Daily Border Bulletin – Mississippi lawmakers pass controversial immigration bill, Special U.S. military unit hunts Mexico border drug flights, Bank of Mexico sees improving growth

Mississippi is set to enter into contentious state passed immigration law arena, with legislation that is moving its way through the Republican controlled legislature.  A group of highly specialized soldiers are helping local authorities track cartel smugglers along the southwest border. Meanwhile Mexico’s economy is showing signs of growth as inflation recedes.

Mississippi lawmakers pass controversial immigration bill Mississippi is set to enter into contentiousstate passed immigration law arena, with legislation that is moving its way through the Republican controlled legislature. “Another controversial immigration bill is on the horizon in the South, a regional battleground that has seen a number of states pass reforms on illegal immigration. Mississippi’s Republican-dominated House of Representatives voted 70-47 Thursday to pass the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act.” The bill now goes to the Senate for approval, where it is also expected to pass. Both the House and Senate are controlled by Republicans, who won majorities last year for the first time in 140 years.”

Special U.S. military unit hunts Mexico border drug flights A group of highly specialized soldiers are helping local authorities track cartel smugglers along the southwest border. ” A highly specialized U.S. military task force is using battlefield technology to help federal police hunt elusive drug traffickers slipping over the Mexico border in hard-to-detect ultralight aircraft, officials said on Thursday. Joint Task Force North, a cadre of highly specialized Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen, is using the military’s cutting edge radar and optical technologies to help the U.S. Border Patrol nab the drug flights in southern Arizona and New Mexico.”

 Bank of Mexico sees improving growth Meanwhile Mexico’s economy is showing signs of growth as inflation recedes.”The Bank of Mexico kept interest rates unchanged Friday for its 25th meeting in a row, as was unanimously expected, while offering an upbeat assessment of both economic growth and inflation ahead. The Mexican central bank left its overnight lending rate target at 4.5%, reiterating that it would consider the need to cut rates if global economic growth prospects worsen. The bank also said it could adjust rates if generalized inflation pressures crop up, and reiterated its commitment to meet its 3% inflation target.

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