House Freedom Caucus members Reps. Mark Green (R-TN) and Chip Roy (R-TX) are asking U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to designate violent Mexican drug artels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). Such a designation is pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and will give the federal government and law enforcement more room to maneuver against the violent entities, particularly those crossing the Mexico border into the U.S.

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On Wednesday, House Freedom Caucus member Reps. Mark Green (R-TN) and Chip Roy (R-TX) announced a letter that they are sending to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging Pompeo to formally designate many of the leading violent drug cartels operating south of the border as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). The legislators identified the Reynosa/Los Metros arm of the Gulf Cartel, the Cartel Del Noreste arm of Los Zetas, and the Sinaloa Cartel’s Jalisco New Generation offshoot as organizations that they believe presently meet the State Department’s official FTO designation definition.