Johoan Rodriguez, a 27-year-old veteran border jumper from Mexico who killed Houston police officer Kevin Will on May 29, 2011 as the officer, a husband and father, was investigating a another crash, was sentenced to 55 years in prison. Rodriguez was a member of the Salvadoran drug and murder gang MS-13, prosecutors said.

Two recent polls show that Americans support Arizona’s tough immigration law that the Obama administration is trying to overturn in the U.S. Supreme Court. The CNN and CBS/New York Times surveys both show that most Americans clearly don’t think the law is racist and believe the states should play a role in enforcing immigration law.

On Wednesday, Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.) introduced his bill, “Studying Towards Adjusted Status Act” or the STARS Act, in an effort to break the logjam over immigration reform and provide a path to US citizenship for children of illegal immigrants.The STARS Act is a limited version of the hotly contested DREAM Act.

 

After extended legal wrangling, Alabama's revised anti-illegal immigration statute, H. B. 658, was finally signed into law by Governor Robert Bentley.  Two days into a special session of the Alabama state legislature called by Governor Robert Bentley, the Governor failed to find a friendly lawmaker who would introduce his proposed amendments to the state’s immigration law.

 With Hispanics now the majority of births in the country, population trends show that whites will be a minority by 2042. Unsurprisingly, states hit hardest by illegal immigration are among those where whites are no longer a majority, the bureau reported: California, Texas, and New Mexico.

As Congress drags its feet on charging disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt for unlawfully covering up the deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal, a respected documentary maker decided to create Blood on Their Hands, a film exposing the Obama administration’s crimes. Activists and analysts celebrated the news, calling it a positive step forward in getting to the truth about the weapons-trafficking scheme that saw the U.S. government arm violent Mexican drug cartels using American tax money. 

Foreigners are 13 percent of the population in the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau reported last week The Los Angeles Times reported that 13 percent, or 40 million persons out of about 300 million, is the largest number of foreign born since 1920. Not surprisingly, the largest cohort of foreigner are Mexicans and Latin Americans. 

The Additional Child Care Credit scam, wherein the IRS allows someone to get a tax credit for children claimed to be residing part of the year at a residence (often whether the children actually live there or not), will continue to be enjoyed by millions of illegal immigrants.

Performance measures for a new U.S. Border Patrol strategy have not effectively been established, a federal auditor said Tuesday.

 

Areas on the U.S. side of the southwest U.S.-Mexican border are “some of the safest communities in America,” says CBP Director Gene Garza.

 

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