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Mexico’s Ex-President Advocates AMNESTY for ILLEGALS

Posted in America, Amnesty, Anchor Babies, Aztlan, Border Security, crime, criminals, deportation, drug smuggling, Economy, Hispanic, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, John McCain, La Raza, Latino, Latino Arrogance, lawbreakers, McCain, MEChA, Mexican, Mexican government, Mexican Reconquista, Mexico, Open Border, Politics, President, pro-amnesty, Sovereignty, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S.-Mexico border, Vicente Fox on February 6, 2008 by americanchaos

Mexico’s ex-president advocates law reform

Don Mecoy

Oklahoma and other states have launched immigration legislation because Congress has failed to act, former Mexico President Vicente Fox said Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

Fox, speaking at the Civic Center Music Hall, said the United States must develop a sensible national immigration policy.

“At the very end, it’s a federal issue so in the end it should be satisfied by the federal government, by the U.S. Congress,” Fox said. “Immigration is an asset to every nation. It’s an asset to the United States, no doubt. What we need to do is take advantage of that asset by bringing order to it, and by bringing legality to it.”

Oklahoma lawmakers last year adopted HB 1804, which has been called the toughest immigration statute in the nation.

Fox, 65, president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, spoke at an Executive Management Briefing sponsored by Oklahoma State University’s William S. Spears School of Business. Fox, before his political career, was head of Coca-Cola Latin America.

Fox said he favors a plan similar to a bill authored by Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy in 2005 that would have provided a path to legal citizenship for many of the millions of illegal immigrants in the United States. The bill, which never came to a floor vote, also would have provided funding for increased border security.

A reasonable temporary guest worker program would solve many problems by providing documented foreign workers who need good wages for the American economy, Fox said. Fox said most Mexican immigrants don’t want to become American citizens; they want to help their family and then return to their homeland.

“They like better tacos, tortillas and chilies than hot dogs or hamburgers,” he said.

The United States should join its economic might with its neighbors, Mexico and Canada, to meet the challenges of the world marketplace, Fox said.

“This century will be the century of Latin America,” said Fox, who noted that Mexico’s economy is forecast to be the world’s fifth-largest by 2040.

About a dozen protesters from Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise demonstrated outside the Civic Center to voice their opposition to a closer economic relationship between the United States and Mexico.

“I don’t want a North American union established,” protester Robert Forrester said. “That’s why I’m here.”

Fox, whose American-born grandfather emigrated from Ohio to Mexico to find his “American dream,” said only dictatorial governments build structures to keep people in or out such as the wall that has been proposed to control illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“I’m totally opposed to building a wall. That’s the worst of the answers to a problem that has to be dealt with among different nations,” Fox said. “The threat to the United States is not immigration. … The threat to the United States is isolation by building a wall.”

Fox suggested support for building a wall to stop illegal immigration might arise from “understandable” fears born in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“I am not for disorder. I am not for walls,” he said. “I am for wisdom.”

In response to questions from the audience of about 500, Fox prompted applause when he said that the United States should withdraw its troops from Iraq “as soon as possible.” Fox opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Fox, an admitted fan of President Bush, said the next U.S. president will have to rebuild relationships among nations.

“The United States has lost, I’m sorry to say, a lot of respect,” he said.

He also drew laughter and applause when, responding to a hypothetical question about northern Mexico states possibly joining the United States, he suggested that his country instead might re-annex Texas.

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Violence on the United States – Mexico Border

Posted in Anarchy, Anti American, assaults, Border Patrol, Border Security, Chertoff, Congress, crime, criminals, deportation, drug smuggling, Gang Activity, GOP, Hispanic, Homeland Security, homicide, human smuggling, identification requirements, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, Invaders, John McCain, Juan Hernandez, Latin American, Latino Arrogance, Law Enforcement, lawbreakers, Local Governments, McCain, Mexican, Mexican government, Mexican Reconquista, Mexico, military, Open Border, Politics, President, Reconquista, smugglers, South American, Sovereignty, terrorists, Treasonous, trespassers, U. S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Government, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S.-Mexico border, Uncategorized, United States, US Border Patrol, US Constitution, violence on February 5, 2008 by americanchaos

By Sam Logan and M Casey McCarty

· Due to increased pressure from the Calderón administration, some members of Mexican organized crime may begin crossing the border in significant numbers to set up US-based operations.

