Last week the US Senate voted to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration in a 59-41 vote.
Twelve Republican Senators joined every Democrat in the US Senate to vote against President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the US southern border.
GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander (TN), Susan Collins (ME), Mike Lee (UT), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Roy Blunt (MO), Rand Paul (KY), Pat Toomey (PA), Rob Portman (OH), Jerry Moran (KS), Marco Rubio (FL), Roger Wicker (MS) and Mitt Romney (UT) voted for the resolution blocking Trump’s emergency declaration, reported The Hill.
These Senators do not agree with the president that there is an emergency at the southern border.
According to recent immigration numbers — .5% of Guatemalan Population and .6% of Honduran populations were arrested in the past 5 months illegally crossing the US Southern border.
One-fifth of the population of El Salvador already lives in the US.
And the US border patrol seized enough fentanyl to KILL OFF GEORGIA!
The Center for Immigration Studies reported:
Just when I was convinced that the immigration emergency at the border could not get any worse, Texas Monthly makes clear that it has. Bottom line: In just the last five months, 0.47 percent of the population of Guatemala and 0.645 percent of the population of Honduras has been arrested along the Southwest border, stretching U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resources to the point that Border Patrol highway checkpoints are being shuttered and CBP officers are being pulled from the ports of entry in order to handle the flow.
On March 23, 2019, that magazine published a shocking portrait of what is going on along and near the border between the United States and Mexico, captioned “Border Patrol Inland Checkpoints Shut Down So Agents Can Help Process Asylum Seekers”…
…And to underscore the point in the excerpt about drug seizures, according to CBP statistics, already in FY 2019, the Border Patrol has seized 765 pounds of cocaine, 73 pounds of heroin, 2,519 pounds of methamphetamine, and 51 pounds of fentanyl at checkpoints. As I have previously testified, fentanyl is “a drug the Drug Enforcement Administration states is ’30-50 times more potent than heroin and 50-100 times more potent than morphine.’ Oxford Treatment Center identifies two milligrams as a lethal dose of fentanyl.” Fifty-one pounds of the drug is therefore enough to kill 11,566,605 people, 100,000 more than live in Georgia.
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