The US border has been a hot political topic ever since it was effectively opened when Joe Biden took office.
Drug cartels have been trafficking both illegal aliens and deadly drugs across the border without pause.
And after surging fentanyl deaths top law enforcement officials are now calling to put a stop to it all.
Attorneys general from across the country call for action
Americans are growing tired and weary as the fentanyl crisis rages across the country.
In recent years, far too many Americans have died as a result of a drug overdose, as overdose deaths – caused largely by synthetic opioids, like fentanyl – hit a record high in 2021, even though it could have all been avoided by common sense border security policies.
Now, Attorneys General in over 20 states are calling on President Biden to take dramatic action to help stop the flow of deadly, illegal drugs into the U.S., by declaring South American drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs).
The group, which was by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares – the son of a Cuban refugee – addressed the matter with Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in a letter.
Over 100,000 drug-related deaths in 12 months
Miyares explained that designating the cartels as FTOs would help provide access to additional resources, and to approach the issue with the “seriousness it deserves.”
In their letter, the Attorneys General cited data from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that pointed to over 100,000 drug-related deaths from October 2020 to October 2021.
Synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, made up approximately 60% of those deaths.
There has recently been action taken in Virginia to declare fentanyl a “weapon of mass destruction.”
Under proposed legislation, such as H.B. 1682 and S.B. 1188, Virginia state Delegate Scott Wyatt and state Senator Bryce Reeves sought to make the WMD designation in order to create new rules and plans to deal with the crisis.
According to DEA sources, the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels are both complicit in producing these drugs at an industrial scale.
The sources cited an international effort between Chinese and Mexican drug rings to use synthetics to produce counterfeit pills that are more recognizable.
“Well-organized armed forces” are fighting for control of the border
The Attorneys General also addressed the violence from what they call “well-organized armed forces.”
“The same cartels who produce and traffic [fentanyl] are also assassinating rivals and government officials, ambushing, and killing Americans at the border, and engaging in armed insurgency against the Mexican government,” the Attorneys General stressed.
They say the combination of these deadly forces growing on our southern border “and the Mexican government’s inability to control them, pose a threat to our national security far greater than a typical drug-trafficking enterprise.”
Links to foreign organizations “like Hezbollah”
The letter further explained that these cartels are operating with other FTOs, “like Hezbollah who already intend to do us harm.”
The Attorneys General added that it is incumbent upon the President to use the same designation for the cartels as the terrorist groups they are collaborating with.
The state of Texas has already put the Mexican cartels on their list of terrorist organizations, but there hasn’t been any indication that the Biden regime is considering the same.
President Biden did address the fentanyl crisis in his State of the Union address, saying that it “is killing more than 70,000 Americans per year,” prompting outrage from those in attendance for the Address.
Hopefully, that reaction will stick with him, so Joe Biden will finally take this matter seriously.
U.S. Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.