Dozens of murders have resulted from battles between the Mexican security forces and armed criminals along the US-Mexico border since the beginning of this year. It is a spike in violence that has many in the US worried that gunfights may spill across the border, carrying all the reprisals that left a string of Mexican border towns without journalists, mayors, police chiefs and musicians in 2007.

In another bloody encounter for what has already been a violent year, on 7 January a van full of gunmen ran a roadblock outside the border town of Reynosa, Mexico. Mexican soldiers and federal police chased the van to a small house across the street from the Reynosa police station. The gun battle began soon after. In the aftermath, ten suspects were arrested and five policemen were dead. Along with the suspects, Mexican police seized three automatic rifles, an Uzi submachine gun, grenades and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

The US Border Patrol has not taken any extra precautions, but is keeping its agents in the field “abreast of the situation,” according to Border Patrol spokesman Oscar Saldana, who recently spoke with ISN Security Watch.

“We’re advising everyone to be on the alert and be extra cautious because of the situation on the Mexican side,” he said.

Others, however, argue that more action must be taken to prevent the establishment of a significant presence of Mexican organized criminals inside the US. However, preparations on the US side of the border are directly linked to a lack of resources from the federal and state levels.

“What has been appropriated is likely spent,” Kent Lundgren, chairman of the National Former Border Patrol Organization, told ISN Security Watch in a recent telephone interview.

And what may come from the federal government in the future will almost certainly be delayed by the US presidential elections.

When the lives of officers are at stake, Lundgren said, law enforcement must prepare for the worst case scenario, which could be the possibility that a small group of armed men could cross the border and encounter a patrol cruiser. The resulting firefight would be no contest. The heavily armed Mexican criminals would easily overcome one or two Border Patrol agents most likely armed with only pistols.

“We have seen no indication that law enforcement in South Texas is prepared for the worse case in this matter,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Mexican government has shifted its posture from reactive to proactive. No longer interested in waiting for Mexican organized crime to strike before responding, Mexican President Felipe Calderón wants to hunt them down, starting with Los Zetas in the northeastern Mexican border state of Tamaulipas.

Los Zetas

Commonly known as the enforcement branch of a top tier Mexican drug trafficking organization (DTO) known as the Gulf Cartel, the founding members of this elite group of hit men are former Mexican soldiers who, once trained, left the rank and file to earn money protecting the black market economy.

During their tenure as a paramilitary force overseeing the transshipment of multiple tons of cocaine across the border into the US, Los Zetas was then given orders and controlled by Osiel Cardenas-Guillen, the former head of the Gulf Cartel now awaiting trial in the US.

The extradition of Cardenas in January 2007 caused a rift in his organization’s structure, removing the one power that had been able to contain Los Zetas and solidifying its status as the real power at the border.

Both before and after this change in leadership, the brazen nature of their attacks could be easily discerned from the day-to-day violence in Mexico. Some corpses left in the wake of a hit had the letter “Z” carved into their backs; standoffs in broad daylight against rival DTOs, police and/or military included hi-tech weaponry such as machine guns and RPGs. Newspapers refer to them as narco-soldiers due to their past military training. Their tactics are smooth and confident and their movements organized.

Los Zetas has seen their status exalted from that of hired goons to full-fledged gatekeepers. And the group is now likely a drug trafficking organization itself, having taken over the Gulf Cartel in a slow but steady process during 2007.

