DHS secretary pushes again on ‘misperception’ that Mexico is just not an excellent associate in battle in opposition to fentanyl
Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas pushed again Sunday on the “misperception” that Mexico doesn’t support within the battle in opposition to fentanyl, noting that the nation is an ally within the effort in opposition to the drug.
When requested concerning the fentanyl disaster by NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” Mayorkas responded that “there’s a misperception that Mexico is just not an excellent associate,” when combatting the unfold of fentanyl.
“They’re an ally. And we’ve a really shut partnership with them,” Mayorkas added.
When requested why Mexico doesn’t assist with the problem of fentanyl, the secretary reiterated that it’s a “false impression” that Mexico doesn’t assist, including that the division has personnel in Mexico to handle any fentanyl points with the U.S. border. He stated that whereas he can’t converse for Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the U.S. does work intently with companions in Mexico to handle the disaster.
“I can’t converse to his public statements,” Mayorkas stated. “I can converse to what occurs on the bottom operationally. And we work very intently with our Mexican companions. , that fentanyl although, , the precursor chemical compounds, the gear used to fabricate it, a lot of it originates in China. And we’ve received to cease that movement.”
Mayorkas has been under fire by Republicans for his dealing with of the Mexico-US border, particularly relating to the problem of fentanyl trafficking. GOP senators introduced a invoice earlier this month that may designate 9 separate drug cartels in Mexico as Overseas Terrorist Organizations (FTO), saying that these organizations are answerable for fentanyl in the USA.
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