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WednesdayApril 23, 2014

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Is Obama Really the ‘Deporter-in-Chief?’ Depends on Whom You Ask

For Prerna Lal, how deportation data is parsed and explained is personal. She was once an undocumented immigrant herself, and for her, the deportation statistics represent people’s lives.

“There’s political motivations behind the numbers game,” says Lal. “We can cut the numbers either way, but the fact remains that the actual number of deportations is 2 million. These are people who are hard-working members of our community — mothers, brothers, members of our family.”

Lal is a member of the newly formed Not1More Blue Ribbon Commission, a project to represent the interests of people affected by deportation and detention. And for the record, she says President Barack Obama is the “deporter-in-chief,” a label immigration activists have applied to him recently.

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Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Photo: Undocumented Cubans in Mexico

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Los Zetas have taken firm control of the trafficking activities of undocumented immigrants, mainly Cubans, thru Mexico enroute to the US.  Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Cancun, are the three busiest points of this offense in state of Quintana Roo.

Security Cabinet Authorities report that people identified with the Cuban-American mafia were ceding control of the human trafficking activity to Los Zetas Drug Cartel. Deadly clashes resulted in a financial negotiation between the two groups.

The Cuban Mafia group was at the forefront of the trafficking of the illegal immigrants until October 8, 2012, when their leader was killed in the streets of Cancun in a dispute with the Los Zetas. Zetas were demanding extortion fees from the Mafia for moving the Cuban illegal immigrants thru Mexico. Another Cuban-American linked to undocumented trafficking, identified as Oniel Torna Rosado, was attacked with a firearm.  Later Humberto Febles Santana, alleged accomplice of León was killed while transporting Cubans to Isla Mujeres to the United States.

Sources explained that trafficking in illegal Cubans is funded from payments made in Florida by family members to the Cuban-American mafia, to get people out of the island. They smuggle the people about 150 kilometers mainly in speedboats and occasionally in yachts with Florida license plates, to evade Mexican authorities. According to ESPN research magazine and Los Angeles magazine, in a preview of a publication that will appear next May-Dodger baseball player, Yasiel Puig, may have been the victim of these groups of people smugglers with his departure from Cuba. 

Read more in Spanish at Blog del Narco

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WednesdayApril 23, 2014