Sen. Blackburn: Biden has ‘open border policy’ allowing cartel members to track law enforcement, target Americans


ARIZONA – After her recent visit to the Arizona border area, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has called out Joe Biden for creating the current border crisis, with its overwhelming increase in human and drug trafficking.

On the March 26 episode of “Fox News @ Night,” the Senator shared her takeaways from her visit last week to Pinal and Cochise Counties in Arizona.

She told host Shannon Bream of the coordinated actions of the Sinaloa cartel in the area, saying:

“What the cartel is doing – the cartel is very sophisticated – they have scouts and spies that are in the mountains.

“They surveil our local law enforcement and our Border Patrol every single day.”

She added:

“So what they are doing is using the coyotes to run the drug traffickers, the smugglers, the human traffickers where they have gaps in the patrol.

“And the Border Patrol is exhausted.  Local law enforcement is exhausted.”

Pointing the finger squarely at the sitting president, Blackburn went on to say:

“This is all caused by Joe Biden’s open border policies.”

According to the Senator, those authorities who are close to the border situation share this sentiment.

Blackburn went on to share:

“Every official I talked to in Arizona said Joe Biden’s border policies have caused this.

“He basically has broken that border.”

She continued:

“This is his immigration policy, and it is out of control, it is a crisis, it is a humanitarian crisis, a drug trafficking crisis, and they need to start to re-implement the Trump protocols and go back to building the wall.”

Bream asked Blackburn to comment on Democrats’ claims that the border surge began before Biden took office in January and that the crisis is unconnected to Biden’s decisions.

Blackburn responded:

“I would say that is incorrect.

“And when you talk to individuals that live and work on the border, they will tell you that is incorrect.”

The Senator again laid the blame for the crisis squarely at Biden’s feet, saying:

“It is Joe Biden’s policies that have caused this. They heard Joe Biden say, and they will tell you, they heard Joe Biden say in the campaign that he expected 2 million people to come to the border. 

“They’re wearing shirts that say, ‘Biden, let us in,’ they’re waving Biden flags in some of their encampments.”

Blackburn added that, thanks to the Biden policies, the Sinaloa cartel has been “emboldened.”  

She remarked further:

“[Y]ou do not cross that border unless you have gone through a cartel.”

During a March 23 interview on Newsmax, Senator Blackburn also elaborated on her take on Biden’s responsibility for the border crisis, as well as the tight hold the cartels have on border crossings

Calling the border “out of control,” Blackburn noted that “this is Joe Biden’s immigration policy,” and “what they have done is to remove the Trump migrant protection protocols, the Remain in Mexico policy, the asylum protections that were in place.”

She added:

“They also have stopped building the wall.”

She went on to explain that the cartels have been operating in a “very structured and very organized” manner.  She reported that cartels have been issuing “cartel clothing,” as well as wristbands that indicate whether or not an immigrant has paid their fee to cross the border.

The Senator told Newsmax that upfront payments amount to “$3500 or $6000.”

Unpaid fees, she added, are to be worked off through “indentured servitude.”

Evidently, the numbers of human trafficked immigrants are exploding at this time.  Blackburn shared on Twitter a conversation with Cochise County Sheriff Mark Daniels, who told her that human trafficking is “peaking at an all-time high.”

Daniels continued:

“President Trump, working with sheriffs, working with mayors, working with state governors, we came up with some good things.  We had manageable calm.

“When President Biden took office, based on his policies, his decisions, we have lost that.

“Now we have unorganized chaos and crisis on our southern borders.”

Blackburn has also noted that far-reaching border chaos comes from massive drug trafficking as well as human trafficking.

She noted on “Fox News @ Night” that: 

“Fifty percent of all the drugs you find on U.S. streets are coming through Arizona.”

Blackburn added that Arizona’s “I-8 and I-10 are now basically the Fentanyl freeway.” 

The Senator continued:

“And until they get this border under control, every state is a border state. Every town is a border town because they’re passing through these border counties. 

“And they are coming to your cities and your counties all across the country.”

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Below is our March 26 article on drug cartels smuggling Fentanyl across the border:

Report: Fentanyl being smuggled into the US in record amounts by the cartels thanks to border disaster

DALLAS, TX – While the Biden administration tried to figure out how to open the southern border amid an immigration crisis, drug cartels are taking advantage of the chaos to bring in massive amounts of drugs, including the deadly drug Fentanyl.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), drug seizures have increased 50 percent in February from January 2021. Although Cocaine interceptions decreased 13 percent, seizures of methamphetamine increased 40 percent, seizures of heroin went up 48 percent, and seizures of fentanyl decreased by 17 percent.

Despite the slight drop in Fentanyl seizures in February, CBP has reported “drastic increases” in Fentanyl seizures this year – more than 360 percent higher than the same time period in 2020. CBP said:

“For all Fiscal Year 2020, CBP intercepted more than 4,700 pounds. Just five months into this year, CBP has seized nearly 5,000 pounds.”

CBP is not the only agency struggling with the influx of Fentanyl into the country during the crisis. Eduardo Chavez, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Dallas, Texas, said that the DEA confiscated 8.1 million doses of fentanyl in 2020:

“The lethal dose is only two milligrams, that’s just a few grains of salt.

“So, that’s essentially a lethal dosage unit for every citizen living in the D-FW metroplex, and to me, that is very scary.”

Chavez said the drug is manufactured in China, and that Mexican drug cartels smuggle the drug into the country through the southern border.

Law enforcement has been inundated with immigrants at the border, and the situation has grown worse since President Biden called for enforcement leniency for illegal aliens entering the country. The situation at the border has resulted in the President having to call on immigrants not to come.

Last month, the United States detained nearly 100,00 immigrants trying to cross the border illegally, more than triple the amount in February 2020. Drug traffickers are taking advantage of the border crisis to increase the supply of drugs entering the United States.

The Wright family of Dallas, Texas, knows firsthand the cost of the administration’s failure to control the border. Rachel Wright told the tragic story of how she found her 16-year-old son Luke Wright unresponsive in his bedroom:

“I just started screaming to my husband Brad. He’s dead. he’s dead.”

The parents called 911 and performed CPR, but the boy died. The medical examiner determined that the boy, described by his mother as “super, super funny” and that “everybody loved,” had died after taking what he thought was a Percocet pill. The pill was actually a counterfeit pill laced with fentanyl. The pill cost only $5. His mother said:

“So, you have this product now that’s super cheap, and super addictive, and super potent, and drug dealers are crazy for it.”

Recently, two other Texas teens died from taking the pills in Johnson County.

Chavez said counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl look just like the drugs they are copying:

“They will look alike; the stamps will look perfect, and you won’t be able to tell until a laboratory analysis.”

Rachel Wright is now raising awareness about the drug through her non-profit called “Lives for Luke.” Her non-profit is giving away Narcan, an opioid blocker used to help people overdosing on fentanyl or other opioids.

She said her purpose now is to help save others and honor her son. The group’s Facebook page says:

“This is a group we are putting together to share Luke’s story and hopefully help teens say no to drugs, inform teens about the dangers of counterfeit drugs being laced with fentanyl, and through the message of the love of Jesus, save teen lives.”

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