My VIP for this week is Art del Cueto, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council. He is familiar with the southern border because he has been patrolling the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation in Arizona for most of his career. He knows much about the drug war and the amounts of drugs coming over the border. He claimed that numerous amounts of drugs are being smuggled through the area – drugs that include hard drugs, cocaine, methamphetamines, and fentanyl – and then added:
That doesn’t stay in just those communities. It gets spread out throughout the United States. I’ve said it many times before. Because of how bad it is lately and because of the bonanza that the drug smuggling cartels are seeing [as] they’re able to bring their product across, I believe every single law enforcement officer in America, every sheriff in America, they’re all border sheriffs. And they’re in essence all border police officers because of how bad it is and how much drugs are coming into the U.S.
Del Cueto was born in Mexico, but his parents were U.S. citizens. His parents were visiting Mexico and did not have time to return to the United States before he was born. As a citizen of the United States, he is concerned for the future of America. He knows about the current border crisis, and he worries about how future generation will be affected.
My loyalty is just toward one country, and when I see the words that are being used, when I see how disrespectful some people have been toward America and toward our country, it’s frightening and it’s sad. Because I believe a lot of these individuals are going to grow up in America and they will not have a true allegiance to this country.