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Nov 11, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Monterrey, Mexico - Authorities have detained a former US soldier accused of leading a gang of kidnappers in northern Mexico, officials said Monday. The 32-year-old suspect spearheaded a band of 16 people who operated in the states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Tamaulipas in the past four years, said Nuevo Leon security spokesman Jorge Domene. He carried ...

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Nov 9, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

In this Nov. 5 photo, armed men from to a self-defense group create a checkpoint in the town of Las Colonias, Mexico. Several communities have created their own self-defense groups after a pseudo-religious cartel, known as the "Knights Templar," has for years demanded protection payments from cattlemen, lime growers and other businesses. The groups say ...

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Nov 1, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

Excerpted from the BBC: A drug-smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system has been found connecting San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. Authorities seized more than eight tons of marijuana and 325lb (147kg) of cocaine in the discovery. Officials have not revealed the exact length or location of the recently finished tunnel, but Mexican ...

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Oct 29, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from Fox News Latino: The easing by the Cuban government of restrictions on traveling abroad has led to a rise in the number of Cubans who try to enter the United States through the Mexican border, the Miami Herald reports. Undocumented Cubans stopped at the U.S.-Mexican border totaled 2,300 from January through August, more than ...

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Oct 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Mountain Xpress: More than 24,000 Mexicans live in Western North Carolina, according to the Consulate General of Mexico's Raleigh, N.C., office. Nearly 9,000 of them live in Buncombe County, and about 8,500 in Henderson County. For the past three years, the Consulate has brought its office to Asheville so that these legal ...

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Oct 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A gunman in a clown costume shot and killed the oldest brother of one of Mexico's most notorious drug trafficking families in the resort of Los Cabos, authorities said on Saturday. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, a former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, was shot in the head late on Friday at ...

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Oct 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS LATINO: The frustration, say immigration advocates, is reaching a fever pitch. That is why, many say, recent weeks have seen activists use chains and pipes to tie themselves to the tires of buses that carry immigrants slated for deportation to court, block traffic on Capitol Hill and get arrested, surround Tucson police ...

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Oct 15, 2013 Comments Off spratico

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The federal government’s decision to pay out billions of dollars in tax credits to illegal immigrants likely was made by midlevel bureaucrats and has never received full congressional scrutiny, according to a study that the Center for Immigration Studies is releasing Monday. The report, written by CIS fellow David North, says the ...

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Sep 16, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto OTTAWA - The Mexican ambassador to Canada says his country is "really mad" at the Harper government for the continued imposition of a visa on its travellers here. Ambassador Francisco Suarez told The Canadian Press in an exclusive interview that Mexico is so upset that if the issue isn't resolved by next ...

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Sep 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - Mexico has arrested a third man wanted over the 2010 murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death drew attention to a botched operation to track guns smuggled to Mexico that embarrassed the U.S. government. Mexican police in the northwestern state of Sinaloa said they had captured Ivan Soto Barraza, suspected of participating ...

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Sep 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: A mysterious vigilante calling herself “Diana the Hunter” is murdering Mexican bus drivers in the border city of Ciudad Juarez. Diana, who is estimated to be in her fifties and around 5’4?, shot two bus drivers in the head, authorities said Tuesday. Both drivers, Diana later claimed via email, were known to ...

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Aug 24, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Judicial Watch - Illegal immigrants have boldly demanded everything from civil rights in the U.S. to driver’s licenses and government benefits such as welfare and discounted tuition at public universities, so why stop there? Now they want American taxpayers to finance their organ transplants! This is even more brazen than the discrimination lawsuits illegal ...

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Aug 23, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Brandon Darby - The U.S.-Mexico border has once again proved to be unsecured in many regions, wide open for illegal immigration and cartel activities such as drug smuggling, human trafficking, and human smuggling from a wide array of nations—from Mexico to the Horn of Africa. Exclusive Breitbart video shows an area less than ...

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Aug 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Washington Times - Immigration advocates on Wednesday launched a new mobile app designed to help illegal immigrants to take advantage of President Obama’s non-deportation policy for so-called Dreamer immigrants. Known as “Pocket DACA” — a reference to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the government’s name for the legalization program — the free app gives ...

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Aug 10, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

Students at Camarena Junior High School with portrait of Enrique Excerpted from Fox News: U.S. law enforcement officials expressed outrage over the release from prison of Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero and vowed to continue efforts to bring to justice the man who ordered the killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent. Caro Quintero was sentenced ...

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Aug 3, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: The Mexican government is pledging to bring order to its wild southern border. The stakes couldn't be higher, and the job couldn't be more difficult. The proof lies in this dusty border town of 14,000 people. Here, unmonitored goods and travelers float across the wide Suchiate River — the boundary ...

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Jul 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from AP — Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, has been captured in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by a Mexican administration struggling to drive down persistently high levels of violence, a U.S. federal official confirmed. Trevino Morales, known as “Z-40,” was captured by ...

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Jul 11, 2013 Comments Off spratico

San Jose Mercury News - After hiking two miles over rough terrain Wednesday morning, a law enforcement team found 10,000 marijuana plants deep inside Henry Coe State Park near Gilroy -- one of the largest hauls in recent years. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Marijuana Eradication team, accompanied by its SWAT team and state Fish ...

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Jul 8, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

Excerpted from the Washington Times: A Mexican drug cartel known for kidnapping random civilians and beheading its rivals has expanded its operations into the U.S. The gang known as Los Zetas is recruiting U.S. prison and street gangs, and non-Mexicans, for its drug trafficking and support operations in Mexico and the U.S. An FBI intelligence bulletin notes that ...

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Jul 1, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER A former Mexican cabinet member says the U.S. should accept more low-skill migrants from Central America, because otherwise the migrants would stay in Mexico. If they can’t get into the United States, “they’re going to stay in Mexico, creating a burden for us that we have to carry,” Jorge Castañeda said on ...

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Jun 28, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES The National Border Patrol Council, the union for the agents charged with guarding the U.S.-Mexico border, says it has “serious concerns” about the way the new Senate bill handles security in the southwest — adding a major new critical voice to the immigration debate. NBPC had held its fire in recent weeks as ...

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Jun 22, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from Brandon Darby's piece in Breitbart: The U.S. Attorneys’ Office partially unsealed a number of indictments after 25 individuals were arrested by authorities in Laredo, Texas on June 25, 2013. The individuals arrested belonged to a formerly U.S.-led prison gang; the charges against them stem from the alleged trafficking of drugs and laundering of ...

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Jun 22, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

TUCSON, Ariz. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection says two illegal immigrants were arrested this week while pretending to work for U.S. Fish and Wildlife in order to transport marijuana. Border patrol agents working near Elfrida, Ariz. attempted to stop a truck on Wednesday that they suspected was smuggling narcotics. The vehicle refused to stop, but agents ...

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Jun 21, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from AP SAN DIEGO Two brothers who worked as Border Patrol agents were scheduled to be sentenced Friday for smuggling hundreds of immigrants into the United States in one of the highest-profile corruption cases to sting the federal agency in a decade. Raul and Fidel Villarreal face a maximum of 50 years in prison and at least ...

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Jun 20, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from THE HILL The Senate on Thursday rejected Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) immigration reform bill amendment that would have put mandatory border security triggers in place before immigrants were given legal status. The Senate voted 54-43 to table the amendment, which was seen as crucial to get more Republican support for the legislation. But Sens. John ...

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