Fentanyl deaths have doubled in two years, and black men are seeing the largest increase in drug overdoses. So why isn’t Vice President Kamala Harris doing something about illegal drugs entering the country through the southern border?
When the Biden administration took office, you promised that Harris, who is of black and South Asian descent, was a new kind of revolutionary hero for people of color, especially black Americans. And the president made her responsible for one of the country’s biggest crises (albeit of his own making), as record numbers of illegal immigrants and drug dealers overrun the southern border.
It is clearly a failure – and has fatal consequences.
Shockingly, Harris doesn’t seem to be bothered by the fact that fentanyl overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45 — deadlier than car accidents, cancer and suicide. Drug overdoses are also more deadly in this initial age group than in COVID-19.
As the Biden administration continues to push ineffective policies and foment fear about the coronavirus, people are dying in isolation and desperation from drug overdoses.
Harris prefers sending “safe smoking kits” to Americans to “promote racial equality” rather than preventing foreigners from smuggling deadly drugs across the border.
Harris’ focus on Central and Latin America to attack the “root causes” of illegal immigration makes it clear that the highly unpopular vice president would rather build the economies of foreign lands than rescue the citizens of the United States she has sworn to protect. White House July announcement of the “Root Cause Strategy” He only mentions a peek at the “Dialogue” to combat drug trafficking. Its “strategy” yielded no results, either: the spread of illegal border crossings to record levels, with 1.9 million migrants arrested at the southern border last year.
Many illegal drugs that are trafficked from the south, especially fentanyl, I grew up in communist China. Harris’ indifference and foolishness did not stop dealers from pumping these drugs across our borders and killing American citizens.
Deaths due to drug overdose in the United States in general topped 100000 For the first time last year. More than 1.2 million people across North America will die from opioid overdoses by 2029 if we don’t take bold action, New study project By the Stanford Lancet Commission on the Opioid Crisis in North America.
“This is a national emergency. America’s youth — thousands of unsuspecting Americans — are being poisoned,” James Rauh, founder of Family v. Fentanyl, He told the press While releasing new data showing that the number of fentanyl deaths in the United States doubled in just two years to more than 64,000 deaths.
Some groups are seeing larger increases than others. “While overdose death rates have increased in every major demographic group in recent years, no group has experienced a greater increase than black men,” Pew Research Center reported Last month. “As a result, black men have outperformed white men and are now on a par with American Indian or Alaskan Native men as the demographic groups most likely to die from overdose.”
The Pew Center also notes that women are less likely to die from overdose than men, but death rates “rose sharply among women as well, especially black women. The rate of overdose deaths among black women rose 144% between 2015 and 2020, exceeding significantly percentage increases among women in every other racial or ethnic group during the same period.”
Sure, Harris doesn’t take all the blame, because decades of border control failures contribute to more drug deaths. The Council on Foreign Relations reports that most heroin coming into the United States is grown on poppy plantations in Mexico, where several major cartels control production and operate distribution centers in major American cities. Mexican cartels, called by the DEA”The biggest drug smuggling threat to the United StatesUsually, drugs are smuggled across the southwestern border of the United States.
Instead of taking action to fight this pest, Harris’ House Democratic colleagues this month blocked the HALT Fentanyl Act, a bill that would make a class-wide emergency scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances permanent. For now, that order is set to expire on February 18 — which will severely weaken law enforcement’s ability to prosecute fentanyl smugglers.
Before and during COVID, the Trump administration has presided over a powerful national conversation about the opioid crisis in America and the importance of securing our borders.
Unfortunately, under Harris’ direction, the current administration’s approach prioritizes economic development in other countries over the lives of American citizens.
no wonder Harris’ approval ratings fell. Liberal activists and their media allies promised us a compassionate, innovative reformer when America shattered the glass ceiling and made Harris our first female vice president. We’ve got nothing but that as drug mortality continues to rise.
Carrie Sheffield is a senior political analyst at Independent Women’s Voice.