Immigration



If Only This Were Texas …

Jun 29th, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Immigration

THE BORDER REPORT

While I recognize that elected officials aren’t always the sharpest knife in the drawer, I take absolute exception to this elected idiot up in Wisconsin who supports a boycott against Arizona on the grounds that Arizona does not border Mexico and therefore faces no illegal immigration issues.

Years ago, I used to cover the board of supervisors meetings up in Flagstaff, Ariz., the representative for the Navajo reservation slice of the county used to fall asleep before the meetings even began. A colleague and I begged the editors to let us write a story about the snoozing supervisor but he felt that was too mean-spirited and told us to let it go.



The News Media and its Low-Hanging Fruits

Jun 20th, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Immigration

THE BORDER REPORT

The restrictionists from Phoenix are at it again, this time threatening to set up snipers in ski-masks along Interstate 8 south of Phoenix to stop “the invasion.”

Sure you will. You ain’t gonna do shit; I know it, cops know it, readers know it and you know it. The media started announcing the fiasco last week and continued propagating the nonsense this week.

Keep in mind, nobody actually did anything, just wrote an e-mail. Does that give the media any pause? Hell no.



Questions to Consider

Jun 9th, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Immigration, Politics

THE BORDER REPORT

Monday’s border shooting has become a question of mere yards, but those yards change everything and the FBI appears to be changing its initial assessment of what exactly happened when the Border Patrol agent shot and killed the teenage boy.

El Universal reports that the mother of the 14-year-old boy slain at the U.S.’s border with Ciudád Juárez  claims the agent walked into Mexico and shot the boy at close-range. First question is, how would she know? Tearful interviews make great drama but unless she witnessed the shooting herself, she’s a poor source. Maybe she did, that’s not clear in the story or any others that I’ve read so far.



Border Patrol Panicking?

Jun 8th, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Immigration, Politics

THE BORDER REPORT

The U.S. Border Patrol will have some serious questions to answer to in the wake of three shootings since Saturday that has so far left one child dead along the U.S.’s southern border.

In the first instance, the Arizona Daily Star reports, agents working on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation in southern Arizona shot two men they claim were drug smugglers throwing rocks at the agents. These types of encounters are more common than one may realize and if the agents were telling the truth, well-deserved. You don’t brings rocks to a gunfight, after all. That of course, is assuming the agents were telling the truth.They’ve been known to lie on these matters in the past.



If You’re a White European, Stay Out of Arizona

May 21st, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Immigration, Politics

THE BORDER REPORT

The United States just eliminated the only paperwork proof for white Europeans who find themselves encountered by a cop in Arizona enforcing the new immigration laws.

Ah, desmadre, where would I be without you? This comes from an immigration lawyer here in Tucson, Rachel Wilson.  (Gracias, comadre.)

It creates a spectacular mess for Arizona in its enforcement of SB 2162. The Homeland Security Department eliminated the paper arrival/departure record requirement for foreign nationals entering the country under the visa waiver program.



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