Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced a new "immigration index" that would measure Southwest border security beyond the conventional way of observing state and local statistics, which focus mainly on data such as arrests and drug seizures. The new index, Napolitano claims, will look beyond bare crime statistics and focus more on environmental damage, economic impacts, and concerns of personal safety of Americans residing near the Mexican border.
On Thursday, April 28, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1406 into law. The bill authorizes the Grand Canyon State to enter into an interstate compact with other states to erect a security fence along the section of the border with Mexico that runs through that state.
If you believe the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. border with Mexico is a sleepy place where nothing much ever happens. The headline over its article of April 21 explained the border thusly: "Plunge in border crossings leaves agents fighting boredom."
In Part 1 of this series, the symbiotic relationship between the federal government and leftist environmental groups was examined to provide a partial explanation for our leaders’ lack of commitment to credible security.
The nation’s porous borders took front and center stage this week, as unconnected, but surprisingly related, news items highlighted the lack of political will at the top to stem illegal immigration or even provide a credible approach to national security.
Three judges of the leftist Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have joined the Obama administration's war against Arizona and its people. A three-judge panel of the court upheld a lower federal court's decision, pursuant to a lawsuit filed by the administration, to nullify most of Arizona's now-famous immigration law.
The Obama administration improperly prosecuted an American Border Patrol agent at the behest of the Mexican government, national correspondent Andy Ramirez of the Liberty News Network said in an exclusive video report. He also had an exclusive interview with the jailed agent’s wife, Diana (picture, left), who lamented the fact that his six children may not have their father around for 10 years.
Barely a week after local authorities shut down an illegal "birth tourism" center in San Gabriel, (Los Angeles County) Calif., federal immigration agents arrested an "Orange County" family at their home in nearby Yorba Linda for ginning up bogus marriages for much the same purpose: smuggling illegals into the country through loopholes in the law.
Ten Republican members of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee have asked President Obama to leave 1,200 National Guardsmen on the border with Mexico to continue their role interdicting drugs coming into the United States.