• Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds to Trump Calling for Her to Resign

    Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds to Trump Calling for Her to Resign

    Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar responded to President Donald Trump’s calls to resign over her anti-Israel comments.

    “You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?” the first-term congresswoman tweeted Wednesday morning.

    Hi @realDonaldTrump

    You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you? https://t.co/EqqTyjkiNE READ MORE...

  • Child Sex Offender Nabbed Crossing the Border With Migrant Caravan Families

    Child Sex Offender Nabbed Crossing the Border With Migrant Caravan Families

    Customs and Border Protection agents were able to apprehend a previously deported child sex offender who tried re-entering the country with a group of other foreign nationals.

    A CBP camera operator on Jan. 11 discovered 24 individuals illegally crossing into the United States near the San Luis, Arizona, port of entry. The caravan, which was made up mostly of Central American family units, immediately surrendered when confronted by agents.

    Among the group was Marcos Velasquez-Taperio, a 37-year-old Guatemalan national who was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor in Ford County, Kansas, in 2009. After serving 32 months in prison, Velasquez-Taperio was deported to his home country. Customs and Border Protection, which reported the arrest Wednesday, said Velasquez-Taperio will now be prosecuted for re-entry after deportation. READ MORE...

  • Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Murder Was Previously Deported at Least 8 Times

    Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Murder Was Previously Deported at Least 8 Times

    An illegal immigrant arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a co-worker in Oregon is discovered to have been deported at least eight times.

    Deciderio Vargas-Ortiz, 52, was arrested for the alleged murder of Renee Luis-Antonio. The two worked together at a creamery in Milton-Freewater, Oregon—a town in the northeastern part of the state—and reportedly had a long-running dispute. Investigators believe Luis-Antonio was shot on Nov. 26 while riding a tractor.

    Officers were able to locate and arrest Vargas-Ortiz a day after the alleged shooting. The suspect had fled to Washington state, where a SWAT team apprehended him in a local hotel. READ MORE...

  • Scott Pruitt Hails EPA Progress Under Trump Administration

    Scott Pruitt Hails EPA Progress Under Trump Administration

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt touted his agency’s achievements of the past year and a half, and pushed back against the recent barrage of criticism leveled at him.

    Pruitt had a very busy start to the weekend. He was a featured speaker Friday morning at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C. Later that day, he flew to Denver for the annual Western Conservative Summit. At both events, the EPA leader—who’s faced intense public scrutiny in past months—celebrated numerous regulatory rollbacks and other accomplishments during his tenure. READ MORE...