Jordan Candler / Apr. 14, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

ICE priority arrest plummet, Iran ups uranium enrichment, Minnesota turmoil, and more.

Top of the Fold

Among the priority categories of security and safety cases, arrests of migrants with sexual assault charges were down more than 20%, weapons-offense arrests slid nearly 30% and arrests of kidnappers were down nearly 40% compared to the same period a year ago. … “Almost one thousand more ‘worst of the worst’ criminal aliens were arrested under Trump’s priorities,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies. “What this tells me is that, paradoxically, it looks like the Biden policies are actually hampering ICE’s ability to arrest even the most serious criminals who are a priority.”

  • Some Trump immigration policies are good and should stay, Democrats say (Examiner)

“The Trump administration did a number of things on the immigration side that I really disagree with,” Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, told the Washington Examiner. “However, I don’t think the Biden administration should just wholesale say, ‘We’re getting rid of all of it.’ I think we analyze pieces of it and see. We need a comprehensive approach.” … Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, told the Washington Examiner he is favorable to the “Remain in Mexico” policy. “Working with the folks south of the border to make sure folks don’t come is smart politics,” Tester said.

  • On a related note: Nothing to see here, move along… Texas nonprofit got massive $530 million border contract after hiring Biden official (Axios)

National Security

  • Biden wants to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by … ahem … 9/11 (Fox News)

  • Iran to begin enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level yet (AP)

  • U.S. adding 500 troops in Germany, despite Trump pledge of partial withdrawal (AP)

Heartland & Economy

  • Officer who shot, killed Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center police chief both resign (ABC News)

  • Minnesota police arrest more than 60 for criminal behaviors (Fox News)

  • A vast right-wing conspiracy! BLM blames “right-wing offensive” for outcry over Patrisse Cullors’ real estate buys (Washington Times) | Except even BLM of NYC is calling for an “independent investigation” of the BLM cofounder (Daily Wire)

  • Consumer prices post biggest gain in 8-½ years (Reuters) | Get ready for higher grocery bills for the rest of the year (NBC News)

Other Notables

  • Black church leaders bash Biden and Abrams for lies regarding Georgia’s voting reform law (Center Square)

  • Saying the quiet part out loud: CNN staffer boasts that network peddled anti-Trump “propaganda” (NY Post)

  • 59% of black voters say voter ID laws don’t discriminate (Breitbart)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Why inflation is a real threat to the economy (1945)

  • Policy: The promise and peril of ranked-choice voting (City Journal)

  • Humor: Minneapolis City Council to offer looting passports (Babylon Bee)

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