To the Editor:

The US Department of Homeland Security states that Mexican cartels are the greatest threat to the United States. These cartels control territory along the US southwest border and represent an acute and devastating threat to health and public safety as well as national security.

They are also complicit in the 71,000 drug overdose deaths in the US in the last year. These cartels also exploit immigration issues and dominate trafficking in cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine to the United States.

Another significant threat, largely ignored in the news coverage, is the expected mass immigration crisis on our southern border later in this year, due to another huge wave of migrants from both Central and South America due to the lifting of Covid-19 border restrictions.

It seems to me that the Biden administration has bitten off more than it can chew by relaxing restrictions on immigration before negotiating with Congress to develop a new and workable immigration policy overall.

Richard Grover
Mason Twp.

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