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DEA bans the term ‘Mexican cartels’ in latest PR stunt



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By Jenny Goldsberry

The Daily Caller unearthed an email sent from Drug Enforcement Agency headquarters directing the department to stop using the term “Mexican cartels.” A government official who received the email mid-July leaked it to the news organization.

“Also, we need to now avoid saying ‘Mexican cartel’ or discussing the Mexican government or LE (Law Enforcement) cooperation with Mexico,” the email read. Instead, they’d like to emphasis the international participation in the cartels, rather than blaming the crime organization solely on Mexico. “Please continue using ‘drug cartel,’ TCO (Transnational Criminal Organizations), DTO (Drug Trafficking Organizations), etc.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland swore in DEA Administrator Anne Milgram in June. This email is the latest effort in the DEA’s public relations image. As a result, very few current DEA officials are able to speak on the epidemic on national news because of their new policy. Now, all TV interviews must go through the Department of Justice. Most interviewees never get approval.

Meanwhile, officials at the border have found more fentanyl than ever before. Former head of the DEA’s Special Operations Derek Maltz told Sara Carter on a recent episode of her show that the drug just recently gained popularity. According to him, fentanyl is mostly snuck in as counterfeit drugs. “In 2015, the Phoenix DEA office seized zero, Mexico oxy counterfeit pills. In 2020, there was 6 million,” Maltz said. “That’s one DEA office in one part of the country. The DEA lab, Sara, did a recent analysis. One in every four pills had a lethal dose. 26% of the pills they analyzed were lethal.”

The DEA did not respond to the Daily Caller’s requests for comment. Read the full article here.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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CA to provide all low-income illegal immigrants health care at a cost of ‘$2.7 billion a year’



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On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion operating budget “that pledges to make all low-income adults eligible for the state’s Medicaid program by 2024 regardless of their immigration status” reports the Associated Press.

The guarantee of free health care for low-income immigrants here illegally, is a “move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year” adds the AP.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care nonprofit, people living in the country illegally in 2020 accounted for roughly 7% of the population nationwide, or about 22.1 million people. The border crisis and number of migrants entering the United States illegally has skyrocketed to historic levels since 2020 when President Joe Biden took office.

Medicaid nationwide is the current combination of federal and state governments assisting Americans and low-income adults and children to receive free health care, but the federal government does not cover those living here illegally.

“Some states, including California, have used their own tax dollars to cover a portion of health care expenses for some low-income immigrants” reports the AP. “Now, California wants to be the first to do that for everyone.”

“This will represent the biggest expansion of coverage in the nation since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2014,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, a statewide consumer health care advocacy group. “In California we recognize (that) everybody benefits when everyone is covered.”

While 92% of Californians currently have some form of health insurance, “that will change once this budget is fully implemented, as adults living in the country illegally make up one of the largest groups of people without insurance in the state” the AP concludes.

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