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ThursdayApril 24, 2014

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Blog del Narco: Local Athorities Claim to Have Cartel Leader La Tuta Cornered

Blog del Narco: Local Athorities Claim to Have Cartel Leader La Tuta Cornered

Photo: Knights Templar Leader La Tuta

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The leader of the AUC in Tepalcatepec, José Manuel Mireles says that he expects the Knights Templar Drug Cartel leader will fall very soon. He claims to have La Tuta cornered.

He said this week the leader of the Knights Templar, Servando Gomez alias “La Tuta” would be captured. In a radio interview, Mireles said the Templar leader would fall because the citizen malitia groups have him fenced in.  “This week, Servando Gomez ‘La Tuta’ will be caught.”

Yesterday federal forces and members of the community “took” control of the municipalities of Arteaga and Tumbiscatío. Commissioner Alfredo Castillo reported.

Estanislao Beltran, known as “Papa Smurf” also referred to his hope that La Tuta will be captured very soon. He is confident that his hub is surrounded.

Read more in Spanish here at Blog del narco

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Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Photo: Deportation Facility

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Last week, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—the division within the Department of Justice that runs that immigration court system—released its FY2013 Statistics Yearbook detailing the number of deportation cases begun and completed in the immigration courts nationwide. The Yearbook showed a decrease in the number of immigration court cases the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated against noncitizens last year. Several news outlets were quick to publish stories focused on the “drop in deportations.” But immigration courts play an increasingly small part in overall deportations—a drop in deportation orders issued by immigration judges doesn’t negate the fact that 368,644 deportations occurred just last year.

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ThursdayApril 24, 2014