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UN CALLS MEXICAN BORDER “PATHWAY INTO US”

Notes Organized Crime, Street Gangs Serve as Conduits
By Harold Hutchison

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has issued a report describing how Mexican cartels and street gangs are being used as conduits by people from countries in Africa and Asia, including terror havens like Somalia. The report also provides a cost figure for those entering the U.S. illegally: $7500.

ICE UNION URGES NO VOTE

Unswayed by Corker-Hoeven Amendment
By Harold Hutchison

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) National Council has urged Senators to oppose the amnesty bill pushed by the “Gang of Eight” despite the addition of the Corker-Hoeven Amendment.

GANG OF EIGHT DEAL?

Agreement Calls for 700 Miles of Border Fence, More Border Agents
By Harold Hutchison

A “deal” may be in the works on the amnesty bill being pushed by the Senate’s “Gang of Eight.” Among the provisions of the deal are the construction of a border fence along 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, nearly doubling the size of Customs and Border Patrol by hiring 20,000 more agents, and acquiring unmanned aerial vehicles.

MAJOR RAIDS AT 7-11

Nine Arrests in Sweep
By Harold Hutchison

Federal agents arrested nine managers and owners who had used the Social Security numbers of children and dead people to hire illegal aliens to work at 7-11 convenience stores. As many as 50 illegals were hired in the scheme.

The arrests were the culmination of a decade-long investigation. The owners had forced the employees to live in housing they owned.

Status Report on the Immigration Amnesty Bill

Status Report on the Immigration Amnesty Bill
Many reasons why gun owners should be concerned

As you probably know, the immigration amnesty bill is on the Senate floor.

This is a status report on where we are, and we will attempt to give you regular follow-ups over the next two weeks.

For starters, why should gun owners care about immigration amnesty?

First: It will add up to a net 8.4 million anti-gun voters in the next 13 years or so. This could make comprehensive gun control and confiscation inevitable within our lifetimes.

SCOTUS SHOOTS DOWN ARIZONA VOTING RULES

State Had Required Proof of Citizenship
By Harold Hutchison

Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship before being able to register to vote under the 1993 “Motor-Voter Law” was struck down by the Supreme Court on a 7-2 vote. The court rules that the federal law pre-empted state level provisions.

Only two justices, Clarence Thomas and Samual Alito, voted to uphold the law. Last year, another Arizona law seeking to combat illegal immigration was struck down by the Supreme Court.

Is there anyone in Washington willing to secure the border?

BORDER SECURITY AMENDMENT SHOT DOWN

43 Senators Vote for Grassley Amendment
By Harold Hutchison

A border-security amendment by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) was defeated by the Senate. A total of 57 Senators voted for a motion to table his amendment, which would have required that the White House would certify “effective control” over the southwestern border before any of the 11 million illegal immigrants could be legalized.

SENATE BEGINS DEBATE ON AMNESTY

Gang of Eight Bill Passes First Hurdle
By Harold Hutchison

The Senate began debate on the “immigration reform” legislation after blowing past a filibuster against the motion to proceed on the legislation. The debate starting has included numerous amendments as well. Senator John Cornyn introduced a 134-page amendment that prohibits starting any pathway to citizenship or a green card for the approximately 11 million illegal immigrants believed to be in the country.

WHAT DO SKI INSTRUCTORS HAVE TO DO WITH BORDER SECURITY?

Provision in Massive Bill Raises Questions
By Harold Hutchison

The Senate’s “Gang of Eight” introduced their immigration reform bill – which weighed in at 844 pages – three weeks ago. Six days ago, a substitute was introduced, and it came in even longer, totaling 867 pages. But what is in the bill may surprise a lot of people.

FIVE KILLED IN BORDER CHASE

17 Injured When Van Crashes
By Harold Hutchison

Five people were killed when a van carrying 22 people crashed, ending a vehicle chase being carried out by United States Customs and Border Patrol. The crash occurred in Arizona, a state where illegal immigration has become a controversial issue.

In addition to the fatalities, the other 17 people were injured when the van rolled over. Of the five people killed, one was from Mexico, four were from Guatemala. One of those killed was a young boy. Seven of the injured were transported via helicopter.

DEATH OF A TEXAS PROSECUTOR

D.A. May Have Been Killed by Mexican Cartels
By Harold Hutchison

A Texas prosecutor who was gunned down at home with his wife may have been the intended target of the attack, the mayor of Forney, Texas, said. Mike McLelland was found Saturday.

Darren Rovell told the Associated Press that the attack is seen as a double-shock to the community, which was reeling from the 31 January death of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse.

OBAMA LETS `EM LOOSE

Illegal Immigrants Set Loose Due to Sequester
By Harold Hutchison

Illegal immigrants were turned loose by the Obama Administration ahead of the looming sequester.

"Over the last week, ICE has reviewed several hundred cases and placed these individuals on methods of supervision less costly than detention,” ICE spokesperson Gillian Christensen said. “All of these individuals remain in removal proceedings. Priority for detention remains on serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety.”

Operation Dark Night

Video by Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Otay Mesa Drug Tunnel One

Video by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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