Victims' Rights Caucus


WASHINGTON, March 18 -


Mr. Speaker,

ìEl Chapoî Joaquin Guzman is the brutal head of Mexicoís Sinaloa drug cartel. Chicago has named this killer drug lord ìPublic Enemy Number 1.î The last Public Enemy Number 1 was Al Capone over 80 years ago. Even though this billionare bandit from below the border is generally in other countries, his violent criminal drug operation floods dope to Chicago and other American cities.

ìEl Chapoî and his den of gun toting smugglers are international terrorists. Since our borders are still porous to drug cartels, they cross our border at will. They have operations in every major U.S. city like Chicago. Worldwide, his gang is credited with 50,000 murders. Some say the Chicago murder rate has increased because of his cartel.

David Riley ñ head of Chicago DEA said Guzman is more powerful than the former Chicago mob. Mexican drug cartels, like the Sinaloa Cartel, should be labeled as Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Then we can better deal with international terrorist threats to America, like Public Enemy #1 ìEl Chapo.î

And thatís just the way it is.