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Dems Try to Combine Immigration and Drug Enforcement

Dems Try to Combine Immigration and Drug Enforcement

Republicans want to build a border fence with Mexico in order to keep out unwanted immigrants-but what else could that fence be used for? Couldn't it also be used to keep drugs out of the United States? That's what Democrats are trying to focus on in a new bill that would refocus the border fence to concentrate on the threat of imported drugs. Most illegal drugs like meth, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, PCP, and Molly enter the United States from foreign sources, after all, and lots of them come from Mexico. And there has been lots of troubling news about how powerful the drug cartels are in Mexico, with violence and corruption abounding.

The bill is expected not to make it past Republican lawmakers. But it's an interesting idea in the ongoing effort to curb the trade in illegal drugs. Do you know exactly what effect drug usage has on society? Drugs have been linked to

•Funding gangs, terrorist organizations, and cartels

•Crime

•Violence and gang warfare

•Corruption of authority figures

•Health problems for users

•Prison overcrowding

Still think drugs are a "victimless crime"? The use of drugs doesn't just impact one person. It can have severe consequences for all of society.

If you think you or someone you love might have a problem with any kind of drug, you should seek professional help right away. From partial hospitalization, to residential, outpatient, transitional, and extended care programs, there are options that fit your situation. Call Retreat at Lancaster County today to learn more about how you can get clean. We can arrange transportation from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and OH, PA, NJ, NY, and DE. We offer hope for addicts to recover their lives with treatment. Call today to begin your road to recovery.

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