The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) recently introduced a resolution that aims to repeal certain laws that pertain to immigration enforcement. CPC membership includes Congress’ most pro-immigration legislators, including one senator and 75 members of the U.S. House.
With the exception of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, all other candidates have made securing the U.S.-Mexican border a priority. While the U.S.-Mexican border must be made secure, the goal of securing that border is as deceptive as are the claims of the administration that the borders have never been more secure.
Purely focusing on the U.S.-Mexican border ignores the fact that, as I have noted in many articles and testimony at congressional hearings, the United States is a nation of 50 “border states.”
Santa Barbara has suffered unspeakable loss at the hands of a mentally ill person. Mothers, fathers, family, friends and community have had to say goodbye unexpectedly and too soon. A child who loses a parent is an orphan; there is no word for a parent who loses a child. The families of the victims and the perpetrator are suffering, for both have permanently lost pieces of their hearts.
Most people are aware that the state of Colorado is now permitting, to a limited extent, the possession and sale of marijuana. Prior to this move, the Obama Administration announced, as noted by CNN, that it wouldn’t “challenge Colorado or other states legalizing recreational marijuana.”
Summer beach vacations in California may include some unpleasant surprises, namely, stumbling across marijuana loads that smugglers have dropped off along the coast or encountering groups of illegal aliens hoping to find their way inland.
According to Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, the two countries are within days of announcing a new initiative that will allow Mexican trucks bound for the U.S. to circumvent inspection at ports of entry. Under the plan, U.S. officials stationed south of the border will conduct the inspections.
This commentary will focus on what may, at first, appear to be an unusual topic for CAPS, but I believe you will quickly see the reason for the commentary. The title for this commentary was taken from a Department of Justice news release that was posted by the DOJ on March 12, 2012. The subtitle as posted on the DOJ website was:
“Afghan National Trafficked More Than 123,000 Kilograms of Heroin in 2006”
In the July 28th edition of the Sacramento Bee, González Gutiérrez, consul general of Mexico, was quoted, saying, "As a natural consequence of us transforming from a rural to an urban society, we are running out of Mexicans to export. Our society's growing at a rate of 2.1 children per woman – in the 1970s it was more than five."