In an astonishingly bad move, the democrats are once again playing the pretend game. They are pretending that there is nothing bad going on at the USA/Mexico border.
In 2017 an unbelievable 493,000 Americans 12 years and older admitted to using heroine in the past 12 months. Some 90% of USA heroine comes in through the Mexican border.
In the past 5 years the USA has experienced approximately 70,000 deaths from heroine overdose.That means, that approximately 63,000 Americans died from heroine brought in through the Mexican border in the past 5 years.
Anyone who is not in denial would call that a national emergency. That is 23 times the number of people who died at the Twin Towers on 9/11.
Every year since 2010 has seen a significant increase, not decrease, in heroine usage in the USA. So if the democrats continue to refuse to fund the border wall, in the next 5 years there will be an estimated 75-85,000 deaths from heroine from Mexico.
These numbers do not include other drugs pouring in from Mexico. They do not include the number of people who had overdoses and lived. They do not include the number of lives that have been ruined.
Do the democrats understand the immeasurable pain that USA families have suffered from drug cartels south of the border? and all for money? Do the democrats really care about anything except winning elections?
What the democrats are doing is unconscionable.