On immigration, GOP reps should get down to business: Editorial
The immigration overhaul bill passed by the U.S. Senate but languishing in the House would be a good fit for conservative economic principles and good for the nation's economic bottom line.
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#1 Aug 2, 2013
how is allowing in 50+ million new citizens into the country via an open amnesty good for the economy when we currently have double digit unemployment?
whoever wrote this article is brain dead, stupid.
#2 Aug 3, 2013
Drug Trafficking Organizations
Asian DTOs have expanded their influence nationally in recent years by trafficking MDMA and high-potency marijuana--drugs that do not put them in direct competition with Mexican, Colombian, or Dominican DTOs.
The rising influence of Asian DTOs that was observed and reported by law enforcement agencies in 2008 continued to increase in 2009. Asian DTOs trafficked wholesale quantities of drugs in 24 of the 32 HIDTAs (see Map A2 in Appendix A), compared with 22 HIDTAs in 2007. Asian DTOs that had previously trafficked high-purity Southeast Asian heroin have become the predominant distributors of MDMA and high-potency marijuana, drugs typically associated with low criminal penalties and high profit margins. Asian DTOs increasingly smuggle large quantities of MDMA through and between ports of entry (POEs) along the U.S.-Canada border, as evidenced by seizure data that show a substantial increase in the amount of MDMA seized along the Northern Border from 2004 (312,389 dosage units) to 20098 (2,167,238 dosage units). While Asian DTOs continue to produce high-potency marijuana in Canada, they have decreased their reliance on foreign production by establishing marijuana grows in the United States, further reducing associated smuggling risks and costs. Consequently, the amount of marijuana seized along the U.S.-Canada border decreased from 10,447 kilograms in 2005 to 3,423 kilograms in 2009.
Asian DTOs have filled a niche by trafficking high-potency marijuana and MDMA--drugs not typically trafficked by Mexican, Colombian, or Dominican DTOs. This factor has contributed to their success; however, their success is largely due to their ability to estimate the risk and cost of engaging in any given criminal activity. Asian DTOs are willing to cooperate with other criminal groups to increase their profit and work with Caucasian, Hispanic, and African American DTOs or criminal groups in most major cities in an effort to expand their drug distribution and customer base.
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