The U.S. government is demanding almost $7,000 from the family of jailed Border Patrol agent Jesus “Chito” Diaz (left), who was prosecuted in what critics called an outrageous miscarriage of justice aimed at placating Mexican officials. But advocates for the family are still fighting back.

Even as Congress considers legislation that would vastly expand the powers of the U.S. Border Patrol to enter land controlled by other federal agencies, the Obama administration has ordered that same agency to scale back its search for illegal aliens.

Despite numerous problems in the prosecution’s case, Border Patrol agent Jesus "Chito" Diaz was sentenced to two years in federal prison for convictions stemming from his supposedly rough treatment of an illegal immigrant caught smuggling drugs.

Janet NapolitanoThe Department of Homeland Security is authorizing illegal aliens to work in the United States, a Senate commitee learned October 19. According to CNSNews.com, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, got confirmation of this news in response to a question he asked Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano (photo at left).

ICE badgeThough the drunk-driving illegal alien who allegedly mowed down a recent college graduate in Framingham, Mass., was indicted for murder on Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement permitted the illegal alien who witnessed the crime to escape custody.

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