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Monday, 26 April 2010 18:29

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INS one the most corrupt federal law-enforcement agencies by the Oregonian

INS abuses: Series exposes corruption, ineptitude and racism
Homeland Security Immigration Supervisor Found Guilty of Selling Green Cards after More than a Decade of Government Inaction
  
  
"Help us to understand how something as simple as reviewing forms for completeness could have been missed at least 15 times. How many more lucky terrorists gained unfettered access into this country? With no one being held accountable, how do know this still isn't happening? ..."  

 

Unchecked power of the INS shatters American dream 

 

Luis Jimenez, 29, displays scars from stabbing himself with a plastic spoon while depressed in INS custody. He was ordered released in October.

 

Roger Jenson/The Oregonian:Exuan Li "Faith" Zheng, 22, an asylum seeker, recalls being held two years and two months in Oregon jails after trying to enter the United States llegally 

More photos, HERE.

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Welcome to Arizona, Desert Outpost of Contradictions  

 

John Moore/Getty Images: Demonstrators protested Arizona’s tough new immigration law in Phoenix last week.

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and JENNIFER STEINHAUER


In the spotlight for its new immigration law, and seen by many as a cartoon of intolerance, Arizona in reality is much more complex.  

Obama Says Passing Immigration Bill May Be Difficult  

By HELENE COOPER

The president says reforms are needed, lest more state measures emerge like the tough new law in Arizona. 

Copyright 2010 | The New York Times Company


Christian Science Monitor 

Mexico issues travel warning over Arizona immigration law  

One day after Mexican President Felipe Calderón condemned the new Arizona immigration law, Mexico issued a travel warning that 'all Mexican citizens could be bothered or questioned without motive at any moment.'  

 

Mexico's President Felipe Calderon speaks during a news conference in Mexico City, Monday. Earlier in the day, Calderon condemned the new Arizona new immigration law as discriminatory. Mexico has issued a travel warning to Mexican citizens in Arizona. Eduardo Verdugo/AP 

By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer / April 27, 2010 

Mexico City  

Americans are accustomed to State Department advisories cautioning them to steer clear of dicey protests and political turmoil in developing countries, including their neighbor to the south. 

Since drug violence erupted in Mexico, the US has warned its citizens of “large fire fights” in towns across Mexico, particularly along the US-Mexico border. 

Mexico always grumbles about US travel alerts. But today Mexico got payback. 

Minuteman Project volunteer 'Randy' of Las Vegas, patrols the US-Mexican border on April 4, 2005, along a border road near Naco, Ariz. Members of the Minuteman Project say their mission is to stop the flow of illegal immigration, a job they say federal authorities are failing to do. Arizona is the most porous state along the United States' border with Mexico.

IN PICTURES: The US/Mexico border 

In big red letters on its “travel guide” on the exterior ministry website is a travel alert for “all Mexicans visiting, living, or studying in the state of Arizona.” 

More, HERE. 

© The Christian Science Monitor. All Rights Reserved  


 
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By Dennis Romero, Apr. 20 2010
 
A senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorney was found guilty or corruption Tuesday for taking bribes from immigrants who wanted to stay in the country legally.
 

Peter Kallas, an assistant chief counsel at the agency, was convicted of "conspiracy, six counts of bribery, two counts of obstruction of justice, seven counts of fraud and misuse of entry documents, three counts of aggravated identity theft, nine counts of making false statements to the Department of Labor, four counts of making false statements to obtain federal employee compensation, and four counts of tax evasion," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.  

More, HERE.

 
©2010 LA Weekly, LP. All rights reserved.
 

 
The Economist
 

Arizona's immigration law

Hysterical nativism

A conservative border state is at risk of becoming a police state
  
Apr 22nd 2010 | LOS ANGELES
 
RUSSELL PEARCE is the quintessential Arizona Republican. He wears stars-and-stripes shirts and has clips of John Wayne and Ronald Reagan on his website. He loves guns, his family, his Mormon faith, his country and the law, which he enforced for many years as deputy sheriff of Maricopa County. He jokes that being Republican, and thus not having a heart, saved his life when he got shot in the chest once. But his main passion is illegal immigrants, whom he calls “invaders”. He loathed them even before his son Sean, also a sheriff’s deputy, got shot by one. But now it is personal.
 
