Daily Border Bulletin – Mexico’s Slim aims for U.S. Internet TV this year, Rep. Adam Schiff seeks new penalties for gun traffickers, Immigration advocates march to support immigration reform

The richest man in the world looks to expand his multimedia empire into the United States by launching a new television station on line by the third business quarter of this year.  Rep. Shiff has announced that he intends to to draft legislation which will propose harsh penalties for straw man purchasers of guns that are smuggled into Mexico. In Florida activists marched against state passed anti-immigrant laws.

Mexico’s Slim aims for U.S. Internet TV this yearThe richest man in the world looks to expand his multimedia empire into the United States by launching a new television station on line by the third business quarter of this year. “Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is financing an Internet TV network that will include an interview show with former CNN television host Larry King, and could be running by October. Blocked by Mexican regulators from tapping television in his home country, where the world’s richest man hopes to challenge the reign of broadcasters Televisa and TV Azteca, Slim is pivoting toward a less-protective market.”

Rep. Adam Schiff seeks new penalties for gun traffickers Rep. Schiff has announced that he intends to to draft legislation which will propose harsh penalties for straw man purchasers of guns that are smuggled into Mexico. “Reporting from Washington — A lawmaker and former federal prosecutor from Los Angeles has drafted proposed new penalties for criminals who illegally purchase and smuggle firearms into Mexico, saying he hopes his measure will bring “something positive” out of the uproar over the Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation on the Southwest border.”

Immigration advocates march to support immigration reformIn Florida activists marched against state passed anti-immigrant laws. “The recent deportation proceedings against Miami student Daniela Pelaez and her sister have sparked outrage in South Florida, with thousands taking to the streets last week to protest. Speaking on the Spanish-language news show Al Punto on Sunday, Pelaez told reporters that her lawyer had obtained a deferred action – a step that effectively halts deportation proceedings against her, and grants her two years to adjust her residency status in immigration court. Congressman David Rivera, R-Florida, who met with Pelaez on the heels of the Miami protest, announced Friday that he would file the Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act, or S.T.A.R.S. Act, which would allow undocumented immigrant youth who meet certain criteria to adjust their residency status.”

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