For Immediate Release
April 6, 2022
Today, Christina Nolan, former United States Attorney and candidate for the United States Senate, issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s decision to rescind Title 42, the health policy in place at the southern border:
“The border is already overrun with fentanyl and other illegal drug activity resulting in deaths in America. The Biden Administration has admitted the policy decision will exacerbate the problem, and I join members on both sides of the aisle in having grave concerns about the implications and timing of the decision. Opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed in Vermont at a faster pace than anywhere in the country, highlighting the need to secure the border, support the police, and fund recovery programs for treatment and prevention in Vermont.
According to state data released this week, an all-time high 210 Vermonters died of an opioid overdose last year.