how-a-mexican-drug-cartel-nearly-triggered-war-between-the-us.-and-iran

The massacre of nine dual-citizen American Mexican Mormons less than 100 miles from the border with the United States serves as a reminder of the dangers the cartels pose and the existence of one of the world’s deadliest wars in America’s own neighborhood. The Mexican drug war and cartels don’t preoccupy the national security/foreign policy…

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why-drug-legalization-and-hugs-for-terrorists-won’t-solve-the-border-crisis

As Thucydides hinted, often when people are either afraid or malicious, they have historically tried to garb their fear or malice in the language of rationalization. After the ghastly massacre of Americans miles from the southern U.S. border, the firebrand Mexican leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador declined the help of Mexico’s northern neighbors in…

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watch:-border-patrol-thanks-president-trump-for-new-border-wall

President Donald J. Trump visited Otay Mesa Wednesday, a neighborhood in the southern part of San Diego that borders Mexico, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) thanked him for building portions of the border wall to help keep illegal aliens from entering the United States. “So you know, sir, this is the border wall…

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the-effects-of-trump’s-heightened-border-security-are-coming-to-fruition

President Donald J. Trump and his administration are starting to rack up some wins on border security, one of his hallmark issues during the 2016 election cycle. A little over a week ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) swarmed seven separate food processing plants in Mississippi, arresting nearly 700 illegal aliens. The reverberations of…

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why-mass-illegal-immigration-probably-costs-more-than-you’ve-been-told

If Americans were honest with themselves, would they admit that they benefit from illegal immigration? According to a recent article in The Federalist, they would. The author says, “All Americans — not just large farms and meatpacking plants — benefit from illegal immigration by paying lower prices for food. If industrial farms and meatpacking plants across…

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it’s-time-to-pressure-corrupt-central-american-elites-to-end-the-border-crisis

The most important thing about the “safe third country” agreement the Trump administration signed with Guatemala last week isn’t the pact itself, but how it got signed in the first place. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales initially didn’t want to sign the pact, which will force migrants passing through Guatemala en route to the United States…

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in-the-next-debates,-democrats-need-to-explain-themselves-on-decriminalizing-the-border

During the second round of Democratic presidential debates this week, the candidates ought to debate the decriminalization of illegal immigration, even if it requires pressure from CNN’s moderators. It would be ridiculous to allow the 2020 field to obfuscate on an issue that divides Democrats and remains President Trump’s signature position. Many expect this week’s…

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