Formerly reserved for members of an elite enforcement unit, the term Zeta has begun to encompass members of the antiquated Gulf DTO, rendering the Gulf Cartel to little more than a name, with Los Zetas running the day-to-day operations from a ground-based standpoint.

Their numbers have been reported in the hundreds, but for Calderón there are now only two that matter. The reputed second in command of Los Zetas, Miguel Treviño Morales, is said to be running Nuevo Laredo’s daily operations, while Heriberto “El Verdugo” Lazcano (The Executioner) is said to be moving between Gulf-controlled cities in Tamaulipas to remain out of site.

It was reported that Lazcano was shot to death in October 2007, but he is now believed to be in the Gulf-controlled state of Tamaulipas, possibly the city of Tampico, the same seaside city where authorities seized 11 tons of cocaine in October 2007.

Manhunt

Rather than back off and acquiesce to the din of cries over human rights and increased violence in the wake of a bloody year, Calderón has stepped up the pressure on Los Zetas. He has focused on the state of Tamaulipas on the US-Mexico border where the group has the strongest presence, and where he can apply high pressure.

Considering that the Gulf Cartel’s headquarters is likely in the town of Rio Bravo, between McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, and that many of Los Zetas’ members are still in the state, the first step of Calderón’s operation was to use soldiers to make a literal cordon around the state.

With the Gulf of Mexico to the east and the US-Mexico border to the north, Calderón has focused on blocking the main roads in Tamaulipas that lead from the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon into the state of Coahuila with the help of some 2,300 Mexican soldiers, according to Patricio Patiño Arias, the deputy minister for intelligence and strategy at Mexico’s Ministry of Public Security.

The deputy minister acknowledges that their fight with Los Zetas has reached a new level of importance since the start of the New Year. Now it is a manhunt, and they are after Lazcano and Treviño, the latter believed to control the lucrative route from Monterrey to Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas: one of the most hotly contested border crossings in all of Mexico.

Patiño Arias told reporters days after the 7 January shootout in Reynosa that the new strategy was “no longer just patrolling” but was now a direct fight “against specific objects, against specific targets that has grown out of important intelligence work.”

Holding the border

But will the border hold? This is a question not so much asked in Washington as in small towns and cities in southern Texas where locals read every day about violent shootouts occurring less than 16 kilometers away across a border that anyone can simply traverse on foot in many areas.

Blocked from escape in any direction but north, leaders and other members of Los Zetas could cross the border into the US as Calderón turns up the pressure in Tamaulipas. If Los Zetas begins running its smuggling operations from inside the US, law enforcement in small Texas towns across the border could be saddled with a serious security threat. But beyond the border, in cities such as Dallas and Houston, law enforcement will also likely feel the brunt of organized crime.

The ten gunmen arrested after the recent Reynosa shootout are all suspected members of Los Zetas, men who report to Treviño. Three of them have US citizenship, suggesting closer ties to the US, specifically Texas, than some may be willing to admit.

Limited resources

Sheriffs of border counties from El Paso to Brownsville, as well as members of the Texas Border Sheriffs Association, have come together to help one another along the Texas-Mexico border in an atmosphere where funds from the federal level are lacking.

“I could use another 50 officers,” Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio told ISN Security Watch, adding, “I have 1,267 square miles to cover. It’s an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.”

Lundgren, of the National Former Border Patrol Organization, believes that no local sheriff or lawman in Texas has the resources or the training necessary for the task. “We believe that in a limited set of circumstances there ought to be military resources on the border that can respond immediately when somebody is in over his head in what is essentially a large-scale firefight,” he said.

“There’s no reason why two border patrolmen or a sheriff’s deputy or anybody else should have to stand there and die just because we’re not prepared to send the troops over to take care of the bad guys in the way it should be done.”

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US Congress Supporting of Terrorist groups !

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Why are we funding the VERY PEOPLE whom will and are trying to DESTROY US ?


