Immigration Matters

The items posted in this column are provided by George Taylor, a retired Border Patrol agent.



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Amid a targeted lobbying effort, Congress weakened the DEA’s ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise, a Washington Post and ‘60 Minutes’ investigation finds.

By Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein
Oct. 15, 2017
In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation’s streets.


Elias Bermudez, founder of Immigrants Without Borders and owner of El Centro de Ayuda, a tax preparation and immigration service was charged on October 3 with 27 counts of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns.

Bermudez’s arraignment set for October 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., in Phoenix before Magistrate Judge Bridget Bade.

AAPS News October 2017 – Drugged America
Volume 73, no. 10 October 2017


Worse than the AIDS epidemic at its peak. Fatalities nearly double the global terrorism death toll. The “U.S. heroin crisis is so bad it’s raining ‘needles’.” In March 2017 alone, San Francisco collected 13,000 discarded syringes, compared with 2,900 in March 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/y8d8hy6a).

Annual opioid overdose deaths nearly tripled from 1999 (8,048) to 2011 (22,784) (JAMA 8/1/17). In 2016, there were 60,000 overdose deaths, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He did not break it down by drug. This is almost as many American deaths as in 12 years of the Vietnam War, writes Edwin Mora. Coroners are experiencing personnel shortages and equipment failures across the U.S. (http://tinyurl.com/y7s9b969).


The devastating consequences for national security.
October 9, 2017 Michael Cutler 3

President Trump has been rightfully demanding that aliens who are citizens of countries that have an involvement with terrorism must undergo “extreme vetting.”

This is certainly an important and commonsense requirement. However, the computer systems used by both Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) inside the United States are unable to provide CBP inspectors at ports of entry the data they need to prevent transnational criminals and international terrorists from entering the country. Nor can these systems provide the vital information and records to USCIS adjudications officers that would allow them to prevent aliens present in the United States from improperly acquiring immigration benefits such as political asylum, lawful immigrant status and even United States citizenship.


Edgar Mendoza, originally from Guatemala, faces charges of burglary, endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.

Edgar Mendoza, originally from Guatemala, faces charges of burglary, endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.

An illegal immigrant in New Jersey is accused of raping a 6-year-old girl then jumping out of a second-floor window after her father walked in during the assault, police said.


The War on Drugs fails because the focus is on the drugs which have nothing to do with the transportion and sale of the illicit product.

When the focus shifts to those providing the political protection and actually profiting from the growth, production, transportation and sale of illegal drugs to America then we will get results and yes that includes the growers and processors in foreign countries.

Not before.

Zack Taylor, Chairman and Border Security Expert

We have been warning America about the dangers of disinformation and misinformation for many years.
It seems that some are finally awakening to the reality and are putting forth current day examples.
Here is one of those examples.

Zack Taylor, Chairman