Here We Go Again (Still)
Illegal immigration increasing
|NewsMax.com -- October 26
Illegal Immigration Rising as Economy Improves
Illegal immigration from Mexico is rising, says a new report by researchers in the U.S. and Mexico.
|How do they get in? These holes in the old fence near Tecate, California have been there for years.
According to the report by the University of Southern California and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, a Mexican government-sponsored research group, immigrants crossing the border in the first half of 2012 outnumbered those heading back for the first time since 2007.
As the economy worsened, immigration from Mexico dropped to low levels between 2007 and 2011.
"Illegal immigration is a market indicator," Roy Beck, CEO of NumbersUSA, an Arlington, Va.-based think tank that advocates lower levels of legal and illegal immigration, told USA Today. "They all got gigantic networks of family and friends who are already here sending information back and forth. So this is basically another sign that the economy is picking up."
However, researchers also say the numbers are nowhere near the millions that headed north during boom years.
|Courthouse News Service
Big Brother clamps down on the border
The federal government is unconstitutionally prohibiting people from taking photos near border crossings without prior approval from Customs and the border patrol, two U.S. citizens claim in Federal Court. -- Plaintiffs Ray Askins and Christian Ramirez say that in separate incidents, border patrol agents harassed and questioned them, seized devices and erased pictures they took at the U.S.-Mexico border...
|KWES-TV -- Midland / Odessa, Texas
Pecos man caught smuggling illegals
A Pecos man was caught red handed transporting illegal [aliens]. -- We're told Elvedin Huric was pulled over by a state trooper last Thursday in Pecos. -- That's when the trooper discovered five illegals in the car. -- According to the affidavit, Huric was taking them from Arlington, Texas to Pecos to work at Joe's Pizza and Pasta Restaurant...
|Washington Free Beacon
Company of Obama export adviser encourages outsourcing jobs to Mexico
The company of a prominent Obama administration adviser is encouraging its employees and business partners to explore outsourcing to Mexico. -- Boeing is urging its employees and suppliers to participate in a Nov. 15 event in Chicago, where Obama cast his vote for president Thursday, which will focus "on how to do business in Mexico," according to a letter sent to the company's suppliers by Patrick McKenna...
Here we go, again...
Tallahassee -- Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash. -- A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19. -- The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds of mail inbound to troops serving in the area...
|Ted Galen Carpenter -- Cato Institute
Mexico's drug violence seeps over the border
The killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent on October 2 in a notorious southern Arizona drug-smuggling corridor fueled speculation that Mexico's drug cartels were becoming bolder about operating on the U.S. side of the border. Agent Nicholas Ivie's death apparently was a tragic case of friendly fire. The immediate assumption that the cartels were responsible is an indicator of just how jittery Americans living along the border...
|KGUN-TV -- Tucson
Border Patrol seizes marijuana, arrests sex offenders and smugglers
In the past week, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,691 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $845,500. Agents also arrested four people with significant sexual criminal histories, including 38-year-old Eduardo Morales. -- In a news release, Tucson Sector Border Patrol said Morales had several prior sex offenses that included sex with a minor; earning him a conviction in 2009 in California...
|Michael Snyder -- Economic Collapse Blog
15 signs that layoffs and job losses are skyrocketing
If you still have a good job, you might want to hold on to it very tightly because there are a whole bunch of signs that unemployment in the United States is about to start getting worse again. Over the past several weeks, a substantial number of large corporations have announced disappointing earnings for the third quarter. Many of those large corporations are also loaded up with huge amounts of debt.
RINO Powell endorses Comrade Obama.... again
In an appearance on Thursday's broadcast of "CBS This Morning," former Secretary of State Colin Powell said he had no regrets about endorsing President Barack Obama in 2008, and once again endorsed the incumbent president over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. -- "You know, I voted for him in 2008, and I plan to stick with him in 2012, and I'll be voting for he and for Vice President Joe Biden next month," Powell said...
