Ever since Joe Biden took office in 2021, he signed multiple executive orders. One of which was to halt the construction of President Trump’s border wall. Some of his other executive orders included, canceling the Trump era “Remain In Mexico” policy, and with many other “open border” decisions, the Biden administration successfully lead the initiative to invite millions of illegal immigrants to the United States.
Many of these illegal immigrants are responsible for not just the border crisis, but also for bringing a large amount of illegal and undocumented drugs into our country causing hysterical drug overdose deaths.
After making multiple formal requests to the Biden Administration, Florida Republican Ron DeSantis has now taken matters into his own hands and is working on putting an end to this crisis, at least in his sunshine state.
Gov, DeSantis signed a bill aimed at cracking down on illegal drug trafficking and increasing the minimum sentences for convicts found guilty of dealing in drugs like fentanyl, and methamphetamine. In the state of Florida, if someone is found guilty of dealing in such drugs that cause death, it would be considered a capital felony and the guilty would be punishable by life in prison or execution.
In a press conference, the Republican Governor remarked, “We’re going to do all we can to decrease the prevalence of fentanyl in Florida, and that means if you’re dealing fentanyl, you are killing people you’re going to be put in jail”
Gov. Ron DeSantis signs legislation to combat the flow of fentanyl from the open southern border. https://t.co/cDyejM3vG0
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 19, 2022
In the same conference, Gov. DeSantis had cited the hysterical deadly accidents caused by fentanyl overdoses amongst U.S. Military Academy Cadets in Miami earlier this year.
Gov. DeSantis announced that the charges for such offenses will be bumped up and the minimum mandatory sentence for selling 4-14 grams of drugs would be up to 7 years in prison. Similarly, offenders found guilty of selling 14-28 grams of fentanyl would receive 20 years in prison.
Later in the conference, the governor called out Joe Biden and his weak immigration policies causing the drug and life overflow at the open southern border.
“If you look at what’s going on at the southern border right now, I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this, with the massive numbers of people that are coming across the border illegally,” he said. “It’s fueling a massive infusion of fentanyl into this country.” Gov. DeSantis added.
Official government records reveal, that over 107,000 people overdosed on drugs just within the last year. The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seized over 10,000 pounds of fentanyl in 2021 alone which is a massive 130% increase from the prior year, under the leadership of President Trump.
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