Questions for candidates on key issue #2: Opioid Crisis & Border Security

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The opioid overdose crisis has sparked a lot of legislation, most aimed at restricting prescriptions for legal drugs. But while prescriptions diminish, the death toll rises, mostly because of illegal fentanyl. Some have stated that fentanyl is being used as a chemical weapon against America. But most legislation ignores the problem of open borders and the role of sanctuary cities in protecting transnational drug cartels.

While many sympathize with those entering our country illegally to seek a better life, many potential terrorists are using these people as human shields as they sneak in, likely to form “sleeper cells.”

One Arizona rancher documents what looks like an invading army: “Security camera footage from as recently as 2018 shows individuals in camouflage toting large backpacks and in some cases what appears to be military-style assault rifles walking through his ranch into the States incident free. They even attach the military-style assault rifles to horses.” (See the Daily Caller 9/12/18.)

A hypothetical Tucson scenario is based on the horrendous Beslan school siege in Russia, Sept 1, 2004, which killed 344 hostages, including 186 children, and seriously injured more than 700. Islamist doctrine proclaimed the right to kill 4 million Americans, 2 million of them children. A talk at the 2018 meeting of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, by Christopher Farrell of Judicial Watch, discusses this, beginning at about the 30-minute mark (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3i2PXna-e8).

What do you think should be our national response to these issues? Specifically, what is your position on (1) a border wall; (2) sanctuary cities; (3) deportation of illegal entrants, including those who overstay their visas; (4) preparedness for a Tucson scenario, which might involve simultaneous attacks on a school, a hospital, and police headquarters?