Border Upheaval Continues
Enforcement Behind Violence
|Fort Worth Star-Telegram -- May 25
Lock 'Em Up Gains Favor
Del Rio, Texas -- Many enforcement hawks in Congress are counting on border walls to discourage illegal immigration and drug smuggling. In Del Rio, authorities are using prison walls instead.
The ever-expanding Val Verde County Jail is filled with illegal immigrants ranging from would-be yard workers and maids to hardened gang members. They've been caught in a law enforcement dragnet known as Operation Streamline, a zero-tolerance program that began here and has spread east and west along the border.
Dallas Morning News -- May 25
Cd. Juarez. Chih., Mex. -- This border city stood eerily quiet Saturday as gunmen killed at least 14 people in 24 hours, making good on a promise to turn this weekend into a bloodbath.
Eleven people were gunned down Friday, and by 6 p.m. Saturday, at least three more had been killed.
|McClatchey Newspapers sc
U.S. use of harboring law targets Kentucky landlords
Four illegal [aliens] who rented from indicted Lexington, Ky., landlords have testified they showed only Mexican identification when they applied for apartments. -- The [illegals], who are to be deported, testified in depositions that they did not present American driver's licenses or Social Security cards.
|Outside the Beltway
McCain still the same on amnesty
John Hawkins, who initially supported Duncan Hunter for president and came to nominally support John McCain after exhausting all other possible Republican choices, has now announced the withdrawal of his support. -- Why? "John McCain is a liar. He's a man without honor, without integrity..."
|Congressman Lamar Smith -- El Paso Times
'Birthright citizenship' policy backfires, should be abolished
Yaser Esam Hamdi was born in a Louisiana hospital on Sept. 26, 1980. The son of a Saudi Arabian couple living in the U.S. on temporary visas, he was not in America for long; the Hamdi family moved back to Saudi Arabia while Yaser was still a child. When he finally returned to the U.S. in 2001, it was as an enemy combatant.
McCain fundraiser in Phoenix moved, amid protest threats
A fundraiser for presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain at the Phoenix Convention Center has been canceled. -- Convention Center spokeswoman Alexandria Van Haren says the event scheduled for Tuesday evening is no longer being held at the downtown location and that the fundraiser will be held at an undisclosed site.
|KFOX-TV -- El Paso Video Included
Bloody Saturday lives up to name in Juarez
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- The death toll in the turf war across the border continues to rise as cartels execute more people in what is supposed to be the bloodiest weekend in Juarez history. -- In just the last 12 hours, 12 people have been brutally executed in El Paso's sister city.
|Alan Caruba -- USA Daily sc
Mexico soon to be a bigger problem
As if the constant flow of illegal aliens and drugs from Mexico were not already a huge problem for the United States, it is about to get worse. When Business Week took notice of Mexico’s dwindling oil reserves and failed national oil company, Pemex, in its May 5th edition, it signaled a problem whose significance is as great as the one involving an invading population.
|Los Angeles Daily News
Finding summer work anything but easy now
Tulsa, Okla. -- School is out, and Aaron Stallings, with his junior year of high school behind him, wanders the air-conditioned cocoon of a mall in search of a job. -- Stallings, 18, says he has been looking for three months, burning gasoline to get to the mall, then filling out applications at stores selling skateboard T-shirts...
|Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press
Anti-illegal alien rally in Lakewood draws about 70
Close to 70 people showed up this afternoon for the second anti-illegal immigration rally held here in seven months. -- As most people started their summer on the boardwalk or in the sand, the crowd at Pine Park had a more weighted agenda protesting the influx of [illegal aliens] populating Clifton Avenue...
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|Los Angeles Times
South L.A. backyards are becoming barnyards
Once predominantly African American, the area has seen an influx of Latino "immigrants", along with their roosters, chickens and other barnyard beasts not typically part of the urban scene...
Texan indicted in smuggling of illegals across South
Nashville, Tenn. -- A Texas man has been indicted and charged with bringing 17 illegal [aliens] into Tennessee and three other states. -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for Middle Tennessee said Friday Jose Jasso- Cuevas is charged with transporting the immigrants for private financial gain.
|KOMU-TV -- Columbia, Missouri
Fight turns up illegal aliens
...Officers from the Osage Beach Department of Public Safety, Camden County Sheriff's Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Lake Ozark Police Department responded to a fight right after midnight on Saturday. Four of the individuals involved, used shovels and rakes as weapons...
|Charlotte News & Observer
Beaufort County wants to stem illegal alien influx
Beaufort County, known for sweeping views of the Pamlico and Pungo rivers, is working toward a new distinction. -- Leaders say they want to make their rural Eastern North Carolina county the toughest place in the country for illegal [aliens]...
Team McCain: Immigration statement poorly worded
Jim Geraghty reached out to the John McCain campaign to ask them …. well, to ask them what the hell John McCain was thinking yesterday. Instead of dancing around it, Geraghty’s source acknowledged the damage done by the statement, but insisted it was just an example of poor wording...
|Coos Bay (Oregon) World
Judge gives Mexican 10 years for Charleston killing
Coquille, Ore. -- His charge is a step down from what the district attorney originally wanted. But, the man who killed a Charleston resident will spend the next 10 years staring at the walls of a prison. -- On Thursday afternoon, Benito Rincon-Flores, 33, of San Jose, Calif., pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
In a demonstration of the high degree of cruelty which the war between the gangs of narcotraffickers has reached in the country, four human heads were found each in ice chests in front of a convenience store in the area of Durango, state of Durango. A message in the ice chests read "This is for the friends of "El Chapo"...
|Imperial Valley News -- Yuma
Restaurant owner arrested for hiring, harboring illegals
Waukesha, Wisc. -- Special agents from U.S. ICE arrested the owner of an upscale Asian steakhouse on Thursday on charges that he knowingly hired illegal aliens to work at his restaurant and housed them at a Waukesha residence. The charges resulted from an ICE criminal worksite enforcement investigation.
||American Border Patrol
ABP border cameras knocked out
A week-long wind storm has knocked out American Border Patrol's border cam internet system. ABP reports the system should be restored by late Tuesday.
Reconquistas blame Georgia lawmakers for their woes
...The activist [Jerry Gonzales of GALEO] laments the threat received by Rich Pellegrino and blames it on the attitude that State Sen. Chip Rogers, one of the authors of Law 529, Sam Olens, chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, and Neil Warren, the sheriff of Cobb County, have demonstrated toward the [illegal alien] community.