As the Arizona primary on February 28 nears members of the media wonder if the Republican candidates will get pulled further to the right on immigration issues. In Alabama hundreds protest the states anti immigration law on Valentines Day, saying that the state needs to show immigrants some love and respect. In west Texas a gang leader is sentenced to death for his connection to cartel members in Mexico.
AZ Primary Could Push GOP Further To Right on Immigration As the Arizona primary on February 28 nears members of the media wonder if the Republican candidates will get pulled further to the right on immigration issues.”The Republican presidential candidates have recently gone silent on the lightning-rod issue of immigration, but that could change soon with the Arizona primary fast approaching. In the past few months, the GOP presidential hopefuls seemed to change their positions on immigration depending on the state in which they are campaigning.”
Hundreds Rally Against Alabama Law In Alabama hundreds protest the states anti immigration law on Valentines Day, saying that the state needs to show immigrants some love and respect. ” Hundreds packed the Alabama Statehouse courtyard on Tuesday to rally against the state’s tough immigration law, with organizers saying they chose to send a message on Valentine’s Day that lawmakers need to love and respect immigrants. People bused in from across the state to demand repeal of the law that aims to be tough on those in the country illegally. Protesters carried signs, one addressing Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, reading: “Gov. Bentley, don’t you have a heart?” Other signs read: “No Juan Crow” and “Una Familia, Una Alabama.” The protesters chanted in Spanish and English, “No more HB56″ (the bill that became the law) and “One family, one Alabama.” They delivered lollipops and Valentines to lawmakers, urging them to strike down the law.”
Cartel Leader Jailed In west Texas a gang leader is sentenced to death for his connection to cartel members in Mexico. “Officials say a Barrio Azteca gang leader in West Texas has been sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy. “Federal prosecutors say Roberto Angel Cardona was the Barrio Azteca leader in El Paso. Authorities say witnesses testified that he ordered extortions, kidnappings and assaults. He was sentenced Tuesday. Cardona and other 35 gang members were indicted last March, and 18 have pleaded guilty. Some of the defendants are accused of the March 13, 2010, murders in Ciudad Juarez of U.S. a consulate employee and others.”