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ThursdayJune 30, 2011

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U.S.-Spain Sign Agreement on Science & Technology for Homeland Security Matters

U.S.-Spain Sign Agreement on Science & Technology for Homeland Security Matters

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Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today joined Spanish First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba to sign an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation - sharing best practices to prevent and detect threats in addition to strengthening research and development.

“International collaboration in science and technology is a major part of our ongoing efforts to counter threats of terrorism,” said Secretary Napolitano. “This agreement demonstrates concrete and practical steps that the United States and Spain are taking to further strengthen cooperation and to research while sharing cutting-edge technologies to ensure our mutual security.”

During today’s meeting, Secretary Napolitano and Minister Rubalcaba reiterated their commitment to foster bilateral cooperation in scientific and technological fields that have a direct impact on national security—underscoring the need to amplify research, evaluation, and preparation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and anti-explosive protection measures to better protect the flow of commerce and the citizens of both nations.

The agreement, which highlights collaboration with the private sector, public organizations and academic institutions, will support scientific and technological solutions through the following actions:

*  Joint and coordinated research to fill technical capability gaps in homeland security needs
*  Development of technologies that help prevent and respond to national security threats
*  Increased access to national laboratories and universities to carry out research, development, testing, and evaluation activities for homeland security
*  Promotion and development of transportation security
*  Protection of critical infrastructure
*  Establishment of working groups, scientific seminars, and conferences to analyze emerging challenges to national security
*  Exchange of technology, staff and information.

To date, the United States has signed similar agreements with 11 other nations, such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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Immigration Enforcement Advocate’s Claims About Hispanic Lawmakers Turn Out to be True

Immigration Enforcement Advocate’s Claims About Hispanic Lawmakers Turn Out to be True

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While speaking at a rally in Texas, the co-founder and former president of the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas stated that the states that passed anti-illegal immigration legislation were also the states with few Hispanic legislators. As it turns out, she was correct.

Rebecca Forest, an advocate for having city police departments check the immigration status of residents, spoke to people outside the Texas Capitol on June 11 and stated, “If you really want to know why in Texas we don’t get immigration legislation passed, it’s because we have 37—36—Hispanic legislators in the Texas Legislature. All of the states that have passed legislation have a handful. And I mean literally, some of them have no Hispanic legislators, maybe 3 or 5. So that’s part of our problem and we need to change those numbers. We need to do something about that.”

PolitiFact, which has taken up the mission of finding “the truth in politics”, looked in to Forest’s claims that states with anti-illegal immigration laws had few Hispanic legislatures, and found the following:

Five percent or less of the legislators in four of five states that recently directed law officers to check immigration status are Latino Americans; in the fifth state, none is.


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What the Fuá is “Fuá”?

What the Fuá is “Fuá”?

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Rescued from a gutter by Méxican rescue officials, this man conjured, summoned, beckoned the almighty Fuá from within, over and over. But, what is it?

“The Fuá means, when you bring out the character from your stomach, let me demonstrate… I just…can’t do it anymore, HOW CAN’T YOU, FUÁ,” said the unidentified discoverer of Fuá. “It doesn’t matter what you do. It doesn’t matter what you make. The most important thing is… to give extra, the Fuá!” the man said, providing some (if any) light on the actual meaning of Fuá.

“What you project onto the universe, that is the Fuá.”

The man alleged that Fuá allowed him to bring people from the dead, as well as to see into the future “that man, he is going to live more than you and I combined.”

We’re not entirely sure we fully understand this new discovery, fuá, but it sure looks like Hugo Chávez could use its healing powers, as according to the FuáMan “No, no, no, no.. Fuá, Fuá! Fuá, and you revive him, and when that person serves society, is when you give the [thumps on cop car] Fuá!”

 

May the Fuá be with you.

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Tropical Storm Arlene Hits Mexico, Authorities Warn of Flood Risks

Tropical Storm Arlene Hits Mexico, Authorities Warn of Flood Risks

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As the first tropical storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Arlene hit Mexico with winds of 65mph and gusts of even higher speeds at the country’s shores just south of Tampico.

The center of the storm hit Cabo Rojo, Mexico at around 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

Authorities in the states of San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz prepared for possible flooding as the rain began to fall ahead of the storm’s center on Wednesday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Veracruz was warned that they may receive up to 15 inches of rain.

The storm is expected to dissipate on Friday, but the biggest danger from the storm is the flooding cause by the rain. The possibility of flashfloods put 13 states at risk for mudslides.

