|KTVK -- Phoenix
MCSO's human smuggling unit reaches over 1,000 arrests
Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Human Smuggling Unit arrested twenty more illegal aliens in the North Valley overnight under the Arizona felony human smuggling law, which now has reached 1,035 arrests. -- Sheriff’s detectives arrested the illegals in unrelated investigations in the area of Interstate 17 and Table Mesa Road...
What's clogging the courts? Ask America's busiest judge
Judge Robert Brack is the busiest federal judge in the United States. From his bench in the border town of Las Cruces, N.M., Brack expects to hear between 1,000 and 1,200 cases this year, more than twice the average number tried by district court judges...
Study: TB rates higher among U.S. immigrants
Chicago -- Tuberculosis cases continue to fall in the United States, but some immigrants have disturbingly high rates of the disease, according to a study released Tuesday that called for more aggressive action. -- TB rates were highest among residents from lower Africa and parts of Southeast Asia. Most drug-resistant TB cases also were from foreign-born residents...
5 South Koreans kidnapped in Mexican border city
Seoul -- Five South Koreans were abducted in a Mexican border city, officials said Tuesday. -- Gunmen who seized the four men and one woman demanded a $30,000 ransom in return for their freedom, according to an official from the National Intelligence Service. The official did not give further details...
|Project USA sc
Congress fixing immigration by killing E-Verify, only part not broken
In the wake of the murder in San Francisco of a father and his two sons, ages 20 and 16 years old, by an illegal alien, Mayor Gavin Newsom blamed his city’s illegal alien sanctuary policy on our "broken immigration system". If our immigration system weren’t broken, argued the mayor of the city that kicked off the sanctuary movement...
Jindal says he’s not interested in no. 2 spot with McCain
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he does not want to be considered as vice president on the GOP ticket, making him among a growing number of those pulling themselves out of the race. -- "I look forward to continuing to be governor of Louisiana. This is a once in a lifetime chance to improve our state..."
|KWGN-TV -- Denver
Immigration unit arresting hundreds of illegal aliens
..."Through the 1st year of operation, we've arrested 19 aggravated felons," says Trooper John Hahn. "These are individuals who have previously been convicted of felonies and returned to the United States." -- Add those numbers to those around the country and specialized teams like this one are having an impact.
Expired plates lead to immigration bust
Expired license plates led a Colorado state trooper find eight [illegal aliens] in a van on Interstate 70 today. -- The trooper pulled over the Dodge Caravan about 90 miles east of Denver at about 3 p.m. after spotting that its Arizona plates had expired, according to the highway patrol...
Hispanics make up 22% of new HIV, AIDS cases
Though Hispanics comprise about 14 percent of the U.S. population, they represented 22 percent of new HIV and AIDS diagnoses tallied by federal officials in 2006. -- Officials do not have a precise tally of HIV infections nationwide, because many states have not reported figures to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Miffed Mexicans moan over Nogales border wall
Mexican officials say a concrete barrier constructed by the U.S. Border Patrol in a storm-water tunnel beneath Nogales appears to be on Mexican soil and was the main cause of serious flooding July 12 in Nogales, Sonora. -- The flooding caused about $8 million in damage in Nogales, Sonora, the officials say.
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Dozens arrested in immigration sweep face deportation or criminal charges
More than 80 foreign nationals arrested in a recent multi-agency operation in San Diego County face federal and state criminal charges or deportation, federal officials said Tuesday. -- The arrests were made in an operation by U.S. ICE and other law enforcement agencies aimed at cracking down on violent street gangs in the area...
Foreign-born TB cases need better control, US says
Tuberculosis cases continue to fall in the United States, but some immigrants have disturbingly high rates of the disease, according to a study released Tuesday that called for more aggressive action. -- TB rates were highest among residents from lower Africa and parts of Southeast Asia. Most drug-resistant TB cases also were from foreign-born residents...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Federal trial planned for invasion aide
Rather than pay a $175 fine, a local aid volunteer is set to go on trial this week for leaving water jugs in the desert for illegal immigrants. -- Daniel Millis, 29, is expected to go on trial in federal court Friday morning to defend himself against charges that he littered in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in February...
Congressional candidate targets illegals
Democratic Congressional candidate Lee Whitnum called Monday for extensive crackdowns on job-specific and illegal immigration to open up jobs for more Americans. -- Whitnum called for two dedicated police officers in every community to enforce immigration regulations...
|Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles
How many must die to pass Jamiel's Law?
If you haven't yet seen and heard Danielle Bologna interviewed about the murder of her husband and sons by an illegal alien gang banger in San Francisco, you need to do so. -- The murder of Mrs. Bologna's husband and sons were foreseeable and preventable. That's not 20-20 hindsight. It's a fact...
|Salem (Oregon) Statesman Journal
Children witness life-threatening knife attack by illegal alien
A couple's argument erupted into an attempted murder/suicide Sunday, as a man stabbed his girlfriend in the stomach and then held off deputies before stabbing himself multiple times. -- Simon Orozco-Garcia, 28, used a 5- or 6-inch serrated kitchen knife to deliver a life-threatening wound to Maribel Sanchez...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Asarco workers would quit if Grupo Mexico re-takes control
Kearny, Ariz. -- Hundreds of workers for Tucson-based Asarco's mining operations would likely walk off the job if the company is handed back to a Mexico City conglomerate. -- In demonstrations at the copper- producer's four Southern Arizona sites today, miners, mechanics and retired workers carried signs in English and Spanish saying Grupo Mexico is not welcome back in the community.
|KLAS-TV -- Las Vegas
Hispanic population increase cause may surprise you
The Hispanic population is experiencing non-stop growth here in the valley and nationwide. But it's not because of immigration. Here in Las Vegas, according to this year's Las Vegas Perspective, the Hispanic population is at 26-percent. -- But that number is growing every day...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
The president of South Korea is demanding the release of five Koreans kidnapped last week in Reynosa, Tamaulipas by unknown assailants. According to an unidentified source, the kidnappers are asking $30 million. The Koreans, four males and one female, were in the border area looking for employment when they were taken...
|East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix
Saban says he'll dismantle human smuggling unit
Maricopa County sheriff candidate Dan Saban said Tuesday he would dismantle the sheriff's controversial human smuggling unit and reassign the personnel to several multiagency task forces. -- Saban's plan strikes at the core of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's efforts to focus the sheriff's office on enforcing state and federal illegal immigration policy.
Video: Phoenix now leads all U. S. cities in numbers of kidnappings
...In the video they point out that almost every case they cover in phoenix is tied to drug or human smuggling. What group of people are we talking about? Yet the video never mentions the illegal immigration issue or lack of border security as having anything to do with the increase in kidnappings...
|D. A. King -- Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal
Change comes to Cobb: It's 'Adios' to 'business license'
"Any individual, partnership, corporation or entity which engages in any activity with the object of gain, profit, benefit, or advantage in the unincorporated area of Cobb County is considered to be engaged in business and must obtain a Cobb County Business License or Business Registration Certificate for each location in Cobb County prior to engaging in these activities."
|KNXV-TV -- Phoenix
Escapee leads Phoenix police to drop house, 10 others found
Phoenix police discovered 10 [illegal aliens] on Tuesday afternoon after an escapee reported a drop house to officers. -- A Hispanic male contacted police just after 1 p.m. and reported that he had been held against his will at gunpoint and was beaten at a nearby drop house near Campbell and 111th Lane...