Progressive San Francisco has become so diseased by the fentanyl crisis that Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has directed the state’s National Guard and highway patrol to come to the city’s assistance.
“We’re taking action,” Newsom said Friday. “Through this new collaborative partnership, we are providing more law enforcement resources and personnel to crack down on crime linked to the fentanyl crisis, holding the poison peddlers accountable, and increasing law enforcement presence to improve public safety and public confidence in San Francisco.”
An example, once again, of how Democratic leadership is backtracking its anti-police rhetoric. But is it too late and can their damage be undone? Just The News reports “San Francisco had the second-highest overdose rate in the United States in 2021, has seen a more than 40% leap in overdose deaths from January through March 2023 alone, the governor’s office stated. Many of the overdose deaths were caused by the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl.”
Newsom not also asked for the support in order to identify the deadly fentanyl sources, but also aid in analysis of trafficking operations, and specifically focus on disrupting trafficking rings.
Newsom took the opportunity to make an attempt at deflecting blame and trying to bring in other cities which are specifically led by Republican leadership:
“Two truths can co-exist at the same time: San Francisco’s violent crime rate is below comparably sized cities like Jacksonville and Fort Worth — and there is also more we must do to address public safety concerns, especially the fentanyl crisis.”
Just The News writes:
Notably, Fort Worth’s violent crime rate is virtually the same as San Francisco’s and Jacksonville’s is slightly higher, but the California city’s property crime rate is nearly twice that of the GOP-run cities, making San Francisco rank as having far more crime than the other two cities, according to Neighborhood Scout.
Canadian-U.S. border illegal crossings up 240% over previous year
The vulnerability of the northern border of the United States is being weaponized in the war on illegal migration. 2023 saw a 240% increase of individuals apprehended from just one year prior. Not only is the border with Canada significantly longer than its border with Mexico, but its ports of entry are often understaffed while the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is forced to prioritize the southern surge.
According to recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in 2023 authorities halted over 12,000 migrants attempting illegal crossings at the Canadian border. The number is a 240% increase from the preceding year when 3,579 individuals were apprehended.
ADN America reports that approximately 70% of the illegal crossings took place along a 295-mile stretch along the northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire border called the Swanton Sector.
Chief patrol agent for the sector, Robert Garcia, posted on social media that the 3,100 individuals apprehended were from 55 different countries.
Garcia wrote “the record-breaking surge of illegal entries from Canada continues in Swanton Sector” and he specifically mentioned that the arrest of 10 Bangladeshi citizens was prompted by a citizen’s report in Champlain, New York.
Surprisingly, ADN reports:
A significant number of those engaging in illegal crossings are Mexicans who exploit the opportunity to fly to Canada without a visa, also avoiding the presence of cartels in their home countries.
Experts suggest that migrants can purchase a $350 one-way plane ticket from Mexico City or Cancun to Montreal or Toronto. This route is perceived as offering a lower likelihood of being turned away compared to those crossing the southern border.
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