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Rising Illegal Immigration Reported on Univision, Telemundo

September 18, 2016 Leave a comment


Univision and Telemundo are reporting on the increased influx of unauthorized immigrants coming across Mexico’s border with the United States. In contrast, Univision and Telemundo’s English-language counterparts at ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to report on the trend.

Univision last week highlighted the dramatic increase of entire families crossing the border into the United States. Correspondent Pedro Rojas reported that the 68,000 family units that have unlawfully entered the country during fiscal year 2016 exceed the 66,000 that came in 2014, the year that saw a spike in unauthorized Central American children and parents crossing the border.

PEDRO ROJAS, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: Official figures indicate that families detained at the border so far this year add up to more than 68,000 people; surpassing enormously the 66,000 apprehended throughout the entire fiscal year of 2014. What is serious about this situation is not just the increased detainment of undocumented families, but also the number of people dying while trying to enter the country through the border south of Texas.

MARLENE CASTRO, BORDER PATROL OFFICER: We’ve found 124 bodies so far this year, there only little over 3 weeks left for the rest of the year, that’s what really mortifies us.

Telemundo, meanwhile, reported on a growing crisis in Tijuana, Mexico where thousands of Haitian, along with Central American, migrants have gathered hoping to cross into the United States.

Correspondent Raúl Torres reported the Haitian migrants initially falsely claimed they were from Africa, and Mexican officials facilitated their movement through Mexico to the U.S. border.

RAÚL TORRES, CORRESPONDENT, TELEMUNDO: They’re more than 1,500. The Mexican government gave them a permit to get to the border until they discovered that there were fake passes. That is why the shelters are fuller than ever before.

Upon discovering the Haitian migrants’ false papers, Torres went on to report that instead of removing them from the country, Mexican officials have requested that the U.S. Government determine whether or not they can be received as humanitarian refugees.

Reporting on the same surge as Univision, the Washington Times noted that things have gotten so bad that some adults making the unlawful trek North from Central America to the United States are reportedly kidnapping children “so they can pose as families and earn easier treatment here.”

The events also occur while Fox News’ Malia Zimmerman reports of concerns that the Obama administration is stonewalling the release of a report that shows that “roughly half of adults who attempt to cross the border make it.”

Hand in hand with unauthorized border crossings also comes human and drug trafficking. PolitiFact recently confirmed that in the midst of a national heroin epidemic, heroin is pouring across the border into communities all around the country. Another tragic cost of the lack of security at the U.S. border are the countless lives lost, as Texas officials find scores of dead bodies of those that perish due to the searing heat and other causes.


Border Patrol Reports More Stash Houses in the Valley

June 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Posted: Jun 3, 2013 9:48 PM

WESLACO – Border Patrol officials said more stash houses are being discovered in the Rio Grande Valley.
Border Patrol agents on Monday arrested more than 30 illegal immigrants at a stash house north of Edinburg.
The house walls were covered with graffiti. Authorities said the symbols may be tied to criminal organization.
"A lot of the indicators on the wall are tied to transnational criminal organizations. There’s markings and other information up there. You may have one group that may have left a message behind for the next group. The information may be written on the wall," Border Patrol Spokesman Henry Mendiola said.
Mendiola said 27 of the 34 immigrants are from countries other then Mexico. Several women were among the immigrants.

"There’s very, very little privacy. They may have a door in the bathroom, but that’s all you’re going to get. The rest is done in the front of everybody else," Mendiola said.
Agents said the house appeared to have been used to hide immigrants for some time.
An hour after the raid, agents rushed to a field to look for a group of illegal immigrants. They said the immigrants were hiding along the road. They fled into the field when they saw the agents.
Agents arrested 40 immigrants at the site.
"These people ran about a half mile in this heat, and they’re not prepared for that. They haven’t had decent food or water and they’re not prepared to take on these elements," Mendiola said.…in-the-valley/

Terrorist Fears Will Force Obama to Send Troops to the Border

March 7, 2012 Leave a comment
America and Iran have been involved in a covert war for many years over Iran’s efforts to geopolitically dominate the Middle East. Fearing the political and financial costs of sustaining protracted military actions against Iran, the Obama Administration has cranked up a covert program of assassinations, cyber-attacks and support for Syrian “freedom fighters” to frustrate Iran’s ambitions.

