By James Deater

Recently there have been horrific events unfolding in small towns throughout the United States, where the loss of life has been unimaginable. As we continue to fight terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, utilizing our intelligence agencies and U.S. military to their fullest extent, there is a time-bomb ticking in our own backyard. Read more about the impacts of Mexican drug cartels and why, as a country, we need to recognize this is an imminent threat and do more to motivate and educate policy makers to respond.

By Leischen Stelter

As a law enforcement officer, you pull over a man for speeding. He speaks no English. He hands you a Mexican passport. What do you do? What legal steps and obligations do you have when it comes to this man’s immigration status? What agency do you call? What resources do you have at your disposal? Here are some tips from a former ICE attorney about what police should know about immigration laws.

By Jason Smeltzer

It is no secret that the southern United States border is actively under siege. Underground tunnels are being constructed at this moment to smuggle drugs and weapons into and out of Mexico. Ruthless drug lords are waging a bloody war over territory and using brutal terror tactics. The terrorist tactics employed by the drug lords include torture, public beheadings, vicious rapes, kidnappings, shootings.

Department of Justice Experts Testify on Violence, Drugs, Guns at the Southern Border
By Jenni Hesterman
On May 6th, Department of Justice leaders outlined their roles and strategies as related to combating drugs and gun trafficking at/around the U.S. border with Mexico to the House’s Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. The hearing’s title encapsulates the problem at hand: “Escalating Violence in Mexico and the Southwest Border as a Result of the Illicit Drug Trade”.