In the face of enormous pressure and opposition to a “zero tolerance” immigration policy, President Trump on June 20 signed an executive order that supposedly would keep more immigrant families together while they go through either asylum or criminal proceedings.
Reflecting upon my friend’s story (and stories similar to hers) I am reminded of how complex issues such as immigration reform can easily be reduced to sound bites calling for blunt enforcement of border security law as it is written.
Trump campaigned on renegotiating current trade deals or completely abandoning those deals which he claims are one-sided. At the G-7 summit, however, Trump dropped a bombshell when he called for the elimination of all trade barriers. Was Trump being serious or was this some sort of grand starting point?
President Trump’s new policy of separating children from their immigrant parents who are being held for criminal prosecution is ruffling more than the general public’s feathers. Elected officials across the U.S. are finding ways to demonstrate their opposition to this policy through initiatives of their own.
Cocaine grown and processed in Colombia most commonly enters the United States through the Southwest border. When Colombian cocaine reaches Mexico, Mexican transnational criminal organizations smuggle it into the United States by various means, including through tunnels.
In early May, the Trump administration decided to refer all persons caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for federal prosecution. This policy has resulted in the largest separation of parents from their children at the border in history.
While Mexican authorities hunted for El Chapo for much of the last decade, a Netflix documentary implies that Sean Penn played a role in his latest arrest.
On October 17, a federal judge sentenced the mastermind of a smuggling ring who brought dozens of illegal immigrants from terrorist hot spots into the U.S..
In the UK, it is all about one thing and one thing only: General elections – 8th June. Mark the date. Long story short, both main parties have declared that they are not going to back down from Brexit and we expect them to respect the public wish.
Who really knows what’s behind the decision by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, but it would not be far-fetched to suggest these countries and Egypt, Libya and the Maldives, are weaponizing aviation by closing the airspace.