But given the Administration’s pandering to Hispanic voters by allowing loose enforcement of immigration laws against “undocumented workers”, there is a growing political danger that Democrats will be destroyed if Iranian agents with the help of Mexican narco-smugglers successfully sneak a biological or dirty bomb across the border before the November elections. Consequently, I believe the Obama Administration will send thousands of U.S. infantrymen to the Mexican border to cut off illegal alien crossings.
It is suspected that Iran has financed infiltration of “sleeper cell” agents into the United States. Hosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested by the FBI in Dallas in 2009 while trying to plant a bomb to blow up a 60 story glass tower in downtown Dallas. Texas, with 1,254 miles of the 1,900-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border, has always been the hotbed for “illegal alien” crossings. The mostly rural Texas border communities are some of the poorest regions in our nation. If counties along the border comprised our 51st state, it would rank last in per capita personal income and first in poverty and unemployment. Consequently, human and drug trafficking are the border’s biggest industry.
Of the 40,000 average annual numbers of illegal Texas border crossers arrested by Federal and Texas border agents, approximately 400 are designated as “Special Interest Aliens” because their country of origin was in the Middle East. Given that only 10% of illegals are arrested, Iran could have smuggled 3,600 agents into America each year.
Mexican smuggling used to be controlled by local families, but in the last few years the Los Zetas Cartel in the east and the Sinaloa Cartel in the west have waged war to consolidate control of all Mexican narco-trafficking. Started by Mexican Special Forces operators and trained by the U.S. and Israel, Los Zetas is conducting a paramilitary terrorist campaign of assassinations, extortions, kidnappings and beheadings. Historically the Mexican drug dealers employed “plata o plomo” (literally translated as “silver or lead,” the Spanish phrase signifying cooperation with either a bribe or a bullet). But Los Zetas conserve silver by using sophisticated weapons they acquire from Iran and others to shoot more effectively. Over 50,000 Mexican homicides have been racked up in the last 5 years and the bloodbath is accelerating.
With murders and beheadings spilling over to the United States side of the border, Mexican President Felipe Calderón, the DEA and the CIA partnered to stop the spectacular rise of the Los Zetas and Sinaloa cartels. This resulted in big name arrests, including the recent arrest of Humberto Canales Lazcano, aka “El Chivo,” top hit man and cousin of the leader of Los Zetas.
But the rising violence has destroyed Calderon’s National Action Party’s (PAN) chances of winning the Mexican election on July 1st. Insecurity has left most Mexicans desperate for a leader who can pacify the gangsters. Leading candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), criticizes Calderon for not having a “clear” diagnosis before launching a “hasty” offensive against the cartels, saying he favors gradually withdrawing Mexican troops from city streets. To Mexicans this is code for Pena having already cut a deal to leave the cartels alone for lucrative financial support.
Examples of America ratcheting up the covert war include the 2010 “Stuxnet” virus attack infecting 16,000 computers involved in Iran’s nuclear program and funding and logistics support to the Syrian “Freedom Fighters.” Iran responded by increasing “Qods” force paramilitary operatives and sophisticated military hardware in Venezuela as a staging platform for actions against the United States. Michael A. Braun, former DEA chief of operations testified to the House Foreign Affairs Committee that operational capability of such groups is being “strengthened by the close relations that they are working hard to develop very powerful organized criminal organizations in our neighborhood” which “allow them to operate freely in our neighborhood, and they’re getting closer to our doorstep.” Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, asserted Iran’s diplomatic alliance could give the Islamic Republic’s intelligence forces and proxy groups “a platform in the region to carry out attacks against the United States.”
This growing nexus between Iran and narco-traffickers represents an existential threat to the viability of the Democratic Party. The new movie Act of Valor, which films real Navy Seals, depicts a fictional partnership between Chechen terrorists and Mexican narco-traffickers smuggling weapons-of-mass-destruction across the border to attack American shopping malls. This is why I believe the Obama Administration was willing to take the heat from leftists who howled military coup and conservatives who screeched police state, when they passed “National Defense Authorization Act” in the Senate by a 93-7 vote. The bill overturns the “Posse Comitatus Act of 1878”, allowing the President to define the United States as a “battleground” in a “never ending war” against terror, allowing use of U.S. military forces to carry out arrests, detentions, interrogations and executions against Americans on U.S. soil.
If terrorist attacks come from across the Mexican border, Democrats will be crucified in the November elections for politically-motivated lax border enforcement. This why I believe armed American infantrymen will be soon be patrolling along the Mexican border for the first time since Civil War Reconstruction.

