Bottom Line Up Front Murder rates in Mexico are again on the rise due to shifting dynamics between the cartels and a struggle for control of lucrative drug trafficking routes. There are several large cartels responsible for smuggling drugs into the U.S.; the most advanced groups have also developed ...

The number of monthly apprehensions based on illegal border crossings hovers north of 90,000 people.   According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), more than 53,000 of the people who crossed in March were what part of ‘family units’, which represents an all-time high according to CBP.  The Cipher ...

OPINION -- The media should be satisfied with President Trump’s telephoned “visit to the troops overseas” from his Mar-a-Lago resort on Thanksgiving Day, and not keep asking him when he plans to travel abroad to meet with them in a combat zone. First of all, the November 22, conversations were ...

The President reaffirmed during his November 7 post-election press conference that the deployment of thousands of U.S. active duty military personnel to the nation’s southwest border would continue apace. Pentagon officials report that the deployment could exceed 8,000, even in its current form. At the same time, the Pentagon is ...

Statistics show that illegal entries along the U.S.’ southwest border peaked in March 2000, with 220,063 people captured.  Capture numbers have fluctuated modestly, but have been in steady decline for almost 20 years. The number of captures stood at  11,127 in April 2017, according to CBP statistics.  Despite the history and progress ...