Hundreds of sheriffs call on Biden to complete border wall, stop ‘gangs, guns, dangerous drugs’ from entering America

WASHINTON, DC – The Biden administration came under fire from the nation’s sheriffs on Wednesday for failing to control the ongoing border crisis. Hundreds of sheriffs from dozens of states sent a letter to the President pushing him to change course.

The letter, signed by 275 sheriffs from 39 states warned the President of dangerous repercussions if he continued to allow illegal immigrants to flow into the country. The letter, released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, read:

“America’s Sheriffs are deeply troubled about the dangerous impacts your administration’s border policies are having on our citizens, legal residents, and communities. You must act now before our nation’s public safety resources are overwhelmed with the criminal side effects of unchecked illegal immigration, including transnational gangs, guns, dangerous drugs, and human trafficking.”

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported record numbers of illegal immigrants taken into custody at the US-Mexico border. A CBP report released last week showed that 172,331 people were taken into custody trying to enter the country illegally over the southern border in March.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference last week to address the overcrowding in detention facilities and accusations that child abuse and neglect of children was happening inside those facilities. The Governor said the Biden administration’s failed immigration policy was causing the problems:

“Earlier today, The Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services separately received tips that allege child abuse and neglect at the federal government’s Child and Migrant facility at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio behind me.

“These problems are a by-product of President Biden’s open border policies and the lack of planning for the fallout from those disastrous policies.”

In the letter, the sheriffs address the crime associated with the flow of illegals entering the country:

“As this situation continues to evolve, more families will be exposed to the violence associated with drug trafficking and transnational gangs. More parents will suffer the loss of their children, not because they were irresponsible, but because of exposure to criminal illegal alien violence caused by the reckless and irresponsible policies of your administration.

“In a myriad of ways, you and your administration are encouraging and sanctioning lawlessness and the victimization of the people of the United States of America, all in the name of mass illegal immigration.”

The sheriffs did not mince words when appointing blame for the crisis. President Biden’s promises of immigration leniency and reduced immigration enforcement orders are to blame, according to the letter:

“In the interests of ending the undermining of our laws and the increased risks to the safety and security of the people of the United States of America, we respectfully request that you immediately reverse course on your pro-illegal immigration policies, resume the border wall construction, and embrace the common-sense, public-safety-supporting border policies of the previous administration.”

The Biden administration may be listening to some of the criticism coming from law enforcement and members of the right, as some of his policies are taking a step back. For example, the administration is considering a restart of border wall construction on a limited basis.

In a conversation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration was considering finishing “gaps in the wall.”  According to notes from the ICE session, Mayorkas said:

“It’s not a single answer to a single question. There are different projects that the chief of the Border Patrol has presented and the acting commissioner of CBP presented to me. The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended.

“But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished.”

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Report: Fentanyl being smuggled into the US in record amounts by the cartels thanks to border disaster

March 26, 2021

 

 DALLAS, TX – While the Biden administration tried to figure out how to open the southern border amid an immigration crisis, drug cartels are taking advantage of the chaos to bring in massive amounts of drugs, including the deadly drug Fentanyl.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), drug seizures have increased 50 percent in February from January 2021. Although Cocaine interceptions decreased 13 percent, seizures of methamphetamine increased 40 percent, seizures of heroin went up 48 percent, and seizures of fentanyl decreased by 17 percent.

Despite the slight drop in Fentanyl seizures in February, CBP has reported “drastic increases” in Fentanyl seizures this year – more than 360 percent higher than the same time period in 2020. CBP said:

“For all Fiscal Year 2020, CBP intercepted more than 4,700 pounds. Just five months into this year, CBP has seized nearly 5,000 pounds.”

CBP is not the only agency struggling with the influx of Fentanyl into the country during the crisis. Eduardo Chavez, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Dallas, Texas, said that the DEA confiscated 8.1 million doses of fentanyl in 2020:

“The lethal dose is only two milligrams, that’s just a few grains of salt.

“So, that’s essentially a lethal dosage unit for every citizen living in the D-FW metroplex, and to me, that is very scary.”

Chavez said the drug is manufactured in China, and that Mexican drug cartels smuggle the drug into the country through the southern border.

Law enforcement has been inundated with immigrants at the border, and the situation has grown worse since President Biden called for enforcement leniency for illegal aliens entering the country. The situation at the border has resulted in the President having to call on immigrants not to come.

Last month, the United States detained nearly 100,00 immigrants trying to cross the border illegally, more than triple the amount in February 2020. Drug traffickers are taking advantage of the border crisis to increase the supply of drugs entering the United States.

The Wright family of Dallas, Texas, knows firsthand the cost of the administration’s failure to control the border. Rachel Wright told the tragic story of how she found her 16-year-old son Luke Wright unresponsive in his bedroom:

“I just started screaming to my husband Brad. He’s dead. he’s dead.”

The parents called 911 and performed CPR, but the boy died. The medical examiner determined that the boy, described by his mother as “super, super funny” and that “everybody loved,” had died after taking what he thought was a Percocet pill. The pill was actually a counterfeit pill laced with fentanyl. The pill cost only $5. His mother said:

“So, you have this product now that’s super cheap, and super addictive, and super potent, and drug dealers are crazy for it.”

Recently, two other Texas teens died from taking the pills in Johnson County.

Chavez said counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl look just like the drugs they are copying:

“They will look alike; the stamps will look perfect, and you won’t be able to tell until a laboratory analysis.”

Rachel Wright is now raising awareness about the drug through her non-profit called “Lives for Luke.” Her non-profit is giving away Narcan, an opioid blocker used to help people overdosing on fentanyl or other opioids.

She said her purpose now is to help save others and honor her son. The group’s Facebook page says:

“This is a group we are putting together to share Luke’s story and hopefully help teens say no to drugs, inform teens about the dangers of counterfeit drugs being laced with fentanyl, and through the message of the love of Jesus, save teen lives.”

 

 

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