Daily Border Bulletin – Biden, Calderón to talk narco violence and U.S.-Mexico trade, Romney Attacks Sotomayor Vote, Georgia to Take Up Bill Barring Undocumented Immigrants From Colleges

Vice President Joe Biden is in Mexico today to talk about stopping the flow of guns from the U.S. south of the border, combating cartel members, and drug smuggling into the United States. In a campaign advertisement Mitt Romney went after Rick Santorum over his voting to confirm future Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  The Georgia state legislature is taking up legislation which would ban undocumented immigrants from attending state colleges.

Biden, Calderón to talk narco violence and U.S.-Mexico trade Vice President Joe Biden is in Mexico today to talk about stopping the flow of guns between the United States and Mexico.  combating cartel members, and drug smuggling into the United States. “Confronting cartel violence and combating drug smuggling along the Southwest border will top the list of security concerns that Vice President Joe Biden will discuss today in Mexico City with President Felipe Calderón and three presidential candidates. Biden will continue on to Honduras to meet with Central American leaders during a two-day trip to the region, White House officials said. While in Mexico, Biden will also meet with presidential candidates from the country’s three major political parties seeking to succeed Calderón when his six-year term ends this year.”

Romney Attacks Sotomayor Vote In a campaign advertisement Mitt Romney attacked Rick Santorum over his voting to confirm future Justice Sonia Sotomayor.” Democrats are capitalizing on Mitt Romney’s decision to attack Rick Santorum for his 1998 vote to confirm future Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, taking the opportunity to drive a wedge between Romney and Hispanic voters. Jay Sekulow, a leading conservative lawyer, criticizes Santorum in the radio ad (above) for voting to confirm Sotomayor to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals during his time in the Senate. The vote “put her on a path to the Supreme Court,” says Sekulow. “Twenty-nine of his Republican colleagues voted against her.”

Georgia to Take Up Bill Barring Undocumented Immigrants From College
The Georgia state legislature is taking up legislation which would ban undocumented immigrants from attending state colleges. “The Georgia Senate is expected to take up Senate Bill 458 on Monday’s floor session that, if passed, would ban undocumented immigrant students from state colleges and universities. It must pass out of the Senate by Crossover Day on Wednesday or the legislation dies. The bill would bar undocumented immigrants from all state colleges, universities and technical schools and also makes tweaks to other state laws having to do with illegal immigration. Supporters of the bill say it’s necessary to preserve state-funded education for citizens and legal residents. Opponents say the bill unfairly denies motivated students the opportunity to further their education.”


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