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GOP California House Candidate Plugs “Grave National Security Risk”, Installs Razor Wire at Mexico Border Break

Republican candidate Kate Monroe for California’s 49th Congressional District has made headlines by taking proactive steps to address border security concerns. 

She purchased and installed 400 feet of razor wire at a notorious gap along the U.S.-Mexico border, known as the “San Judas Break,” where illegal crossings have surged.

Grave National Security Risk

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Monroe emphasized the “grave national security risk.” of the gap along the border, highlighting the risks posed by unauthorized entries.

Weak Point

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The “San Judas Break” has become a significant vulnerability due to a small gap near a rock formation, allowing easy access for migrants seeking to enter the United States illegally.

Massive Break

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Local aid worker Sam Schultz described the gap as significant, recounting instances of up to 150 people passing through it in less than a minute.

Why She Acted

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Monroe expressed frustration with the lack of action on border security. 

She told Fox News, “I felt the anger and frustrations of millions of fellow Americans watching in horror as thousands of people poured through.” 

She added that such gaps allow “terrorists, drugs, and human trafficking to infiltrate while local and national city economies bear the burden of supporting these migrants.”

Purchase of Razor Wire

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Determined to address the issue, Monroe said, “So I decided, if no one is going to do something about it, I will. I purchased 400 feet of razor wire, and along with members of my staff, hung the wire along the gaps ourselves.” 

Monroe lives about 50 miles from the location of the break.

Support from CBP

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Monroe received support from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials, who assisted her in the installation process and appreciated her initiative.

Response from Mexico

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In response to Monroe’s efforts, the Mexican government established a checkpoint near the area to deter illegal crossings, reflecting a collaborative approach to border security.

Impact on Congressional Campaign

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Monroe’s actions underscore her commitment to addressing border security, a key platform in her campaign for Congress, resonating with constituents’ concerns.

Changing Tactics of Migrants

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While Monroe’s intervention has impacted the San Judas Break, migrants have begun seeking alternative routes, emphasizing the need for continued vigilance.

Concerns About Illegal Immigration

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Monroe expressed concerns about the impact of illegal immigration on communities, including thefts and increased fear among residents.

National Security Implications

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Highlighting broader national security implications, Monroe warned of the potential for criminals and terrorists to exploit vulnerabilities in the border barrier.

Continued Advocacy for Security Measures

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Moving forward, Monroe remains committed to advocating for robust border security measures and comprehensive immigration reform, prioritizing the safety of American citizens.

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