1. La RAZA


2. MECha


3. Al Quida Jihad groups


4. Kair ( Islam group )



LA RAZA WILL GET $5 MILLION IN 2008 and $10 MILLION FOR EVERY YEAR AFTER THAT ! ! ! Hope Fund Act of 2007 (H.R. 1999) To authorize appropriations for assistance for the National Council of La Raza and the Raza Development Fund.

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall, to the extent amounts are made available pursuant to subsection (b), make a grant to the National Council of La Raza for the purpose of providing technical and financial assistance to local non-profit organizations to undertake community development and affordable housing projects and programs serving low-and moderate-income households, particularly through organizations located in neighborhoods with substantial populations of income-disadvantaged households of Hispanic origin.

Assistance provided by the Secretary under this section may be used by the National Council of La Raza or the Raza Development Fund to–Provide technical and financial assistance for site acquisition and development, construction financing, and short-and long-term financing for housing, community facilities, and economic development; leverage capital from private entities, including private financial institutions, insurance companies, and private philanthropic organizations; provide technical assistance, training, support, and advice to develop the management, financial, and administrative capabilities of housing development organizations serving low-income households, including Hispanic households; And conduct such other activities as may be determined by the Secretary and the National Council of La Raza.( And this means ANY THING THEY WANT TO USE IT FOR!)

Authorization of Appropriations- There is authorized to be appropriated for grants under this section– $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; and $10,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter. 4/23/2007: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. TELL THEM TO VOTE “NO” ON HOUSE RESOLUTION (HR) 1999!
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Stop Funding for Illegal Immigrant Tuition

Posted in 2008, 2nd amendment, ACLU, Adopt-A-Highway, Ahmadinejad, al-Qaeda, America, American, American Citizens, American Freedom Riders, American people, American taxpayers, Americas Most Wanted, Amnesty, Anarchy, Anchor Babies, Andrew Thomas, Anti American, Antonio Bustamante, Arizona, Arizona-Mexico border, assault rifle, assaults, Assimilate, Austin Texas, Aztec, Aztlan, Barack Obama, beheadings, benefits, Bible, birth certificate, birthright, Border Angels, border crossing, Border Patrol, Border Security, Borderless Continent, boycott, Business, Business Licenses, California, Campaign, Canada, Catholic, Cemex, Central Texas, Chavez, Chertoff, Christians, Clinton, Congress, Constitution, consumers, contraband, coyotes, crime, criminal, criminals, Dallas County, Death, debate, defense record, Democratic, Democrats, Department of Transportation, deportation, Deported, DHS, disease, diseases, Documentary, Donald Rumsfeld, driver's license, Driving, drug dealer, drug smuggling, drug trade, drugs, Dual Citizen, Duncan Hunter, Dunce, east coast, Economists, Economy, Edwards, El Paso, El Salvador, elections, Ellis Island, employer sanctions, Employment, English language, false religion, Federal Debt, federal facilities, Federal Reserve, felony, Film, First Amendment, Flor Crisostomo, Florida, fortress, Free Trade Alliance, Freedom, Frosty Wooldridge, Fugitives, Funny, Gang, Gang Activity, GASTON CO, General David Petreaus’s, George Bush, George Soros, Georgia, Glenn Beck, Globalization, God, GOP, governor, green cards, Groundhog Day, GROWTH, Guantanamo Bay, Guest Workers, Guiliani, gun control, Hate, Heritage Foundation, Hezbollah, Hillary Clinton, Hispanic, History, home invasions, Homeland Security, homicide, housing, human rights, human smuggling, Humor, ICE, identification requirements, Illegal, Illegal Alien, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, immigration, income tax, Incursions, Indiana, INDIANAPOLIS, indigenous, Invaders, Islamic radicalism, Jackpot babies, Jail, Janet Napolitano, Jim Gilchrist, jobs, John McCain, Johnny Sutton, Juan Hernandez, judgment, Justice, Kennedy, kidnappings, killings, KKK, La Raza, Latin America, Latin American, Latino, Latino Arrogance, Law, Law Enforcement, lawbreakers, legal, legal documents, leprosy, Liberal, Liberty, license, Lieberman, Life, Local Governments, Lou Dobbs, Luis Aguilar, LULAC, Mara Salvatrucha, Maricopa County, Maverick, Mayor, McCain, MEChA, Media, medical care, Mestizos, Mexican, Mexican government, Mexican military, Mexican Police, Mexican Reconquista, Mexico, Michael Chertoff, Middle-eastern, migrants, Mike Huckabee, military, Minutemen, Mississippi, Money, MS-13, Multiculturalist, Murder, NAFTA, North American Union, Northern Border, NY, OBAMA, Oklahoma, Open Border, passport, Patrick J. Buchanan, Patriotism, pharmaceutical research, Phoenix, Pima County, Politics, population growth, POW, President, President Bush, pro-amnesty, protest, racism, Racist, Ramos and Compean, rape, Rape Trees, real estate, Recession, Reconquista, Religious leaders, Republican, Revolution, Rio Grande, Romney, Ron Paul, Ronald Reagan, San Diego, schools, Secure Fence Act of 2006, Senators, SEX, sex trafficking, Sexual Abuse, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, smugglers, social services, South American, Southern Arizona, Southwest, Sovereignty, Spanish, spending, state law, stolen cars, Suffolk County, Super Tuesday, syphilis, Tancredo, tax dollars, Taxes, Taxpayer, taxpayers, Ted Kennedy, terrorism, Terrorist, terrorists, Texas, The 14th Amendment, tickets, Tom Tancredo, trash, Travis County, Treasonous, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, trespassers, tuberculosis, Tucson, U. S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. border, U.S. citizen, U.S. Government, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S.-Mexico border, Uncategorized, United Nations, United States, Unsecured Borders, US Border Patrol, US Constitution, Venezuela, veterans, vigilantes, violence, Virginia, Voters, War, warrants, welfare, White House, wildlife, Yuma on February 4, 2008 by americanchaos

