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Congress holds more hearings on border violence

Congress holds more hearings on border violence

Congressional subcommittees are looking into U.S. policies dealing with violence on the U.S.-Mexico border.
One House panel is holding a hearing Thursday on what the Homeland Security Department can do to secure the Southwest border and prevent Mexico drug cartel violence from spilling over into the United States. Another is looking into whether U.S. policies on money, guns and drugs are contributing to the violence. There were three similar House hearings Tuesday on border security and the Mexican drug wars.
Since 2008, about 7,000 people have been killed in the Mexican drug wars, and violence is spilling into some U.S. cities such as Atlanta, Phoenix and Birmingham, Alabama.


Updated : 2021-04-13 02:55 GMT+08:00