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Immigration Crackdown Killing Mexican Economy

Increased border security and work enforcement have led to a huge decrease in the billions of dollars that illegal immigrants in the U.S. send to Mexico annually and immigration advocates say Mexicans are suffering because they can’t pay medical bills or buy clothes. The U.S.-dependent Mexican economy gets about $24…

Sen. Craig Uses Campaign Money For Defense

The Republican Idaho Senator who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after soliciting sex in an airport bathroom has used about $23,000 in campaign funds to pay for a Washington lawyer to represent him before the Senate Ethics Committee. Federal campaign finance laws prohibit legislators from using campaign money for expenses…

Millions More For Bush Connected Firm

Three months after a medical services company hired a Bush appointee who for years was in charge of Pentagon health programs the firm got a $790 million government contract to do work that two other firms proposed doing for millions less. Wisconsin-based Logistics Health Inc got the lucrative government contract…

Illegal Immigrants Capitalize On U.S. Disaster

Mexican illegal immigrants have taken advantage of the California wildfires, looting and stealing from evacuated homes and victim shelters and entering the country through vulnerable border crossings abandoned by U.S. agents forced out by flames. More than 1,400 homes were lost in the catastrophic fires that burned hundreds of thousands…

Governor Sued For Firing Illegal Aliens

The governor of Missouri is being sued for racial discrimination because he terminated a state contract with a janitorial company that employed numerous illegal immigrants, some with fake Social Security and U.S. residency cards. As part of his initiative to crack down on illegal immigration, Governor Matt Blunt vowed earlier…

Dramatic Rise In Border Violence, Drug Smuggling

While increased security on the Mexican border has reduced the number of illegal crossers, it has also magnified violence among professional smugglers connected to drug cartels that often outgun U.S. Border Patrol agents. Soon-to-be-released Homeland Security statistics reveal that the U.S. crackdown has indeed deterred Individuals from attempting to enter…

Illegal Immigrants Steal Fire Victims’ Supplies

Six Mexican illegal immigrants were arrested for stealing food and water from a southern California evacuation center housing victims of the devastating fire that has been proclaimed a natural disaster by the president. The illegal immigrants took the supplies from a San Diego football stadium where thousands of evacuees have…

La. Senator Accused Of Money Laundering

A Louisiana senator under federal investigation for helping a convicted felon launder more than $140,000 says authorities are simply punishing him for not providing information against a fellow corrupt lawmaker who was recently indicted. The FBI says that Louisiana Democrat state Senator Derrick Shepard helped a twice-convicted felon launder about…

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