17 Mexican Illegal Aliens Abandoned On High Seas 4 days

17 Mexicans who were trying to make it to the US illegally were rescued by the Mexican Navy. A US pleasure craft notified the US Coast Guard of the panga afloat some 28 nautical miles west of Ensenada. The Coast Guard notified the Mexican Navy, which towed the panga back to Ensenada.

According to the passengers, 15 men and two women, the panga’s motor broke down and the polleros rescued the boat operator, leaving the immigrants adrift on the high seas for 4 days. 28 nautical miles is out of sight of land.

Link to article in Spanish.

Some of the 17 rescued illegal immigrants arrive in Ensenada.
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Supreme Court Orders California To Release 33,000 Prisoners

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California must remove some 33,000 inmates from its prison rolls in the next two years. The Court gave the state two years to shrink the number of prisoners and two weeks to submit a schedule for achieving that goal. The state now has 143,335 inmates.

California officials expressed confidence that their plan to shift low-level offenders to county jails and other facilities, already approved by lawmakers, would ease the persistent crowding that the high court said Monday had caused “needless suffering and death” and amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.

Fulano has a better plan, which requires far less taxpayer dollars to achieve.

There are approximately 17,000 illegal aliens in California prisons. In addition, there are more than 10,000 legal aliens who are now deportable as they have been convicted of felonies. Don’t shift them, just deport them all.

The only thing we have to do is make sure they don’t sneak back across the border.

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Another Reason to Build the Fence

Border authorities arrest controversial Muslim cleric east of San Diego

U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago and was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California inside the trunk of a BMW, according to court documents.

Said Jaziri

Said Jaziri, the former Imam of a Muslim congregation in Montreal, was hidden inside a car driven by a San Diego-area man who was pulled over by U.S. Border Patrol agents near an Indian casino east of San Diego. Jaziri allegedly paid a Tijuana-based smuggling group $5,000 to get him across the border near Tecate, saying he wanted to be taken to a “safe place anywhere in the U.S.”

The arrest marks the unexpected resurfacing of the 43-year-old cleric, whose protracted legal battle to avoid deportation drew headlines in Canada. A Tunisian immigrant, Jaziri was deported for failing to disclose a criminal conviction in France while applying for refugee status in the mid-1990s.

But Jaziri’s supporters said he was targeted for his fundamentalist views: Jaziri backed Sharia law for Canadian Muslims and led protests over the publication of the prophet Muhammad cartoons in a Danish newspaper in 2006.

Jaziri is being held as a material witness in the criminal case against the BMW’s driver, Kenneth Robert Lawler, who has been charged with immigrant smuggling. He is at the San Luis Detention Facility near Yuma, Ariz., according to his attorney, Wayne Charles Mayer. His bond has been set at $25,000.

In Quebec’s large Muslim community, Jaziri stood out for his outspoken views, and though his mosque was small, he drew outsized media attention for his strict interpretation of the Koran. Jaziri labeled homosexuality a sin and pushed for government subsidies to build a large mosque for Montreal’s growing Muslim population.

“His nickname in Quebec was the controversial imam,” said Lise Garon, a professor of communications at Laval University in Quebec City, adding that his case tapped into the anti-immigrant mood in the community. “I think he was deported because people hated his ideas.”

Jaziri opposed his deportation to Tunisia because of fears he would be tortured by the government. His case drew support from Muslim organizations and Amnesty International. It’s unclear what his treatment was like in Tunisia.

According to the court documents, a Mexican foot guide led Jaziri and a Mexican immigrant over the fence near Tecate and he trekked overnight through the rugged back country, to a road where drivers frequently pick up immigrants for smuggling runs into San Diego.

Border Patrol agents, alerted by fire fighters who saw the immigrants get in the trunk, pulled the car over near the Golden Acorn Casino, about 50 miles east of San Diego. He told agents that his journey to the border had been a long one. He took a flight from Africa to Europe, then to Central America and Chetumal, Mexico, on the Mexico-Belize border, where he took a bus to Tijuana.

Link to article.

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Illegal Alien Shoplifter Ring Busted

Link to article in the SDUT.

Two-year-old Ross shoplifting ring busted

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 AT 4:27 P.M

A sophisticated shoplifting ring that targeted Ross stores around the county for the past two years, and stole an estimated $300,000 in goods, was broken up with the arrests of five San Marcos residents, sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

Investigators who had staked out an Encinitas Ross store Wednesday night stopped the five men and women in two vehicles packed with about $6,000 worth of stolen goods, said sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Poulin.

Detectives then seized some 3,000 items, including brand-name purses, jeans, shoes and children’s clothes with store tags on, from one San Marcos home and from a mobile storage box at the Oceanside Swap Meet, Poulin said.

Detectives used a 15-foot-long evidence truck to haul away all the confiscated goods, including some Christmas decorations still in bags. They also seized four cars and SUVs from the suspects.

Arrested on felony charges were suspected ringleader Heriberto Tolentino, 42; William Cruz, 26; Benita Rubio, 46’ Maria Oros, 45; and Diana Palazios, 37, Poulin said.

He said all five are believed to be Mexican nationals in the United States illegally.

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Junior is Famous

Fulano has a grand nephew, “Junior.” He likes to play soccer. His mother is Mexican, and his father is Salvadoran. His picture is on billboards in Los Angeles for a youth soccer league. This one is on Motor Avenue, about one block north of Venice Blvd. in West Los Angeles.

By the way, Junior’s father is currently at a federal detention facility awaiting deportation. He had a green card too. But he also had a few too many DUI’s. Every family has its black borregos. So, if ICE can deport legal aliens with DUI’s, why is it so damn hard to deport illegal aliens with DUI’s?
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