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|Houston Chronicle -- July 18
Apprehensions for immigration violations drop
Washington (AP) -- The government says apprehensions of people for federal immigration violations have dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, reflecting a decline in the northbound traffic of illegal immigrants from Mexico.
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At the same time, the number of suspects booked by the U.S. Marshals Service for criminal immigration offenses has gone up dramatically, a function of tougher law enforcement on the U.S. side of the border.
In a report released Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics said the number of immigration-related apprehensions has steadily declined, peaking at 1.8 million in 2000 but dropping to 516,992 in 2010 --- the lowest level since 1972.
"The U.S. economic slump, more economic stability in some Mexican areas, increased U.S. enforcement on the border and in the interior plus the drop in the total fertility rate in Mexico are likely among the reasons for this drop," said University of Texas sociology professor Nestor P. Rodriguez...
Big Sis defends Comrade O's immigration 'policies'
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is defending President Barack Obama's decision to stop deporting many illegal [aliens] brought to the U.S. as children and let them apply for work permits. -- "Our nation's immigration laws must be enforced in a strong and sensible manner," Napolitano said in prepared remarks submitted to the House Judiciary Committee...
Carolla sounds off on Obama's 'ridiculous' class warfare speech
Last week in Roanoke, Va., President Barack Obama gave a speech eerily similar to one given by Democratic Massachusetts senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren, which suggested many successful people didn't get to where they are on their own, but with society's help, specifically government. -- But now that the president of the United States has parroted the claim, it has caused a visceral reaction...
|Andrew Napolitano -- LewRockwell.com
The rule of law
The greatest distinguishing factor between countries in which there is some freedom and those where authoritarian governments manage personal behavior is the Rule of Law. The idea that the very laws that the government is charged with enforcing could restrain the government itself is uniquely Western and was accepted with near unanimity at the time of the creation of the American Republic...
|NAFBPO Disturbing photos
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Estado de Tamaulipas, Mex. -- State residents are arming themselves in self defense, tired of years of insecurity and violence. They have organized communication networks, and through this, urged citizens to take up arms to protect themselves. In some rural towns, the Mexican military has urged residents to leave for their safety. (The state is one of the primary areas being fought over between the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas.)
|John Lott -- Fox News
UN gun control treaty will reveal gun laws Obama really supports
Sometime later this week, the UN will finally unveil its Arms Trade Treaty. The exact date the treaty will be released is a secret. -- Russia, China, France --- with its new Socialist government --- Britain and the Obama administration are writing the treaty behind closed doors. Yet even if the final treaty is being kept under wraps, we still have a pretty good idea of some of the requirements that will be in it...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
U.S. labor unions collude with China to outsource jobs
On July 15, the Law Enforcement Examiner reported on how the Obama administration is outsourcing jobs and money to foreign nations, especially the People's Republic of China and Russia, in the name of environmentalism. A follow up investigation this week has shed more light on the transactions between President Barack Obama's Chicago political machine and the Chinese government...
Court dismisses challenge to immigration enforcement programs
A federal appeals court in Atlanta has rejected legal efforts aimed at shutting down programs that give Cobb County and state police immigration enforcement powers. -- In its ruling issued this month, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit against two of Georgia's 287(g) programs, named after the section of federal immigration law that authorizes them...
Fmr. Biden Advisor: No evidence of a tech worker shortage
Jared Bernstein, a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the former Chief Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, told an audience at the Brookings Institution that there is no proof of a shortage of workers with high tech skills. "Show me the data," he challenged industry officials. -- Bernstein made these assertions during a Brookings sponsored debate with Vivek Wadhwa...
More Obama regime food stamp insanity
The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps. -- USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America...
|Kurt Nimmo -- Infoiwars
More Americans on government dole than found jobs
Between April and June, according to statistics released by the Senate Budget Committee, more Americans went on Social Security disability than found jobs. -- According to figures released by the committee, a total of 246,000 people enrolled in the Social Security Disability Insurance program while during the same period a mere 225,000 found jobs...
Schumer says 'no amendment is absolute'
Chuck Schumer is the last person in the United States Senate who you would expect to denounce the first amendment, especially considering the length his speeches usually get to. However, that's exactly what Mr. Schumer did [yesterday], taking to the Senate floor to support the draconian campaign finance law known as the DISCLOSE Act with a speech that included the following very odd statement...
|Vice Admiral Robert R. Monroe (Ret.) -- The Hill
Ratification of 'Law of the Sea' advances world government
Ratification of the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) would be a giant step toward World Government. The principal purposes of LOST are to transfer technology and wealth from developed to underdeveloped nations and to increase exposure to international litigation. Consider two quotations from LOST's Preamble: "...achievement of these goals will contribute to the realization of..."
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Laundering cartel money is nothing new for banking industry
On Tuesday, David Bagley, head of compliance for HSBC Bank's London headquarters publicly resigned while testifying before a U.S. Senate committee, after he and other banks officials apologized for repeatedly violating anti-money-laundering rules and accepting billions of dollars from the drug cartels. -- Bagley told the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations...
|The Blaze sc
Is there a Mexican drug cartel in your town?
Forget drug cartels being a Mexican problem, they have infiltrated thousands of U.S. cities and are running complex and lucrative drug operations right under our noses. After all, we are their biggest and most relied upon customer. -- Using information from a report released by the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Post was able to identify the trafficking routes and bases of various Mexican drug cartels...
TSA goons to staff U.K. airports
Agents of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will be stationed at British airports during the Summer Olympic Games, British media reported Tuesday --- the latest indication that authorities are scrambling to shore up security before the games open in 11 days. -p- M. Alex Johnson is a breaking news and projects reporter for NBCNews.com. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook...
|Edwin Mora -- Family Security Matters
Feds let 25 illegal aliens attend flight school owned by illegal alien
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school that was owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office. -- The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States... [Related]
|Family Security Matters
Thanks to Obamacare, small businesses plan on eliminating jobs before 2014
Obamacare's employer mandate has small businesses scrambling to reduce their workforce in anticipation of the law's implementation in 2014. -- Under the employer mandate, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees have to provide coverage or pay a $2,000 penalty for every worker minus the first 30. Growing businesses have discovered that expanding their workforce beyond 50 full time workers...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Illegals found on 2 boats
Twenty-seven [illegal aliens] were taken into custody in two separate maritime smuggling incidents this week, federal officials said Tuesday. -- The crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection boat, using night-vision equipment, spotted a small boat running without navigation lights about 1 a.m. Sunday about four miles west of Torrey Pines State Beach...
Here's Your 'Change': Jobless claims soar
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rebounded last week, pushing them back to levels consistent with modest job growth after a seasonal quirk caused a sharp drop the prior period. -- Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised up to 352,000...
Sheriff Joe heading to court
For six years, the "toughest sheriff in America" has vehemently denied allegations that his deputies racially profile Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols. -- Joe Arpaio would dismiss his critics in his signature brash style at countless news conferences and in numerous appearances on television. -- Now, the sheriff in Arizona's most populous county will have to convince a federal judge who is presiding over a lawsuit...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Cartels have basically eliminated freedom of the press in Mexico
On Tuesday, special prosecutor Laura Angelina Borbolla testified before a congressional panel in Mexico City, reporting that while the murdered remains of 67 journalists have been found and 14 others have disappeared since 2006, only one such case has seen the perpetrator(s) brought to justice. -- This dismal record may explain why the mainstream press in Mexico has been all but silenced by the drug cartels...