THIS is how Obama will grant amnesty to millions of invaders
President Obama's off-the-record generalized remarks released this week pledging immigration reform during a second term raise questions about how such a lofty goal will be accomplished if Obama gets another four years. -- Obama did not go into detail when he made the pledge in an interview with the Des Moines Register that the White House originally insisted remain off the record...
|Frank Gaffney, Jr. -- Family Security Matters
The real reason behind Benghazigate
President Obama's once seemingly unstoppable march toward re-election hit what he might call "bumps in the road" in Benghazi, Libya, late on Sept. 11, 2012. It might be more accurate to describe the effect of the well-planned and -executed, military-style attack on a diplomatic facility there as the political equivalent of a devastating improvised explosive device on the myth of the unassailability of the Obama record...
|Paul Bedard -- Washington Examiner
Jeep, an Obama favorite, looks to shift production to China
In another potential blow for the president's Ohio reelection campaign, Jeep, the rugged brand President Obama once said symbolized American freedom, is considering giving up on the United States and shifting production to China. --- Such a move would crash the economy in towns like Toledo, Ohio, where Jeeps are made and supplied, and rob the community of the economic security they thought Obama's auto bailout assured them..
Suspected invader caught with 15 assault rifles in Dallas
Yesterday afternoon at around 3 p.m., Dallas police were sent to check out a silver Pontiac sedan parked suspiciously in an Oak Cliff alley. Officers waited for the driver to pull away, then performed a traffic stop on the 2400 block of Brooklyn Avenue after the car made an illegal turn. -- Police arrested the driver, 24-year-old Jesus Gonzalez, for driving without a license and not wearing a seat belt...
|Weekly Standard sc
Average GDP growth less than half of what Obama predicted
The average GDP growth for the first three quarters of this year is 1.77 percent, according to data released by the the Bureau of Economic Analysis this morning. That is less than half of what the White House predicted GDP growth would be this year, and less than a third of what the Obama administration projected when it first took office. -- Here's a chart from the Republican-side of the Senate Budget Committee...
|Jennifer Griffin -- Fox News
Sources: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack
Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials -- who also told the CIA operators twice to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11...
|Fronteras Desk -- Phoenix
Tension escalates along the US-Mexico border
Since 2010, the U.S. Border Patrol has killed 16 people. Among those victims, six were in Mexico at the time of the incident. In each case, the Department of Homeland Security has said the Border Patrol agent was acting in self-defense. -- Border Patrol agents say they are coming under increased physical assault. They have had weapons brandished at them and have been assaulted with rocks, usually thrown from the Mexico side...
|The Hill -- Washington
Big Sis threatens dictatorial action if latest Obama power grab fails in Congress
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday said the executive branch stands ready to issue an executive order on cybersecurity if Congress fails to pass legislation that boosts the defenses of critical infrastructure against a cyberattack. -- Napolitano noted that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to revive efforts to pass cybersecurity legislation in November and said the administration...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas
Invader chase ends in cane field fire
Progreso, Texas -- A Border Patrol chase led to the capture of several illegal [aliens]. It also resulted in a fire at a sugarcane field in Progreso. -- The incident happened before 7 p.m. across from the Progreso Independent School District building. -- Border Patrol officials said their agents noticed a suspicious vehicle with several passengers. The agents tried to stop the vehicle but the driver sped away...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Obama Border Patrol: National security on the cheap
President Barack Obama's and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's plan to provide new equipment and technology for the U.S. Border Patrol remains on the back-burner with the budgeted money be used to implement the administration's de facto Amnesty program for over a million illegal aliens, according to Homeland Security Newswire on Tuesday...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Top lawmaker's son allegedly caught in voter fraud sting
The son of an 11-term Democratic congressman was allegedly caught on video providing information on how to commit voter fraud, according to a report and video released on Wednesday. -- Patrick Moran, the son and campaign worker of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), when approached by an undercover investigator for advice on how to steal the votes of more than 100 people, Moran advised falsifying documents to satisfy...
|Dallas Morning News
Invader gets 15 years in fatal DUI crash case
A drunken driver was sentenced to 15 years in prison this week for causing a wrong-way crash that killed his passenger and seriously injured another man. -- Juan Ramon Hernandez, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for intoxication assault and 15 years for intoxication manslaughter. The sentences will run concurrently. Early on March 18, the Irving man was driving his Chevrolet Tahoe...