MEDIA ADVISORY – Speaker McCarthy, Reps. Calvert, Kim, and Steel Address Crime Operation Hurting American Families 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: June 14, 2023

Kimberly Edds

Director of Public Affairs

Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-504-1917

media@ocdapa.org

 

Speaker McCarthy, Reps. Calvert, Kim, and Steel Address Crime Operation Hurting American Families 
 

*** Media Advisory ***

Washington, D.C. – In keeping with the House Republican Commitment to America, Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other Members of the House GOP California Delegation will travel to Orange County on Friday, June 16th, for a briefing about a sophisticated organized crime operation affecting families in southern California and throughout the nation.

Members will be briefed by Federal and local law enforcement and will hear about how their communities are being impacted by home invasions being carried out by foreign criminals exploiting Chile’s status in the Visa Waiver Program.

A media availability will be held at 2:15 p.m. P.T.

WHO: Speaker McCarthy (CA-20), Orange County, CA District Attorney Todd Spitzer, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-45), Rep. Young Kim (CA-40), Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-41), and Assemblyman Vince Fong

 

WHAT: Briefing and Roundtable to discuss how Chile’s continued status as a Visa Waiver Program Country and California’s status as a sanctuary state – and its soft-on-crime laws – are facilitating a proliferation of sophisticated organized crime at the hands of the South American Theft Group, followed by a media availability

WHEN: Friday, June 16th, at 2:15 p.m. P.T.

WHERE: Santa Ana, CA
NOTE: Credentialed members of the press interested in attending a portion of the roundtable and the media availability should email Brittany Martinez (brittany.martinez@mail.house.gov) to RSVP. Additional location and arrival logistics will be provided to in-person attendees upon RSVP.

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