“The latest expectation-shattering jobs report isn’t a fluke. It’s another sign that President Trump’s economic policies are improving the lives of middle class families,” the Investor’s Business Daily editorial board writes.
“For the first time in more than 20 years, the number of people who are out of the labor force — those without jobs and not looking — shrank by 647,000 over the past 12 months . . . The latest numbers also underscore a point we’ve been making in this space for months — that all the talk of a tight labor market overlooked the vast pool of idle workers during the Obama years.”
The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes that last Friday’s jobs report “was a bad day in certain media and political precincts as the labor market turned in another gangbuster performance in January.” Job growth was solid across industries, “with a notable bump in construction (52,000) and durable-goods manufacturing (20,000). Manufacturing jobs have climbed 261,000 over the last year.”
“Border residents in New Mexico say they are hesitant to report suspicious immigration activity to local and federal law enforcement because they fear the Mexican cartels moving drugs or people into the U.S. will retaliate against them. Seven residents who live 30 to 50 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border told the Washington Examiner that picking up the phone to call for help if they have been burglarized or found someone sleeping in their barn can lead to nasty consequences,” Anna Giaritelli writes.
“The Pentagon said Sunday it has sent 3,750 more active-duty troops to the border, moving to re-bolster forces as new caravans make their way north through Mexico,” Lauren Meier and Stephen Dinan report for The Washington Times. “The new troops will lay 150 more miles of razor wire to try to make it tougher to climb over existing border fencing and will also bring mobile surveillance capabilities to assist the Border Patrol in spotting illegal crossers.”
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