Petition: There is a movement in government to give money to illegal immigrants’ college education. However, there are many U.S. Citizens who can not afford college. Keep our tax money for U.S. citizens.

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Thank You, ICE Agent Cory Voorhis

Posted in Border Patrol, Border Security, crime, criminals, deportation, drug smuggling, Economy, Fugitives, Hispanic, Homeland Security, ICE, identification requirements, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, Invaders, John McCain, Law Enforcement, Open Border, Politics, Sovereignty, trespassers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S.-Mexico border on February 4, 2008 by americanchaos

By Jan Herron

I have a sister who was a heroin addict and as I write this letter, she is dying of Hepatitis C as a result of her addiction. Frankly, suspended ICE Agent Cory Voorhis’ exposure of illegal alien criminals such as heroin dealer Walter Ramos, aka Carlos Estrada Medina, does my heart good.

It’s time we get these drug dealing illegal alien prostitutes and the pimping politicians who serve them off of our streets and out of our government.

The Cory Voorhis case is like an octopus, it goes in many directions but what it all boils down to is that he’s being rail-roaded by those in power who have connections. Governor Ritter’s Ag-trespass plea-bargain gimmick is what should be being discussed nationally and in our courtrooms. Is it really true that Disrict Attorney Morrissey put a stop to the Ag Trespass charade or is that practice still going on under another name?

Next to jailed Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean, the attempted prosecution of Cory Voorhis is the greatest miscarriage of justice I have ever seen. A sitting Governor, a former Congressman, the Denver District Attorney’s Office, and officers of our federal government have conspired to destroy Voorhis and his family. They have sent a very loud message to the other ICE Agents: if you expose the truth, this is what will happen to you.

