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Dispatch From "Almost America" - Texas Border patrol banned from border
Center for Immigration Studies

 I had to chuckle as I read the first line of a front-page story in the El Paso Times, which I had picked up in the airport on my way home from a conference: "The average Border Patrol agent in El Paso apprehended 4.2 undocumented immigrants [sic] in 2013, according to a presentation made to lawmakers last week by two...

Pres. Obama's mixed record on immigration marked by determination, caution, broken promises
Fox News Latino

There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.

He turned them down.

It was one of the first times Obama could have used the power of his office to help...

Prosecutors: Major [Mexico] meth ring busted, sale locations included taco food truck at 8th & Federal
7 News

Attorney General John Suthers says a multi-agency meth bust known as "Operation Cargo" has busted a methamphetamine ring that included a food truck at 8th and Federal.

"Customers could literally walk up to a food truck and order a side of meth with their taco," Suthers said ...

Prosecutors said Juan Carlos...

[CO] VOTER GUIDE: U.S. Senate race
9 News

Five candidates are going against incumbent Mark Udall (D). Cory Gardner (R), Steve Shogan (UA),Bill Hammons (Unity Party), Gaylon Kent (L), Raul Acosta (UA).


What is the most important policy change needed in immigration reform?

Udall (D) - Our immigration system is broken, and that's...
Missing Afghan Soldiers Apprehended Trying To Cross Border Into Canada
Huffington Post

Three Afghan soldiers who disappeared while on a training exercise in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, were apprehended Monday after trying to cross the border into Canada, WCVB and NBC News report.

The three men, identified as Major Jan Mohammad Arash, Captain Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Captain Noorullah Aminyar, were...

Dismissal sought of lawsuit over ID theft cases
AZ Central

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Bill Montgomery are seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the prosecutions of hundreds of immigrant workers on charges that they used fake or stolen IDs to get jobs.

The offices of Arpaio and Montgomery argued the lawsuit should be dismissed, in part,...

The spread of Rocky Mountain jihad
The Washington Examiner

Something's fouling Colorado's crisp air — and I'm not talking about the pot smoke.

In my adopted home state, the toxic fumes of Islamic jihad have penetrated the most unlikely hamlets and hinterlands. Obama administration officials are vehemently denying plots by operatives of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to...

Garcetti aide is face of city's outreach to foreign-born residents
Office of Immigrant Affairs, a department Mayor Eric Garcetti resurrected on a campaign promise after it was de-funded by his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa
The Los Angeles Times

Gustavo Hernandez sat with his family in a large auditorium in the downtown Central Library, a pen and pad in his lap.

He had come for a free workshop, organized by the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, to reapply for a federal program that grants temporary work permits to immigrants who were brought to the...

Workers are a little tougher for Aspen Skiing Co. to find
The Post Independent

Aspen Skiing Co. anticipates a tougher time filling its positions this winter than in recent winters — but how much tougher isn’t clear yet.

“I think we’re seeing the pendulum swinging back,” said Jim Laing, vice president of human resources and retail operations ...

Aspen and Snowmass Village, like many...

474 Illegals From Terrorism-Linked Countries Apprehended in 2014 Alone
U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended at least 474 aliens from terrorism-linked countries attempting to sneak into the country illegally this year alone, according to a leaked document obtained by Breitbart Texas.      According to the document from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Intelligence...
About 30 percent of misprinted noncitizen IDs returned so far
The Denver Post

The Colorado Department of Revenue said Friday evening that 158 of 524, or about 30 percent, of drivers licenses mistakenly sent to immigrants living in the United States illegally have been returned.

Last week, the department said a software glitch was responsible for the mistake. The 524 licenses did not have a...

LARASA formed 50 years ago to give Hispanics a voice
The Denver Post

[...] In the 50 years since its formation in 1964, LARASA has provided a voice for Latinos, initiating and managing jobs, health care, immigration, leadership and other programs. On Saturday, the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary at the annual Bernie Valdez Awards Dinner.

