‘Alarming Uptrend’: Border Patrol Continues Intercepting Felons, Sex Offenders At US Border.

Border Patrol agents continue to apprehend criminals – including felons and sex offenders – attempting to breach the U.S. border. The San Diego, California sector of the border is experiencing an “alarming uptrend in the apprehension of convicted sex offenders,” according to Chief Agent Aaron Heitke. Last week, agents arrested a man who had been convicted of sex crimes in New York. “Taking him to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing, record checks revealed that the Mexican national had been previously convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree by Forcible Compulsion,” Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notes. “The

Chinese Communist Party Replaces US As Europe’s Top Trading Partner

China had replaced the U.S. as the European Union’s top trading partner in 2020. “The European Union’s statistics office, Eurostat, said trade between the 27-country bloc and the rest of the world was down across the board in the first quarter of last year because of the pandemic. Between Jan. and Dec. 2020, euro area goods exports fell 9.2% year-on-year, while imports fell 10.8% compared with the same period in 2019,” a summary of the findings notes. EU exports to the communist country grew by 2.2 percent and imports from China grew by 5.6 percent in 2020. In contrast, EU