Cory Voorhis is the kind of guy you would want in the foxhole with you. Cory is an example of the kind of ICE Agent we want and need to protect us from the illegal alien invasion. ICE Agent Voorhis is a veteran who served his country in Desert Storm, he served with the U.S. Border Patrol, and he has been a career ICE Agent for the past 13 years. ICE Agent Voorhis has served his country honorably and bravely, and he has compiled a outstanding record.

With the pending Pedro Castorena case, a case in which Voorhis was the lead investigator, one has to wonder why career-criminal Castorena, with unlimited financial resources to fight his case, will now probably get off with a slap on the wrist. All the pro-illegal alien officers-of-the-law have conspired against Agent Voorhis over something that otherwise would have been handled administratively with, at most, a token suspension from classified ICE duties. What a miscarriage of justice.

My question for Cory’s prosecutors is this: Will you pursue those illegal alien drug smugglers and document fraud criminals as intensely as you are pursuing Cory Voorhis? If not, the public needs to step up to the plate and demand justice.

No family in America should have to put up with the return of illegal alien criminals on our streets.

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23 Mexican Mafia Leaders Charged in RICO Case, 22 Texas Murders

Posted in Anarchy, Border Patrol, Border Security, crime, criminals, deportation, drug dealer, drug smuggling, drug trade, Economy, felony, Fugitives, Gang Activity, GOP, Hispanic, Homeland Security, human smuggling, identification requirements, Illegal, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, Invaders, John McCain, Johnny Sutton, Juan Hernandez, Justice, kidnappings, killings, La Raza, Latin American, Latino Arrogance, Law, Law Enforcement, lawbreakers, legal, legal documents, Mexican, Mexican Reconquista, Mexico, Murder, Open Border, Politics, President Bush, Reconquista, Republican, sex trafficking, smugglers, South American, Sovereignty, Spanish, taxpayers, trespassers, U. S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. border, U.S. Government, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S.-Mexico border, United States, US Border Patrol, violence on February 3, 2008 by americanchaos

Author: Jim Kouri

United States Attorney Johnny Sutton and FBI Special Agent in Charge Ralph Diaz announced the indictment of 23 San Antonio residents, all of whom are in leadership positions in the Texas Mexican Mafia, for violating the federal Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute.

“Intimidation, violence and murder are standard operating procedure for these gangsters. This indictment is the first step in putting them out of business,” stated United States Attorney Johnny Sutton. “Since 2004, our office has put over 130 members of the Mexican Mafia in federal prison and we are committed to disrupting and dismantling this criminal organization.”

Federal and state authorities arrested TMM Captain Michael Vargas, aka “Mikio,” without incident late yesterday afternoon. Seventeen defendants charged in this indictment were already in custody prior to today. They are:

Jacinto Navajar, aka “Cache”, TMM General Ruben Garcia, aka “Chorre”, TMM Sergeant Ted Ansualda, aka “Porky”, TMM Lieutenant Trinidad Gomez, aka “Trini Boy”, TMM soldier Jesse Ramirez, aka “Chuy”, TMM Captain Billy Silva, aka “Wild Bill”, TMM Asst. General Leonard Tremillo, aka “Joker”, TMM Lieutenant Vidal Longoria, aka “Corky”, TMM Lieutenant Jose Martinez, aka “Bam Bam”, TMM Lieutenant Joe Pena, aka “Pancho”, TMM General Hector Martinez, TMM soldier Jesse Ozuna, aka “Low”, TMM Lieutenant Mark Alvarado, aka “Kickback”, TMM soldier Trinidad Riojas, aka “Trini”, TMM Lieutenant Mike Garcia, TMM Lieutenant Carlos Ybarra, aka “Charlio”, TMM Lieutenant Jesse Rodriguez, aka “Chuy”, TMM Sergeant Authorities are actively searching for the five remaining defendants.

The one-count federal indictment, returned on January 29, 2008, and unsealed on February 1, alleges that the defendants conspired together to further their criminal enterprise by committing 22 murders, 2 attempted murders, 1 solicitation to commit capital murder, robbery and extortion plus distributing heroin and cocaine. Upon conviction, each defendant faces life in federal prison.

