Friday, March 29, 2019

BUILD THE WALL: New Gov’t Data Disproves Major Dem Talking Point Against Border Wall

It’s one of the most popular talking points against building a border wall: Plenty of drugs are smuggled up through Mexico, but most of them, opponents say, come through ports of entry.
This seems to be backed up by the Drug Enforcement Agency: “A small percentage of all heroin seized by (Customs and Border Protection agents) along the land border was between Ports of Entry,” the DEA’s 2018 Drug Threat Assessment read.
“The majority of the (heroin) flow is through (private vehicles) entering the United States at legal ports of entry, followed by tractor-trailers, where the heroin is co-mingled with legal goods.”
That seems to contradict President Donald Trump’s own words. “We have tremendous amounts of drugs flowing into our country, much of it coming from the southern border,” Trump said during Rose Garden remarks in February, according to The Associated Press.
“When you look and when you listen to politicians — in particular, certain Democrats — they say it all comes through the port of entry. It’s wrong. It’s wrong. It’s just a lie. It’s all a lie,” he added. 
However, the president isn’t necessarily wrong here — at least according to newly reported government data.
The Washington Examiner reported there were more illegal drugs seized around open parts of the border than at ports of entry last year.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

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