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Hundreds of Migrant Caravan Members Found to Have US Criminal Histories: DHS Files
“Hundreds of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the southern border as part of massive migrant caravans were found to have criminal histories in the U.S., according to newly obtained Department of Homeland Security documents,” Brooke Singman reports for Fox News.
“The files detailed one migrant caravan of nearly 8,000 individuals that started toward the border in October 2018 and arrived south of California by December. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 660 of them had U.S. criminal convictions—with 40 convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and three convicted of murder.”
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“For months, America’s farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers have been waiting on Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat-led House to do their job and consider trade deals that put America First, like the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement as it currently stands would bring our trade relationship with our neighbors into the 21st century while creating another 176,000 new jobs and more than $68 billion in new investment in the U.S. economy,” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) writes in Greenville Business Magazine. Democrats concede that “NAFTA was not a good deal for American workers and didn’t result in bigger paychecks,” Rep. Duncan says. It’s time to fix that.
“With almost 500,000 new manufacturing jobs created in the United States since he took office, President Trump can proudly stand on his policies which are beginning the revitalization of America with some of the latest high-tech, advanced manufacturing factories in the world,” Richard Manning writes in Fox News.
Carla Provost, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, testified before Congress yesterday that her officers have been working in overdrive just to keep up with the record pace of illegal immigration, Timothy Meads writes in Townhall. “If we do not [have] some kind of consequence for violating the law and illegally crossing our borders, then I don’t know what I am here for, in all honesty,” she said.
“If Congress truly wants to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, there is no better solution than ensuring the Office of Refugee Resettlement is adequately funded to handle this crisis,” Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) writes in the Washington Examiner. “This should not be a partisan issue, but for those Democrats who claim to be concerned with the living conditions of children on our southern border, they will have no one to blame but themselves if they block this legislation that is even supported by the New York Times’ editorial board.”