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DailyBulletin: Baca wants more customs agents requested at ONT

U.S. Rep. Joe Baca

By Art Marroquin, Staff Writer
Created: 12/01/2011 02:57:14 PM PST

A reported shortage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection staffers at Los Angeles International Airport has led a couple of regional lawmakers to push for more customs agents at airports, including L.A./Ontario International Airport.

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The Sun: Use of E-Verify program growing

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/27/2011 02:37:13 PM PST

Nearly 1,000 county businesses screen employees’ immigration status with a process called E-Verify, part of a 37-percent surge statewide in the number of employers using the system since 2010.

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VVDailyPress: Victorville files suits against feds

July 15, 2011 5:21 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The city of Victorville has filed its lawsuit against the federal government over the termination of its EB-5 visa investor program, Mayor Ryan McEachron confirmed Friday. (Click here to view the complaint.)

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VVDailyPress: Victorville suing feds over EB-5 termination

June 21, 2011 7:55 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • A split City Council voted Tuesday night to sue the federal government, challenging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ decision to terminate Victorville’s EB-5 visa investor program.

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The Sun: U.S. questions Pakistan’s role

Congress weighs future relations
Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/03/2011 05:19:22 PM PDT

Lawmakers are pressing Pakistan for answers to two simple questions: What did its army and intelligence agents know of Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts and when did they know it?

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DailyBulletin (AP): Americans rejoice

Revelers gathered at the fence on the north side of the White House, posed for photographs, chanted “USA! USA!” and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” as President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden late Sunday in the East Room of the White House. Bin Laden had been killed in a mansion near Islamabad, Pakistan, almost a decade after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and his body was buried at sea. A DNA match confirmed the terrorist leader s identity. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The death of Osama bin Laden

Information from detainees in CIA prisons key to success
Adam Goldman and Chris Brummitt, The Associated Press
Posted: 05/02/2011 07:54:12 PM PDT

WASHINGTON – After nearly a decade of anger and fear, America rejoiced Monday at the demise of Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind behind the horrific Sept. 11 attacks. Navy SEALs who killed the world’s most-wanted terrorist seized a trove of al-Qaida documents to pore over, and President Barack Obama laid plans to visit New York’s ground zero.

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NYTimes: Detective Work on Courier Led to Breakthrough on Bin Laden

By MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER
Published: May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON — After years of dead ends and promising leads gone cold, the big break came last August.

A trusted courier of Osama bin Laden’s whom American spies had been hunting for years was finally located in a compound 35 miles north of the Pakistani capital, close to one of the hubs of American counterterrorism operations. The property was so secure, so large, that American officials guessed it was built to hide someone far more important than a mere courier.

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SBSun: California immigration policy comparable to new Arizona Law

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/28/2010 05:39:30 PM PDT

The passage of Arizona’s immigration law has brought California’s immigration policy into the debate.

Similar wording in the laws have caused some experts to question the call to boycott Arizona from California cities and individuals.

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