BORDER SECURITY & IMMIGRATION ARTICLES
Border agents dispute claim that illegal immigrant tide is slowing
May 14, 2012
Federal law enforcement officials interviewed by The Washington Examiner say security is being compromised as the government seeks to keep a lid on the border as a campaign issue during the presidential election cycle.
Zeta soldiers launched Mexico-style attack in Harris County TX
Nov 22, 2011
Four suspects are in custody charged with capital murder in connection with a shooting Monday on Hollister near Bourgeois in northwest Harris County. That shooting left one person dead and an undercover HCSO deputy wounded.
Battle for the Border: Cartel Safe Zones
Nov 11, 2011
Two retired generals say the cartels are building safe zones along the Texas-Mexico border. They're going to operate on whichever side offers the best security.
Border agency's rapid growth accompanied by rise in corruption
Oct 17, 2011
Since October 2004, 132 U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees have been indicted or convicted on corruption-related charges. Rapid expansion and lack of funds for background checks are blamed.
Gov. Brown signs second part
of California DREAM Act
Oct 12, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the second part of the California DREAM Act into law Saturday. AB 131 will allow undocumented students to apply for and receive state financial aid, such as Cal Grants.
Illegal Immigration, Jobs Back in
at E-Verify Hearing
Sept 15, 2011
Today, the House Judiciary Committee is holding a markup hearing on the Legal Workforce Act, a bill designed to make the use of E-Verify mandatory for all employers in the U.S.
Report: Hezbollah Has Set Up Base
Camp in Mexico Near Border
May 5, 2011
The terrorists are setting up shop across the border in Mexico. But don't worry. They're only partnering with the drug cartels.
Controversial Muslim cleric caught being
smuggled into U.S. over Mexico border
January 28, 2011
U.S. border guards got a surprise when they searched a Mexican BMW and found a hardline Muslim cleric - banned from France and Canada - curled up in the trunk.
DREAM Act Goes Down in Flames in Senate
December 18, 2010
An immigration bill that would blaze a trail to legal status for hundreds of thousands of undocumented students went down in flames in the Senate...
Tucson Border Patrol agent killed in
gunbattle with bandits
December 15, 2010
A Border Patrol agent from the agency's swat team was shot and killed Tuesday night in a gunbattle with suspected bandits south of Tucson...
House passes immigration Dream Act
December 9, 2010
The House passed a landmark youth immigration bill known as the Dream Act on Wednesday night largely along party lines, but the measure faces a tough test in the Senate...
DREAM Act Will Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion
December 4, 2010
A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies examines the costs and likely impact of the DREAM Act currently being considered by Congress....
DOJ Gave Millions to Illegal Immigrant 'Sanctuaries,' Report Finds
November 12, 2010
The Department of Justice has spent tens of millions of dollars this year to compensate more than two dozen states, counties and cities for their costs of jailing illegal immigrants -- even though those communities have adopted 'sanctuary' policies...
How America Can Stand By Arizona
October 23, 2010
I knew Arizona’s SB 1070 would be controversial when I introduced it, but I did not expect the national immigration debate to revolve around a state law.
Immigration cases being tossed by the hundreds
October 17, 2010
In the month after Homeland Security officials started a review of Houston's immigration court docket, immigration judges dismissed more than 200 cases...
Border Patrol Projects Caught Up for Months in Red Tape
October 5, 2010
Border Patrol agents trying to keep up with the pace of illegal immigration along the southwest border have gotten stuck in a kind of bureaucratic limbo...
Obama: I'm not walking away from immigration reform
September 15, 2010
President Barack Obama assured Hispanics on Wednesday he was not walking away from immigration reform...
U.S. shifts approach to deporting illegal immigrants
September 10, 2010
The Obama administration is changing the federal immigration enforcement strategy in ways that reduce the threat of deportation for millions of illegal immigrants...
Feds sue Arizona sheriff in civil rights probe
September 2, 2010
The Justice Department sued the nation's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff," calling Joe Arpaio's defiance of an investigation into his office's alleged discrimination against Hispanics "unprecedented."
Carmen Mercer: Danger stalks the line
August 16, 2010
Imagine if, on a regular basis, you had drug runners with machine guns trespassing into your backyard from a foreign country...
U.S. may sue Arizona's Sheriff Arpaio
August 18, 2010
A federal investigation of a controversial Arizona sheriff known for tough immigration enforcement has intensified in recent days...
Activists Take Fight on Immigration to Border
August 15, 2010
Hundreds of Tea Party activists converged on the border fence here in what is typically a desolate area popular with traffickers...
Immigration Concern Spikes in Congress
August 9, 2010
Immigration has risen again to the top of the list of issues eliciting citizen engagement with Congress in July. The issue has dominated throughout the past three months, ranking number one in May and coming in third for June.
Lack of Resources Curtails
ICE Tracking of Illegals
August 8, 2010
New guidance telling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to focus on apprehending terrorists and criminals has many of ICE's rank-and-file agents wondering who then is responsible for tracking down and detaining the millions of other illegal border-crossers and fugitive aliens now in the country.
ICE Union AFL-CIO votes
"No Confidence" in ICE Directors
June 25, 2010
On June 11,2010, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council and its constituent local
representatives from around the nation...cast a unanimous "Vote of No Confidence" in the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Morton, and the Assistant Director of the ICE Office of Detention Policy and Planning (OOPP), Phyllis Coven.
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The Amnesty Memo -
CIS Bureaucrats Planning Amnesty!
July 29, 2010
According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact "meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action" -- that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress.
Struggle over law has just begun -
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
July 31, 2010
Though I was disappointed in Judge Susan Bolton's ruling enjoining several provisions of the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act - Senate Bill 1070 - the struggle has really just begun.
Arizona Appeals Ruling on Immigration Law Amid Protests, Dozens of Arrests
July 29, 2010
The showdown over Arizona's immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix's sun-splashed streets on Thursday, as the state sought to reinstate key parts of the measure... [READ MORE]
Federal Judge Blocks Key Portions of Arizona Illegal Immigration Law
July 28, 2010
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked some of the toughest provisions in the Arizona illegal immigration law, putting on hold the state's attempt to have local police enforce federal immigration policy... [READ MORE]
Hidden Cameras at the Border -- Shocking Video
July 17, 2010
This new 10-minute mini-documentary features footage of both illegal-alien entry as well as gun- and drug-smuggling... [READ MORE]
56% Oppose Justice Department Challenge of Arizona Law
July 8, 2010
Voters by a two-to-one margin oppose the U.S. Justice Department's decision to challenge the legality of Arizona's new immigration law in federal court... [READ MORE]
Justice Department Files Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law
July 6, 2010
Accusing Arizona of trying to "second guess" the federal government, the Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the state's immigration policy... [READ MORE]
Mexican Gangs Maintain Permanent Lookout Bases in Hills of ArizonaApril 22, 2010
Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on American soil, maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona... [READ MORE]
Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law
June 9, 2010
Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law is fueling an exodus of Hispanics from the state seven weeks before it goes into effect, according to officials and residents in the state... [READ MORE]