Fox & Friends attempts to link “sanctuary cities” to drug crisis: “Sanctuary cities help illegal drugs flow into our country”

According to former drug policy adviser under Presidents Obama and Bush, “Opioid addiction and overprescription—not immigration and sanctuary city policies—are the root of the epidemic.”

From the March 5 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): The Department of Homeland Security says they expect the influx to, believe it or not, swell in March and April because it becomes spring, it becomes easier to travel. And they're looking for a U.S. seasonal labor -- a U.S. seasonal labor -- they'll probably have jobs. The question is: are these the people that should be getting work permits and allowed to work? Yeah. Is there a need? Absolutely. Can we get some type of organization rather than saying just open up our arms and saying this is the right humanitarian thing to do? On top of that [Attorney General] William Barr said yesterday that the DEA has told him that the majority of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl in this country got there through the southern border and not just through the ports of entry. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Well, Leslie Rutledge was on our show earlier, she's the Arkansas attorney general, and she was at the White House on Monday, and she's talking about sanctuaries, how these sanctuary cities help illegal drugs flow into our country. 


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