Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff’s office has lost the ability to conduct federal immigration screenings. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has publicly criticized Alabama’s immigration law. Finally a reputed Mexican cartel leader has been charged with the killing of a federal agent.
Arizona Sheriff’s Officers Turn In Federal Immigration Credentials – From USA Today:
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis criticizes Alabama immigration law - U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said Wednesdaythat Alabama’s immigration law is “beneath the dignity of this great nation: “Solis, in a blog post on her agency’s website, indicates that she is looking closely at whether the law has violated workers’ rights. She asks for people to notify the agency if they feel their right to a federal minimum wage or overtime pay has been violated. Here is an excerpt:… until the law is changed or the courts strike it down, it’s critical that all workers in Alabama know their federal rights. Alabama’s law invalidates employment contracts for undocumented workers who are guaranteed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour under the Fair Labor Standards Act. As a result, unscrupulous employers are taking advantage of Alabama’s immigration law to deny workers the wages they have earned and, under federal law, continue to be legally owed.”
Reputed Mexican cartel chief charged in killing of U.S. agent – New movement on the murder case of Julian Zapata Espinoza. “A reputed Mexican drug cartel leader was charged in the ambush slaying this year of a U.S. immigration officer in Mexico — a killing that set off a massive search for the assailants on both sides of the border. Julian Zapata Espinoza, an alleged chief with the Zetas cartel, pleaded not guilty in a brief court appearance Wednesday in the killing of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata on Feb. 15. He and another agent, who was wounded, were ambushed in their car by a convoy of vehicles in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi.”