There are no shortage of reasons why a secure southern border should be a top priority of US lawmakers, and they’re not always the ones that you hear the in the mainstream media.
You see, a secure border behooves migrants far ore than your liberally-slanted “news” programs want to admit. By encouraging would-be Americans to enter the country legally, you not only provide them with a much safer passage, but also all of the advantages of someone within the American naturalization process.
But there’s also the issue of what comes across the border that isn’t human, and Border Patrol has seized quite a bit of that as well...and it’s getting worse.
During the launch of Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ken Calvert’s (R-CA) congressional caucus dedicated to the fentanyl crisis, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Mark Dunbar of the Murrieta Station in southern California noted that the level of fentanyl seizures has skyrocketed in the last year.
“Across sectors, we’re seeing the amount of fentanyl coming across the border almost doubling,” Dunbar said. “What we’re seeing coming across is equal to the amount of Americans who are dying from it in the U.S.”
In Fiscal Year 2019, about 2,800 pounds of fentanyl was seized at the border. The following year, that figure capped out at 4,800 pounds of fentanyl seized. By Fiscal Year 2021, which represents most of Biden’s first year in office, fentanyl seizures skyrocketed to about 11,200 pounds.
Just how bad is it?
Already, in Fiscal Year 2022 that began October 1, 2021, about 5,300 pounds of fentanyl have been seized at the border.
The figures indicate that fentanyl seizures under Biden, last year alone, have quadrupled since Fiscal Year 2019 when Trump was in office.
Fentanyl is one of the main sources of income for the ruthless Mexican drug cartels, and the prevalence of its flow into the US can only mean a larger footprint for these brutal criminal businesses.