Imagine there’s no open border
It’s easy if you try
Or if you implement it. The coronavirus has provided plenty of opportunities for lefties to exploit the crisis. But the border shutdown is one of the good immigration policies, temporary as they are, that have come about in response to the Chinese pandemic.
Cartels have encountered another colossal challenge: new restrictions on entry to the United States — the world’s biggest market for illegal drugs.
Normally, more than a million people cross the U.S.-Mexico border legally each day. But that number has fallen significantly since March, when President Trump closed the border to all nonessential traffic, reducing opportunities for cartels to smuggle drugs north.
Some cartels are hurting financially, said Falko Ernst, a senior analyst at the International Crisis Group. He said he has interviewed gang members who complain that cartel bosses have not paid their salaries.
“They’re being told that business is bad, that finances aren’t flowing smoothly,” he said.
Drug users have grumbled about rising prices on online forums. On a message board on the website Reddit, one person complained that prices of fentanyl pills in Phoenix had nearly doubled. “Border shut = less trafficking,” it said.
Tragic. Let’s keep the border shut.
If we can force millions of people to stay home to save lives, surely we can force millions of foreigners to stay out of the country by closing the border and keeping it closed.
We’ll save lives, and not just from drug overdoses.