U.S. Border Patrol Weekly Blotter August 18 – August 24, 2011

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Border Patrol agents seized more than 20,501 pounds of marijuana. Agents arrested five criminal aliens and 14 gang members. There was one rocking incident. Reported on August 18, 2011 Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico who was hiding in the brush near Penitas, Texas. Records checks revealed […]

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ATF Director Reassigned; U.S. Attorney Out Amid ‘Fast and Furious’ Uproar

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Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson has been reassigned to a lesser post in the Justice Department and the U.S. attorney for Arizona was also pushed out Tuesday as fallout from Operation Fast and Furious reached new heights. Melson’s step down from his role as head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to […]

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Undocumented workers got billions from IRS in tax credits, audit finds

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The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits last year, a new audit says, almost quadruple the sum five years ago. Although undocumented workers are not eligible for federal benefits, the report released Thursday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration concludes that federal law is ambiguous […]

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Illegal Aliens Get Billions in Tax Credits from IRS

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According to a Treasury Inspector General audit, Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits Redaction Legend: 1. Tax Return/Return Information 2(f). Risk circumvention of agency Regulations or Statutes IMPACT ON TAXPAYERS Many individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States, and thus […]

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Obama: ‘I’d like to work my way around Congress’

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Facing growing opposition to his economic proposals and dimming prospects that Congress will pass other parts of his agenda, President Obama told a Hispanic group in Washington Wednesday that when it comes to the issue of immigration, “I’d like to work my way around Congress.” “As I mentioned when I was at La Raza a […]

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Feds not helping Alabama enforce immigration law

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The government hasn’t offered to help Alabama put in place a strict immigration law that the Obama administration is challenging in court, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. The administration has sued to block the law, which is considered the toughest state immigration measure in the country. “We have been working with the Department […]

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Obama Reducing Security at U.S.-Mexico Border

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There is a conspicuous lack of consensus between Republicans and Democrats—and for that matter liberals and conservatives—about what to do about illegal immigration. Some people support amnesty, others mass deportation, and most something that falls somewhere in between. The one place where there is agreement, however, is on the need to secure the southern U.S. […]

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