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Republican New York Representative John Katko said President Biden is doing “nothing” to stop the flow of drugs coming across the border in a “crisis”, arguing he built the White House.

“One thing cartels know: when the border is secure, it’s very difficult for them to cross drugs. When it’s not safe, it’s a piece of cake for them. And that’s what we’re seeing now.” ,” said Katko. Granthshala News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “When the president opened the border last year and let people into this country, it was a boon to the cartel.”

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Drug overdoses hit a record high of more than 100,000 deaths in the 12-month period through April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week. This marks an increase of about 29% from the number of deaths recorded in the same period a year ago, and signals that it could be getting worse.

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Drug overdose deaths, fueled by FENTANYL, hit record high in US

“It’s causing disturbances everywhere in the United States,” Katko said. “More than 100,000 people have died of drug overdoses in the past year, and the vast majority were linked to fentanyl. And the last year, fentanyl seizures at the border kill every man, woman, and child in the United States. , has become seven times.”

“This is a crisis this administration has created and it is doing nothing about it.”

US Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado, Arizona, seize more than 50 pounds of suspected fentanyl on October 13, 2021.

Representative Cutko slams Biden admin for border crisis: ‘He doesn’t have a plan’

Several overdose deaths in the past year were fueled by a potent synthetic opioid, fentanyl, and seizures of that drug at the border have risen in recent years. Drugs worth £2,804 in fiscal year 2019 was seized, That number rose to £11,201 in fiscal 2021.

Representative John Katko speaks during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on September 17, 2020 in Washington.

Katko mentioned that one city in his kingdom, Syracuse, saw 14 overdose deaths In one day last week.

“Actually every state and every city is a border state and city, because of the influx of these drugs into our country and illegal aliens who are involved in criminal conduct,” he said.