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US Government Asks Court to Halt Alabama Immigration Law

The Obama administration has asked an appeals court to halt the strict, new immigration law in Alabama.

The Justice Department says the law is driving immigrants from Alabama, and invites discrimination against foreign-born people who are legally in the state.

The motion was filed Friday in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Operation Cross Check - Phoenix

Video by Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Operation Cross Check - Baltimore

Video by Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Operation Jackhammer

Video by Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Mexico Arrests US Man Suspected of Smuggling Grenades to Drug Gang

Mexico's attorney general says police have arrested a U.S. man for allegedly smuggling grenade parts to a powerful and dangerous drug gang.

Authorities identify the suspect as Jean Baptiste Kingery. Police arrested him last week.

Kingery is suspected of smuggling grenade parts across the U.S.-Mexican border to the Sinaloa drug gang. He allegedly bought the weapons over the internet and in stores.

Mexican drug gangs frequently use hand grenades in their battle with police and soldiers, who are struggling to destroy the drug trade.

CBP IPR Enforcement

Video by Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs

Obama Administration Revamps Deportation Policy

The Obama administration says it will review the cases of more than 300,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation to determine if they can stay in the United States.

In a letter to a group of lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says officials will review each case to identify "low priority" offenders, including those who have been in the U.S. for a lengthy period, to allow the agency to focus more on deporting convicted criminals and others who pose a threat to public safety.

Gunfight Between Zetas And Mexican Federal Forces

Video via Borderland Beat

Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

Video by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

Borderland Beat - The War The Generals Want

MEXICO CITY: Finally President Calderon, in recent statements, has acknowledged the growing consensus in the country that the Army should return to the barracks. Calderon has admitted, “There is enormous pressure that the troops not be in the streets,"

What makes the president's admission unsettling is that it could lead to a repugnant conclusion:
That after nothing has been won in this war, the Army must withdraw, recognizing the defeat of the Mexican State by the forces of organized crime.

CARTEL THREATENS AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT

A Mexican drug cartel has threatened to kill ICE agents and Texas Rangers, according to a bulletin issued to law enforcement agencies.

CBP AGENTS FORCED TO USE BEAN BAG ROUNDS

During the 14 December incident in which CBP agent Brian Terry was killed by gunmen as he and other agents responded to armed illegal immigrants near Nogales, Arizona, the CBP agents were required to use "bean bag" rounds in their shotguns, according to a FoxNews.com report.

No Arms For Agents In Mexico

President Obama rejected the notion of American law enforcement officials carrying firearms in Mexico during a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

House to Vote on Defunding Arizona Lawsuit and Cutting Foreign Workers

There will be some important Amendment votes to help stop illegal immigration and the flood of foreign workers, as well as other votes that will cut enforcement tonight or tomorrow morning. It is imperative that you let your congressman know where you stand.

Tell them to Vote Yes On:

* Amendment No. 199 by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) to defund the Justice frivolous lawsuit against Arizona. This sends an important message that we stand with Arizona and against the Obama administration’s attempt to undermine our immigration laws.

ICE Agents Attacked In Mexico

Two Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents were attacked in Mexico, leaving one dead and another injured. The two agents, assigned to the agency's Mexico City office, were between Mexico City to Monterey.