Illegal Drugs has been the overwhelming aim of Federal law enforcement for decades…
Those drugs have cost America Billions in hurt….
That was THEN….
We NOW have a government going after adults and kids that are trying to get into the country…
The drugs don’t have to be fed, nor does the drug need childcare….
The people smuggling the drugs are more dangerous….
The Opioid crisis IS harming Americans….
In fact the drugs ARE Killing Americans in increasing numbers….
Something seems to be backwards here?…
Federal drug-trafficking prosecutions along the southwestern border plunged to their lowest level in nearly two decades this summer as the Trump administration launched a “zero tolerance” crackdown on illegal immigration that separated thousands of children from their parents.
The decision to prosecute everyone caught entering the USA illegally flooded federal courts with thousands of cases, most of them involving minor immigration violations that resulted in no jail time and a $10 fee. As prosecutors and border agents raced to bring those immigrants to court, the number of people they charged under drug-trafficking laws dropped by 30 percent along the border – and in some places far more steeply than that, a USA TODAY review of court dockets and Justice Department records found.
In June and July, federal prosecutors charged fewer people with drug-trafficking violations than in any month since at least 2001, when the United States began a border security buildup. The numbers rebounded in August but remained lower than the previous summer.
The administration cited keeping drug smugglers and other criminals out of the USA as a central reason for tighter restrictions along the Mexican border. It’s part of President Donald Trump’s justification for a border wall and dates to the first moments of his campaign.
Announcing his plans to deal with a growing toll of opioid deaths, Trump said in March that “drug traffickers kill so many thousands of our citizens every year. And that’s why my Department of Justice will be seeking so many much tougher penalties than we’ve ever had.” …