Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says he crossed into Mexico with firearms illegal in that country by mistake. Mexican authorities aren't convinced. Critics blame US authorities for doing too little to secure his release.
Americans are misfocused on the surge of children crossing the US-Mexican border. The bigger border issue is the rapid rise of heroin trafficking, driven by young Americans switching from prescription painkillers.
Federal officials in Chicago and Brooklyn have already said they will seek the extradition of drug kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán. The Obama administration hasn't taken an official position on the matter.