Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Monday participated in a White House panel on border security and was a special guest afterward at President Donald Trump’s ceremony honoring the brave men and women of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Marshall accepted the invitation to be a part of this extremely select, six-person White House panel discussion to address border security and how the crime associated with border-related drug trafficking and illegal immigration affects the people of Alabama.
“Due to our state’s proximity to Atlanta, a major distribution point for drugs, and to Texas, a border state, Alabama has become a prime transit point for drug trafficking,” Marshall explained in a press release. “We see marijuana, cocaine, meth, and now illicit fentanyl coming into our state as a result.”
He continued, “The drug trade brings dangerous and violent illegal aliens into Alabama. Just this summer, our state was rocked by the brutal murder of a special needs 13-year-old girl— killed by affiliates of the Mexican drug cartel. I am grateful to the president and the White House for allowing me to share the observations of Alabama law enforcement and our citizens.”