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Sara Carter: The crisis at the border is only getting worse

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Sara A. Carter spent this week reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. From Yuma Thursday night, Carter spoke on Fox News’ “Hannity” where she explained the border crisis from the ground.

“The flow that’s coming in is not just the innocent migrants, which the majority of them are but there’s a lot of criminal elements as well that are coming in,” Carter noted.

In response to a question about the Biden administration’s refusal to declare the migrant surge a crisis and address the issue, Carter emphasized that the policy of undoing the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy will only exacerbate the issue.

The Trump policy returned asylum-seekers to Mexico to await adjudication of their claims in U.S. Immigration Courts.

“The only way to fix this problem is to tell the truth to the American people and find a solution together,” Carter said. “If they’re refusing to see the truth, then it’s going to get far worse and believe me they’re expecting more than 100,000 coming into the United States this month.”

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DOJ federal indictment connects Sinaloa Cartel and Chinese ‘underground banking’

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The Justice Department (DOJ) announced a huge connection between Chinese organized crime and the Sinaloa drug cartel. In a press release the DOJ reported a 10-count superseding indictment charging Los Angeles-based associates of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel with conspiring with money-laundering groups linked to Chinese underground banking to launder drug trafficking proceeds. During the conspiracy, more than $50 million in drug proceeds flowed between the Sinaloa Cartel associates and Chinese underground money exchanges.”

The indictment was the result of a multi-year investigation into the conspiracy—dubbed “Operation Fortune Runner”— unsealed on Monday charging a total of 24 defendants with one count of conspiracy to aid and abet the distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine, one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and one count of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, according to the press release.

“Dangerous drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine are destroying people’s lives but drug traffickers only care about their profits,” said United States Attorney Martin Estrada. “To protect our community, therefore, it is essential that we go after the sophisticated, international criminal syndicates that launder the drug money. As this indictment and our international actions show, we will be dogged in our pursuit of all those who facilitate destruction in our country and make sure they are held accountable for their actions.”

“Drug traffickers generate immense amounts of cash through their illicit operations. This case is a prime example of Chinese money launderers working hand in hand with drug traffickers to try to legitimize profits generated by drug activities,” said Chief Guy Ficco of IRS Criminal Investigation. “We have made it a priority to identify, disrupt, and dismantle any money launderers working with drug cartels and we are committed to our partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to combat drug cartels and those who assist them in laundering drug proceeds.”

The Justice.Gov website explains of the indictment: “Following close coordination with the Justice Department, Chinese and Mexican law enforcement informed United States authorities that those countries recently arrested fugitives named in the superseding indictment who fled the United States after they were initially charged last year.”

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