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By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned Sunday that the illegal immigrant caravan heading toward the U.S. could be exploited by cartels that control most of the illegal flow of people through Latin America. Ms. Nielsen also praised the efforts of Mexico and Central American governments she said are working with the U.S. to try to contain the caravan, rather than enable it. While some among the once-5,000 member caravan have given up and returned to Honduras, local reports say about 2,000 people have barged into Mexico and vow to press on to the U.S., defying the will of the Mexican and American governments. Warnings of a get-tough policy from U.S. officials have done little to deter the migrants, who for years have seen relatives and neighbors easily jump the border to enter the U.S. with little consequence. The ease of entering is a...
USA Today by Deborah Barfield Berry WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would toughen federal penalties against people who intentionally target law enforcement officers in attacks, including ambushes.“Sadly, we’ve seen a recent rash and an increase in violence against officers especially in ambush-style attacks," Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., said Wednesday. “We as members of Congress must show the law enforcement community across this country that we support them and the important work that they do day in and day out. We must also show that those who wish to target police officers with violence that those attacks will not be tolerated."The House voted 382 to 35 late Wednesday to approve the “Protect and Serve Act of 2018.”The measure proposed by Rutherford, a former Duval County sheriff, and Florida Rep. Val Demings, a Democrat, would make it a federal crime to intentionally assault a police officer with...
Canada Free Press 100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S.By Judicial Watch In a startling revelation, Guatemala’s president announced in the country’s largest newspaper that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists have been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation. Why should Americans care about this? A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north. Let’s not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama’s open border free-for-all. They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free educationA terrorist could have easily slipped in considering the minors, coined Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), were not properly vetted and some turned out to be violent gangbangers who went on to commit heinous...
American Military News by Laura Widener As the migrant caravan from Honduras closes in on the Mexico-Guatemalan border on their trek to the United States, they will face their next big barrier – the Mexican federal police.Mexico heeded President Trump’s call for blocking the caravan by sending their own federal forces to the border on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the caravan’s arrival, USA Today reported. Two Boeing 727 planes carrying Mexico’s federal police officers landed in the border city of Tapachula, as visible in the video below. Video and reports revealed hundreds of officers unloading from the planes, some of which were equipped with riot gear.President Trump tweeted a response saying, “Thank you Mexico, we look forward to working with you!” Watch video at https://americanmilitarynews.com/2018/10/video-two-planes-filled-with-mexican-anti-riot-police-land-to-stop-4000-migrant-caravan-headed-for-us/...
by JJ Green WASHINGTON — Where does the U.S. fight against terrorists stand?On this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, Dan Chirot, University of Washington professor of international relations, says the U.S. is relatively safe and needs to get out of Afghanistan. 'We can't fix these societies'Ed Chirot, University of Washington professor Listen Here: https://wtop.com/j-j-green-national/2018/10/the-hunt-the-state-of-terrorism-in-the-us-and-beyond/...