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A sampling of news stories and commentary related to illegal immigrants and illegal immigration:
- Contrary to what is seen as the prevailing among Latinos, not all Latino groups are opposed to Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law, SB-1070. The Arizona Latino Republican Association speaks out.
- The leader of a human smuggling ring was sentenced to seven years in prison today for smuggling thousands of illegal immigrants into Arizona from Mexico over the past few years.
- The Senate stripped out additional funding for border security which had been added in to President Obama’s $60 billion war funding bill. $700 million had been requested to pay for additional border patrol agents, surveillance equipment, and other enforcement programs. It’s no wonder Arizona is getting sick and tired of the continual broken promises of the federal government. It’s becoming painfully obvious that the people in political power from both sides of the aisle are not serious about getting the border under control. Meanwhile 500+ National Guard troops (read temporary here) will be starting to arrive Aug. 1 to play support roles for Border Patrol.
- The judge presiding over the SB-1070 lawsuits still has not made a ruling on whether she will issue an injunction to keep the law from going into effect on July 29.