Illegal Immigrant/Immigration News Roundup — June 2, 2010

Posted on June 3, 2010

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A sampling of news stories and opinion related to illegal immigrants and illegal immigration:

  • The Yuma (AZ) sector had a busy holiday weekend.  They intercepted a number of people trying to smuggle drugs into the country including a vehicle which sped back to the U.S./Mexico border in order to escape apprehension.  Once the vehicle arrived at the border 4 people got out and fled back in to Mexico.
  • Border Patrol agents rescued five illegals who had become stranded in the desert after crossing into the U.S.
  • Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law won’t stop illegals from trying to cross the border undetected.  One man claims he’ll try to go through California next time, avoiding Arizona.
  • Border Patrol update from May 31, 2010.
  • Maricopa County’s Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, received an envelope today with a white, powdery substance in it.  Sheriff Arpaio has long spoken out against illegal immigration and is disliked by some in the county for enforcing immigration law.  Wonder who sent the envelope to him?  Could it be the same person who pulled a similar stunt on Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer after she signed SB 1070?
  • 16 suspected illegal immigrants were found in a west Phoenix drop house today along with 6 suspected human smugglers.  The suspected illegals included some of elementary school age.
  • It appears that in the head to head match up between Jan Brewer and President Obama, Obama has been the first to blink.  After previously declining to meet with the governor, the President’s schedule has now opened up and they will be sitting down for a chat tomorrow, June 3.  What do you think they’ll talk about
  • Seems there might be a battle brewing over who will get to represent Arizona in any SB 1070 lawsuits. Democrat Attorney General Terry Goddard says he wants to represent Arizona, but has come out publicly criticizing it.  Governor Jan Brewer would like to hire someone who actually supports the law.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio had a sit down meeting with 5 students from Miami who are in the country illegally and pushing for the DREAM Act to be passed into law.  The outcome was what you would expect.