Despite a lack of news coverage, the crisis at our border continues to balloon. Thousands bombard our border daily, making bogus asylum claims. As our Border agents are taxed to the fullest, criminal aliens make attempts to sneak over. Authorities have stopped at least one truck trying to unload drugs into the United States. The episode highlights the stakes involved in securing our border.

Conservatives know all about how bad things are getting at our border. Thousands of South American migrants are trying to enter the United States, claiming they are asylum seekers. Few, if any of them, qualify for asylum. But they are bombarding our border in the hopes of overwhelming our agents.

With our forces completely taxed in trying to deal with these asylum seekers, numerous other migrants are just trying to rush the border. Over the last few months, Border Patrol has apprehended thousands of would-be illegal immigrants. The number already caught this year has surpassed all of 2018.

And there is no end in sight.

But as our authorities are overwhelmed, criminal aliens are exploiting the situation. They are continually trying to sneak over the border with truckloads of their poison. Drug cartels have a prime opportunity to get their deadly product over the border, as agents are focused elsewhere.

This week, at least one shipment was stopped. It was packing an incredibly dangerous drug, one that accounts for numerous American deaths.

Feds announced Tuesday that officials had intercepted 26 pounds of fentanyl, an extremely potent and frequently lethal drug, that was hidden inside of a truck subject to a secondary inspection at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. The bridge separates Laredo, Texas, from the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo.

A KGNS-TV report added that a canine unit sniffed out 10 separate packages that contained fentanyl, and that the drugs had an estimated street value of $728,000. The case has been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation, according to CBP. [Source: Daily Wire]

Over the last few years, fentanyl has become the deadliest drug in the United States. It has surpassed cocaine and meth in overdoses and death. Even among cases of heroin deaths, fentanyl has been laced in the drug.

Prescriptions for powerful opioids have declined in recent years, as the government’s tried to crack down on the epidemic. But the drug keeps getting into the U.S., thanks to drug smugglers from Mexico. Deaths have skyrocketed, because cartels can so easily get into the country through our open border.

Rather than a steady decline in fatalities from overdoses to match the decline in prescription opioids, everything went bonkers from 2013 to the present… We saw a spike in deaths of unfathomable proportions, getting worse every year through 2014, 2015, and 2016. The level of fatalities doubled and tripled in those states as, not surprisingly, heroin and fentanyl flooded the market…

As heroin use began to skyrocket in 2013-2014, we began to see the growth of the cursed synthetic drug – fentanyl – which is 50-100 times stronger than morphine and can kill in small quantities. It’s often laced into heroin. In pretty much every state, fentanyl has skyrocketed to such a level that it has overtaken heroin as the leading drug killer. Cocaine and meth overdoses have also gone up a lot but are not nearly as serious. [Source: Daily Wire]

When Democrat say there is no reason to build the wall, they are ignoring the many American lives lost to fentanyl. The powerful drug is almost exclusive brought into this country via Mexico. American doctors have stopped prescribing it because of how dangerous it is. Yet deaths only increased.

Hmm… I wonder why? Maybe because Democrats have done nothing to stop the drug from flowing into the country?

President Trump wants to secure the border in order to save lives. Every person lost to a drug overdose could have been saved, had our government cracked down on the border years ago.

Without a secure wall preventing the drug cartels from entering, there is nothing stopping them from flooding our communities with this poison. Democrats will look the other way.

It’s almost as if they want Americans to die, doesn’t it?

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