An Arizona bill requiring hospitals to check on whether patients are in the country legally, is the latest attempt by Arizona lawmakers to crackdown on illegal immigration. But the bill is causing concern among medical professionals who fear they will become de facto immigration agents under the law.
The president needs Republicans and Dems 'who are going to step up,' says Michelle Obama. First lady Michelle Obama says immigration reform has been "at the top" of her husband's agenda but is urging the Latino community to help push immigration legislation, such as the Dream Act, in the future.
An Arizona bill that would put a stop to automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants could come to a vote next week, according to an Arizona lawmaker intent on pushing the legislation forward, even if it the measure is defeated.
White House budget officials dealt federal firearms investigators a setback Friday when they rejected an emergency request for a rule meant to help catch gunrunners to Mexico. The decision delays for at least two months a proposed requirement that gun dealers along the Mexican border report anyone who buys two or more assault weapons in five days. White House officials said the delay will give the public more time - until Feb. 14 - to comment on the proposal.
Last Friday in Arizona, the Pima County Tea Party Patriots gathered outside the office of Sheriff Clarence Dupnik demanding he resign. The “Dump Dupnik” rally brought other news as well. Retired Deputy U.S. Marshal Walt Setzer announced he will run as the Republican challenger to Democrat Dupnik in the 2012 election. It looks like there might be a new sheriff in town.
68 ILLEGAL ALIENS NABBED BY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES IN TWO DAY LONG CRIME SUPPRESSION OPERATION. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced today that his 18th crime suppression operation once again proved successful with the apprehension of 83 law breakers, most of who were arrested for crimes relating to human smuggling.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican soldiers seized nearly 200 pounds (90 kilograms) of drugs from the cargo area of an Aeromexico commercial plane scheduled to fly to the northern border city of Tijuana, the military said Saturday. Agents discovered the shipment Friday at the airport in Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city, the Defense Department said in a statement. They confiscated about 100 pounds (50 kilograms) of crystal methamphetamine, 60 pounds (30 kilograms) of heroin and 20 pounds (10 kilograms) of methylphenidate, which is often used to cut heroin, according to the statement. There were no arrests. The Defense Department did not say how the drugs were discovered or give further details on the shipment. Phone calls to Aeromexico representatives rang unanswered Saturday. Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, is a major staging point for funneling drugs into the United States.
They are described as the ‘worst of the worst.’ Before dawn in northern Virginia, after days of heavy surveillance, the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Fugitive Operation Team is taking a 42-year-old man from el Salvador into custody.
San Diego FBI Special Agent in Charge announced the arrest of United States Border Patrol Agent Marcos Gerardo Manzano, Jr., and Jose Alfredo Garrido-Morena, as a result of an investigation conducted by the Border Corruption Task Force.
From Sheriff Joe's Facebook: Joe Arpaio: I am looking forward to my San Diego trip tomorrow despite a local activist is planning a large protest against me. (Phoenix, AZ) Security around Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be far tighter on Thursday than in times past when Arpaio travels on January 20, 2011 to a San Diego venue to speak before 1000 attendees.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched his crackdown on the drug cartels in December 2006. Since then, many thousands of people have been killed. What is the scale of the violence?
High-Tech Border Fence Project That Cost Taxpayers Nearly $1 Billion Did Little to Improve Security. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Friday that she has canceled the troubled virtual fence project along the southwest border, proposing a new plan which she claims will better address each region's border security needs.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) – Fifteen bodies, all but one of them decapitated, were found early on Saturday in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco as drug violence in Mexico intensified. The victims, all male, were discovered at dawn near a shopping mall along with threatening hand-written messages that are typically left as a calling card by drug cartels, authorities said.
CALEXICO, Calif. – A government agency on the front lines of the immigration debate has begun installing lifesaving buoys in a fast-moving canal along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants drown each year as they sneak into the country illegally.
NOGALES, Mexico, Jan 5 – A U.S. Border Patrol agent was involved in a shooting on the Arizona border with Mexico on Wednesday that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy trying to illegally scale the border fence, Mexican police said.