The Alabama state legislature is looking at ways of changing their harshest in the land immigration laws in order to end some of the legal troubles associated with the law.Mexico and the United States have seen little violence on the American side of their shared border, that is not case on the other side of the border. A Chicago Judge denies a top Mexico cartel member immunity in a high profile case.
Ala. proposes more extensive checking of immigrants’ status The Alabama state legislature is looking at ways of changing their harshest in the land immigration laws in order to end some of the legal troubles associated with the law. “Alabama legislators are proposing changes to their law cracking down on illegal immigration, promising to clean up some of the complications that arose after it went into effect last year and to solve some of the legal troubles that led a federal judge to block portions of the law. But the proposed revisions, which came from deliberations between Alabama’s Republican governor and GOP leaders in the state Legislature, break ground in the quest by some lawmakers in some states to force illegal immigrants to leave their states. Alabama’s HB 56 mirrored Arizona’s immigration law by requiring local law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of drivers during routine traffic stops. Those portions of the law have been blocked by federal judges and are being appealed.”
Tale of Two Drug Wars: Murders Explode in Mexico, Decline in US Mexico and the United States have seen little violence on the American side of their shared border, that is not case on the other side of the border. “Over a span of four years, the number of drug-related killings in Mexico was over 16 times worse than in the United States, according to new information in the El Paso Times. FBI Uniform Crime Reports show from 2007 to 2010, 2,049 drug-related murders occurred in the United States; compared to Mexico’s 34,551 for the same four years, according to the Mexican government’s database of drug war murders. The radical divergence in drug-related murders between the two nations becomes increasingly evident after Mexican President Felipe Calderón declares the war on drugs in that country in 2006. Over 2,800 drug-related murders were reported in Mexico in 2007, which jumps to 15,273 in 2010.”
US judge denies immunity claim for top lieutenant in Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel A Chicago Judge denies a top Mexico cartel member immunity in a high profile case. “Chicago federal judge issued a ruling Thursday denying a sensational claim by an admitted Mexican cartel lieutenant imprisoned in Michigan that the U.S. government granted him blanket immunity that gave him carte blanche to smuggle cocaine over the border. Lawyers for Vicente Zambada claimed U.S. agents granted him and other cartel leaders the immunity in exchange for intelligence about rival cartels engaged in bloody turf wars in Mexico. In his 11-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo wrote that he examined public and sealed documents from U.S. agents that deny ever conferring immunity directly or indirectly on Zambada.”