oh, actually an emergency

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How could we have known?
Trump issued a national emergency proclamation in February, stating that the “southern border is a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics” threatening “core national security interests.”

The documents produced to the committee thus far reveal the following information:

—In October 2018, CBP’s Office of Intelligence (OI) tracked one caravan estimated to include nearly 8,000 individuals that arrived south of California in December 2018. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) established that 660 of these individuals had U.S. criminal convictions—nearly 40 were convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Three individuals were convicted of murder.

—In January 2019, CBP OI tracked a caravan that departed Honduras with more than 3,300 individuals. ICE HSI identified 860 individuals with U.S. criminal histories, including over 20 convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon early 30 convicted of sexual offenses, two convicted of violence against law enforcement, and one convicted of attempted murder.
I guess now we know.

I don't know about you, but today I'm getting powerful messages that despite all the psychedelia pounding on us nonstop for all these years, good faith actors are pressing their way through the ranks of corruption.

Totally aside from any partisan views or any beside-the-point observations, just right down to the kernel of things, decency seems to be finding its legs.

pipe up any time....