And now for your State news….. An Urbandale man whose girlfriend called police after she recognized his face in a surveillance photograph was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison for seven bank robberies. Richard Matzke, 58, was arrested in March 2002 as a suspect in more than 24 bank robberies in several states. He was convicted of seven Nebraska heists and was sentenced Friday in Omaha. Several robbery witnesses described a man who roughly fit Matzke's physical description, but none provided authorities with the license number of a getaway car. Matzke's arrest last year came after his fiancée tipped off police.
Shortly after the toughest immigration law was passed, enough Mexican immigrants couldn’t be found to work the fields. Rob Knorr in Arizona couldn’t find workers to pick his jalapeno peppers in the field which greatly reduced his revenue and became costly. Over the years, the immigration law has passed through several reforms from 1986 through Congress and was signed by President Ronald Reagan. This legislation in 1986 was tightened border security and those employers practicing hiring of undocumented immigrants. Amnesty was to be offered to those immigrants that were already in the country unlawfully.
The arrest of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was a victorious circumstance for the Mexican government, who have been closing down on his presence for the recent past years. Mexican authorities began taking down high ranked members of the Sinaloa Cartel including two of Guzman’s main associates. On February 22, 2014, the world’s most wanted man had also been captured. Although the biggest drug lord has been captured, the crime and violence left behind cannot be forgotten. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera was born on April 4, 1957 in Sinaloa, Mexico.
The Mexican drug-trafficking organizations are a collection of criminal enterprises. Some, such as the Gulf cartel, have existed for decades; others, such as Los Gueros, are relative newcomers. Without a clearer idea of what the DTOS are doing, the violence will only continue. Paraphrase Plagiarism Since 2006, about 60,000 people have died from the DTO violence and about 26,000 have disappeared. Drug cartel violence has spread all throughout Mexico in cities like Mexico City.
The Influence of the Mexican Cartels in the United States Visiting a tourist attraction in Mexico, tourists do not realize the gruesome reality that Mexican civilians face on an everyday basis. Dead bodies cover the streets, the echo of gun shots ring through the streets daily, and seeing the cartels terrorize businesses. The rise of Mexico’s violence in the past decade has marked the country and made its way to the United States. The United States has ignored the problem for many years, since they always referenced Mexico’s drug crisis as a non-emergent issue. In the past decade the U.S. government has seen an increase in violence and consumption of illegal drugs due to the Mexican cartels.
Mr. Bush was considering a bill to increase law enforcements and military personnel patrolling the border to increase the use of high surveillance tools and to increase the enforcement against illegal immigrants and drugs (www.foxnews.com.). 98% of illegal immigrants arrested between October 1, 2000 and September 30, 2005 were never prosecuted for illegally entering Texas according to an Associate Press analysis of federal data (2007). Meanwhile, those 5.2 million immigrants were escorted back across the border and turned lose. Still many of the immigrants tried to slip into the U.S again. The number of immigrants prosecuted annually triple during that five year period (www.foxnews.com.).
What is the problem? There are massive problems in Mexico with cartels fighting for turf and smuggling drugs.Mexico’s armed forces are also involved trying to stop the flow of cocaine and marijuana into the US. Innocent people are being killed and their deaths are never investigated alleges the New York Daily Times (NYDT). Mexican officials believe that 70,000 people have died since 2006 but contrary to this Reuters has put the figure at 80,000 dead since the year before. It is because of these statistics that make me thin that the Mexican authorities are corrupt and taking bribes.
The Gulf cartel is struggling to maintain its territory on the Eastern coast of Mexico and has become increasingly... ... middle of paper ... ...ug war or have lost family. In fact, thousands of children have been orphaned over the past four years (Teens Quickly Climb the Ranks in Mexico's Drug War). The violence of the drug war has become normalized into everyday life for children from many places of Mexico. In certain regions of Mexico, teens cannot go out at night and during the day; they have to stay very attentive, listening for gunshots and watching for kidnappers. Many people are dying and paying the consequences of the violence between the drug cartels.
His modus operandi was always the same – he struck near the rail lines he illegally rode, then stowed away on the next freight train to come his way. Always ahead of the law. Angel Maturino Resendez, 39 years old, was apprehended early this month (July, 1999) after eluding state police for two years and slipping through a two-month FBI net until, after nine alleged murders, he was finally traced and captured by a determined Texas Ranger. Known, for apparent reasons, as "The Railroad Killer," Angel Resendez (who was known throughout much of the manhunt by the alias Rafael Ramirez) has been called "a man with a grudge," "confused," hostile" and "angry" by the police, the news media and psychiatrists. He is an illegal immigrant from Mexico who crossed the international border at will.
Let us take a moment to consider just how bad the problem has become, and more importantly what can be done to correct it. The U.S. – Mexico Boarder According to Germano (2011), 6% of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants that are currently living in the U.S. are Mexican nationals. An additional 20% hail from countries in Central America. Due to the overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. through the Southern border, the remaining discussion will pivot on this point. While there is no definitive way to know for sure how many illegal immigrants are crossing into the United States from Mexico each year, arrest records show that several hundred thousand are apprehended along the nearly 2,000 mile stretch annually (Dinan, 2013).