As a mom of three, there is nothing more important than the safety of my family. In Arizona, there are millions of moms like me who are willing to fight for the safety of their children.
Under the Obama-Biden administration, illegal immigration put Arizona families at tremendous risk. With an unsecure southern border, our state was virtually an open highway for illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and human trafficking.
But when Donald Trump announced his candidacy, he prioritized the safety of Arizona families. As a father himself, President Trump understands the importance of family safety. He is delivering on his promise to build a wall on our southern border — as of today, over 275 miles of border wall have been built since January 2017, with at least 450 miles expected by the end of the year. Undoubtedly, this president is keeping his promise to protect American families.
As our nation enjoys another year of safety and security thanks to stronger enforcement at the border, Joe Biden is running on a platform that would undermine the safety of Arizona families. His radical left-wing policies aren’t just some theoretical danger — they present a direct threat to mothers and families in border states. If he were elected, deportations would be halted, immigration law enforcement would be shut down, and immigration detention facilities would be eradicated.
Biden does not even have the courage to admit that his policies would lead to open borders. You don’t have to take that from me — that’s what former Obama-Biden administration DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said about Biden’s policies.
Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, has even gone a step further by planning to decriminalize illegal border crossings and promise citizenship for at least 11 million illegal immigrants. If elected, that open-borders agenda would worsen unemployment and decrease wages for American workers in Arizona and across the nation.
But the radicalization of Joe Biden doesn’t end with Kamala Harris. One of Biden’s senior advisors, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is a strong proponent of illegal immigration. In fact, the Biden-Sanders policy agenda demands more sanctuary cities and taxpayer-funded healthcare and welfare for illegal aliens. These policies not only threaten the safety of families in border states, but they also incentivize drug smuggling and child trafficking, which affect communities nationwide.
Over the past four years, President Trump’s leadership has led to a significant reduction in illegal crossings and drug trade. But, for my children, I still worry for their safety. I worry because I know that this election will determine the future of Arizona. I’ll be voting for the only candidate who has a proven record of fighting for my family’s safety — President Donald J. Trump.
Editor's note: Jan Brewer is a former governor of Arizona.