The Nevada Department of Health and Human Resources recently put out a report that states, “Opioid-related deaths in Nevada have decreased slightly since 2010, but the number of fatal heroin overdoses has nearly tripled since then.” In other words, for the entire duration of “the opioid crisis,” prescription-related deaths have actually gone down, while the entire epidemic has been fueled by illicit drugs. This is the same story we’ve seen from data published in almost every state with high drug overdose death rates.
With prescription opioid deaths beginning to plummet before the epidemic levels of overdoses began to soar, everyone seeking the truth should ask the following question: What happened from 2012 to 2015 to make the supply of heroin and new deadly synthetic drugs spike to stratospherically high levels?
The reality is, as I noted a few weeks ago, our immigration policies and sanctuary cities played a large role in increasing the supply of deadly drugs to insane levels relative to what we’ve seen in the past. The two years with the biggest surge in heroin seizures at the border, by far, were 2014 and 2015, the years with the largest surge of Central Americans who came because of the promise of DACA. The epidemic-level surge in heroin and fentanyl unmistakably coincided with Obama’s shutdown of immigration enforcement between 2010 and 2013. The promise of Obama’s amnesty resulted in the surge in young male drug mules from Central America, the enriching of the drug cartels who control the smuggling routes, the growth of MS-13 drug distributors, and the poisoning of our people.
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