Schlapp on the Democrats' impeachment talk, border security
One of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises was his vow to build a wall along the country’s southernmost border.
And that promise is now at the center of Trump's fight with Democratic leaders as he's insisted he's willing to let the government shut down if Congress doesn't approve funding for the wall.
Congress has yet to fund the wall, and Trump’s demands that Mexico pay for it have gone nowhere. However, the president has seemingly evolved on what he’s called the “big, beautiful wall,” as he has contended a physical structure might not be needed “where you have rivers and mountains and everything else protecting” the border.
Data on drug seizures at the U.S. border indicate an alarming volume of trafficking taking place in recent years. Since 2009, heroin seizures at the southwestern border have almost tripled, while meth seizures quintupled through 2014. Worse yet, cocaine and marijuana remain two of the most commonly seized drugs along our southern borders, equating to millions of pounds seized by U.S. Border Patrol.
These figures help paint the broader landscape of drug overdose and abuse reaching record levels in the United States. In this report we’ll examine the scale of substance seizures and the increase in trafficking over the last decade to gain a better understanding of how trafficking of illicit drugs has influenced the growing drug problem in America.
Since 2012, the number of traffickers apprehended at U.S. borders has steadily increased from 364,768 to nearly 500,000 in 2014. From 2012 to 2015 the U.S. Border Patrol has seized more than:
8.2 million lbs. of marijuana
32,600 lbs. of cocaine
34,000 ounces of heroin
17,600 lbs. of methamphetamine
Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.
Human trafficking is thought to be one of the fastest-growing activities of trans-national criminal organizations.
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Mary Ann Mendoza, whose police officer son was killed in 2014 by a drunk-driving illegal immigrant with a criminal record, said on "Fox & Friends" that minority leaders Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) are "committing treasonous acts" when they place the rights of illegal immigrants above legal Americans. "Every politician in D.C. should be listening closely to the American people right now because we have woken up," she said. "We are tired of the lies that come out of their mouth." Mendoza said Democrats shouldn't concentrate on investigating President Trump for crimes and instead focus on how to better protect American citizens. "Maybe the American people a
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the bonuses being handed out to workers by businesses across the country following the passing of the Republican tax act are mere "crumbs."Walmart on Thursday joined a growing list of companies who have decided to share the tax cut savings with employees, announcing a plan to boost pay and give bonuses worth up to $1,000 to workers. Walmart -- the nation's largest employer -- pointed to the new tax cut legislation as the reason for the move.“In terms of the bonus that corporate America receives versus the crumbs they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic. It's so pathetic,” Pelosi said during a press briefing on Thursday.