Racketeering Acts:

The indictment alleges a pattern of racketeering activity committed by the defendants including the:

• shooting death of Florencio “Lencho” Vasquez in September 2000; • shooting death of Anthony “Tony” Blanco in November 2000; • robbery and subsequent shooting death Michael Sanchez in March 2001; • shooting death of Ruben Hernandez in January 2002; • shooting death of Ernest Guzman in May 2002; • shooting death of Jose “Arte” Moreno in June 2002; • shooting death of Henry “Guero” Cantu in December 2002; • shooting death of Agustin “Augie” Macias in July 2003; • shooting death of Jose “Speedy” Lopez in July 2003; • shooting death of Raymond “Mon” “Nochipa” Rodriguez in September 2003; • shooting death of Jesse “Psych” Medina in February 2004; • shooting death of Robert “Beto” Gleason in March 2004; • shooting death of Robert “Robe” Murillo Fernandez in August 2004; • shooting death of Jesse “Pelon” Guevara in August 2004; • shooting death of Mercy Brooks in September 2004; • shooting death of Tony Rodriguez in November 2004; • shooting death of Juan “Green” Perez in December 2004; • shooting death of Roy Vera in December 2004; • shooting death of Joe Santos in November 2004; • shooting death of Rudy “Scooby” Contreras in January 2005; • shooting death of Hector Martinez in January 2005; • shooting death of Robert Sanchez in April 2005; • attempted murder of Ruben Rodriguez in January 2002; • attempted murder of Ernesto “Neto” Rodriguez in June 2007; • solicitation of the capital murder of Lydia Castro in January 2003; • obtain large amounts of heroin and cocaine for further distribution and sale; • control the distribution of heroin and cocaine by restricting drug trafficking among non-Texas Mexican Mafia members to those who paid extortion fees or a “tax;” • protect “authorized” drug distributors from robbery, violence and competition; and, • using violence in all forms and degrees to enforce the Texas Mexican Mafia drug distribution “tax.”

The Mexican Mafia was formed in the early 1980’s in the Texas prison system when predominantly Hispanic inmates banded together during a period of turmoil and violence within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Over the years, the gang has focused its efforts to promote widespread criminal activity including narcotics trafficking, extortion and murder. Also known as “Mexikanemi” or “La Eme,” the organization was the subject of a 1993 federal indictment in the Western District of Texas which resulted in the conviction of Heriberto “Herb” Huerta, the then President of the organization, and a number of his fellow gang members on drug charges.

In 1998, another federal indictment resulted in the conviction of Robert “Beaver” Perez, a Mexican Mafia General, and 15 other fellow gang members for their pattern of racketeering activity including six murders committed in 1994 and 1995 in the City of San Antonio and eight murders allegedly committed by gang members in 1997. The 1997 homicides included the shotgun killing of five people at a residence on West French Place on August 8, 1997.

In 2004, 25 members of the Mexican Mafia were indicted and convicted of federal drug, firearm and money laundering charges. During the time of the conspiracy, the organization was responsible for distributing over 150 kilograms of cocaine and over 30 kilograms of heroin. Authorities also seized approximately 80 firearms and approximately $50,000 in cash.

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Ramos & Compean Case Remains a Hot Immigration Issue

Posted in 2008, Border Patrol, Border Security, crime, drug dealer, drug smuggling, George Bush, ICE, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, Invaders, Johnny Sutton, Justice, Law, Law Enforcement, Mexican, Open Border, Politics, Ramos and Compean, smuggling, Sovereignty, taxpayers, trespassers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S.-Mexico border, United States, US Border Patrol on February 3, 2008 by americanchaos

3-year-old incident in Texas remains a hot immigration issue

Jason George

FABENS, Texas — With its pecan groves and dusty cotton fields, the calm surrounding this stretch of the U.S.-Mexican border belies its role in one of the country’s fiercest immigration dramas, one that has led to congressional hearings, impassioned protests and outrage from conservative media.

