Illegal Immigration Update


Now that Mexico is on the verge of collapse under the rule of drug cartels, illegal immigration might get back on the radar of some people who have ignored it. However, that doesn't mean that anything substantive will be done about it.

Secretary Seeks Review of Immigration Raid -

"Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday ordered a review of a raid at an engine plant in Washington State that resulted in the arrests of 28 people suspected of being illegal immigrants.

“She was not happy about it because it’s inconsistent with her position, and the president’s position on these matters,” said the official, who agreed to discuss the matter on condition of anonymity because the secretary had not authorized the conversation."

Wave of Drug Violence Is Creeping Into Arizona From Mexico, Officials Say

"The raging drug war among cartels in Mexico and their push to expand operations in the United States has led to a wave of kidnappings, shootings and home invasions in Arizona, state and federal officials said at a legislative hearing on Monday. The drug trade has long brought violence to the state, which serves as a hub as illicit drugs, like cocaine and marijuana, and illegal immigrants are smuggled to the rest of the nation."
Commentary: Time for immigration reform is now -

  • Ruben Navarrette: Obama has wars and severe economic downturn on his plate

  • He says some advise president to delay moving on immigration reform

  • Navarrette: Obama has more clout now to act on the issue than he might in future

  • He says the president needs to tackle the issue in a moderate way"
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