However, Tamaulipas could see an improvement in their soil from the rain, as it is currently experiencing the most severe drought in 50 years.

Southern Texas could see heavy rain as well, though not the torrential rains being seen in Mexico. Though, along all of the Gulf Coast, people are being warned Arlene brings an increased threat of rip currents, high waves, and tidal flooding.

Accuweather released the following”

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Tropical Storm Arlene was located about 55 miles south-southeast of Tampico, Mexico, Thursday morning, or near Cabo Rojo. Arlene has sustained winds of 65 mph with gusts to 75 mph. Arlene is moving toward the west at 8 mph. Arlene will continue to move over land and will begin to weaken later this morning. A hurricane warning is in effect along the east coast of Mexico from Barra De Nautla northward to La Cruz.

A tropical storm warning is in effect along the east coast of Mexico from La Cruz northward to La Pesca and from Palma Sola southward to Vera Cruz. An upper-level high pressure area centered over northwestern Texas will steer Arlene to the west and farther into Mexico this morning. Deep tropical moisture from Arlene will continue to reach as far north as parts of southern Texas. Drenching showers and thunderstorms will continue across southern and eastern Mexico and Guatemala. Heavy rain will continue to fall over eastern Mexico Friday causing life-threatening flooding and mudslides. Rainfall totals near and north of track of the storm will average 4 to 8 inches, with local amounts over 12 inches in some of the mountainous terrain.

Elsewhere, a weak tropical wave is located along 75 west near Hispaniola. Upper-level winds in this area are unfavorable for further development and are expected to remain unfavorable along this feature’s expected path. While thunderstorms may flare up from time to time as it tracks west, it is highly unlikely that we see any development from this wave.

Another tropical wave along 54 west is steadily marching west. Shower and thunderstorm activity is occurring with this wave although conditions here are not favorable due to widespread dry and sinking air to the north of the wave. It will reach the Lesser Antilles Thursday night and Friday and cause an increase in showers and thunderstorms, but upper-level winds likely will remain unfavorable for development through this week in the Caribbean. Long-range models show the position of this wave between the eastern Gulf and the Bahamas later next week.

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ART ON THE BORDER Ron English Style

ART ON THE BORDER Ron English Style

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Ron English says he “liberates” the surfaces he does art on. Has the U.S.-Mexico border been liberated, then?

Ron English is a 52 year-old artist who has seen more than his share of trouble for climbing up billboards, and replacing emblems, mascots and other commercial visual cues, with his own creations.

An overweight Ronald McDonald, a Marilyn Monroe with Mickey mice for breasts, an ad for diet coke that reads “Diabetic Coke,” these are all examples of ads, and media icons that have been liberated by English from the constraints of consumerism.

Or so he says, but to the owners of these billboards, English is a vandal, and his art defaces their property time and time again.

On April fools day this year, English took a little excursion to the US-México border, where he installed some of his thought provoking art pieces.

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What do you think?

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LATINO BLOTTER: Father Pushes 4-Year-Old Son From Car and Leaves Him

LATINO BLOTTER: Father Pushes 4-Year-Old Son From Car and Leaves Him

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In Texas, a four-year-old boy is in state custody after his father reportedly threw him out of the vehicle onto a West Texas highway lined with cacti.

Angel Flores had to have at least 500 cactus spines removed from his body after his father, Carlos Rico, pushed him out of his car along Interstate 20 around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police Chief Jim Kelley from nearby Streetwater told the Abilene Reporter-News that Rico, 22, “threw the boy out of the car like a bag of garbage.”

Three hours later, high school basketball coach, Al Hunt, was driving by when he saw what he initially thought was a guardrail post.

“It took me seconds to realize, `it’s a little kid there,”’ the coach, 54, said. He took the boy to the hospital immediately and said Flores did not say a thing, and only held up four fingers when asked how old he was.

Saginaw police spokesman Damon Ing told The Associated Press that the boy’s father drove from Lubbock to Sagniaw, leaving his son on the interstate along the way.

Rico’s cousin called the police when the father arrived at his home without the boy. Investigators quickly discovered that Rico was the father of the boy found near Sweetwater.

The father reportedly told investigators that God told him to choke the boy and get him out of the car. Chief Kelley confirmed that bruises were found around the four-year-old’s throat.

Rico has been charged with child endangerment in Sagniaw, and faces additional charges in Sweetwater – 225 miles west of Dallas – including attempted murder or attempted capital murder which could apply since the boy is under the age of six.

