This week, the House will vote on a bill that would use taxpayer money to fund Trump’s proposed border wall to the tune of $1.6 billion.
Trump claims the wall is a “very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth.” But the wall is yet another attempt to use the drug war as a tool to fuel racial profiling, border militarization, violence against immigrants, intrusive government surveillance, and widespread detentions and deportations.
A border wall isn’t the solution. An embrace of evidence-based solutions is. Tell Congress it’s time for drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights – not fear and prejudice.