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  • Mexican Soldiers Freelancing for Drug Cartels on US Soil ..(More than 200 incursions documented)

    12/21/2006 4:53:34 AM PST · by IrishMike · 34 replies · 897+ views
    CNSN News ^ | December 21, 2006 | Kevin Mooney
    Gun-toting members of the Mexican military are crossing regularly into U.S. territory, where they are partnering with drug cartels and criminal gangs to protect sophisticated smuggling operations, according to Texas sheriffs and lawmakers. Some of the Mexican infiltrators are suspected to have been trained by the U.S. military. U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officials operating along the southwestern border have come under attack from the Mexican side in recent months, with automatic gunfire frequently erupting, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) told Cybercast News Service. Mexican military units and drug cartels have access to weaponry and communications equipment far...
  • Immigration is not the pox neo-Know Nothings make it out to be

    03/31/2006 12:13:03 PM PST · by Luis Gonzalez · 643 replies · 5,382+ views
    The Jewish World Review ^ | 4/31/2006 | Tony Snow
    Princeton University sociologist Douglas S. Massey reports that 62 percent of illegal immigrants pay income taxes (via withholding) and 66 percent contribute to Social Security. Forbes magazine notes that Mexican illegals aren't clogging up the social-services system: only 5 percent receive food stamps or unemployment assistance; 10 percent send kids to public schools. ~~~~snip~~~~ Economist Larry Kudlow praises Hispanic entrepreneurship: "According to 2002 Census Bureau data, Hispanics are opening businesses at a rate three times faster than the national average. In addition, there were almost 1.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses generating $222 billion in revenue in 2002." ~~~~snip~~~~ Total crime and...