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Retired San Diego Border Patrol Agent JJ Carrell spoke with “Fox and Friends First” Monday, to explain how the U.S. Southern Border is “completely wide open” and that there are sections of it that aren’t even patrolled — as the city becomes a hotbed of activity in the Fentanyl trade, with hundreds having died from overdoses already. 

“There is minimal law enforcement or proactive activity from Border Patrol on the border,” Carrell explained, adding that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ statement about the border being safe is a “complete and utter lie.”

Deaths from Fentanyl in San Diego have exploded with a 2,375 percent increase, from 2016 to 2021. That marks an uptick of 33 deaths to 817 last year.

A recent statement by the Southern District of California U.S. attorney explained how Fentanyl has become an epidemic in San Diego: “More deadly fentanyl is being seized by border officials in San Diego and Imperial counties than at any of the nation’s 300-plus ports of entry, making this federal district an epicenter for fentanyl trafficking into the United States.”

“In the first nine months of FY 2022 (October through June), U.S. Customs and Border Protection law enforcement agencies in San Diego and Imperial counties (CBP Field Operations and Border Patrol) seized 5,091 pounds of fentanyl,” the statement continued. “Which amounts to about 60 percent of the 8,425 pounds of fentanyl seized around the entire country.”

Special Agent in Charge Stacey Moy of the FBI’s San Diego Field Office said: “There is no doubt we are in the middle of a Fentanyl crisis at the hands of criminal enterprises, transcending our borders into the communities where we live, where we work, where we go to school.” 

Carrell agrees San Diego has fallen into disarray with the sheer number of opioids flowing across the border. He blames the Biden Administration for these failings and stated, “DHS Secretary Mayorkas is lying to the American public when he tells us that the border is closed.” 

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When asked what can be done about the escalating issue, he said, “I’m of the opinion as well that we are past the tipping point, however, under President Trump the border was controlled and was on the tipping point of being completely locked down. Let me give you an example.”

“During his last month of his (Trump’s) presidency, there was anywhere from 150 to 500 individuals arrested nightly in a 24-hour period,” Carrell added. “That’s nothing over 2,000 miles. The day that President Biden took office, that number jumped to over 5,000. Right now, DHS is saying that over 7,000 people are being arrested every day.”

“Let’s say that we’re at 2.5 million going into the fiscal year 2022-2023,” he predicted.” That means that there’s another 2.5 that have gotten by. So we’re over 4 million people entering our country in the last year alone.”

The flow of drugs and migrants across the Southern Border has taken its toll on American cities across the country. San Diego has suffered dearly for policies enacted under the Biden Administration. And now, thanks to efforts by Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas), other cities located further inland have faced the crisis head on. 

Knowing the way Democrats work, however, the border is likely to be neglected as Fentanyl continues plaguing the streets of San Diego, along with everything else it touches — as average citizens overdose, leaving communities to mourn. 

The only way to put an end to this, is for voters to stand up in November and send a clear message to the Washington establishment: Start working FOR us or HIT, THE, ROAD. 

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