Though Illinois lies far from the southern border, we are still suffering the consequences of the border crisis. Because of the uncompassionate border policies of the Biden administration, trafficked humans and deadly drugs are traveling north into Illinois, fueling the ongoing crime and sex trafficking crisis. In addition to providing resources to dangerous criminals, our community has watched as overdoses increase due to widespread availability of drugs made possible by open borders policies. Protecting Illinois requires we secure the border. Jerry supports comprehensive border security solutions, ending catch and release, and the construction of physical barriers at any location necessary to secure America’s southern border.