Mexican authorities made a gruesome discovery this week; finding 20 bodies -17 of them burned- near the United States’ border in the northern city of Nuevo Laredo, reports Reuters.
“Five burned vehicles were also found near the bodies in the town of Miguel Aleman, across the Rio Grande from Texas in the northern state of Tamaulipas, the official said in a statement, without providing details,” reports the news agency.
“Tamaulipas has become one of the most violent states in Mexico, convulsed by gangs fighting to control drug trafficking, extortion rackets and the exploitation of migrants,” adds the article.
The news comes as President Trump tours the region; highlighting the human impact of illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and crime along the United States’ southern border with Mexico.
Read the full report at Reuters.
FINAL WARNING: Trump Tells Dems He's ‘TOTALLY PREPARED’ for a ‘Very Long Shutdown’
President Trump warned Congressional leaders Friday that the White House was “totally prepared” for a “very long shutdown” should they fail to reach a budget deal; saying this may be “our only chance” to get “great border security.”
The President was speaking with reporters during a signing ceremony for his Criminal Reform Justice Bill when he weighed-in on the potential shutdown as the Friday deadline loomed closer.
"We're totally prepared for a very long shutdown," Pres. Trump says.
— ABC News (@ABC) December 21, 2018
“Now it’s up to the Democrats as to whether or not we have a shutdown tonight. I hope we don’t, but we’re totally prepared for a very long shutdown. This is our only chance that we’ll ever have because of the world and the way it works out, to get great border security,” said the president.
FUND THE WALL: Trump Refuses to Back Budget Deal without Border Wall Funding
President Trump told congressional leaders Thursday that he will not sign a budget agreement that fails to include funding for his border wall; increasing the likelihood of a partial “government shutdown” heading towards Friday’s deadline.
“House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters after meeting the president at the White House Thursday afternoon that Trump told them he will not sign the stopgap spending measure,” writes Fox News.
“What we’re going to do is go back to the House and work with our members,” Ryan said. “We want to keep the government open but we also want to see an agreement that protects the border. We have very serious concerns about securing our border.”
“The president said what the Senate sent over is just kicking the can down the road,” McCarthy said. “We want to solve this problem.”
Read the full report at Fox News.