After learning about it on Fox & Friends Saturday, President Trump began tweeting about a "caravan" crossing Mexico with about 1000 Central Americans trying to get to the United States to claim asylum. The organizers of the caravan are putting out very aggressive rhetoric which I believe will anger most Americans, including many who are not "immigration hawks".
On Monday evening, it was reported that Mexico, perhaps bending to Trump's anger, is stopping the caravan though some members of it seem intent on trying to reach the US.
The Mexican ambassador to the US explained his country's views on immigration on Fox News yesterday:
It's a tough time for law enforcement officers, but some of the issues are self-inflicted. On one hand, it seems that police officers are too often killing unarmed people, usually black men, but on the other hand it's easy to understand why cops would be a bit quick on the trigger when they are being targeted and killed in substantially higher numbers.
At 6:10 AM today, we'll talk with Dr. Alex del Carmen, the Executive Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Tarleton State University in Fort Worth about what's really going on, and whether actual data reflect the sense we all get from the evening news.
Yesterday, the EPA announced that they were rolling back President Obama's extremely aggressive rules for future vehicle fuel efficiency standards. I'm happy about the move, not just because Sen Michael Bennet is unhappy about it. We'll talk with the brilliant Randal O'Toole of the Cato Institute about what the old rules would actually have meant and why the change is a good one.