- January 3, 2019
- Posted by: Sage Shield Safety Consultants
- Category: Overseas Occupational Health And Safety News
As the partial government shutdown continues into 2019, too much of the media is focused on the political winners and losers of the budget plan funding stalemate and not enough on the reason for the shutdown.
Democrat opposition to surround wall financing is rooted in politics and not in reason. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wish to reject President Trump a substantial project guarantee in hopes of demoralizing the president’s base as the 2020 presidential race approaches.In completion, the Democrats’ method will backfire due to the fact that they are putting politics before the safety and security of Americans.
President Trump’s motivation for border security, consisting of a wall, is not that he’s bored and misses his old job of building and construction projects. The president wants a wall to assist secure the southern border to protect citizens from criminal prohibited aliens and to hinder the flow of drugs that are killing too many Americans.
The Christmastime shooting death of authorities officer Ronil Singh in Newman, California, exposes the danger to Americans from Democrats who oppose funding of a wall and assistance sanctuary cities.
An illegal alien, Gustavo Perez Arriaga, was arrested and charged with homicide as the primary suspect in Singh’s death. In addition to Arriaga, 7 others were arrested for hiding him and aiding his attempted escape to Mexico.
Democrats’ assistance for sanctuary cops makes our problem of criminal prohibited aliens even worse. Constable Adam Christianson said Singh’s death was “preventable”however, “Under SB54 in California, based upon two arrests for DUI and some other active warrants that this bad guy has out there, police would’ve been avoided– restricted– from sharing any info with ICE about this criminal gang member.”
Sanctuary policies coupled with a permeable border are a deadly combination for innocent obedient Americans. In addition to illegal alien criminal activity, hazardous drugs are streaming over the Mexican border.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance (CDC), 70,237 people passed away of drug overdoses in 2017. Many alarming is the dramatic increase in overdoses from fentanyl-type drugs.
Fentanyl, a synthetic form of heroin, and associated drugs were responsible for 28,466 overdose deaths in 2017, a spectacular increase from about 3,000 deaths in 2013 based on CDC data. The National Institute on Drug Abuse characteristics 29,406 deaths to fentanyl in 2017, up from 19,413 deaths in 2016, more than a 50 percent boost in overdose deaths.
Fentanyl, initially developed as an anesthetic, is scarily powerful. Fentanyl can depend on 100 times more potent than morphine and is so harmful that it’s a potential weapon for terrorists and was called”a considerable threat to nationwide security” by a former intelligence government official.
Mexico is the most significant provider of heroin to the U.S., and, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, a significant source of fentanyl is drug cartels in Mexico. China is likewise a major provider of the drug.
A Drug Enforcement Administration authorities kept in mind an increase in the quantity of the potent drugs took in Arizona coming from Mexico, saying, “We have actually seen a 2,000 percent increase in the amount of fentanyl powder we take and a 3,000 percent increase in the amount of fentanyl tablets.” Plainly, building of a border wall will not totally halt drug trafficking, but it will make one route more hard and permit resources to focus on other modes of illegal transportation.
Democrats are politically really vulnerable for a partial government shutdown for withstanding $5.7 billion for border wall financing, particularly since in 2006, lots of Democrats, consisting of Schumer, voted for an expense to money construction of a border fence.
Pelosi is opposed to a border wall since she < a href="%20https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/pelosi-says-no-immoral-border-wall-exchange-daca-deal-theyre-two-different"> feels it’s”immoral, inefficient, expensive, “however her arguments are incorrect and deceptive. She’s wrong on all accounts.
Walls do work. A border fencing job in Yuma County, Arizona, combined with border security workers < a href="https://www.foxnews.com/us/it-works-yumas-fence-manpower-make-border-nearly-impenetrable" > led to a 96 percent drop in illegal alien apprehensions.
When it comes to the cost, the Defense Department has $674 billion to invest to secure the U.S. in 2019, so the $5.7 billion for a wall is a sensible amount to safeguard Americans from prohibited aliens and drugs.
Pelosi’s “immoral” claim is by far the worst, and the most likely incoming speaker of the Home of Representatives has it in reverse: It’s unethical to obstruct efforts to secure Americans. Democrats were for a border barrier prior to they were against it, showing they are putting politics prior to the safety and security of Americans.
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Dr. Tom Borelli is a contributor to Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @tomborelli.