The whereabouts of the biological mother are unknown, but the boy’s stepmother in Lubbock went to Sweetwater to the be with him.

A spokeswoman for Child Protective Services told the Associated Press that a custody hearing is set for July 7.

It was also stated that there is no history of abuse within Flores’ family.

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Illinois Community Builds Wounded Army Vet and Family New Home

Illinois Community Builds Wounded Army Vet and Family New Home

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A neighborhood south of Chicago has come together to build a new home for disabled Army veteran Sergio Lopez and his family.

In Hillside, Illinois, community members raised more than a quarter of a million dollars to build a house for 28-year-old Army Specialist Sergio Lopez, his wife, Maria, and two daughters, Sophia and Sasha.

Five years ago, Lopez lost both of his legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq during his second tour of duty.

“That’s what we do. We do that everyday, when it’s tough, when it’s good, when it’s raining, when it’s hot, when it’s cold, we drive on, that’s what the military does,” Lopez told the Fox News Chicago.

Plote Properties Project Manager Adam Neisendorf said, “It’s amazing how many people participated in this project from individuals to labor organizations, to businesses, material suppliers and the residents of the community.”

The volunteers and those who provided the private donations say Lopez’s sacrifice is what drew them to the project. Contractors, architects, and other tradesmen had hoped to have the house completed by Independence Day and they made it happen. Wednesday, the Lopez family’s home was completed. They moved in Thursday.

Hundreds of people worked for 86 days to complete the three bedroom, two bath home, and the Village of Hillside’s Mayor Joseph Taburino said, “Let us be proud as a community in helping someone who gave so much for us.”

Lopez said, “It’s going to be so great watching my kids grow in this house and for them to see that all our sacrifices are actually worth it.”

The home is specially designed to suit Lopez’s needs as he continues to undergo rehabilitatio.

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Laguna del Laja in Chile is Named One of World’s Top Biosphere Reserves

Laguna del Laja in Chile is Named One of World’s Top Biosphere Reserves

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The United Nations today added 18 new sites to its global list of biosphere reserves, bringing the total to 581 in 114 different countries, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported.  In the impressive list was the Laguna del Laja in Chile.

The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), meeting in the German city of Dresden, added sites in Lithuania, Maldives, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Togo for the first time to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).

Biosphere reserves are places recognized by MAB where local communities are actively involved in governance and management, research, education, training and monitoring at the service of both socio-economic development and biodiversity conservation. They are thus sites for experimenting with and learning about sustainable development, UNESCO said.

The Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán-Laguna del Laja in Chile, is located in the northern part of the Patagonia region and is a global biodiversity hotspot, also characterized by an abundance of endemic species.  This Latin American biological corridor connects three core areas in the region. 

For a complete list of the global biosphere reserves click here

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How Do Latinas React When They Meet Their Crush? (VIDEO)

How Do Latinas React When They Meet Their Crush? (VIDEO)

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Dubbed “The Best Day Ever” by Selena, watch the day she met SHIA LABEOUF!

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CONGRATULATIONS Javier Colon, Winner of Season One of “The Voice”

CONGRATULATIONS Javier Colon, Winner of Season One of “The Voice”

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Ten weeks after the show began, NBC’s “The Voice” has a winner – Javier Colon. The results were leaked hours before the show, so a number of viewers did not have to wait for the finale’s airing.

The charming crooner from Connecticut, with Dominican and Puerto Rican roots, was mentored on the show by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, and was the only male in the final four.

Dia Frampton (mentored by country star Blake Shelton), Vicci Martinez (mentored by R&B sensation Cee Lo Green), Beverly McClellan (mentored by little Latina powerhouse Christina Aguilara) and Colon rounded out the top four, and each had the voice to make it. It simply came down to viewer votes.

ImageAfter being announced the winner, Colon said, “I don’t even know where to begin other than to say that the three women behind here are absolutely awesome.”

It seemed that throughout the show, Colon’s biggest competition was Frampton, who came in second, with only a 2 percent margin separating the two singers.

“I was expecting that Carson would call Dia’s name and I was just prepared to hug her and tell her that I loved her. But then he called my name and I was just not expecting it,” Colon told CNN after he’d won.

Colon, 34, went on to thank his family, and the voters for giving him another chance to follow his dreams.

