President Trump understands the importance of securing our borders and keeping Americans safe


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Brandon was driving to the bank during his work lunch break and was struck by an illegal alien, causing his car to flip, killing him. The illegal alien had been deported twice before, yet somehow he was back in the United States, giving him the opportunity to kill my son by driving recklessly. Why was an illegal alien back in the country after being deported twice? How did he get here? Why was he not deported for a third time when he was pulled over and didn’t have a driver’s license mere months before he killed my son?

As an Angel Dad, I’m living proof of the dangers of open borders and illegal immigration.

As a candidate, Donald J. Trump made a promise to stop reckless illegal border crossings by building a wall on our southern border. By the end of this year, 450 miles of border wall will have been completed. Since its construction, we have seen drastic decreases in illegal immigration and drug trafficking. We need to complete the border wall and stop illegal aliens from flooding into our country and wreaking havoc on families like mine.

Americans need to know that this is what’s at stake in the 2020 election. President Trump stands for law and order, curbing illegal immigration, and putting America first. Conversely, Joe Biden has stated his support for granting amnesty to the 11 million or more illegal aliens currently living in the United States — a policy that would worsen unemployment and decrease wages for American workers. Even worse is Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, who was rated the most liberal U.S. Senator last year. She’s even expressed support for decriminalizing illegal border crossings.

The United States has a formal legal process to enter our nation — this process should be followed for the safety and security of all Americans. We are seeing the results of dangerous sanctuary cities and states such as Seattle, New York, Minneapolis, and Kamala Harris’ home state of California. Sanctuary cities are a prelude to open borders. The radical policies of the Biden-Harris ticket jeopardize the safety of American citizens.

It’s time to embrace President Trump’s America First policies that secure our border to ensure the safety of law-abiding citizens. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ America would undo the freedoms that I and countless other veterans have fought tirelessly to protect, and subject even more families to the heartbreaking tragedy that our family has had to endure.

Robert Michael Jr.

Robert Michael Jr. is a retired U.S. Navy Chief, Angel Dad to Brandon Randolph Michael, and is a member of the Veterans for Trump Coalition Advisory Board.

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