Illegal immigration

February 5, 2012 Leave a comment


The federal government has acknowledged that it has serious problems associated with illegal immigration. Some lawmakers point to the costs of educating and providing health care to undocumented immigrants. Others point out that while the majority of illegal immigrants just want to earn money for their families, the border issues reflect an overall problem with security.
And the U.S. Justice Department has taken legal action against Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina and Utah.
While there is agreement that there is a problem, lawmakers at the federal level continue to sit on the sidelines instead of coping with the issue. Meanwhile, state legislatures across the country continue to take actions in an attempt to deal with the more than 15 million illegal immigrants believed to be in the country.
In Utah’s legislative session, several reforms already have been introduced to a controversial immigration law scheduled to take effect July 1, 2013. Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, and Sen Luz Robles, D-Salt Lake City, each have proposed changes to House Bill 116, which was signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert. Urquhart’s bill would toss out the guest worker and driving privilege card provisions. Robles’ bill would target people who fraudulently promise assistance with receiving guest-worker permits that don’t yet exist.
The legislation proposed by these two lawmakers show how complicated the issue is. With people trying to obtain at least some form of legal work, there is a very real threat of exploitation. And the guest worker program and driver privilege cards put the state in the business of handling immigration issues that really are the purview of the federal government. Urquhart is probably correct when he says HB-116 is unconstitutional.
The legislation proposed by these two lawmakers also shows how much the federal government has let down the state of Utah and the rest of the nation. A lot of lip service has been given to the issue by politicians running for the U.S. House and Senate. But they have done very little to address the problem. Then, when states try to take action, they are threatened by the same federal government that has failed to address the issue.
Some voters would like to see a mass deportation process that ships millions of people back to their native countries. That’s probably not going to happen, particularly given the costs involved.
Some voters would like to see mass amnesty for people already in the country. That’s also unlikely because taxpayers do have expenses associated with illegal immigrants and because of the nation’s struggling economy and the competition for jobs.
So during this political season, ask questions of the people running for the U.S. House and Senate. Ask what they think about illegal immigration and how they would deal with it. If they are incumbents or have served in some other elected office, ask how they have dealt with the problem – not their ideas, but real actions.
States have been put in a terrible position because of inaction in Washington, D.C. It’s only fair that people who want to serve in these offices share how they would start addressing the problem instead of letting it continue to get worse.

