Today's Illegal Immigration News
Thursday, March 15, 2012
‘AGENCY INSIDERS’ SAY DHS RELEASING ‘FALSE AND MISLEADING’ DATA
In a letter dated Mar. 1, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano requesting a wide range of documents as part of an investigation of charges made by “agency insiders” that the DHS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), one of its largest components, released false and misleading border crossing data in order to claim that the border is “more secure than ever.”
The letter also highlights that ‘got-aways’ – or individuals who CBP could no longer reasonably expect to apprehend as they crossed the border are passed from shift to shit until they fall of the record entirely.
According to an analysis of a small sample of shift reports, ‘got-aways’ could roughly account for 268,000 illegal immigrants entering the United State over a 12-month period never being counted... Today is the deadline for Napolitano to provide the requested documents, without redaction.
MEXICAN GUN BATTLES FORCE U.S. TO CLOSE TWO BORDER CROSSINGS
For the sake of public safety, U.S. authorities temporarily shut down two international bridge crossings connecting Eagle Pass, Texas, to Piedras Negras in Coahuila, Mexico, due to several gun battles between Mexican military forces and drug traffickers. The bridges remained shut from approximately 9 p.m. on March 6 and 8 a.m. the following day.
According to Mexican news reports, the U.S. State Department requested the shutdown in response to a series of gun battles involving rifles and rocket grenade launchers. Media account from both sides of the border revealed that the traffickers used an 18-wheeler engulfed in fire as a road block approximately a quarter-mile from one of the bridges and that one female police officer and at least six members of the Mexican military were wounded as a result of the battle.
Eagle Pass Police Chief Tony Castaneda, said the gun battles were “not out of the norm” and that the brides were closed to prevent the criminals from “fleeing and entering the U.S. to escape because many of them do have the right to enter by means of a passport.”