What are the consequences of 235,000 people teeming over our border per month?
Over 107,000 Americans died from drug poisoning, often from counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, funded by the Chinese government and concocted by the Mexican drug cartels. Why is there no clamor to fight the cartels with the same resoluteness with which we are fighting a proxy war halfway around the world?
Earlier this month, the CDC announced that an estimated 107,622 Americans died in 2021 from drug poisoning, up 15% from 2020 and more than double the number from just seven years before. Biden called it “unacceptable,” but it is his policies and those of his ilk responsible for this unnatural degree of a drug crisis, because organized crime can only persist with political protection on both sides of the border. His policies have juiced up the supply as well as the demand for these drugs in every way imaginable.
In general, the fentanyl overdose crisis began with the 2014 Central American border crisis, after 5-7 years of reduced border flow during the Great Recession. That is when MS-13 was resuscitated by a massive flow of Central American teen drug runners into the country. But after settling down in 2018-2019, the drug crisis took off again in 2020, right around March when the lockdowns began. – READ MORE