More plaudits for the Obama administrations incremental immigration fixes. Protesters of all types show up for the opening day of Arizona’s state legislature, chief among them both pro and anti immigration groups. Finally a Gulf cartel drug boss pleads guilty in Houston.
Immigration System Slowly Getting Fixed A Chicago Sun Times article highlights the small steps the Obama Administration has taken to fix our immigration system. “Bit by bit, inch by inch, the Obama Administration is taking baby steps to mend a broken immigration system. The time for a real fix has long passed, but that effort appears all but dead. In the meantime, the best we can do is cheer on small changes that make for a more humane — a more American — immigration system. By highlighting the perversity of the current immigration maze, a compelling case can be made for wholesale change.
Protesters Have Their Day At The Opening of the Arizona State Legislature Advocates for and against undocumented immigrants showed up on the opening day of the Arizona state legislature: “Dream Act proponents and “tea party” members also had a presence at the Capitol. A handful of people showed up to support Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, encourage more anti-illegal-immigration measures or support immigrant rights. Earlier in the day, activist Randy Parraz and Citizens for a Better Arizona delivered a lighthearted “You’re welcome” card to Senate President Steve Pierce’s office. The group, which had more than two-dozen members at the Capitol, peacefully delivered the oversize card to Pierce, saying they had not received a thank-you card from Pierce, so they sent him a “you’re welcome” card instead.”
Gulf Cartel Boss Pleads Guilty in Texas Jose Luis Zuniga Hernandez has plead guilty to charges that he was a leader of the Mexican Gulf drug cartel. “A reputed drug cartel boss from Mexico pleaded guilty to immigration and weapons charges in U.S. federal court on Monday, the day before he was due to go on trial. Jose Luis Zuniga Hernandez, 43, admitted to his role as a leader in the Gulf Cartel, a Mexican drug gang suspected of involvement in the shooting of a Texas lawman, hours after U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested him near Brownsville in October, court records show.”