Failure to Secure Border Looms Large
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 9
|"So, as you listen to open borders advocates and -- please consider that they're responsible, in part, for continuing a losing role on our part in the drug war." --- Lou Dobbs
Casey Wian: Mortally wounded Esteban Robles Espinosa, commander of Mexico City's investigative police force, is airlifted to a hospital after being shot eight times outside his home Friday morning. Robles died soon after, the second killing of a top law enforcement official in Mexico City in as many days. Federal Police Chief Edgar Millan was gunned down Thursday outside his Mexico City home -- the tenth federal police officer killed by suspected drug cartel members in three weeks. Friday's assassination of Commander Robles, who was also part of the internal affairs unit from Mexico City's police department, occurred while Mexican president Felipe Calderon attended a memorial service for three fallen federal officers.
A Mexican government official says the attacks show organized crime is under pressure from a military crackdown launched in January 2007. Since then more than 3,000 Mexicans have been killed.
Prof. George Grayson: The violence is increasing at an alarming level... [...]
Dobbs: And we should say that that estimate on what the drug cartels are making across that border with Mexico ranges as high as -- from up to $45 billion a year as well and no one really knows. But what we do know is there's a reason that that border with Mexico remains open to this day. And when you hear the drug czar acknowledged that that would have an impact on the war on drugs and this administration and this Democratic leadership of this Congress have not taken the steps to secure that border, they're just basically admitting their own malfeasance as government and political officials.
Watch Segments: Drug War / Marijuana Transcript
80 accused in immigration weddings scam
Orlando, Fla. -- A federal sting of four companies accused of arranging fraudulent marriages for U.S. citizenships, complete with wedding photos of brides in gowns and elaborate fake cakes, has netted more than 80 arrests, authorities said Friday...
Hunter says Congress must debate Mexico aid
The ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee asked the White House Friday to withdraw its $500 million request for aid to Mexico as part of the new Merida Initiative to fight drug-trafficking into the U.S. -- California Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), who chaired Armed Services for years under Republican rule, said...
|Eugene (Oregon) Register-Guard
Illegal alien influx hits Lane County jail
A ramped-up effort to clear illegal [aliens] out of Oregon’s prisons and jails is translating into more work for Lane County officials. -- Since January, the jail in downtown Eugene has served as a staging area for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
|Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World
Immigration issue isn't going away, legislators say
Legislators failed to pass any immigration bill this year, but it's an issue that's not going away anytime soon. -- The House and Senate each passed a bill viewed as a weakened version of what was introduced in each chamber. Negotiators reached agreement on a compromise but couldn't sell it to the House...
|Alex Wierbinski -- Border Fire Report
Are the occupation of Iraq and LA the same thing?
It is time for all good citizens to rise up and break the illicit alignment between crimigrants, illegitimate politicians, and abusive corporations. These groups have joined forces to make the only qualification for American citizenship a willingness to run the border, work very cheaply, and obediently serve the boss...
|White Plains (New York) Journal News
Cops: Illegal alien flashed girl in Mount Kisco store
An illegal [alien] living in Mount Kisco has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl at the T.J. Maxx store on Main Street, police said. -- Jesus De-Maria Sandoval-Lopez was arraigned yesterday on misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and public lewdness... [More "family values"]
|New York State Assemblyman Greg Ball
Ball ready to roll, faces illegal alien activist
New York State Assemblyman Greg Ball, an Air Force Captain and former business executive, says he "welcomes the challenge" after acquiring his first challenger for reelection yesterday. John Degnan, former Mayor of the Village of Brewster, New York, received the ceremonial endorsement of a group...
|Palm Beach Post
Florida woman's fight with UPS touches nerve over security level
Miami -- A UPS envelope destined for South Florida is sitting in a warehouse in Louisville, Ky., instead threatening to set off an international dispute that touches on both immigration and national security. -- Cristina Bustos, 33, of Bonita Springs said relatives in Monterrey, Mexico, shipped her the envelope in late March. ...
|McAllen (Texas) Monitor
Congressman tells Legislature to back off immigration
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar told the Texas Legislature to stay away from enacting immigration reform. -- "This is a federal matter," said Cuellar, D-Laredo. "If the state gets involved you're liable to have a patchwork of laws." -- The congressman made his comments Friday to a roomful of Texas businesspeople...
|Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review
Feds to talk border projects
Bisbee -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is sponsoring a public open house Tuesday in Sierra Vista to discuss planned construction of tactical infrastructure, including vehicle fence, pedestrian fence, access roads and patrol roads, in the Tucson Sector along the U.S.-Mexico border...
|Fort Worth Star-Telegram
2,000 soldiers can't stop the bloodshed in Juarez
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- The lights of the bullet-ridden sedan were still shining when the investigators arrived. Police Capt. Saul Peña López had been rushed to the hospital by then, but the blood-soaked pavement suggested he wouldn't be there long...
|Mike Cutler -- Family Security Matters
Illegal Aliens and Driver’s Licenses: A terrorist connection?
Following up on a recent op-ed I wrote on the subject, we find that yes, illegal aliens who were recently arrested in New Mexico for trying to procure driver’s licenses by using fraudulent documents were indeed from so-called “special interest countries” (countries linked to terrorism)...
|The Times -- Trenton, New Jersey
Deportation is likely for admitted sex offender
An illegal [alien] from El Salvador pleaded guilty to sexual assault yesterday for having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl. -- Gerson Rivera, 23, admitted to having sex with the girl. The incidents occurred in Trenton between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2007, and came to light after her mother discovered some letters. [More of Bush's pet fiends]
|KHOU-TV -- Houston Video Included
Feds launch roundup of fugitive illegal aliens
Several teams of federal agents from here and across the country are hitting the streets of Houston searching for fugitive illegal [aliens]. -- The hunt in Houston began a few hours before sunrise on Tuesday. -- Half an hour into their operation, Immigration Customs Enforcement agents catch a bad guy.
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Boeing to put 2nd 'virtual fence' on border, citing success of 1st
A Boeing Co. official in charge of the government's heavily criticized "virtual fence" project said a second section is planned on the Arizona-Mexico border, and a third could be tested near Detroit by the end of the year. --- Boeing was paid $20 million by the DHS to build the fence last summer. It is north of border near the port of entry at Sasabe.
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
"The execution of Edgar Millan Gomez, Regional Security Coordinator of the Federal Preventive Police, is the latest evidence that the country is facing a real war against organized crime, especially the drug cartels." ...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
Border Patrol agents apprehend group of probable illegal aliens on Wilson road in Naco, Arizona, 1.5 miles north of the Mexico border. A single-layer fence stretches for miles in either direction from the Naco Port of Entry...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
7 suspected smugglers arrested in rival's slaying
Seven people believed to be [illegal alien] smugglers were arrested in the investigation of another suspected human trafficker whose body was set afire in an alley in south Phoenix. - Police say the victim, Aroldo Virsabi-Robles Gonzalez, was one of two [alien] smugglers who were kidnapped by rival smugglers eight days ago in Mesa and held for ransom.
|Dover (Delaware) News Journal
Locals deserve federal backup when they jail illegal aliens
Federal law requires state and local police to arrest illegal immigrants with no guarantee that they will be compensated for the expense involved. -- By a voice vote this week, the U.S. House sought to level the impact of compliance with regard to incarceration of illegal [aliens].