Today, the nonprofit continues its...

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos
MSN News

Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.

Gangs from coast to coast have toned down their use of colors and are even removing or altering tattoos to avoid being easily identified by police and witnesses, law...

Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossers
ABC News
 The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety.   Reports that federal prosecutors have stopped some...
Federal Court Upholds [public schools] U.S. Flag Ban On Cinco De Mayo; Lawyer Vows To Take Case To U.S. Supreme Court
Fox Latino

A federal appeals court will not reconsider a unanimous February ruling upholding the actions of a principal in a Northern California high school who ordered students wearing American flag shirts inside out during a 2010 Cinco de Mayo celebration ... in  the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill ... 

In 2009, a group of...

Illegal Immigration Causing TB 'Resurgence' in Jails
Midland County, TX Sheriff Gary Painter stated that illegal immigration is causing a “resurgence of tuberculosis and other diseases in county jails across the nation” on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”   “You got medical issues, these people are coming in a lot of them have tuberculosis, they have other diseases that...
Colorado county jails no longer holding immigrants for ICE
The Denver Post

All of Colorado's county jails now have stopped holding immigrants while federal agents decide whether to take them into custody for possible immigration violations.

This policy change makes Colorado the first state in the country where all county jailers individually have decided to reject retainer requests from...

The Immigration Silver Bullet: Insurgents Chart a GOP Path to Victory
How can Republicans recapture the U.S. Senate from Harry Reid and the Democrats? A new Politico poll points to a winning strategy — if GOP leaders have the courage to use the remaining seven weeks to nationalize the elections around one game-changing issue.   Under the headline, “GOP has edge on immigration in midterms,”...
DHS Chief: Ability to Detect Terrorists in U.S. Hindered by Illegal Population
U.S. Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, while testifying before a House panel today, indicated that the government’s ability to detect terrorists inside the homeland is hindered by sanctuary cities that shelter illegals.    Johnson added that America must remain vigilant of the extremist group...
Twenty years after Cuban raft exodus, they keep coming
The Daily Mail

[...] Illegal departures by sea from Cuba are on the rise again, U.S. officials say, with more than 2,000 migrants picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard over the last 12 months ...

According to the latest U.S. figures, more than 14,000 Cubans have crossed the southwestern U.S. border illegally since Oct. 1, almost triple...

Number of Children Living in Poverty Drops Sharply, Census Bureau Report
New York Times

[...] Median income for households headed by noncitizens rose 6 percent last year, to $40,580.

There was no significant change in income for households headed by United States citizens, whether native-born ($52,780) or naturalized ($54,970) ...

Sheriffs in the Southwest: The border is ‘spiraling out of control’
Fox News

Sheriffs along the U.S. border with Mexico don’t like what they’re seeing.

Describing the immigration crisis as “spiraling out of control,” a coalition of five sheriffs’ organizations in the Southwest released a three-page statement calling on the federal government to resist “outright amnesty” for people in the...

Colorado's noncitizens driver's license law hobbled by low estimates
The Denver Post

Colorado's embattled new driver's license program for those in the country illegally was funded and written based on an underestimated number of applicants, according to a legislator and legislative council.

Funds allocated to implement the law were calculated on the belief that only about half of the estimated 150,...

Colorado colleges seeing more Hispanic and minority enrollment
The Denver Post

More than half of the new freshmen enrolled this fall at the University of Colorado Denver are minorities — the first time the school had a majority of minorities in its freshman class.

CU Denver enrolled 1,354 new freshmen this fall, of which 54.3 percent were identified as minorities, including 28 percent who are...

Carbondale man gets two years of probation on drug conviction
The Post Independent

A native of South America who in July was convicted by a Pitkin County jury of felony cocaine possession was sentenced on Monday.

Fernando A. Fuentes-Silva, 30, of Carbondale, received two years of supervised probation. But in handing down the sentence, District Judge Gail Nichols pointed out that the conviction...