Last week on the The Salcedo Storm Podcast, Sheriff Roy Boyd of Goliad County and Sheriff Brad Coe of Kinney County discussed issues revolving around the open border.

Under the Biden administration, law enforcement on the border has had their hands tied as hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens flood across the southern border. 

Sheriff Boyd responded to this, saying, “If you close the border and enforce the laws and prevent people from coming here illegally, they wouldn’t be shipping them over to Mexico to come here in the first place. So, it’s a fairly simple solution.”

What about aliens seeking asylum? Sheriff Coe answered, “If they’re looking for asylum, there’s a legal way to do it.”

“Go to the port of entry, make your statement at the ports of entry, not mass migration to the across the river 30 to 30,000,” Coe explained. “Plus, because it will never get adjudicated properly. Plus, it’s illegal. If they want to do it legally, there is a system. They just need to follow the rules.”

Continuing on the topic of illegal immigration, both sheriffs took aim at Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar’s investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after he flew illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard.

At a recent press conference, Salazar said he believed the illegal aliens were “preyed upon.” 

Sheriff Boyd immediately explained, however, that in the same press conference, Salazar “flat out said he doesn’t know of a statute that’s been violated.”

“He doesn’t even have a criminal offense that he’s investigating,” Sheriff Boyd continued. “He’s not investigating a crime; he’s investigating a human.”

“He’s following the Democrat communist model of ‘show me a man and I’ll find you the crime.’ As sheriffs and as lawmen, though, we have to uphold the Constitution. What we do is we discover the crime, then we identify the suspects and then go through the system.”

Sheriff Coe agreed with Sheriff Boyd, explaining that Salazar is “just a talking point for the Democratic Party.”

Salcedo then brought up one of the biggest issues with illegal immigration: drug smuggling.

Boyd elaborated, saying, “Drugs are the primary driver of crime in your community. Those drugs are coming from transnational criminal organizations predominantly coming out of Mexico and bringing those drugs into our community.”

“We declared war on drugs back in 1972,” Coe added, “and we’re losing that war.”

The biggest reason Coe believes this is because of the failure to enforce law and punish those responsible, blaming the illegal alien traffic that the cartels are pushing across.

“It’s a constant source,” Coe said. “They get caught, they go back, they get smuggled again. So, they’re not losing anything.”

Boyd agreed, explaining that Democrats won’t enforce laws against specifically criminal immigrants because “criminals are the ones they don’t want to be prosecuted.”

Crime creates chaos, and chaos creates opportunity for the Democrat Party. And that’s what they want.

Both sheriffs agreed that the only way to deal with this illegal immigration crisis is by allowing law enforcement officers to do their job and enforce the law.

Soli Rice

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