Good grief, these videos are only four days apart. Willard is in full-on Mitt-Flop form. January 23rd:
Per Wikipedia, Willard’s own father was born to American parents in the Mormon colonies in Mexico; events during the Mexican Revolution forced his family to move back to the United States when he was a child. and had to move to Mexico due to anti-polygamy laws.
Ironically, in the video below, Willard says you can’t tell if someone with an accent is an illegal immigrant or not:
H/t: Our pal Andrew Kaczynski for the above video
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) said an increase in illegal drug seizures and a decrease in illegal border-crossers in fiscal year 2011 is due to one of the largest upticks in manpower and resources along the country’s borders.
Apprehensions along U.S. borders were down 53 percent — to about 340,000 —since fiscal year 2008. More than 87,000 of those had criminal histories. The decrease is due to a more secure border, which results in less people attempting to cross into the U.S. illegally, the CBP said in a statement.
Drug seizures jumped by 20 percent — to 5 million pounds of narcotics — since the last fiscal year, with the CBP confiscating $126 million in undeclared currency.
Over the past fiscal year, CBP has added 886 Border Patrol agents to its 21,444-strong force, with a bulk of them deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to stymie illegal drug, weapon, money and human smuggling.
In addition to manpower, CBP lauded technological advances along the border, such as “mobile surveillance units, thermal imaging systems, and…non-intrusive inspection equipment.”
This stuff makes me uneasy.
Another issue has zoomed to the top of the 2012 election calender, courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court: Immigration.
As with its plans to rule on Obama’s health care plan, the high court’s decision to take up Arizona’s contentious immigration puts a legal sheen on a hot-button issue sure to play a major political role next year.
Unlike health care, the Obama administration had asked the court to hold off on a big immigration case, saying lower courts should be given more time to consider an array of new state laws seeking to target illegal immigrants.
The administration is opposing efforts in Arizona and other states, saying their plans create the possibility of discrimination against Hispanics.
As with the health care case, the Supreme Court is likely to make an immigration decision by late June, two months before the Democratic and Republican conventions.
Yeah, it’s gonna curtail all our immigrant issues. Via.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A German manager with Mercedes-Benz is free after being arrested for not having a driver’s license with him under Alabama’s new law targeting illegal immigrants, authorities said Friday, in an otherwise routine case that drew the attention of Gov. Robert Bentley.
Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson told The Associated Press an officer stopped a rental vehicle for not having a tag Wednesday night and asked the driver for his license. The man only had a German identification card, so he was arrested and taken to police headquarters, Anderson said.
The 46-year-old executive was charged with violating the immigration law for not having proper identification, but he was released after an associate retrieved his passport, visa and German driver’s license from the hotel where he was staying, Anderson said.
The length of his detainment and the status of his court case weren’t immediately known.
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