ImageHe is no stranger to the music business. He was once the lead singer for funk band EmcQ, and found his rock soul as singer for The Derek Trucks Band. Colon was also once signed to Capitol Records, but it did not work out. After creating his own label and having doors closed in his face by record companies that said they weren’t interested, Colon said he almost used his music education degree to leave his dreams behind and inspire the next generation of musicians.

He told People magazine that “in January, I had been rejected from yet another record label, and I really thought things were going to work out. I thought that might have been the dagger.” Adding, “It was time to put up or move on. I’ve got a degree in music education, and I would love to have been able to go into a school system and teach kids and inspire them as I was inspired as a kid to follow music.”

Luckily for him, Colon’s dream is finally a reality.

As winner of The Voice, the father of two daughters won $100,000 and a contract with Universal Republic Records. When asked what he plans to do with the money, Colon said he plans to pay off student loans, make payments on his house, “and take my wife on a spa weekend because she so deserves it for taking the care of the kids on and off for months without me while I was doing this.”

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Juan P. Montoya, From NASCAR Driver to “Transformers 3” Star? (VIDEO)

Juan P. Montoya, From NASCAR Driver to “Transformers 3” Star? (VIDEO)

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The Colombian race-car driver and his car, #42 are making appearances in two of the most awaited films of the summer!

Montoya has lent his voice for the Spanish dubbing of “Cars 2,” the new Disney-Pixar animated film.  Montoya dubbed one of the most powerful cars of the international Grand Prix, a new VIP car that becomes a threat for Lighting McQueen.

But that’s not all, Montoya’s Nascar car, #42 is one of the three “Wrecker” Autobots in the new Transformers film!

#42 was selected to become “LeadFoot,” one of three bots that comprise the last resort Wrecker team.  The ‘Transformer 3’ grossed $37.3 million in this year’s best opening on Wednesday and according to Variety is on track for a $200 million weekend. 

Watch Montoya and his car in the awesome videos below!!

 

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Secretary Hillary Clinton to Travel to Madrid, Spain

Secretary Hillary Clinton to Travel to Madrid, Spain

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Following her travel to Hungary and Lithuania, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Madrid, Spain, July 1-2, 2011. In Madrid, Secretary Clinton will underscore the close partnership and friendship the United States and Spain enjoy, based on shared values and common interests. The Secretary will meet with Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Foreign Minister Trinidad Jiménez to discuss a range of issues including Afghanistan, North Africa, and the Middle East and trade, investment, and the economy.

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¿Que Pasa? Latin American Summit Cancelled, Chávez Will Stay in Cuba

¿Que Pasa? Latin American Summit Cancelled, Chávez Will Stay in Cuba

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The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry announced the postponement of the Latin American Summit, due to the alleged health problems of the host, Hugo Chávez.  This announcement was made right after photos and videos were published on state media vehicles, of an apparent alive and well Chavez recuperating in Cuba.  ¿Que Pasa? con Hugo???

The 3rd Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean on Integration and Development (CALC) was scheduled to take place on July 5-6 in Margarita Island, northern Venezuela, and would have taken place on the 200th anniversary of Venezuela’s independence from Spain.

Heads of state, including Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa, Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos and Argentina’s Cristina Fernández had all planned to attend.

The summit will be postponed to a later date, likely, sometime during the second quarter of the year.

Chávez left Venezuela on June 10 to reportedly undergo an emergency surgery, and has kept out of political, media, and social media radars with the exception of the video released on Tuesday night, which shows President Chávez relaxing and walking alongside former dictator Fidel Castro.

 

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Colorado Courts Settle on Charges They Discriminated Against People with Limited English Skills

Colorado Courts Settle on Charges They Discriminated Against People with Limited English Skills

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The Justice Department today announced it has reached an agreement with officials of the Colorado Judicial Department to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) individuals seeking services throughout Colorado’s state court system will have access to timely and competent language assistance.

The agreement resolves a Justice Department investigation of a complaint alleging that the Colorado Judicial Department, which receives federal funding, was not in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the nondiscrimination provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. These two acts prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or religion by recipients of federal assistance. 

“Justice cannot be served without access and effective communication. This agreement shows that, even in tough economic times, this core principle can and must be attained,” Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.  “I thank Chief Justice Michael L. Bender, State Court Administrator Gerald Marroney and their staff for working cooperatively with the Justice Department to bring down barriers to justice.”

