Mark Dannels, a Sheriff from Cochise County, Arizona, publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with how the federal government and many politicians view the migrant crisis at the border.
The Sheriff explained that he gets particularly annoyed when he hears officials from the states that do not lie at the U.S.-Mexican border talking and even creating the border policies.
He said that these politicians resemble toddlers trying to learn a new word but still misuse it.
Very bluntly, the Cochise County Sheriff told the non-border state officials to stop talking about the border issues.
Dannels stressed that he has lived within 120 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border for his entire life.
Currently, he is being stationed in his hometown in Tucson, which is a little bit less than 70 miles away from Nogales, a city in a Mexican border state Sonora.
The Sheriff pointed out that no northern U.S. state politician could be aware of what he experienced as a child.
Dannels particularly recalled the upsetting episodes of drug smugglers being arrested in front of his yard.
Federal government’s approach to the crisis
Sheriff Dannels further elaborated on mistakes he sees in the current government’s approach to the crisis.
He lamented that no one talks about how drug cartels escape punishment and continue eroding American families and communities.
Dannels stressed that Mexican drug cartels are particularly willing to exploit the addictions of Americans, thus endangering various aspects of ordinary life in the U.S.
Dannels expressed his confusion about the lack of the federal government’s reaction to the situation.
He explained that it remains unclear why President Biden or Vice-President Harris, who Biden appointed to deal with the border situation, still have not visited the border.
The Sheriff even recounted a conversation with his colleague who informed him that the Vice-President arrived in South Carolina.
Dannels reportedly told his colleague to send the Vice-President to him so that he could talk to her.
Yet, no one from the top of the U.S. administration has arrived at the southern U.S. border to this day.