DHS: Violent extremism – that which is inspired by foreign terrorist groups and that which is rooted in a range of domestic-based radical ideologies – pose a persistent and unpredictable threat to our homeland. Countering violent extremism has become a key focus of DHS’s work to secure the homeland. Last year I appointed a Department-wide coordinator for our efforts to counter violent extremism. As Secretary of Homeland Security, I am also personally committed to this mission, having traveled to Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, northern Virginia and suburban Maryland to meet with community leaders as part of this effort. We heard many strongly-held views, generated conversations, and built some bridges.
Category Archives: Southern Border War
The Even Darker side of the Downward Spiral, Venezuela
Primer: It is just a few days ago, that Russia was muscling the United States with regard to policy in Venezuela. Really Moscow?
Russia Warns Against US Interference in Venezuela, Calls for Dialogue
Russia’s foreign ministry voiced its concern over violence by right-wing protests in Venezuela while rebuking recent threats by the U.S. Southern Command, saying these would only stoke violence and ultimately act against U.S. interests. More here.
Jeff Sessions/FBI and MS-13
Four members of the violent, foreign MS-13 gang were convicted on federal racketeering charges, some of which involved murder.
Miguel Zelaya, 20-years-old, Luis Ordonez-Vega, 36-years-old, Jorge Sosa, 24-years-old and William Gavidia, 23-years-old, were all convicted on a count of conspiracy to commit racketeering, according to the Charlotte Observer:
Zelaya, who also goes by “Most Wanted” and “Ne Ne” is a member of MS-13’s “Coronados Little Cycos Salvatrucha” clique. On Dec. 18, 2013, he shot and killed Jose Orlando Ibarra, an associate of The Latin Kings, a rival gang, the release said.
Sanctuary Cities Don’t Comply Face Loss of Federal Dollars/Clawback
AG: Sanctuary Cities Face Ineligibility for Future Federal Funds, ‘Clawback’ of Funds Already Awarded
(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that states and localities that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws will be deemed ineligible for federal grants.
What you Should Know About “Las Moicas” and Why
Is there any reason why the Trump administration has not called for all drug cartels to be listed as terror organizations?
Ten Cartels are fighting for control of Guerrero with more brutality and violence