The Daily investigates the increasing number of Mexican drug cartels in American suburbs. The team was led by reporter Josh Bernstein and "spent six months traveling" through Mexico to document how the "drug cartels are becoming 'The New Mafia' in America." Smugglers bring illegal immigrants into the country and hold them in "drop houses," which are located in higher end neighborhoods. "Law enforcement agencies from Texas to Northern California report being overwhelmed by the surge of violence." The print version of the investigative series is also accompanied by extensive video reporting.