Mr Pearce, a state senator, has sponsored an Arizona law that, if enacted, would be the toughest in the country. It is so brazen it has caused outrage. This week it passed the last hurdles in the state legislature. As The Economist went to press, it was awaiting the signature of Arizona’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer.
 
More, HERE

Mexico's population

When the niños run out

A falling birth rate, and what it means

Apr 22nd 2010 | MEXICO CITY
 
FENCES, soldiers, infra-red cameras: the United States goes to great lengths to hold back the teeming masses across its southern border (see article). But the masses are teeming less. Mexico’s birth rate, once among the world’s highest, is in free-fall. In the 1960s Mexican mothers had nearly seven children each (whereas women in India then had fewer than six). The average now is just over two—almost the same as in the United States. The UN reckons that from 2040 the birth rate in Mexico will be the lower of the two.
 
The fall follows a government u-turn nearly 40 years ago, when a contraception campaign replaced the previous nation-building policy. Today, four out of ten married Mexican women are sterilised, a radical measure that partly reflects the continuing lack of other contraception in some areas as well as strict laws against abortion everywhere but the capital. Broader changes, such as more women in education and work, and pricier housing, have pushed down the size of families even more. (Brazil, where the government has promoted contraception less forcefully, has experienced a similar baby bust.)
 
More, HERE.
 
 
Copyright © The Economist Newspaper Limited 2010. All rights reserved


 

 

 

Collapse of the Standard of Living in the USA 

 

Studies Reveal Declining Living Standards and Increasing Anger 

The Global Economic Crisis 

 

The Great Depression of the XXI Century

 Michel Chossudovsky and Andrew Gavin Marshall (Editors)

Paltry Humanitarian Priorities 

 

Canada's contribution to Afghanistan's death toll, in the ironically named: "Operation Enduring Freedom" (7th October 2001-3rd June 2003) resulted in eternity's "enduring freedom" for up to 23,600 fellow beings, young, old. Even the unborn in their mothers' wombs. The "Coaltion" mass murders, at checkpoints, in vehicles, schools, homes, markets, communities, continue unabated. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, recently stated that General Stanley McChrystal believes that continued "casualties" (translation: dead) at the hands of US and NATO troops imperil the entire war effort in the country. You couldn't fault Gates and McChrystal for critical perception (clarity that took nearly nine years to figure.)  

More, HERE. 

Tony Blair, Very Close to being Indicted for War Crimes 

by John Zogby 

Layoff Notices Sent to Thousands of US Teachers 

 

by Andrea Peters 

 
 washingtonpost.com 

US & International

The new law would require police officers such as Sgt. Russ Charlton, a 30-year veteran of the Tucson force, to question anyone they reasonably suspect of being in the country illegally.  

Ariz. measure puts police in tight spot

Mexico returns body of TV producer's wife to US  

Obama weighs immigration  

Federal Eye : What's going on at the border? 

Boy to be sentenced in Border Patrol agent's death

 

Book: Fatal crash haunted Laura Bush 

Former first lady is going public about a car crash in Midland, Texas, that claimed the life of a high school friend when she was 17.  

Goldman execs grilled on ethics

Scantily clad women fail to cause earthquake  

Police say Texan decapitated wife with chain saw  

Illegal immigrants plan to leave over Ariz. law 

Ad campaign targets meth use in Indian Country

Ariz. immigration fight intensifies 

Congressman asks government not to cooperate when local police arrest illegal immigrants. 

Hispanics urge Obama to reform immigration laws  

Catholic school's curriculum includes introduction to poverty  

Battling global debt at local level

 

MEXICO 

 

 

Fashionistas emerge in Mexico City 

 

Police chase on camera in Mexico

Mexico acknowledges migrant abuse, pledges changes  

Human rights observers killed in attack in Mexico  

Mexico frees 2 Indians after 4 years in prison  

Getaway for Mexican elite now cartel battleground  

Shootings kill 16 people in Mexican border city   

How Arizona became center of immigration debate  

McCain: Arizona had to crack down on immigration  

Feds: 69 illegal immigrants found at AZ drop house  

Ex-homeland chief uncomfortable with Arizona law  

Major Arizona drug smuggling ring broken up  

Baseball, tourism caught in boycott of Arizona law  

Act of vengeance : An unjust law won't solve a real problem 

Mexico issues travel alert over new Arizona law  

Mexico Senate: Army abuse cases in civilian courts 

Mexican priest relieved of duties pending investigation of abuse claim

17 fighting birds in stockings seized at border

Mexico hobbled in drug war by arrests that lead nowhere 

 President Calderón greets Uruapan mayor Antonio González, who was arrested and held for six months before being released.