As part of the agreement with the Justice Department, Colorado’s chief justice has issued a comprehensive directive that provides for free and competent interpreter services in all criminal and civil proceedings, as well as court operations. Colorado state court officials consulted with judges, administrators, and community experts to shape a directive that is an example for all courts subject to civil rights laws that require meaningful access to court proceedings and other court operations, at no charge to LEP individuals .

In addition, the Colorado Judicial Department, in consultation with the department, will develop state and local language access plans addressing both oral interpretation and the translation of vital written documents.  An existing Court Interpreter Oversight Committee will be expanded to include a Colorado Legal Services attorney, a prosecutor, a public defender, an advocate representing the interests of the language minority populations in Colorado and other members, all of whom shall have relevant experience in court language access issues. This committee will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the directive, the state and district plans, and implementation efforts. 

Under the terms of the agreement signed today, the Justice Department will monitor Colorado’s compliance for a period of at least three years.

On Aug. 17, 2010, Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, issued a letter to chief justices and administrators of state court clarifying the obligation of courts that receive federal financial assistance to provide oral interpretation, written translation and other language services to people who are LEP. The letter provided state courts additional guidance regarding the longstanding requirement to provide meaningful access, free of charge, to their programs and services for LEP persons through the provision of language services, pursuant to the prohibition against national origin discrimination contained in Title VI and the Safe Streets Act.  .

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Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers to Get $84 Million from Dept of Labor for Job Training and Housing

Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers to Get $84 Million from Dept of Labor for Job Training and Housing

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The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $83,941,360 in grants through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to combat the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers who depend primarily on agricultural labor jobs. A total of $78,253,180 will go to 52 organizations nationwide to provide training, employment and support services for farmworkers and their families. An additional $5,688,600 will go to 16 organizations to provide temporary or permanent housing assistance.

The National Farmworker Jobs Program helps eligible workers improve their agricultural job skills, and train for careers in emerging industries and occupations that offer higher wages and more stable employment. The program also offers services such as child care, health care and transportation assistance.

“Agricultural workers face significant barriers to stable employment, and all too often it is their families who pay the price,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “These grants address this reality by not only helping workers improve and expand their job skills, but also by providing housing and other crucial support services.”

The housing assistance grants will provide permanent housing assistance, temporary and/or emergency housing assistance, or a combination of both. Permanent housing assistance services include pre-development and development services; project management; and resource development to secure acquisition, construction or renovation, and other operating funds for farmworker housing. Temporary housing assistance services include housing units for temporary occupancy, the management of such housing units, emergency housing payments and case management. Services typically are provided in more than one state or areas of a single state.

The National Farmworker Jobs Program is authorized by Congress in Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and grants are allocated through a formula that estimates the number of eligible workers in each state or territory.

The grants cover a two-year period but are funded on an annual basis. The awards announced today are for July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.

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Tucson Border Patrol Rescue 30 Illegal Aliens in 24 Hours - Heat the Issue

Tucson Border Patrol Rescue 30 Illegal Aliens in 24 Hours - Heat the Issue

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In five separate incidents in the last 24 hours, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 30 illegal aliens suffering from varying states of dehydration in the West Desert area of operations. In all incidents, the aliens were apparently abandoned by their guides and left with little or no water.

Casa Grande Station agents and the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue unit rescued the majority of aliens last night when a helicopter pilot from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine spotted one group south of Casa Grande, Ariz. Agents responded to the area and located 17 illegal aliens who claimed they had gotten lost after being abandoned by their smuggler. All individuals were medically evaluated and determined to be in good health before being transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing.

Casa Grande agents and the BORSTAR unit rescued eight more illegal aliens yesterday morning in two other incidents. In the first, agents located four illegal aliens in the desert north of Sells, Ariz. One individual was severely dehydrated and had to be transported to an area hospital for treatment. The other three were determined to be in good health and transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing. In the second incident, agents rescued an illegal alien west of Sells.

After receiving a report from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office, agents from the Ajo Station located and rescued four illegal aliens east of Ajo, Ariz. Agents certified as emergency medical technicians evaluated the individuals and determined two were in need of advanced medical care. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment. In addition, agents rescued another illegal alien near the Papago Forward Operating Base and transported him to a local hospital for further medical attention.

Border Patrol agents are usually the first responders in remote areas, often times making the difference between life and death for people in distress. As temperatures rise, individuals attempting to cross the Sonoran Desert face extremely hazardous conditions.

Smugglers continue to put lives in danger by leading them through the harsh desert terrain, often abandoning them when they are physically unable to continue. In addition, those who cross illegally face legal and administrative consequences.

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