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    Border Security:Slowing Down Illegal Drugs

    We know bad people will come into the US but I would love to see the drug problem slowed down. The drugs they are bringing in are 100x more dangerous than anything I’ve seen in my lifetime!

    https://patriotpost.us/opinion/59185...-opioid-crisis


    In my decades of public service, I’ve never seen anything like the opioid epidemic ravaging our nation right now. Last year, nearly 50,000 Americans died from overdoses involving opioids. That was an increase of nearly 7,000 from 2016 — which was itself an increase of about 9,000 from 2015. The numbers have been climbing for nearly two decades now, thanks in large part to the introduction of a synthetic drug called fentanyl.Fentanyl is powerful pain medication — 100 times stronger than morphine — often used as a sedative for large animals. Just two milligrams of the substance is lethal to an adult, making it almost as deadly as ricin. What has made it especially fatal is that it is now often laced into other drugs, such as heroin, pills, and even marijuana, without the users knowing it. Narcotics police have even abandoned field tests of drugs out of fear they may accidentally come into contact with fentanyl.
    Take a look at what’s happened in my home state: Ohio had the second-most opioid overdose deaths in the nation last year, with a total of 4,329 deaths, or 39.1 per 100,000 people. The city of Dayton is the birthplace of the Wright Brothers, inventors of flight, but addicts seeking more dangerous highs have helped the city become known as America’s overdose capital. More overdoses occur in Dayton than anywhere else in the nation. The reason behind this is the same for why there is so much human trafficking in the area: the interchange of Interstate 70 and Interstate 75 lies just outside the city. Smugglers use this highway interchange to move people, guns, and drugs north to Canada or east to the coast. Almost every drug that gets to New York travels up from the southern border and through Dayton.
    Fortunately, Republicans and Democrats alike have recognized the seriousness of the opioid crisis and are acting in bipartisan manner to solve it. President Trump last week signed into law the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which takes a multifaceted approach to the problem by addressing treatment, recovery, and prevention. The bill passed the House 396-14 in June and the Senate 99-1 earlier this month, a heartening sign of bipartisanship in these polarized times.
    But there’s more to be done. A documentary recently produced by Sara Carter, a Fox News columnist, shows how Mexican drug cartels contribute to this crisis. The film, “Not In Vein,” is emotionally powerful and well researched. Carter spent years studying the topic and interviewing experts, including law enforcement officials. Carter interviews those who have been on the front lines of the battle against opioids in law enforcement and with families who’ve suffered the horrific loss of a child from the scourge of this addiction. She found that the cartels move their drugs and people into the country by exploiting certain areas of the United States-Mexico border. Tunnel systems, spotters, and midnight attempts all play a role in smuggling drugs into the nation.
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    Despite what they want us to hear and see!

    Support for President Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is at an all-time high weeks into a partial government shutdown that began over a border security dispute for funding. According to the results of an ABC News and Washington Post poll released Sunday morning, 42 percent of Americans support a wall. That is up from 34 percent one year ago and a previous high of 37 percent in 2017.
    With 54 percent, the majority of Americans polled still oppose building a border wall. However, that opposition is shrinking
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    I wonder how the percentages would change if they just called it what it is? A fence or barrier. The president and the republicans have already compromised on the idea of a wall per se. They could argue semantics in Washington for years........

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    Another reason for a wall, murders in Mexico hit a new high, over 33,000!

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Murders in Mexico rose by 33 percent in 2018, breaking the record for a second year running, official data showed, underlining the task facing the new president who has pledged to reduce violence in the cartel-ravaged country. Investigators opened to 33,341 murder probes compared with the previous year’s record of 25,036, according to information from the Interior Ministry published on Sunday.
    Mexico has struggled with years of violence as the government has battled brutal drug cartels, often by taking out their leaders. That has resulted in fragmentation of gangs and increasingly vicious internecine fighting.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKCN1PF27J
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    No shit, you would think anyone with half a brain would want some kind a barrier to separate the US from that. I guess the half brain part is the catch for the Democrats

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    The Clintons must be running the cartels from DC!
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    Local people and businesses are helping the border Patrol with food and interest free loans.

    Border Patrol agents are being given free meals, zero-interest loans, and even free yoga classes in an effort to help them get by as they are working without pay during the partial government shutdown, which is now in its fifth week.
    Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipal governments from California to Texas have made available all types of support for Department of Homeland Security personnel to help keep them on the job of protecting the border.
    That kind of support from locals may be working. While the Transportation Security Administration has seen an increase in sickouts during the shutdown, border agents so far appear to be staying on the job, even without pay.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...interest-loans
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    Largest fentanyl drug bust in US history, one of the deadliest drugs created!

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - U.S. border agents have seized 254 pounds (115 kg) of fentanyl that was stashed in a truck crossing into Arizona from Mexico, marking the largest single bust of the powerful opioid ever made at an American border checkpoint, officials said on Thursday.
    The 26-year-old Mexican driver of a cucumber-toting tractor trailer was arrested after agents on Saturday at the border station in Nogales discovered the fentanyl in a secret compartment, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.
    Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times stronger than morphine that can kill with a 2-milligram dose, has been blamed for fueling an opioid crisis in the United States. It gained notoriety after an overdose of the painkiller was deemed to have killed pop singer Prince in 2016. The United States had a record 72,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2017, with opioids responsible for most of those fatalities. President Donald Trump has declared opioid addiction a public health emergency.
    The latest seizure in Nogales is the largest-ever confiscation of fentanyl by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, officials said in a statement.
    The fentanyl was worth an estimated $3.5 million, based on a valuation criteria of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Hugo Nunez, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said in an email.
    The drugs were found after the truck was pulled over for a secondary inspection and drug-sniffing canines picked up an odor, Michael Humphries, the Nogales Area Port director, told reporters.
    The driver, Juan Antonio Torres-Barraza, was charged in federal court in Tucson with two counts of drug possession with the intent to distribute.
    An attorney for Torres-Barraza could not immediately be reached for comment.
    Another 395 pounds (180 kg) of methamphetamine, worth about $1.1 million, also was confiscated from the truck, officials said.
    Fentanyl is trafficked into the United States largely from China and Mexico but it is not possible to determine which country is a bigger supplier, the DEA said in a report in October.
    The U.S. Department of Justice, in a report last year to the U.S. Congress, has said the drug is primarily shipped to the United States from China through cargo containers or international mail. But Chinese fentanyl is sometimes sent to criminal groups in Mexico or Canada and smuggled across the border, the report said.
    Last month, Mexican officials busted a fentanyl lab in Mexico City.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/largest-e...225843634.html
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    That's enough fentanyl to kill 57 million people...

    And imagine how much gets through on a daily basis because of a porous border...
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    Across the river from El Paso is the most dangerous place in the Western Hemisphere!

    https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/...rn-hemisphere/

    Four hundred and twenty seven girls and women were killed in Ciudad Juárez between 1993 and 2007. The period spans the first reports of “femicides” and the first waves of drug-related “hyper-violence.” Today Ciudad Juárez is Mexico’s deadliest city. In 2008, 2,300 homicides and accidental deaths were recorded among a population of 1.3 million. After that, presumably, even the most unusual killings would simply be absorbed into the crushing statistics. By 2009, so many bodies were piling into the morgue the city was planning a new one double the size. The death toll has stayed high, too. The number of homicides this year has already passed 350.
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    Yep, Juarez is the toughest of tough border towns. If only the populace had access to real guns to do what the govt will not.

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