Saturday, February 22, 2014

Down By the Border

"A man convicted in the shooting death of a federal Border Patrol agent during a firefight that revealed the government’s botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison. Two rifles bought by a gun-smuggling ring that was being monitored in the Fast and Furious investigation were found at the firefight."

Related: Fast and Furious Forgotten

"A man who was shot and killed by a US Border Patrol agent threw rocks at the agent, including one about the size of a basketball, investigators said Wednesday." 

Just evening the score.

"Neb. city to enforce immigration law" Associated Press, February 13, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Officials in a small Nebraska city were preparing Wednesday to enforce voter-approved illegal immigration rules, despite the threat of federal lawsuits after the measure goes into effect....

Nearly 60 percent of voters decided Tuesday to keep the ordinance, which requires renters to get a $5 permit and swear they have legal permission to live in the United States.

Jennifer Bixby, Fremont’s City Council president, said officials would respect the voters’ decision on the measure, which was first approved by a smaller margin in 2010. Critics pushed for the new vote, saying the housing restrictions would be ineffective and might cost Fremont millions of dollars in legal fees and lost federal grants. They also said it was hurting the city’s image....

Amy Miller, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, said her group will keep close tabs on the city and will consider a new lawsuit if tenants report discrimination....


Also see:

Nonprofits founded to help one immigrant group reach out to others

Related"nonprofits provide new ways for corporations and individuals to influence" 

Related(?): "illegal immigrants, who mow the lawns, trim the hedges, clean the swimming pools, park the cars, serve the hors d'oeuvres, tidy up the mansions, and do many of the other things that make life so enjoyable for the rich"

State tech economy growing, but not fast enough

SeeH1-B Hijacking

Sick of the $elf-$erving lies yet?

Cape Verde asks world to call it Cabo Verde

Couple admit to underpaying immigrant for 13 years

Not what the brochure said.

Overhaul of Ariz. child welfare urged

"A judge has awarded nearly $80 million to the family of a New Mexico woman who died in 2002 when a tractor-trailer struck her car and buried it in sand, suffocating the woman as teachers and students at a nearby school frantically tried to dig her out. Laura Miera of Albuquerque had just dropped off her 14-year-old daughter at Jimmy Carter Middle School and was waiting at a traffic light when the truck came barreling down the road."