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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Zetas Team Up with Chinese Mafia
Marginal Border Security Puts Americans At Risk
Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- June 9   
Los Zetas have formed alliance with Chinese mafia
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    According to a former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, the ultraviolent Mexican drug cartel known as Los Zetas has formed a partnership with the Chinese mafia which will result in a sharp increase in Chinese nationals illegally entering the U.S. from Mexico.
    Former DEA supervisor, Phil Jordan recently told KRGV News 5: "The Chinese organized criminals - especially when it comes to human smuggling - will team up with anybody that will assist them in transporting people from China to the U.S. via Mexico... The Zetas are well organized in smuggling people in the U.S."
    "If the intelligence continues to show the Chinese are partnering with the Zetas, you're going to see an obvious increase in the number of Chinese coming across," added Jordan.
    The sale of many of the chemicals used in making methamphetamine have been banned, or are now strictly controlled in the United States, as a result, China has become a major supplier of the precursor chemicals used to manufacture the drug for all of the cartels... Read More

Fox News Latino  
Web site chronicles violence in Mexico, life in border region 
The Web site Frontera List tracks the violence of Mexico's drug war as part of a wider mission to document events and trends in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. - "The Internet site is a continuation of a project that began during the era of the (19)90s as a list of a social group who shared news," Frontera List creator Molly Molloy told Efe by telephone...

David King -- Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal  
Holder making Congress furious fast    
Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder provided congressional testimony for the seventh time regarding Operation Fast And Furious, the illegal, dangerous, and idiotic ATF plan to let guns "walk" across the border into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, allegedly to allow the guns to be tracked back to subsequent criminal activity and then apprehend those responsible. One of the many problems with the hairbrained plan was...

Anthony Martin -- The Examiner  
New information confirms extensive Obama spying on Americans 
New information published today by Politico confirms previously reported news stories indicating extensive spying on Americans by the Obama Administration and the President's reelection campaign. -- The Obama campaign employs over 150 "techies" who do nothing but "peel back the layers" of the lives of citizens. According to Politico these techies know what citizens read, where they shop, what kind of work they do..."

Colorado Statesman  
Ballot initiative would enable illegals to obtain drivers licenses
Proponents of a ballot proposal that would offer Colorado driver's licenses to all residents of the state whether they are a legal resident or an [illegal alien.... criminal] are busy gathering signatures despite cries that the initiative would legitimize illegal behavior. -- The petition specifications for Initiative 52 have been approved by the secretary of state and proponents have until Aug. 6 to collect the 86,105 valid signatures needed...

Las Vegas Review-Journal  
L.A.'s mumbling buffoon of a mayor makes wild claims about Romney 
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Saturday warned Nevada Democrats that if Mitt Romney wins the White House, the U.S. will lose economic gains, health care coverage for the uninsured and equal rights for women promoted by President Barack Obama. -- "Mitt Romney and the right wing will stop this country in its tracks," Villaraigosa said, speaking to the Nevada Democratic Party convention...

Los Angeles Times          sc   
Jobs for skilled workers are going unfilled    
With more than 12.7 million Americans unemployed, companies have no trouble attracting applicants. What's tougher for some firms is finding qualified workers. Just ask California Steel Industries. -- The Fontana steel maker needs experienced electrical and mechanical technicians to help it make metal pipes and flat-roll sheets used in construction projects. The pay is good...

Fox News Latino  
Where cops don't ask, and illegals don't tell 
José Alfredo Romero Rodríguez looked to the United States as a place for better opportunity and quality of life than the one he experienced in Monterrey, Mexico. -- "I crossed the Rio Bravo in 1999 to have a change in my life," said Rodríguez, 54, a day laborer in Dallas, Texas, told Fox News Latino. -- Today Rodríguez, known as "El Perro" or "the Dog" to his friends, waits to be picked for a day laborer job...

Josh Gerstein -- Politico  
Holder unaware that court visitors must show ID    
Due to a recent work assignment, I had the opportunity to enter a federal courthouse about 200 times in the past six weeks or so. Each and every time, I was asked for a photo ID, which the court security officer looked at and then allowed me to put away in my wallet. -- This procedure, which takes place tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of times each day in federal courthouses across the country, is apparently...

Anthony Martin -- The Examiner  
Issa tells Holder 'you are not a good witness'    
During a hearing today of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder claimed memory lapses when asked about the Fast and Furious scandal. -- When U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, asked Holder if he or anyone else at the Justice Department had told the White House about "gunwalking" when it appeared that the activity contributed to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Holder replied, "I don't know."

Fox News  
Mexican judges agree to extradite alleged drug queen to US 
A panel of Mexican judges on Thursday agreed to extradite a suspected drug trafficker known as the "Queen of the Pacific" to the United States, where she faces cocaine-related charges. -- The three federal appellate judges said Sandra Avila Beltran could be tried outside of Mexico, but only on one of the two charges prosecutors sought...

QuinStreet, Inc.  
California needs more college graduates by 2025    
California colleges have been receiving the short end of the stick when it comes to state funding, but a new report shows that the schools could come up short in another area: the number of college-educated graduates they produce. -- According to the Los Angeles Times, the report released by California Competes, a cohort of civic and independent business leaders, estimated that the state needs to have more than 5 million...

Houston Chronicle  
Cornyn demands DOJ accountability over Fast and Furious
Texas Sen. John Cornyn today lambasted Attorney General Eric Holder about misleading information given to Congress related to the botched gun-tracking sting known as Operation Fast and Furious. -- Cornyn, a San Antonio Republican, was responding to information that surfaced earlier today indicating that senior Justice Department officials had knowledge of the reckless tactics to be used in Operation Fast and Furious...

Stein Report / New York Times  
Rep. Lamar Smith: Amnesty arguments are flawed    
"Jorge G. Castaneda and Douglas S. Massey ("Do-It-Yourself Immigration Reform," Op-Ed, June 2) argue that we should grant amnesty to millions of illegal [aliens] because illegal immigration from Mexico is down. But this conclusion is flawed," says Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) in a letter to the New York Times. "Second, while illegal immigration has slightly diminished, it's still a problem..."

American Border Patrol
New Flag Sign Board Going Up
American Border Patrol is building another wall to house this year's Independence Day flags. Last year 10,000 flags were placed on a sign board that read SECURE THE BORDER. This year the sign board will read SAVE THE UNITED STATES. Read more...

CBS News  
Poll shows most Americans support SB 1070    
As the Supreme Court weighs a decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law this summer, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that more than half of Americans see the law as "about right." The legislation, which was signed into law in April 2010, is considered among the most stringent immigration laws in the nation. It requires Arizona law enforcement members to check the citizenship status of anyone...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner  
Colorado college now offers tuition break to illegal aliens    
On Thursday, the Metro State College of Denver’s board of trustees approved a plan that will give illegal aliens a 58 percent discount on their tuition. The move passed with a 7-1 vote. -- Under the special rate, illegal aliens will pay $6,716.60 per year, while out-of-state students will pay $15,985 per year. In-state (citizen) Metro students will pay $4,304.40 per year...

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