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AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

 

January 18, 2019



PHOENIX (AP) — In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico.

"Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border," Trump said in a speech last week about U.S.-Mexico border security.

Trump added in a Tweet the next day: "These numbers will be DRASTICALLY REDUCED if we ha...



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