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Cost of an Open Border: Tragedy Strikes After Allegedly Drunk Migrant Driving 110 MPH Slams Into MO Man

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An illegal alien from Honduras has been charged with killing a Springfield, Missouri, man while driving drunk at 110 miles per hour.

Jarol Leiva-Navarro, 21, allegedly crashed his Dodge Charger on Dec. 11 into Colby Compton’s Saturn sedan, killing the 32-year-old man, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

A witness told police it appeared Leiva-Navarro had been racing another vehicle, weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed, before slamming into Compton’s vehicle.

Leiva-Navarro had a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent, which is above the legal limit.

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The Missouri Department of Revenue website states a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher is deemed driving while intoxicated.

A DWI resulting in a death is a Class B felony punishable by up to 15 years in jail, according to the News-Leader.

Preventing unnecessary tragedies like Compton’s death was one of the reasons former President Donald Trump was building a border wall and had instituted the so-called “remain in Mexico” policy, both of which President Joe Biden jettisoned when he came to office.

In August, a federal judge ordered Biden to put the “remain in Mexico” policy back in place, which the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld in December.

The Biden administration partially complied by restarting a version of it in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, CBS News reported.

Meanwhile, last week, the Justice Department petitioned the Supreme Court to overrule the appeals court and allow “remain in Mexico” to end.

Of course, the result of Biden’s overall lax view toward border enforcement is an all-time record-high number of illegal immigrants — over 1.7 million — apprehended crossing the southern border in fiscal year 2021.

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GOP Rep. August Pfluger of Texas, a member of the Homeland Security Committee, said in an October speech on the House floor, “The blame for this crisis falls squarely on the Biden administration and his open border policies.”

“And this administration’s blatant disregard and incompetence for border security is endangering every single American,” he added.

The Air Force Academy graduate, fighter pilot and colonel in the Air Force Reserves, tweeted that Customs and Border Patrol “seized enough fentanyl to kill every person in the U.S. seven times.”

Fox News reported last month that fentanyl overdoses became the leading cause of death among U.S. adults, ages 18-45.

“Fentanyl deaths doubled from 32,754 fatalities to 64,178 fatalities in two years between April 2019 and April 2021,” according to Fox.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that drug overdoses overall topped 100,000 in the 12-month period from April 2020 to April 2021, an increase of 28.5 percent from the year before.

Further, over 75,600 of those deaths were from opioids.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says that fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is often laced into other illicitly produced drugs like heroin, methamphetamine or street versions of painkillers like oxycodone.

“Mexico and China are the primary source countries for fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances trafficked directly into the United States,” according to the DEA.

Biden’s open border policy clearly is leading to lawlessness and the needless deaths of Americans.

Finish the wall and restore “remain in Mexico” permanently and completely.

It’s time to put the well-being of Americans first.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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