Drone Aircraft to Augment Southern Border Security

by IMMIGRATION NEWS UPDATE October 30, 2011
 
Border Security:
 
WASHINGTON –  Federal agents trying to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border say they're hampered by laws that keep them from driving vehicles on huge swaths of land because it falls under U.S. environmental protection, leaving it to wildlife -- and illegal immigrants and smugglers who can walk through the territory undisturbed.
 
The new drones are being purchased after lobbying by members of the so-called drone caucus in Congress, many from districts in Southern California, a major hub of the unmanned aircraft industry.
 
Dream Act:
 
Legislative Gazette: State Ed. gets behind DREAM Act
The Senate sponsor and Assembly co-sponsor of a bill that would make it easier for illegal immigrants to attend college say the Board of Regents' endorsement of the federal Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act could raise the chances of their bill passing next session.
 
PASADENA - After getting the green light from California Secretary of State Debra Bowen last week, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, reported Monday that he has collected more than 7,000 signatures to qualify a referendum to overturn the California DREAM Act.
 
It is hard enough for Floridians to pay for an in-state college education.  Tuition costs keep rising, as much at 15 percent in a year. Bright futures scholarships are harder to come by. Florida prepaid tuition costs have gone through the roof.
 
Miscellaneous:
 
Choreographing any magic trick involves two fundamentals; simulation to create the illusion that something has happened that really hasn’t, and misdirection to divert attention away from the sleight of hand. 
 
Family Security Matters would like to express thanks to Fred Tayco.
 

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