WATCH: Mom Pleads With Lawmakers: ‘You're Welcoming Drug Dealers Across Our Border... You're Giving Them Protection’

Eric Scheiner | February 28, 2023
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Powerful testimony was given at the House Homeland Security committee Tuesday, as Rebecca Kiessling discussed the need for border security after her sons died by fentanyl poisoning.

“If we had Chinese troops lining up along our southern border. With weapons aimed at our people, with weapons of mass destruction, aimed at our cities. You damn well know you would do something about it,” Kiessling said.

“We have a weather balloon from China going across our country. Nobody died and everybody's freaking out about it. But 100,000 die every year and nothing's being done. Not enough is being done. Numbers are going up, not down. And you talk about children being taken away from their parents? 

My children were taken away from me. 100,000 Americans every year are having their children - 200,000 because it's both parents, right? They’re having their children taken away from them. This should not be politicized. It's not about race. Fentanyl doesn't care about race. You see, you talk about welcoming those, crossing our border, seeking protection. You're welcoming drug dealers across our border. You're giving them protection. You're not protecting our children.”

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Kiessling’s sons Caleb and Kyler were killed on July 29, 2020 by fentanyl poisoning .

In 2021 90% of opioid-related deaths involved Fentanyl, federal statistics show.

The DEA claims most Fentanyl is coming in along the U.S. Southern border.

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