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GOP Issues Warning on ‘Dangerous’ Threat From Northern Border

via Customs and Border Patrol

Republican Rep. Mike Kelly has issued a warning regarding the lack of surveillance and security at the U.S.-Canada border, attributing the oversight to the focus on the southern border crisis.

He highlighted the significant increase in border encounters and drug smuggling at the northern border, with a surge in migrants attempting to enter the U.S. from Canada.

“I wanted them to understand that we have a 5,500-mile border, the longest contiguous border in the world, to our north, and it is virtually unwatched right now,” he said.

“You don’t have to worry about coming through a jungle, you just walk across,” he said.

“There’s not a river that you have to get across, there’s really nothing there to keep people from coming over.”

Kelly emphasized the need for increased staffing, improved immigration policies, and heightened awareness of security threats at the northern border, stressing the dangers posed by criminals and drugs.

He also criticized the lack of attention given to the northern border and calls for immediate action to address the security challenges.

“We’re under this open border situation, and it’s getting worse and worse, and I think the drawbacks of it is some of the worst criminals in the world are coming into our country, people who are dealing in narcotics are coming in, they’re coming in from all over. And this is destroying a lot of our own culture, our own people,” he said.

“And I just can’t imagine why there’s no concern about it.”

“Nobody talks about the northern border. They just don’t,” he added.

“The staffing issue to begin with. But then an immigration policy that would make more sense we’ve been struggling with this for years,” he pressed. “We can’t seem to get anything done that is politically acceptable, which is, I think, a dangerous path to go down.”

“At some point, people are going to start talking about the number of deaths from fentanyl and other drugs that are streaming into the country up in the northeast. And they’re going to say ‘why wasn’t somebody doing something about it?’ And the answer is, well, we were trying to, but we couldn’t get any traction on it.”

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