Army Captures 11 Zetas Cartel Gunmen in Northern Mexico

January 25, 2012 1 comment

MONTERREY, Mexico – Army troops captured 11 suspected Zetas drug cartel gunmen, including seven people wanted for the killings of two soldiers, in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, a 7th Military Zone spokesman said.
The suspects were detained in the cities of Escobedo and Villaldama, the army spokesman said.
The suspected cartel gunmen were paraded before reporters Tuesday at the State Investigations Agency, or AEI, headquarters in Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon.
Six of the suspects, including a woman and a minor, were arrested in Escobedo for participating in a Jan. 20 attack on soldiers that left Cpl. Ramiro Alducin Juarez dead, the army spokesman said.
Another member of the cell, identified as Edvin Ruben Alejo Avila, 18, who also went by the name Edwin Alexis Alejo Avila, confessed that he spied on a soldier who was later kidnapped and killed, the military spokesman said.
This Los Zetas cell was responsible for “different murders, kidnappings, extortion and robberies in the city of Escobedo,” which is in the Monterrey metropolitan area, the army spokesman said.
Information provided by the suspects allowed soldiers to find a clandestine grave containing the body of a woman, the army spokesman said.
Four other suspected Zetas were arrested in Villaldama, a rural city in Nuevo Leon, the 7th Military Zone spokesman said.
Monterrey, Mexico’s most important industrial city, and its suburbs have been battered by a wave of drug-related violence since March 2010, when three rival cartels reportedly went to war with Los Zetas, considered the country’s most violent criminal organization.
Los Zetas has been battling an alliance of the Gulf, Sinaloa and La Familia drug cartels, known as the Nueva Federacion, for control of the Monterrey metropolitan area and smuggling routes into the United States.
Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, known as “El Lazca,” deserted from the Mexican army in 1999 and formed Los Zetas with three other soldiers, all members of an elite special operations unit, becoming the armed wing of the Gulf drug cartel.
After several years on the payroll of the Gulf cartel, Los Zetas, considered Mexico’s most violent criminal organization, went into the drug business on their own account and now control several lucrative territories.
Los Zetas has been blamed for several massacres in recent years.
The cartel was accused of being behind the Aug. 23, 2010, massacre of 72 migrants, the majority of them from Latin America, at a ranch outside San Fernando, a city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.
Los Zetas has also been blamed for the massacre of 27 peasants in May at a ranch in Guatemala’s Peten province, which borders Mexico and Belize.
Zetas gunmen set fire to the Casino Royale in Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon, on Aug. 25, killing 52 gamblers and employees trapped inside, most of whom died of smoke inhalation. EFE
Latin American Herald Tribune – Army Captures 11 Zetas Cartel Gunmen in Northern Mexico

13 Bodies Found at Gas Station in Mexico

January 9, 2012 1 comment

Published January 09, 2012
Associated Press
MORELIA, Mexico – Police in western Mexico have found 13 bodies at a gas station in the state of Michoacan.
Michoacan state prosecutors’ spokesman Jonathan Arredondo says the bodies were dumped Monday near a convenience store on the gas station lot in the town of Zitacuaro.
Arredondo said threatening messages were found with the bodies, but he wouldn’t comment on their content or give any other details.
Michoacan is home base to The Knights Templar cartel, a pseudo-religious gang specializing in methamphetamine production, drug smuggling, extortion and other crimes.…#ixzz1izJWEa00

Illegal Alien Rapes & Kills BABY!

January 9, 2012 1 comment

Man Accused In Baby Death Had Been Recently Deported
Police Say Juan Galindo Admitted He Was High On Meth During Assault

Federal agents said the man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 1-month-old baby girl had recently sneaked back into the United States after being deported to Mexico four months before the crime.
UPDATED: 6:29 pm MST December 30, 2011
Police released a recording of the 911 call that indicated the baby was already dead before anyone contacted the authorities.
"(The) baby was taking a bottle and choked and couldn’t stop, and the baby has now passed away," the caller told a 911 operator.
According to a criminal complaint, sheriff’s deputies found a 4-week-old baby girl battered, with blood pooling around her clothes all the way into the footie of her Onesie. Officers said the baby had two black eyes, a bite mark on her cheek, brain bleeds, a lacerated liver and anal and vaginal tearing. The 911 operator asked the family to perform CPR, but it was too late.
"The baby’s gone," the caller said.

Authorities said they arrested 37-year-old Juan Galindo on charges of sexual assault and child abuse resulting in death. Officers said Galindo admitted he was high on meth when he assaulted the baby.
According to court documents, the baby’s mother was at a casino early Thursday morning while her daughter was subjected to the fatal sexual assault. Court documents also said Galindo had tried to revive the baby, but when he couldn’t, he took her lifeless body outside and sat with her on the porch for three hours.
According to the criminal complaint, the baby also had rib fractures in various stages of healing, which indicate that she had withstood abuse for over a period of time.
Immigration officials said Galindo, a convicted felon, may face 20 years in prison just for coming back into the country. Investigators said it’s still unclear if anyone else will face charges in the incident.

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