It all began three years ago, when U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio “Nacho” Ramos and Jose Compean chased a van driven by Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, a Mexican national. Davila ditched the van about 100 yards from the border and sprinted across the Rio Grande toward Mexico, but not before Compean fired his gun at him and missed, and Ramos hit Davila with a single shot that sliced his buttocks and urethra.

As Davila disappeared across the border, agents found nearly 800 pounds of marijuana in the van he was driving.

On other points, the narrative diverges: Ramos and Compean say they fired their weapons only because they believed Davila had flashed a gun at them, and they insist they informed their supervisor about the shooting.

Other agents disputed this claim during a federal trial, saying Ramos and Compean shot an unarmed man from behind, tried to cover it up and failed to report it properly. A jury in El Paso convicted the two agents of assault, obstruction of justice and civil rights violations, and each received lengthy federal prison sentences: 11 years for Ramos, 12 for Compean.

Conservative cause

Even before the trial began, conservative media took up the cause, portraying Ramos and Compean as martyrs to an immigration policy out of control. Ann Coulter wrote about the incident, and talk radio has filled hours with the subject. CNN’s Lou Dobbs has featured the story, calling the agents’ imprisonment an “outrage” and “warrantless.”

And as can be expected in a presidential campaign season in which immigration is a hotly discussed issue, several candidates have weighed in.

Mitt Romney, who issued no pardons as governor of Massachusetts, told conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham that “if there is prosecutorial indiscretion” in this case—and he suspects there is—”these cases deserve a very careful look and potentially a pardon.”

At a “Meet Mike Huckabee” event last month in Iowa, the former Arkansas governor said, “Of course I would review their case,” adding that he hoped the agents would be back home by Valentine’s Day 2009, just after a new president takes office.

Republican Reps. Tom Tancredo of Colorado and Duncan Hunter of California, both presidential candidates until recently, have each introduced legislation either asking President Bush to pardon the men or proposing a congressional pardon, which would be unprecedented.

Bush has so far declined to pardon Ramos and Compean, with spokeswoman Dana Perino noting that the men’s case is on appeal. Neither has applied for a pardon, which requires admitting guilt.

“He will not sign that paperwork,” said Monica Ramos, Ignacio’s wife. “He’s not going to beg for a pardon.”

Democrats, too, have gotten in on the debate.

Last summer, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California held hearings on the case, saying the agents’ sentences were too harsh and their case should be reviewed. Democratic Rep. Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts recently introduced a resolution in the House calling on Bush to commute the agents’ sentences to time served. The bill has bipartisan support with 75 co-sponsors.

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have not commented on the case.

Johnny Sutton, the U.S. attorney who prosecuted, said that Ramos and Compean are far from heroes and that the conservative media gloss over many of the facts, forgetting that a jury unanimously convicted them.

“They shot 15 times at an unarmed man who was running away from them and posed no threat,” Sutton said in a statement. “They lied about what happened, covered up the shooting, conspired to destroy evidence and then proceeded to write up and file a false report.”

$5 million claim

Davila, the man who was shot, got immunity for the drugs in his van in exchange for testifying against the agents, but he is now in a west Texas jail on unrelated smuggling charges. He has pleaded not guilty and has filed a $5 million claim against the Border Patrol for violating his civil rights in the shooting.

In a recent visit to the site of the shooting—a dusty, desolate patch just outside Fabens, population 8,000—Joe Loya, Ramos’ father-in-law, kicked the dirt and disagreed with Sutton’s characterization.

“It’s nothing but lies, lies, lies,” Loya said. “This place makes me so angry.”

In the distance, four Border Patrol agents watched Loya from their trucks with binoculars as they scanned the border about 100 yards away.

“Supervisors don’t like to see us out here,” he said, staring back at the men. “Too bad.”

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