 

President Calderón greets Uruapan mayor Antonio González, who was arrested and held for six months before being released. (Municipality Of Uruapan) 

Mexico says cartels turning attacks on authorities  

 
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DEA Cites Homeland Security Today in Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing  

MARCH 17, 2009—Testifying at a combined hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs and the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, Anthony Placido, intelligence chief for the Drug Enforcement Administration, holds up the February issue of Homeland Security Today magazine that contains the second part of a three-part investigative series on the brutal violence in Mexico. Homeland Security Today correspondents (writing from Mexico and the US border) and Brian Michael Jenkins have presented a comprehensive look at the struggle and how it affects the US. Mr. Placido reflected this in his testimony when he says the violence "has caused some, including Homeland Security [Today] magazine, to speculate about the likelihood of Mexico failing in its efforts. And, for our purposes, and by extension, created a discussion about whether the violence would spill over our southwest border at increased levels and with adverse consequences to US interests." (Manuel Balce Ceneta /AP photo/March 17, 2009)
 
©2004-2010 KMD Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved 

 

 

 

El Universal has no official political affilation and is the most read newspaper in Mexico.

PF genera derrama económica en Juárez: Escobar  

Ubica policía de Oaxaca a periodistas  

 EFE: RECUERDAN A PERIODISTA. El cuerpo de Beatriz Alberta Cariño Trujillo fue velado, en medio de porras y ¡vivas a Zapata!, por familiares y amigos en el municipio de Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca | Ver nota

Rectores a FCH: balas no bastan  

 

KOWANIN SILVA: "QUIERO SER NARCO Y RICO" Entre niños de Ciudad Juárez, en cuya cotidianidad hay múltiples referencias de asesinatos, el narcotraficante y el sicario se perciben como un oficio más. | Ver nota

Asaltantes de casa de empeño llegan a PGJDF 

 

FERNANDO RAMIREZ: TOMA DE REHENES. Momento en el cual los asaltantes de una casa de empeño huyen con los rehenes a bordo de una patrulla de la SSP-DF; los sujetos fueron liberados posteriormente y se sospecha de su participación en el robo | Ver nota | Fotogalería 

Al fin se hizo justicia: Teresa y Alberta  

 

JUAN JOSE ARREOLA: EN LIBERTAD. Las indígenas queretanas Alberta Alcántara Juan y Teresa González salieron del penal femenil de San José el Alto, en Querétaro, a bordo de una camioneta y con dirección a la Ciudad de México, pues irán a dar gracias a la Virgen de Guadalupe | Ver nota 

Piden diputados parar comercio con Arizona  

 

EFE:MILLONARIO HALLAZGO. Soldados del Ejército Mexicano hallaron 799 mil 780 dólares escondidos en un compartimiento secreto de un automóvil en Culiacán | Ver nota

Senado para acuerdo con EU; IP pide boicot  

 

ENCADENADOS: EMILIO VASQUEZ. Militares que llegaron en helicóptero a una finca ubicada en la sierra del municipio de Sabinas, fueron recibidos a tiros. Mataron a dos de los agresores y liberaron a 16 personas, entre ellas una mujer y su hijo de 3 años | Ver nota 

ODIO E INTOLERANCIA. El presidente Felipe Calderón anunció la defensa de los mexicanos ante la inaceptable y discriminatoria ley aprobada en Arizona, porque la criminalización abre la puerta al odio y a la intolerancia. | Ver nota 

  EU pide a México hacer más contra violencia

"Hemos invertido mucho en la Iniciativa Mérida", que da ayuda a México, Centroamérica, Haití y la República Dominicana para combatir el narcotráfico y el crimen organizado, dijo Crowley.

El importe que destina Estados Unidos a México bajo la Iniciativa asciende a algo más de mil 300 millones de dólares en el trienio 2008-2010.

“Bush abrió tráfico de arsenales”

Cae 'El Cantante', operador de 'El Indio' 

© Queda expresamente prohibida la republicación o redistribución, parcial o total, de todos los contenidos de EL UNIVERSAL Derechos Reservados. 

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