However, perhaps an even more important issue to consider is that the wall will not even be effective for what Trump wants to accomplish. Besides the issue of the wall stopping illegal immigration, another problem Trump wants to tackle is stopping the opioid crisis by stopping the flow of drugs into the U.S. from the southern border.
In recent years, the opioid epidemic has garnered attention in the media and from policymakers due to the increasing number of fatalities at the hands of overdose and drug abuse. However, lurking in the shadow of the opioid crisis’ spotlight, a different but also lethal class of drugs threatens to claim an ever-growing number of lives if left unchecked.
The opioid problem in this country is not a secret. The issue has been growing in magnitude for years and people are readily aware of its existence. Unlike other issues such as the environment and abortion rights, one thing Americans seem able to agree on is the need for a reduction in the number of opioid-related deaths that occur each year.