WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 18 – An unprecedented 1.6 million illegal migrants thought that once elected, the Biden administration would welcome them at our southern borders in 2021. They believed that Mr. Biden’s leftist election campaign rhetoric signaled a new era of open borders. And so, once the president was in office, the surge began and then escalated to unmanageable proportions. It caused great difficulties for our border patrols, but it also attracted the attention of drug dealers who saw it as an easy way to smuggle their deadly merchandise into the U.S.
According to the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, “Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a prescription drug that is also made and used illegally. Like morphine, it is a medicine that is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, especially after surgery. It is also sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to other opioids. Tolerance occurs when you need a higher and/or more frequent amount of a drug to get the desired effects. Synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are now the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States.” About two milligrams of fentanyl – a very, very small fraction of an ounce — can kill you.
Under normal circumstances, the cartels smuggle it into the country via ports of entry. But, says the Border Patrol, over the past year, it’s been carried into the country by so-called mules via our southern borders. A few months ago, an NBC News report revealed that there’s been a 4,000 percent increase in the amounts of illegal fentanyl seized at our border with Mexico.
Chief Border Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez, stationed at El Paso, TX, told NBC, “Cartels are very creative. They find ways to intimidate migrants and find ways to illegally have them transport that narcotic into the United States.”
The sharp increase in drug trafficking is happening all along America’s southern border. Take the ranch belonging to John Ladd in Cochise County, AZ. The southern property line of his ranch coincides with the Mexican border. In 2020 some 66,000 illegals were apprehended in that part of Arizona; the numbers nearly tripled in 2021 when agents arrested 190,000 illegal immigrants, many of them on the Ladd ranch.
Says Ladd, “You’re not going to feel safe if you’ve got 100 people across your property line at night. And you don’t know that they’re armed, and you don’t know who’s coming to pick them up and where they’re going to pick them up. It is a violation.” He blames it on President Biden, adding that “The plan is to let everybody come, referring to the Biden administration. And they’re all going to vote Democratic. I think that’s the biggest thing that people have finally understood—that’s what he’s doing.”
The Ladd ranch spans more than 10 miles along the Arizona-Mexico border. He told the Epoch Times that in 2019 about 12 illegals a day were caught crossing the border onto his property. He said their numbers began to increase drastically when Mr. Biden was elected. Now, he says, about 300 a day are crossing into the U.S. on and near his ranch.
Not only is his property vulnerable because of its location directly on the border, but it also turns out that on the other side of his property line are properties belonging to the Sinaloa cartel, the most powerful drug-smuggling organization in Mexico. The National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) says the Sinaloa Cartel is “the primary fentanyl threat to the United States [because of its] demonstrated ability to run clandestine fentanyl synthesis labs in Sinaloa Cartel dominant areas in Mexico.”
“The plan is to let everybody come,” he said, referring to the Biden administration. “And they’re all going to vote Democratic. I think that’s the biggest thing that people have finally understood—that’s what he’s doing.”
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