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Illegal Aliens Convicted of Selling Heroin to High-Schoolers
"Soon after a jury had been seated in their trial, a pair of illegal immigrants pleaded guilty Tuesday to trafficking heroin to Reno High School students. Bernabi Gutierrez, 30, and Jose Guadalupe Isiordia-Burmudez, 36, both pleaded guilty to selling heroin to Reno High students during their lunch hours and after school," RGJ.com says.
"Both men are facing life terms with parole during a June 7 sentencing. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have an immigration hold on the men."
Kicking And Screaming, Maryland County Says it Will Cooperate With Deportations
"Montgomery County officials said Tuesday they would comply with a federal crackdown on illegal immigrants, acknowledging that they are powerless to block the program that leads to more deportations of those in the country illegally," the Washington Examiner writes. "Last week, County Executive Ike Leggett told The Washington Examiner he was weighing potential legal challenges against the Secure Communities program, saying it would undermine public safety."
Chipotle Investigation Expands to LA, Atlanta and Other Cities
"U.S. immigration agents descended on Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants on Tuesday, interviewing employees in about two dozen outlets in Los Angeles, Atlanta and other cities," says Reuters. "Chipotle's co-chief executive, Monty Moran, said on April 20 that the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. was overseeing the investigation and had asked for documents related to the ICE audits."
DHS Lets Illegal Alien College Student Continue to Live in U.S.
"U.S. immigration officials have decided that an undocumented college student apprehended by authorities after driving without a license can stay in the United States for another year, the student said," CNN writes.
"[Jessica] Colotl, who is scheduled to graduate next week with a degree in political science, became a lightning rod in the immigration debate last spring. Activists on both sides of the immigration debate said her case was a symbol of a broken system." See this story for more background about Colotl's case.
"After the Senate removed a provision that required companies to use an electronic verification system to check the immigration status of potential employees, the House sponsor of the bill said he does not have the votes to pass a similar, stripped-down measure in his chamber," the Florida Times Union says.
"As a result, Senate President Mike Haridopolos said his chamber was going to wait for the House to vote on its immigration bill. It's the same strategy the House is using, meaning the bill will likely hang in legislative limbo until the end of the week, when the session wraps up."
ACLU Files Suit Against Enforcement Portion of "Utah Compact"
"Utah won national attention this year for promoting a gentler approach to immigration when it passed a law essentially allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the state if they work and don't commit crimes," the LA Times writes.
"Yet on Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center filed a federal lawsuit to stop the implementation next week of another Utah immigration law, one modeled on a controversial Arizona law that enlists local police to help root out illegal immigrants."
"My clients get their own visas and as long as they can be here in the country legally, I let them reserve a room," the owner of a birth tourism center called Cupid's House told NBC New York. "Then we arrange a doctor for them, at a clinic that we partner with, and we also help them register at local hospitals. Because the women do not have insurance, they usually pay their doctors and the hospital in cash."
"It cheapens the value of citizenship and in the end the parents have no attachment to the U.S.," said Dan Stein of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "Why should we be giving a U.S. passport to their offspring who happened to be born here while their mother was visiting for a few weeks?"
White House "Immigration" Meeting is All About Amnesty
"President Obama met for more than an hour Tuesday with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, his third session on the issue at the White House in the past three weeks. White House aides promised a renewed push to try to persuade Congress and the American public to back Obama's proposals, which would combine stronger enforcement of current immigration laws with the creation of a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants," the Washington Post writes.