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Republicans decry 'deadly' policy as report shows illegal immigrants committing new crimes
FoxNews.com

Roughly one in six illegal immigrants is re-arrested on criminal charges within three years of release, according to new government data being released Tuesday.

Those charges range from murder to drunken-driving and, according to House Republicans pushing out the report, are symptoms of what they describe as a "dangerous and deadly" immigration policy.

The findings, obtained by Fox News, are contained in reports by the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee and nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. They are the result of the committee’s subpoena request for...

Attrition through Enforcement
New Report Finds Lax Immigration Enforcement has led to More Crime
NumbersUSA

A report issued today by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) has found that criminal illegal aliens released by the Obama Administration's lax enforcement of immigration laws committed more crimes after their release, including murder, rape, kidnapping and child molestation.

The CRS completed the report using data obtained by the House Judiciary Committee last fall after the Committee learned that the Administration would release certain illegal aliens detected through the Secure Communities program. Secure Communities is a program that checks individuals booked...

Police identify man arrested after cocaine is found in car
Mail Tribune

The driver of a car that Oregon State Police said held 55 pounds of "high-grade" cocaine that was found during a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 5 near Ashland has been identified as Hipolito Carrillo, 41, of Ontario, Calif.

The man initially gave troopers a false name and birth date.

At about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, an OSP trooper stopped a 2011 Nissan Altima with California license plates near Milepost 12 for a traffic violation.

A drug dog used during the stop indicated drugs were present and officers said they found 25 individual sealed packages of cocaine hidden...

55 pounds of cocaine seized near Ashland
Mail Tribune

Oregon State Police seized 55 pounds of "high-grade" cocaine Tuesday morning during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Ashland.

According to OSP Sgt. Dave Beck, a trooper stopped a 2011 Nissan Altima Tuesday morning near milepost 12 for a traffic violation.

The driver was identified as Israel Mendez-Gonzalez [also known as Hipolito Carrillo], 57 [41], of San Bernardino, Calif.

A search of the Altima revealed 25 individually sealed bags of cocaine hidden in the car. The cocaine was sniffed out by a drug dog, Beck said in a news release.

In all, the bags...

New Report is First and Only to Comprehensively Detail Obama Immigration Policy Record;
Non-Enforcement, Deception, Intimidation and Unilateralism
FAIR

(Washington, D.C. July 24, 2012) In June, President Obama announced that he would administratively implement key provisions of the DREAM Act, effectively allowing upwards of a million illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. In doing so, the president unilaterally nullified numerous federal statutes and is implementing a law Congress has repeatedly rejected. However, as the latest report from the Federation from American Immigration Reform (FAIR) demonstrates, the president's action was not an aberration, but rather the culmination of his administration's assault on the enforcement of U.S....

Bus bust uncovers $300,000 in meth
Mail Tribune

A California man traveling through Medford on a bus is now sitting in a jail cell after police found more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine in his travel bag.

Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement officers were alerted by federal agencies that the suspect was in the area on July 13. Officers arrested Miguel Rebolledo-Aviles, 23, when he stopped in Medford on his way from Southern California to Salem.

They linked Rebolledo-Aviles to an unclaimed bag containing 6.6 pounds of methamphetamine, Medford police Sgt. Kevin Walruff said.

"This is 3 kilos of meth," Walruff said...

Has Your City Been Infiltrated by Mexican Drug Cartels? Find Out Here
The Blaze

Forget drug cartels being a Mexican problem, they have infiltrated thousands of U.S. cities and are running complex and lucrative drug operations right under our noses. After all, we are their biggest and most relied upon customer.  Using information from a report released by the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Post was able to identify the trafficking routes and bases of various Mexican drug cartels. And it may shock you just how deeply embedded they are in America.

Unsuspecting cities like Portland, Denver, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, St...

Men crash car, arrested after foot chase in southeast Salem
StatesmanJournal.com

Police say two men in a possibly stolen BMW eluded officers, crashed the car, then sent police on a foot chase Saturday evening.

Salem police attempted to pull over the vehicle about 5:30 p.m. near 14th Street SE and Hines Street SE. The vehicle then took off at a highrate of speed, circled the block and crashed into a guard rail and fire hydrant, eventually stopping at 14th Street SE and Oxford Street SE, police said.

Police set up a perimeter in the area when the two occupants of the car then ran from the car. A police dog tracked the two men, who were reportedly hiding in...

Border Patrol Training Videos Say to "Hide", "Run Away" in Active Shooter Situations
Center for Immigration Studies

The National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz., is just a little angry. Local 2544, which is the largest Border Patrol union local with over 3,300 dues-paying members, tags itself as "the real border security experts". What are they angry about? Apparently, the current administration's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) senior officials have created what agents call "virtual brainwashing videos". Their website states that Border Patrol agents have been forced to take a virtual learning course on "active shooters" where the bottom line is that if they encounter an active...

Number of Illegal Alien Minors Crossing Border Alone Continues to Grow
FAIR

According to recently released U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) figures, 15,590 unaccompanied illegal alien minors have crossed the border so far this fiscal year. (MSNBC, July 3, 2012) The CBP defines unaccompanied illegal alien minors as those under the age of 18 who are traveling without their parents or guardians. (Id.) This figure marks a significant increase over the past two years. Over the same time period in 2011, the number of unaccompanied illegal alien minors was 10,776; and in 2010, it was 13,267. (Id.) In fact, during 2011 alone, the total number of unaccompanied...

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