February 23, 2024
Supervisor Jim Desmond speaks at Friday’s press convention. Picture from X video

The Gaza Strip is 7,600 miles from San Diego and surrounded by Israeli tanks and a U.S. service strike group, however native Republican lawmakers and candidates are calling to close the border to asylum seekers over fears of Hamas terrorism.

Supervisor Jim Desmond, El Cajon Mayor Invoice Wells, Supervisor candidate Amy Reichert and Congressional candidate Margarita Wilkinson held a press convention outdoors the County Operations Heart Friday to name for tightening border controls.

Desmond stated the Border Patrol has been overwhelmed, with over 24,000 migrants dropped on to the streets of San Diego County up to now six weeks, making a risk of terrorist infiltration.

“Given these stats and the nationwide safety points which are occurring on the market with the struggle within the Center East and with terrorists who need to kill folks within the Center East but additionally in the USA, we don’t need to have open and porous borders,” he stated.

Wells warned that “we see extra folks coming from the Center East, from elements of Africa, throughout Asia, coming to America, lots of them military-age males who we don’t know something about.”

The requires closing the border to migrants got here after information studies citing a attainable risk of Hamas infiltration, however U.S. Customs and Border Safety stated it “has seen no indication of Hamas-directed international fighters in search of to make entry into the USA.”

The 4 harassed that anybody with correct documentation ought to proceed to be allowed to cross into the USA from Mexico.

The ports of Otay Mesa and San Ysidro deal with roughly 100,000 crossings each weekday.