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El Universal (Mexico) 1/6/2011
Mexican Cartel ‘Franchises in the U.S.
Drug cartels have rented offices and apartments in order to coordinate drug trafficking, kidnappings and extortion in both countries, and to recruit young Americans. The San Diego office of the U.S. Department of Justice and DEA report of buildings rented by the Arellano Felix cartel which served as the chief operating offices for their larger network. These offices are located in San Diego, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Tucson, Chicago, Florida and New Jersey, among other places. The investigation established that young women are used as drug mules between the U.S. and Mexico, and also as bait for kidnappings. In addition to using women with a criminal record, the cartels also recruit U.S. latina gang members. The U.S. authorities used communication towers to monitor cell phone and radio communications used by the cartel in Tijuana, Mexico. Through the 50,000 surveillance recordings, the DOJ came to know how the cartels were physically expanding into the U.S. The case is due to go to trial with 46 defendants. (Note: graphic shows the Mexican cartels using gangs to dominate territory and sell drugs retail. It lists pandilla, or gang, and the cartel affiliation)
Workplace enforcement has dropped 70 percent under the Obama administration
Anchor babies cost Los Angeles welfare $600 million last year
U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ordered to Pick Up Trash Instead of
Protecting Our Border
Native American “Shadow Wolves” Track Smugglers and Immigrants Through Desert
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Pop singer Kalimba, wanted on rape charges in Mexico, arrested in El Paso, Texas
Idaho police: Man stole cop car to be deportedJEROME, Idaho (AP) - Police in Idaho say a man who asked authorities to arrest and deport him to Mexico stole a squad car after his request was denied.
The Idaho Mountain Express reports that 38-year-old Guadalupe Cruz-Vasquez went to the Jerome County Sheriff's office Monday night and demanded to be deported.
Police Sgt. Duane Rubink says authorities declined to take the Jerome resident into custody, so he walked to a nearby police station, broke the window of a squad car and drove away with the vehicle. The car ran out of gas. ....Cruz-Vasquez finally got his wish.
Immigration: At what cost to schools?
[snips]The Pew Hispanic Center estimated that about 8 percent of Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade had an undocumented parent in 2009 — a figure higher than the national average of about 6.2 percent. And a 2007 legislative audit estimated that it cost Utah between $55 million and $85 million in fiscal year 2006 to educate just undocumented students.
“If you isolate the cost of illegal immigrant children in the classroom we could have forgone taking that [federal] money,” said Eagar, referring to $101 million Utah recently accepted to help schools.
Mexican Women are Risking Their Lives Against Violence
They are mothers and daughters, and use lipstick and high heels. Hundreds of Mexican women who, even with the nation’s insecurity, leave daily for the streets to combat crime. One example is Marisol Valles Garcia, chief of police for a troubled municipality in Chihuahua not far from Juarez. The 20 year old married criminology student was the only one willing to accept the position after previous ones were kidnapped and executed. She says she wants people to not live in fear, ad for her son to live in a different community than what they now have. The day after Christmas, Erika Gandara, the only female police officer in Guadalupe, Chihuahua, was kidnapped by gunmen from her home. She had been in that position for only 6 months. It isn’t just in Chihuahua that there are brave women, but also in Coahuila. An example is Raquel Quesada, the only woman to make it through the difficult screening & training to become an officer with the Municipal Police in Torreon. A bilingual secretary by profession, and married with three daughters, her goal is to one day become chief of the police department.
More attention urged for border agent's killing in Arizona
After the massive response to the Tucson shootings, Nogales is frustrated about lack of progress on another violent death.
Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, 40, was shot and killed in Arizona just north of the Mexican border. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection / Detroit Free Press / MCT)http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-border-agent-death-20110121,0,7944792.story
[snip]Yet more than a month after Terry's death, prosecutors still have filed no homicide charges against the unidentified men in custody, nor have they caught the fifth suspect, who may have been the triggerman.
After the massive law enforcement response to the Jan. 8 shootings of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, there is frustration here that Terry's death has not taken the same priority.