Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the 30th D.A.R.E. Training Conference in Dallas, Texas today. D.A.R.E., or the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, is best remembered by those who were children in the 1980s and ‘90s. Now the A.G. is cracking down on prescription pain killer abuse, which he says claims 5,000 new abusers every day in America.
Sessions spoke to Chris Salcedo today on “The Chris Salcedo Show” about the 52,000 Americans who overdosed in 2015 alone. He hopes that D.A.R.E. can help him stem the epidemic of opioid abuse.
America’s drug issue must also be addressed with law enforcement, including border control. He reported that March saw “the lowest illegal entrance into our country in 17 years.” The attorney general emphasized that the crime and human trafficking that comes with drug use and drug running needs to be dealt with.
Sessions wants to “restore the kind of lawfulness our people can be proud of,” citing a need to prosecute those who reenter the United States after deportation. Each U.S. Attorney’s office will have a specialist on immigration issues to attain this objective.