U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended more than 70,000 people in February, the majority unaccompanied children or families, the agency announced Tuesday.
Speaking in the White House Rose Garden Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he would declare a national emergency in order to construct a barrier on the southwestern border.
“We’re talking about an invasion of our country, with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs,” Trump said. “I’ll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office, and we’ll have a national emergency.”
America must do more to stem the flow of drugs across the southern border and hold China accountable for its role in our drug crisis, Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) told a gathering of drug enforcement officers Monday morning.
Progressive members of Congress are pressuring their colleagues to cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security, threatening another government shutdown.