enough. It’s time for patriotic Americans to stand up and say, “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?”


Dorothy Moon is Chair of the Idaho Republican Party.

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