Posts Tagged ‘Border Crisis’
China Doing Effectively Nothing To Halt The Fentanyl Trade. The Same Can Be Said For The Biden Admin.
Beijing has made only sporadic and half-hearted efforts to stop the flow of synthetic opioids like fentanyl from Chinese producers to international markets, where the medicines are causing record numbers of overdose deaths, especially in the United States. In addition, the communist regime continues to prioritize its geopolitical objectives over any significant reforms on this front. According to a recent Brookings Institution analysis prepared by Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at the think tank, opioids are “the cause of the greatest U.S. drug epidemic ever,” with 104,288 Americans dying from drug overdoses between October 2020 and September 2021. Opioids were responsible for 78,388 of those deaths. According to Felbab-findings, Brown’s an already deadly opioid problem worsened 10 years ago when synthetic opioids like fentanyl displaced plant-based opioids and became increasingly used as ingredients in drug cocktails that also included cocaine…Read More
The Systematic Dismantling of Our Southern Border, & the Fentanyl Crisis.
Border Patrol agents are so busy processing big groups of illegal immigrants that just four agents are available to patrol a 150-mile stretch of border in one Arizona district. “Now that 150 miles of border normally takes about 75 to 90 agents—we had four agents out there,” said Brandon Judd, head of the National Border Patrol Council. On February 1, Judd testified at an informal House hearing held at FreedomWorks in Washington. “Right now, the border is controlled by cartels,” Judd stated. “They tell us how we should run our operations. That is something that should never happen.” According to Customs and Border Protection figures, the number of drugs confiscated has decreased as a result. “We’ll be lucky if we seize even 5% of what’s going across the border,” Judd stated in response to a query regarding fentanyl pills. “And if…Read More