Donald Trump was scorned by the left and the media for bluntly pointing out that people who cross the southern border into the U.S. aren’t always upstanding citizens … but anybody who has been paying attention to reality knows that he wasn’t wrong.
Case in point: Two illegal aliens from Mexico were recently arrested in Arizona after police noticed something suspicious under their clothing.
It started as a routine traffic stop in Pinal County, which is between Phoenix and Tucson. Then one of the officers saw that the woman in the vehicle seemed to be hiding something under her shirt — and it turned out that being in the country illegally was the least of their crimes.
“Police discovered roughly $150,000 worth of heroin taped to the chest and torso of the woman,” The Daily Caller News Foundation reported.
“Authorities arrested Mexican citizens 57-year-old Jacinto Armentilla Canevet and 53-year-old Silvia Ramos Lopez on charges of possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, and transportation of narcotics with intent to sell,” The DCNF continued.
The Arizona Daily Star elaborated that authorities seized about four pounds of the opioid drug, which has been wreaking havoc throughout the United States. Over 42,000 — yes, forty-two thousand — people were killed in America from opioid overdoses in 2016 alone.
If you listen to liberals, these illegal immigrants were just “dreamers”… except their dream apparently involved peddling one of the most deadly narcotics in the world.
Canevet and Lopez were not the only aliens to be recently caught smuggling vast amounts of hard drugs into the United States. A month ago, two other aliens were arrested for transporting fentanyl, a synthetic version of heroin, not just past the border but all the way into Ohio.
“The suspects, 23-year-old Nabor Zapeda-Ibarria and 40-year-old Jesus Mayorga Gonzalez (…) allegedly smuggled roughly 400 grams of the deadly painkiller into the state, which dealers are increasingly cutting into heroin and cocaine supplies,” The DCNF reported in February. More “dreamers.”
To put that amount of 400 grams in context, the DEA estimates that as little as two milligrams is fatal in most people. That means that 400 grams could kill 200,000 people — the entire population of Fort Lauderdale, Florida — if it was abused.
It’s amazing and appalling that while people share “hashtags” and wave signs in an attempt to stop relatively rare school shootings, a dramatically more deadly epidemic is spilling across the border and into America.
The 40,000-plus opioid deaths that occur annually are the equivalent of over six Parkland shooting tragedies happening every single day, constantly, for a year.
Yet the same liberal “activists” participating in “March for Our Lives” demonstrations seem oblivious, and most oppose conservative efforts to secure America’s borders and take illegal immigration and trafficking seriously.
In the words of President Trump during his State of the Union address, “Americans are dreamers too.” Unfortunately, far too many of our own citizens’ dreams are being shattered by powerful and dangerous drugs … and they’re flowing in vast numbers across the broken southern border.
Illegal immigration is not just a social issue, it’s a national security and crime concern as well.
It’s time to face this reality, instead of pretending that this disaster is the new normal.
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