Only 36 Miles of the U.S.-Mexico Border Fencing Are Effective, Says DHS
“DHS said that different types of fencing has been put up along sections of the border. In total some 352 miles have a fence at a cost of over $7 million a mile. At that rate, full fence would cost at least $11.7 billion, and likely far more since much of the current fence is made of Vietnam-era helicopter landing pads,” the Washington Examiner reports.
Twice Deported Illegal Alien Convicted of Selling Grenades in Texas
“A twice deported illegal alien with a long criminal history has been sentenced to prison for selling to undercover agents in Texas. On Monday morning, Mario Alberto Garcia Balderas went before Chief U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa who sentenced him to 10 years in prison which is the maximum sentence possible for the charges. Garcia Balderas received another sentence in a separate charge for the charge of illegal re-entry after deportation for which he received 96 months in prison,” Breitbart News says.
O’Malley Says U.S. Should Offer to Take In 65,000 Syrian Refugees
“O’Malley said America’s history as a cultural melting pot should inspire action to help Europe deal with the growing number of displaced Syrians. ‘Americans are a generous and compassionate people,’ he said in a statement. ‘But today our policies are falling short of those values. We must do more to support Syrian refugees — and we must certainly welcome more than the proposed 5,000 to 8,000 refugees next year,’ said O’Malley, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate,” The Hill writes.
Judge Will Not Toss Out Confession of Suspect Charged With San Francisco Murder
“Judge Brendan Conroy ruled Thursday that police acted appropriately in arresting and interrogating the suspect. The judge said he will rule Friday on whether the suspect must stand trial for murder. The shooting triggered a national debate over immigration after it was revealed that the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department had released Lopez-Sanchez despite a federal request to detain him for possible deportation,” states Fox News.