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Massive Drug Smuggling Tunnel Discovered Going from Mexico to San Diego

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ABC News reported that authorities discovered what they described as the “the longest illicit cross-border tunnel” from Mexico to San Diego.

The tunnel begins in Tijuana, Mexico and was located in an industrial area a half-mile from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. According to a press release from last week from the U.S. Border Patrol San Diego sector and its affiliates, a small industrial building concealed the tunnel.

During a news conference last Wednesday, Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke said that the initial discovery was made on the American side due to “intelligence gathering and technologies.” He did not go into the specifics of the technologies that had been used.

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“With the help of Mexico, we were able to exact a location of the tunnel itself,” he said.

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The tunnel running along the Southwest border “travels north into the U.S. bending slightly west and extending an astonishing 4,068 ft. from the border, with a total length of 4,309 feet,” the news release stated.

The tunnel was 5.5 feet tall and 2 feet wide and “includes an extensive rail and cart system, forced air ventilation, high voltage electrical cables and panels, an elevator at the tunnel entrance and a complex drainage system,” the news release continued.

“They could’ve smuggled any … contraband they wanted to,” Heitke said. “They’ll try anything they can to get their illicit products into the United States.”

Border Patrol claimed that an offshoot of the tunnel had been discovered at roughly 3,529 feet into the U.S.

“This offshoot traveled several feet then came to an end without breaching the surface. The main tunnel extended another city block at which point agents discovered several hundred sandbags blocking the suspected former exit of the tunnel in the Otay Mesa warehouse district within the U.S.,” Border Patrol detailed in its release.

Border Patrol announced that no arrests or seizures had been made after the tunnel was discovered.

“The sophistication and length of this particular tunnel demonstrates the time-consuming efforts transnational criminal organizations will undertake to facilitate cross-border smuggling,” commented Cardell T. Morant, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations San Diego, in the press release.

According to authorities, the second-longest tunnel in the U.S., was located in San Diego in 2014. This tunnel was slightly less than 3,000 feet long.

“As efforts to strengthen security on our Southern border increase, Mexican drug cartels are forced underground to smuggle their deadly drugs into the United States,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge John W. Callery. “The sophistication of this tunnel demonstrates the determination and monetary resources of the cartels.”

A tunnel likes this reveals the sophistication of Mexican drug cartel operations.

Through these tunnels, they will take advantage of smuggling weapons, drugs, and even humans across the American border.

This is why Trump should continue campaigning strong for tighter border security and full funding for the border wall.

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Democrat Congressman Dismisses Low Black Unemployment under Trump

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Even with Black unemployment at its lowest rate in nearly 50 years under the Trump administration’s watch, South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn dismissed these numbers.

Clyburn said these numbers are “not true” because Blacks “were fully employed during slavery.” So, “it all depends on how you measure” it, he asserted.

On Fox News’s Your World With Neil Cavuto, host Neil Cavuto chatted with Clyburn about the Trump economy. Clyburn asked whether the president’s policies are beneficial to Black Americans.

“Let’s leave the words aside,” stated Cavuto.  “Whether you like his [Trump’s] style or not, or tweets or not, or comments or not,  he’s delivered the goods for a lot of African-Americans has he not? With record-low unemployment levels for one group or another. Among Africa-Americans, you don’t think that’s something constructive?”

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Clyburn, who voted to impeach Trump back in December, said, “Come on, Neil.  No, no, it’s not true.   I’m saying that the African-American unemployment is not the lowest it’s ever been unless you count slavery.”

“We were fully employed during slavery,” claimed Clyburn. “So it all depends on how you measure this up.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national unemployment rate for African American workers, 16 years and older, was 5.4% in August 2019.  Michael W. Chapman of CNS New said this was the lowest rate in recorded history.

The BLS data for African American begins in 1972, almost 50 years ago.  According to a chart that Chapman posted, the unemployment rate numbers from July through December 2019 were in the 5’s range — 5.9, 5.4, 5.5, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.9. In January 2020, the rate was 6.0 percent.

Clearly Democrat elected officials are in denial about Trump’s economic success.

However, if the Trump administration wants to win black votes, it will need to push immigration restriction given how unskilled labor tends to displace black labor.

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