New DHS Secretary Promises to Target Smuggling Orgs

Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald D. Vitiello visits the Border Wall Construction Site near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry as eight different prototypes of the Border Wall were unveiled at the U.S. border with Mexico. October 26 2017. Photos Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Taken by Yesica Uvina

The new Secretary of Homeland Security is Chad Wolf and he has promised to make bringing down smuggling organizations is one of his top priorities.

According to The Washington Examiner:

The newest official to head the Department of Homeland Security plans to shift focus to siphoning off cash flow to the gangs and large criminal organizations behind cross-border smuggling efforts.

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Chad Wolf, the fifth person to lead the DHS in the Trump administration, said in a Fox News interview he is stepping up the 240,000-person department’s efforts to go after these transnational criminal organizations, including the underground networks that charge migrants thousands of dollars each to be trafficked to the United States.

“So when we talk about TCOs, it’s not only them facilitating the flow of migrants to the border, it’s also drugs, weapons, and a lot of the violence,” Wolf said. “So targeting TCOs in a real way … is something that I will certainly push and work on from a DHS perspective, but we’ll also be working in the larger interagency to really start targeting these groups, because once you start eliminating their ability to bring migrants and the like, then I think you’ll start seeing a different dynamic.”

Wolf, fresh off his first border trip last week, said the U.S. would target the massive organizations in Central America and Mexico by cutting off the billions in profit from making it to them, but he did not explain how DHS will use its agencies to stymie funding to the organizations.

Wolf did not disparage his predecessor McAleenan but did promise to do more to solve the issue.

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Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
1 year ago

What is a TCO?

Nono Bad Dog
Nono Bad Dog
1 year ago
Reply to  Glenn Lego

transnational criminal organizations. It is in the article.

Dale Edward Brown
1 year ago

May the Lord guide and protect you as you move to make America safer and under it own rule! In Jesus name I pray

Dale Edward Brown
1 year ago

Where’s my comment? If you’re not going to post it, stop sending emails!

Tom Edwards
Tom Edwards
1 year ago

It is the payoff what needs stopping. Our Government is getting payoff to let keep going! Hard to stop Money! People may be stopped. The reason stopping Wall is MONEY!

Richard Massengale
Richard Massengale
1 year ago

BS. This guy worked for the bushbot that used to head DHS. So until I see the wall going up with a vengeance, this guy is just another stinking bushbot.

LEONARD J. VSETECKA
1 year ago

GLEN , TCO MIGHT MIGHT MEAN: TOP CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS, THAT IS JUST A SHOT IN THE BLUE. BUT WHAT EVER IT MEANS I’D LOVE TO SEE THE USA GET A HOLD OF THE DRUG KING’S, WHO IS IN US CUSTODY, 14 BILLION DOLLARS, THAT WOULD BE A GREAT HELP W/THE FENCE THE DEMO-RATS ARE FIGHTING, THEY WERE ALL FOR IT UNTIL POTUS WAS FOR IT, YOU MUST TREAT DEMO-RATS AS YOU NEED TO FIGHT THE RATS IN BOSTON.

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