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Horses linked to drug cartel sold at Oklahoma City auction for $8.74 million

Most horses were cared for at a ranch in Lexington, OK, near Purcell.

One racehorse, A Dash of Sweet Heat, sold for $1 million.
The Cartel Straw went for $300,000 while Super Long Straw went for $200,000.
Overall, the top bidders at the three-day auction in Oklahoma City last week agreed to pay $8.74 million for quarter horses linked by the federal government to the Zetas, a violent Mexican drug cartel, records show.

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Official wants shooting from helicopters suspended

Posted Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 1 Comment
By Jason BuchSan Antonio Express-News

The Hidalgo County district attorney Wednesday asked the Texas Department of Public Safety to temporarily suspend its practice of using airborne sharpshooters to disable vehicles during pursuits.

Last week, two immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally were killed by a state trooper near the Mexican border when the agent opened fire from a DPS helicopter on a pickup that fled from police.

The truck was thought to be carrying a drug load but was instead packed with Guatemalan immigrants, officials said. Border Patrol agents detained seven immigrants at the scene and hours later caught the truck’s 14-year-old suspected driver, but a mistake led to his release.

The shooting has brought scrutiny to the DPS policy that allows troopers in helicopters to shoot at moving vehicles.

Civil rights organizations lambasted the shooting, and last week a nationally known use-of-force expert said he had never heard of a U.S. law enforcement agency with a similar policy.

Wednesday, the top prosecutor in the border county where the shooting took place weighed in on the controversy.

“I’ve asked DPS through the [Texas] Rangers to talk to the higher-ups about no more helicopter shootings until they review their procedures and policies,” Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra said.

Marco Antonio Castro and Jose Leonardo Coj Cumar were killed as they huddled in the pickup’s bed. The marksman in a DPS helicopter tried to disable the truck after it fled from a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden.

The trooper who shot and killed the two Guatemalans was put on administrative leave and will go before a grand jury, Guerra said, as is standard practice in most cases where police officers shoot and kill someone. The Texas Rangers are conducting the investigation.

About four hours after the Oct. 25 pursuit, Border Patrol agents caught the suspected driver, a Mexican citizen, said Mike Cox, a spokesman for Texas Parks and Wildlife, which is investigating the pursuit. The teenager was turned over to the Rangers, but at some point he was released. He didn’t appear at a hearing in an unrelated criminal case Tuesday, Cox said, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.


Swiss Ecopop group forces immigration referendum

A group of Swiss environmentalists has collected enough signatures to force a national referendum on immigration.
The Ecopop group says natural resources are under increasing pressure from overpopulation.
It wants annual population growth through immigration capped at 0.2% and a tenth of foreign aid to be used for birth control measures abroad.
Switzerland now has a population of eight million people - almost a quarter of them foreigners.

Ecopop gathered a petition with 120,700 certified signatures - easily passing the 100,000 threshold needed for a referendum on the proposed new law.



Obama, Romney: Where Do They Stand on Immigration?

To provide the American people with a picture of where the presidential candidates stand on the critical immigration issue, FAIR has researched and collected statements each has made on immigration policy.
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Immigration Courts Slow to Process Deportation Cases

According to the Inspector General, between FY 2006 and FY 2010 the most significant delays in deportation cases occurred…in administrative courts housed in the Executive Office of Immigration Review within DOJ.
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Report Finds Majority of New Jobs go to Foreign Born

Last week, the Center for Immigration Studies released a report showing that most new jobs added to the U.S. economy in the past four years went to foreign born individuals.
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Berkeley City Council Votes to Ignore ICE Detainer Requests

Last week, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to compel the Berkeley Police Department to ignore all U.S. ICE detainer requests.
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Smuggling Ring Demonstrates Continued Weaknesses in Border Security

Last week, Canadian officials shut down a human smuggling ring that brought Romanians through Mexico and the U.S. on their way to Canada.
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Illegal Aliens Get Out the Vote

Thousands of illegal alien minors are campaigning this election cycle in the pro-amnesty lobby’s latest efforts to maintain control of the Executive Branch.

C and I for Election Week

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mexican man deported in September after being convicted of smuggling other illegal immigrants has been arrested again in the United States, this time in Mississippi.
A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court says Mario Hernandez-Vasques was convicted on a smuggling charge in Alabama in August. The court records say he was deported Sept. 13 and arrested again on Oct. 30 with 10 other illegal immigrants in Rankin County, Miss.
The suspected illegal immigrants were detained after being pulled over on Interstate 20.
He is charged with being an illegal immigrant and aggravated felon re-entering the United States.
Court records say he also goes by the name Mario Hernandez-Vasquez.
Illegal immigrant sentenced in Roanoke federal court
ROANOKE, VA —A previously deported immigrant from Jamaica was sentenced on Friday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke for illegally re-entering the United States without permission, after having been convicted of an aggravated felony
Sen. Vitter: Deport illegals who vote
Illegal aliens and noncitizens who vote in U.S. elections would be put on an accelerated path toward deportation under new legislation introduced by Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter.
Just hours before voters go to the polls in the battleground state of Nevada, a national group has announced it plans to file a complaint regarding illegal immigrants purportedly being allowed to vote.
ALIPAC, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, based in Raleigh, N.C., sent the Nevada secretary of state an email outlining its intention.
“We want to stop the felonious thefts of American elections,” says William Gheen, ALIPAC’s president.
Gheen points to a commentary published in Sunday’s Las Vegas Review Journal. In it, editorial writer Glenn Cook accuses the Culinary Union 226 of knowingly registering illegal immigrants and then pressured them to vote.
We have posted the latest monthly issue of the North Carolina Crime Report by Suspected Illegal Aliens on our website; This report covers crimes by suspected illegal aliens in NC for the month of October. It is 138 pages long! It can be viewed online as a pdf file here: This month, after listing the most egregious crimes statewide, we focused on the criminal court cases in Harnett, Mecklenburg, Lee, Forsyth, Brunswick, Chatham, Cabarrus, Iredell, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Johnston, Robeson and Duplin Counties.

The amount of monthly crimes by suspected illegal aliens in NC is staggering. These crimes are not compiled in any statewide database and that tends to make the problem look smaller than it really is. By issuing these reports, our goal is to draw attention to the size and scope of the problem in NC. This is not ALL of the crimes by suspected illegal aliens in NC and we do not report every crime, in every county, each month. There is simply not enough time to enter it all! That is the magnitude of the problem we are facing.

You can view the past 3 years worth of monthly NC crime reports on our “Crime Report Archives” page here:

This ongoing illegal alien crime wave against NC citizens has got to stop. It is killing us: financially, emotionally and physically.


South Texas Border Patrol agents seize nearly $6.4 million worth of marijuana over the weekend

By Steven Alford

Monday, October 29, 2012

CORPUS CHRISTI —Border Patrol agents in South Texas reported seizing more than four tons of marijuana during several discoveries during the weekend, including a large bust by Falfurrias agents.
The largest seizure came Saturday near Roma. Agents found upon an abandoned SUV packed to the ceiling with bundles of marijuana, with a combined weight of nearly 1,900 pounds.
The same day, agents at a Falfurrias checkpoint stopped a tractor-trailer for inspection after a drug-sniffing dog alerted agents to the presence of possible contraband.
Upon further inspection, agents found 1,700 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the trailer’s cargo area, according to a news release.
Additional seizures at Border Patrol checkpoints raised the amount of marijuana seized to nearly 8,000 pounds, federal officials said.
The street value of the combined drugs is estimated at nearly $6.4 million.