Several North Dakota law enforcement leaders and business owners meet in Grand Forks to share illegal immigration concerns

Courtesy: U.S. House Judiciary Committee
Courtesy: U.S. House Judiciary Committee

(Grand Forks, ND) -- Multiple members of law enforcement across the state spoke to U.S. House members under oath today to talk about illegal immigration across the Canadian border into North Dakota today. 

Speakers at the event included North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner, Executive Director of the Walhalla Chamber of Commerce Rebecca Davis, and Renville County Sheriff Rodger Hutchinson. Each speaker entered written testimony into the record for lawmakers to consider, which held a wide range of topics. This includes descriptions of an "open border" policy, impacts of fentanyl and other illegal drugs in North Dakota, safety concerns regarding illegal immigration, and more.

You can purchase M30 pills near the southern border for as little as $0.25 cents a pill and sell that same pill in our area for $60-80, drastically increasing proffit margins," said Sheriff Jesse Jahner, saying this is a key reason why drug traffickers choose to sell in our region. Sheriff Jahner continued to say public safety isn't political, and urged attending lawmakers to push for either closing the nation's borders or a structured policy that prioritizes the safety of citizens. 

A full video of the House Judiciary Meeting can be found by clicking below.