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“It’s important to understand that veterans, when they served their country, didn’t have a choice of the weather or location.”

John Knapp, deputy director at Minnesota's Fort Snelling National Cemetery. On Wednesday in -28° weather, a group of volunteer veterans gathered at the cemetery to honor a fellow veteran none of them knew. In 40 years, the volunteer group has yet to miss a funeral.
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“In America, we have a common pain. What we are lacking is a common purpose.”

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) in his newly released video announcing he is running for president in 2020. The former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Booker has advocated for criminal justice reform and a federal minimum wage. He's the 4th senator to announce a run for president in 2020.
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“I thought I was crazy! I was up all night because I kept hearing it.”

Chicago resident Chastity Clark Baker, on the loud series of booms that awoke many in the city early Thursday night. Weather forecasters say it could be a "frost quake" which happens when bitter cold temperatures cause water underground to freeze causing the soil and rocks to crack. Temperatures in Chicago dropped to -21° on Thursday (-37° wind chill), just missing the record all-time low of -27°.
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“I see this as a grave national security concern and vulnerability.”

Mark Zito, ICE assistant special agent-in-charge of homeland security investigations, announcing America's first criminal prosecution of birth tourism operators. Twenty individuals and businesses, some not present in the U.S., face charges of visa fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft, for helping Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth so that their babies are automatically U.S. citizens.
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“Because the only thing that works for security and safety for our country is a wall.”

Pres. Trump announcing he doesn't want to waste his time reading any proposed bills that don't include a border wall. In order to avoid another partial government shutdown on Feb. 15th, the bipartisan congressional committee must present either a border bill or another stopgap funding measure to the President.
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“The size of a few grains of salt of fentanyl, which is a dangerous opioid, can kill a person very quickly.”

Nogales Customs and Border Protection Port Director Michael Humphries speaking about the largest seizure of fentanyl in U.S. history. The dangerous drug, used most often in fatal overdoses, is made into counterfeit pain killer pills or mixed with heroin. Border Patrol found the 254 lbs of fentanyl hidden in a Mexican produce truck.
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