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Cartel-affiliated groups likely to expand heroin, meth trafficking in Oregon, report concludes
OregonLive.com

Drug trafficking organizations based in Mexico will continue to dominate Oregon's drug underworld, pumping increasing quantities of heroin into the state, according to a new state report.

"Heroin use and trafficking has increased in Oregon...

The assessment was produced by Oregon HIDTA,...

The trends reported in drug use and trafficking aren't good news for Oregon.

The state ranks fourth in the country in the percentage of residents using illegal drugs...

The report warned that "the number of young users will likely grow...

Mexican...

Eric Cantor to surrender House GOP leadership post in July
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post at the end of next month...

Lawmakers in both parties said the majority leader’s defeat and the prospect of a change within the Republican high command probably signal the demise of immigration legislation along the lines President Barack Obama is seeking....

One Republican said he feared the effects of Cantor’s defeat could be debilitating for the party and the government.

Interviewed on MSNBC, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he was worried that Cantor’s...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers - Press Release

PRESS RELEASE:

America is undergoing the most intensive campaign of Political Deception ever launched against Americans by her political leaders.

The Administration, the members of the U.S. Senate that voted for S-744, and every other member of Congress that supports a path to

citizenship, regularization or any other form of amnesty for illegal aliens before providing for full protections for National Security (jobs & economy) and Public Safety (the right of the people to be secure in their property and person) are fully responsible for the wave of illegal...

Arizona TV Station Points Out Health Threat (Scabies, Chicken Pox, MRSA Staph Infections) From Illegal Aliens
Vdare.com

A porous border, besides being a security threat, an economic threat, a political threat and a cultural threat, is also a health threat. That should be obvious.

An Arizona TV station (ABC 15 Arizona) ran a good little video about the health threat on the border, specifically along the Texas border.[Immigrants bringing diseases across border?, by Navideh Forghani, ABC 15 Arizona , June 6, 2014]

It’s not long but it’s worth watching. Notice that the two individuals interviewed, Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera and border resident Jorge Garcia are Americans, of Hispanic...

Arizona rushes aid to site holding migrant kids, complains of fed plan bringing them to state
The Register Guard

PHOENIX — Angry about the federal government sending from Texas to Arizona immigrants who are in the country illegally, Arizona officials say they are rushing federal supplies to a makeshift holding center in the southern part of the state that's housing hundreds of migrant children and is running low on the basics.

Gov. Jan Brewer's spokesman, Andrew Wilder, said Friday that conditions at the holding center are so dire that federal officials have asked the state to immediately ship the medical supplies to the center in Nogales...

... the (illegal) immigrants were mostly...

Man arrested more than seven times legal BAC limit for commercial truck drivers (.04)
OregonLive.com

Oregon State Police arrested a commercial truck driver Friday for driving while intoxicated, his second arrest for the same charge earlier this week in another state.

Sukhvir Singh Deol, 41, of Surrey, British Columbia, was more than seven times the legal limit...

Deol is being charged with DUII, reckless driving, failure to perform the duties of a driver involving a property damage crash, failure to carry and present a license, failure to drive within a single lane and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Deol was arrested Tuesday in Sweetwater County, Wyoming...

Six year report: Criminal aliens incarcerated in the Oregon Dept. of Corrections

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated May 1, 2014 DOC indicated there were 14,657 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons (See attachment).

Not included in DOC’s May 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,133 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system (See attachment).

All 1,133 criminal aliens incarcerated on May 1st by DOC had United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detainers. The U.S. DHS–ICE is...

DHS releasing into US an untold number of immigrants caught crossing Mexican border
The Register Guard

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is releasing inside the United States some immigrants who have crossed illegally into the country amid a surge in traffic across the Mexican border in southern Texas. But how many remains a mystery because the government won't disclose the number.

The Homeland Security Department started flying immigrants to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month ...

...the immigrants were mostly families from Central America. They were flown from Texas, released in Arizona, and told to report to an ICE office ...

Most...

Obama Responds To Border Crisis by Ordering Even More Incentives for Illegal Entry
DHS Offers Two-Year Renewal of Deferred Action to Illegal Aliens and Encourages All Who Have Not Yet Applied to Do So.
Federation of American Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - June 6, 2014) While an unprecedented number of illegal alien minors surge across the border – incentivized by lax enforcement and promises of amnesty – the Obama administration has just announced it is expanding a program that defers the deportation of illegal aliens. In June of 2012, the Obama administration bypassed Congress with an executive action that put into place Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program, otherwise known as the DREAM Act, grants a reprieve from deportation and work authorization to broad categories of “young” illegal aliens....

Sit-in protesters arrested at Walden's Bend office
KTVZ.COM

BEND, Ore. - As about a dozen supporters rallied outside, a man and woman protesting Republicans' inaction on immigration reform staged a sit-in at Rep. Greg Walden's Bend office Wednesday, saying they won't leave until they are arrested -- and they were.

After police were called to the Bond Street office of the congressman, Greg Delgado and Ann Havill still refused to leave, were cited for criminal trespass and released, said Officer Rob Emerson.

Here's the news release issued earlier by Causa, a statewide Latino immigrant rights organization:

It’s been nearly a year...

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