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Mexican Cartels Increase Human Smuggling Portfolio
The Mexican crime syndicates may be murderous thugs but they didn't make billions of dollars by being stupid about business.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Dallas Morning News
For some cartels, human smuggling has taken priority over drugs
With recent waves of Central Americans seeking to reach the U.S., human smuggling along the Texas border has, at least for the moment, become more lucrative than smuggling illicit drugs for criminal organizations such as the Gulf and Zetas cartels, according to two U.S. intelligence officials.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
United Methodist Church
Church draws on border natives in immigration crisis
Sanuanita Leal greets the Rev. Javier Leyva near her home in Mission, Texas. Leyva, now director of immigration ministries for The United Methodist Church in South Texas, previously served as her pastor and baptized Leal and her family.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Texas Gov. Perry says National Guard 'tip of spear' guarding border
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, shown in Iowa last week, met Wednesday with National and State Guard troops who will deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
St. Cloud Times
Feld column: U.S. must regain control of immigrationFeld column: U.S. ...
Feld column: U.S. must regain control of immigration As has been nation's tradition, it's OK to make immigrants wait, work for citizenship Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/08/09/feld-column-us-must-regain-control-immigration/13837193/ Eneyda Alvarez of Honduras peels a mango last week while her son ... (more)
Thu Aug 07, 2014
The Beaumont Enterprise
Flow of child immigrants slows along Texas border
In this Aug. 4, 2014 photo Antony Alvarez, 6, of Honduras plays at the Senda de Vida migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Compassion needed at border
Over the past several months, tens of thousands of mostly unaccompanied Central American children have voluntarily turned themselves in to U.S. authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
OMA Reports a 6.9% Increase in July 2014 Passenger Traffic
Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA , reports that terminal passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased 6.9% in July 2014, as compared to July 2013.
The Washington Post
Despite their notoriety as such, Mexico's drug cartels aren't really drug cartels.
Hear the Border Radio Traffic Where Agents Say They Spot More Than 770 Illegal Immigrants in 24 Hours
Twenty-four hours' worth of Border Patrol radio traffic condensed into just over 14 minutes exposes the reality of the porous southern U.S. border in McAllen, Texas, and provides yet "another piece of evidence" that the surge illegal immigrants flooding the United States is only going to get worse, a Border Patrol agent told TheBlaze.
Mon Aug 04, 2014