PHOTO RELEASE Sen. Rick Scott Hosts Roundtable with Law Enforcement in West Palm Beach on Border Security & Ending the Fentanyl Crisis
February 3, 2023
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott hosted a roundtable discussion with local police chiefs, sheriffs and law enforcement leaders to discuss his efforts to secure the southern border and end the deadly fentanyl crisis. Under President Biden’s failed agenda of amnesty and open borders, more than 5 million known migrants have illegally crossed the southern border and tons of deadly drugs, like fentanyl, have flooded into U.S. communities and taken more than 100,000 American lives in the last year alone.
Earlier this week, Senator Scott led a bipartisan group of his colleagues in reintroducing the Eradicating Narcotic Drugs and Formulating Effective New Tools to Address National Yearly Losses of Life (END FENTANYL) Act to help stop drug smuggling by requiring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to update its policies at least once every three years to ensure drug interdiction guidance is up to date.
Senator Rick Scott said, “I had the opportunity today to hear directly some of Florida’s brave law enforcement leaders in West Palm Beach about their efforts to keep our communities safe and combat the dangerous effects President Biden’s open border crisis has brought to our state. I've heard story after story about how hard the jobs of our law enforcement and CBP agents have become thanks to Joe Biden’s radical open border policies, and I've seen the impacts of the mass migration myself on our southern border and in the Florida Keys just last month. Sadly, I’ve also heard from too many families who have lost children, parents and loved ones to deadly fentanyl. We cannot continue to allow Biden's failed border policies to let drug traffickers and deadly fentanyl into our communities. As this crisis gets worse, and fentanyl deaths rise, we can’t wait. We must take action. That’s why I’m continuing to fight to SECURE THE BORDER, hold the administration accountable, and pass critical legislation like my END FENTANYL Act to combat the heartbreaking fentanyl epidemic.”