Claim: President Donald Trump claims that the border wall will stop drugs from entering the country and will end human trafficking.
Fact: Experts are skeptical about the effect that this wall will have. Traffickers have many means at their disposal and have been innovative in circumventing current measures. Additionally, some drugs come into the country via China and Canada which the wall will not affect.
President Donald Trump claims his promised border wall with Mexico will stop drugs from coming into the United States and help solve the nation’s drug epidemic.
More than 64,000 people died in 2016 from drug overdoses, the majority of which were linked to opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency Oct. 26 at the White House.