Newhouse Says Biden Border Policy Impacts All States Like Texas
I have to admit, with all the crazy activity at the southern border all across Texas, I'm surprised I haven't heard of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection buses rolling into the Yakima Valley...yet.. But .... we still have another 2 and a half years of the Biden administration to go...so....
Illegal Crossings Continue At Record Pace
One thing seems to be true now. Every state in America (Alaska & Hawaii excluded) is potentially a "border state". Recent figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that record levels of border crossings continue. In addition to the Mexican, Central, and South American illegal immigrants, border agents report a record-setting number of terrorist sightings and a frightening increase in the number of illegal drugs found at the U.S.-Mexico border.
How Can We Ignore These Numbers
Numbers released from 4th District Congressman Dan Newhouse's office show:
Just last week, officers seized $1.2 million worth of fentanyl hidden in food products at the southern border, on top of the 504,000 pounds of drugs seized in FY22 ... At the same time, U.S. drug overdoses due to fentanyl have skyrocketed, and it is now reported to be the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45. In Washington State, drug-related overdose deaths surpassed 2,000 in 2021, a more than 66 percent increase compared to 2019. Over half of these were attributable to fentanyl overdose.
Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice confirms that even though Yakima is 2,000 miles away from the troubled Texas border, drugs crossing there are extracting a deadly price across the nation including here in Yakima.