Trump: Border Plan Will Help American Employees and Block Drugs

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NEIL MUNRO

President Trump says his plan to block Central American migrants will help block the flow of drugs into the United States, and ease the burden of migration on working Americans and their communities.

“Illegal immigration affects the lives of all Americans,” he said in his November 1 statement about his pending plan to detain migrants until their legal claims are processed. He continued:

Illegal immigration hurts American workers; burdens American taxpayers; and undermines public safety; and places enormous strain on local schools, hospitals, and communities in general, taking precious resources away from the poorest Americans who need them most.  Illegal immigration costs our country billions and billions of dollars each year.

Once they arrive, the Democrat Party’s vision is to offer them free healthcare, free welfare, free education, and even the right to vote.  You and the hardworking taxpayers of our country will be asked to pick up the entire tab.  And that’s what’s happening — medical and, in many cases, they’ve got some big medical problems before they get here.

The plan to block illegal migration will also end much drug-smuggling into the United States, he said.

Furthermore, contained within this giant flow of illegal migration to our southwest border is the movement of illicit and deadly narcotics.  It’s in the southwest, most of it comes in.  Nearly 100 percent of heroin in the United States enters through the southern border– think of that: 100 percent, almost, of heroin comes in through the southern border, along with roughly 90 percent of cocaine, and the majority of meth, and a substantial portion of the ultra-lethal fentanyl killing our youth.  Fentanyl is killing our youth.

These drugs destroy the lives and kill much more than 70,000 Americans every single year.  And the number goes up.  It goes up and up and up, because we are so foolish with our laws that we allow this to happen.  A death toll equivalent of the size of an entire American city every year.

The current influx, if not halted, threatens to overwhelm our immigration system and our communities, and poses unacceptable dangers to the entire nation.  We have to have our borders.  Can’t let drugs come in.  Not just — it’s not just people.  It’s people; it’s drugs.  It’s human traffickers.

The southern border is a big problem, and it’s a tremendous problem for drugs pouring in and destroying our youth, and, really, destroying the fabric of our country.  There’s never been a drug problem like we have today.  And as I said, much of it comes from the southern border.

 

 

 

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