Today, U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) introduced the Build the Wall and Fight Fentanyl Act. This legislation would equally dedicate assets confiscated from drug traffickers or other transnational criminal organizations by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to two separate funds to build the border wall and fight the fentanyl crisis impacting rural communities. The two funds – which would be housed at the U.S. Department of the Treasury – are the “Southern Border Wall Fulfillment Fund” and the “Combating The Fentanyl Epidemic Fund.”
Any assets seized from the drug cartels include the proceeds from said assets upon their sale at auction.
“Criminal drug traffickers have smuggled enough fentanyl into our country to kill every man, woman, and child in the United States, and tragically, too many families know the pain of losing a loved one to this deadly crisis,” said Rep. Feenstra. “As a father of four, I’m proud to introduce the Build the Wall and Fight Fentanyl Act, which will fund two separate priorities – building the border wall and supporting fentanyl treatment and recovery services – with assets confiscated from the drug cartels by our brave border patrol agents. While President Biden has failed to uphold his oath of office and secure our border, I remain committed to delivering real solutions to the border crisis by beating the drug traffickers at their own game and using their illegal financial gains to finish the border wall and support our families.”
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