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Feds Target Illegal Hires

The federal government is requiring as many as 1,000 companies to turn over their employment records for inspection, part of an expanding crackdown on businesses suspected of hiring illegal immigrants, according to people close to the Department of Homeland Security. The audits, which the government is expected to make public in the next few days, represent the biggest such operation since 2009. At that time, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a DHS unit, conducted an auditing sweep of businesses working in public safety and national security.
Steven Seagal - A&E's Lawman

Steven Seagal going back on patrol! A&E’s ‘Lawman” to resume production in Phoenix–EXCLUSIVE

Production on his COPS-style A&E reality show Lawman may have been shut down last year when the actor was accused of illicit behavior, but now Deputy Seagal has now landed a new beat: Phoenix, Ariz., where controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio has welcomed the actor to resume shooting. As a result, A&E has greenlit a third season of Steven Seagal Lawman, with Seagal going on patrol in Maricopa County.

1 US immigration agent dead, 1 injured in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was killed and another wounded while driving through northern Mexico Tuesday, in a rare attack on American officials in this country which is fighting powerful drug cartels.
MIRA (Mississippi Immigration Rights Alliance) Sole Arellano, bottom left, stands with more than 70 others at the State Capitol, protesting Mississippi's proposes immigration bill. (photo taken on January 12, 2011.)

Two Sides of Mississippi’s Immigration Debate

The bill allows law enforcement officers, during traffic stops and other encounters, to check the immigration status of individuals they suspect to be in the country without documents. People who can't produce documents to show they're U.S. citizens, legal residents or visitors with visas could be jailed. Those found to be in the country without proper documentation could eventually be deported.
AP2011 Marko Garduno, top right, holds a sleeping Dillon Garduno, 2 1/2, as they join dozens of others as they listen to Arizona lawmakers give their first hearing to a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants.

Bill Requiring Hospitals to Check Immigration Status in Arizona Causes Concern

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.
Michelle-Obama

Michelle Obama Urges Latinos to push for Immigration Bill

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.
AP2011 Feb 7: Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City, and chairman judiciary committee, calls to order a hearing as Arizona lawmakers give their first hearing to a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants, the state's latest foray into the national debate over illegal immigration at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.

Bill Denying Birthright Citizenship in Arizona Will Come to a Vote Next Week

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 delays gun reporting requirement along Mexican border

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.

A New Sheriff in Town?

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.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio

68 ILLEGAL ALIENS NABBED BY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES

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.
Mexican Military

Mexican military finds drugs on commercial plane

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.

ICE Raids Go After The Worst of the Worst more

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.

Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Harboring Illegal Aliens & Making False Statement

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.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio will go to San Diego trip tomorrow despite local activist plans...

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.
The Mexican drug cartel

Q&A: Mexico’s drug-related violence

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?

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