Biden’s border policies are worsening the opioid crisis


In an op-ed for Roll Call, Senator Portman, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Representative John Katko (R-NY), ranking member of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, called on the Biden administration to address the ongoing surge in illicit narcotics, like fentanyl, coming across the southern border and into the United States resulting in an increase of overdose deaths.

Earlier this week, Portman issued a statement after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released operational statistics for May 2021 regarding the crisis at our southern border, highlighting that the surging numbers of illicit narcotics is a direct result of the Biden administration’s decision to dismantle the previous administration’s policies with no consideration of the ramifications.