Open border costing South Dakota millions; column by Sheriff Fred A. Lamphere

Guest Column by Butte County Sheriff Fred A. Lamphere

"My first trip to the southwestern border was at the end of the Obama administration when I also attended a ranchers forum. At that point I had a clear understanding of what illegal border crossing can cost the U.S. – not only in the drug trade and human trafficking, but also in the lifestyles of the residents along the border. That experience was the first of many border visits, along with an understanding about American politics that, in a way, is very disturbing."