For the first time ever opioids killed more than car crashes in the United States last year.
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According to the CBP government website illicit fentanyl is smuggled across the border to reach the US.
“Customs and Border Protection has a large role in battling the opioid emergency, because we’re at the front lines, at the border,” said Amy Schapiro, who’s involved in the agency’s response and is acting branch chief in the Integrated Planning Division of the Operations Support Office for CBP in Washington, D.C. “Illicit fentanyl is produced outside the continental United States, so every time it’s being used, it’s somehow crossing our borders to get into this country. We’re fully committed to disrupting the illicit opioid supply chain and are actively working with our interagency partners.”
Democrats do not care and will still not fund the border wall.