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At 9:36pm on October 3, 2008, Chinelo Bivens said…
Dr. Hargrove I would have sent this in a message but it had too many characters so I left it on your page.

287G
A Law Enforcement Partnership
Terrorism and criminal activity are most effectively combated through a multi-agency/multi-authority approach that encompasses federal, state and local resources, skills and expertise. State and local law enforcement play a critical role in protecting our homeland security because they are often the first responders on the scene when there is an incident or attack against the United States . During the course of daily duties, they will often encounter foreign-born criminals and immigration violators who pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA), effective September 30, 1996, added Section 287(g), performance of immigration officer functions by state officers and employees, to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This authorizes the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies, permitting designated officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions, pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), provided that the local law enforcement officers receive appropriate training and function under the supervision of sworn U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.

State and local patrol officers, detectives, investigators and correctional officers working in conjunction with ICE gain: necessary resources and authority to pursue investigations relating to violent crimes, human smuggling, gang/organized crime activity, sexual-related offenses, narcotics smuggling and money laundering; and support in more remote geographical locations.

Memorandum of Agreement
The MOA defines the scope and limitations of the authority to be designated. It also establishes the supervisory structure for the officers working under the cross-designation and prescribes the agreed upon complaint process governing officer conduct during the life of the MOA. Under the statute, ICE will supervise all cross-designated officers when they exercise their immigration authorities. Once the scope of limitations of the MOA has been reached, the assistant secretary of ICE, and the governor, a senior political entity, or the head of the local agency may sign the MOA, requesting the cross-designation.

On paper 287G sounds fine but in implementation it gives police officers a bias when it comes to deal with those who may possibly be immigrants and that bias is the only issue that i can see at fault in 287G
At 1:54pm on January 9, 2009, Randy Jones said…
I have selected PERU for country
At 1:55pm on January 9, 2009, Randy Jones said…
My country is PERU
At 1:16pm on January 30, 2009, Staffone D. Marshall said…
my country is Guines Ecuatorial and I am going to try to explain why its a spanish speaking country in Africa
At 1:40pm on January 30, 2009, Carissa Rodgers said…
AMERICAN DREAM ACT

HR 5131 IH

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5131

To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 6, 2006

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h109-5131
At 1:13pm on February 20, 2009, Chasidy Taylor said…
According to www.centralcurrentevents.blogspot.com, current events in Chile are the following: Here is what is recently happening in Chile:

Helicopter crash kills 13- A helicopter carrying 12 firefighters crashed into a mountain, caught on fire, and killed all including the pilot. No cause for the crash has been specified, but investigation could take up at least 30 days.
Chile is "very satisfied" with China's investment- China's Chinalco company has invested in Chile's Escondida copper mines.

Endesa invests $24 million- Endesa, Chile's primary electricity generator, plans to build a small hydroelectric plant to the south of it's capital, Santiago.

Despite the economic crisis, Chilean peso rose one percent as "President Barack Obama released $75 billion to subsidize cuts in mortgage payments for millions of struggling borrowers. "
At 1:16pm on February 20, 2009, Kevia Bolden said…
Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) announced today an oil discovery on Block "O" at the Carmen prospect, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Carmen well, which represents the Company's first oil discovery on Block "O", encountered approximately 26 feet of net oil pay, along with 13 feet of net gas pay. Located in approximately 150 feet of water, the well was drilled to a total depth of 11,550 feet to test a lower Miocene reservoir. The well has been temporarily abandoned pending future development considerations. There are no plans to flow test the reservoir at the current time.


Charles D. Davidson, Noble Energy's Chairman, President and CEO, said, "The result at Carmen is another positive data point for our West Africa operations where we have now drilled ten consecutive successful wells on our operated acreage. We are excited to confirm that the oil sourcing extends from Block "I", where we have two separate oil discoveries, to the north in Block "O". We are optimistic about the further prospectivity of the region, and we will be recalibrating our seismic to identify other similar opportunities. At the same time, our teams are continuing to advance the oil development scenario for first production in 2012 and Carmen looks to be a very nice tie-in candidate."
At 1:18pm on February 20, 2009, Chinelo Bivens said…
Bolivia turns to Russia for drug-eradication help
Associated Press
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- President Evo Morales will seek Russia's help in fighting drugs in Bolivia, saying the United States has stopped supporting efforts to eradicate illegal coca plants.

Morales told reporters on Friday that he will discuss the immediate purchase of helicopters and loans of other aircraft to fight coca production when he visits Russia on Sunday.

Bolivia is the third-largest producer of illegal coca, the main ingredient for cocaine, after Colombia and Peru. Coca leaves also have traditional and religious uses in Bolivia.

The Bolivian president accused Washington of violating international conventions on the ''shared responsibility'' in the drug war and blamed the Narcotics Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy for a delay in the eradication of coca crops.

Not a single coca plant has been destroyed so far this year, Morales said, compared to the 1,483 acres of coca that had been destroyed by this same time last year.

But Kris Urs, the U.S. embassy's charge d'affaires, told reporters Friday that normal eradication efforts will begin Saturday with the same amount of support from previous years.

''We have not ceased to cooperate,'' Urs said. ``We're in talks with the government about how we can make the eradicators work more effective while minimizing costs.''

In 2007-2008, Washington spent $25 million to eradicate coca and fight drug trafficking in Bolivia. But no figures were available Friday for the current year.

Morales expelled the U.S. ambassador last September, accusing him of interfering in internal affairs, and in November suspended operations of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which he accused of spying.

Bolivian law requires the eradication of a minimum of 12,355 acres of coca annually.

Miami Herald
Posted on Friday, 02.13.09

In short to fight its war on drugs Bolivia is turning away from the U.S. for help and toward Russia.
At 1:21pm on February 20, 2009, Kevia Bolden said…
My country is Guinea Equatorial. One of the currents event is about oil found on the shore of Guinea Equatorial. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) announced today an oil discovery on Block "O" at Carmen, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Carmen well, which represents the Company's first oil discovery on Block "O", around 26 feet of net oil pay, along with 13 feet of net gas pay. Located in about 150 feet of water, the well was drilled to a total depth of 11,550 feet to test a lower Miocene reservoir. The well has been temporarily abandoned pending future development considerations. There are no plans to flow test the reservoir at the current time.
At 1:21pm on February 20, 2009, Nasstacia K. Speed said…
There are a few updates on Venezuela; I got this from the New York Times. The author is listed on each summary.
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/international/countriesandterritories/venezuela/index.html

Venezuela
David Rochkind/PolarisVenezuela's President Hugo Chavez has taken over from Fidel Castro the mantle of Latin America's leading opponent of the United States, which remains the largest customer for Venezuela's oil.

Mr. Chavez, a former colonel first elected in 1998 on a populist platform, has carried out a series of steps that he says are reshaping his country's economy to match his vision of "21st century socialism." He has sought to counter American influence in the region, seizing control of the oil assets of American and European energy companies, and in other ways consolidating state control over the economy and nationalizing telephone and electricity companies. He proclaimed a "Bolivarian revolution," named for the hero of Latin American independence, and proclaimed the United States to be a threat, in part because of its indirect support for a coup that briefly ousted him in 2002. Yet despite the increasingly heated rhetoric - Mr. Chavez proclaimed President Bush to be "the devil" in an address to the United Nations - the business ties between the two countries remained strong through his first term. After Mr. Chavez's reelection in 2006, he took a harder line toward foreign ownership, and direct foreign investment in Venezuela plunged by $543 million that year. Venezuela's economy was buoyed by historically high oil prices and its $25 billion in reserves, but a budget deficit began to widen as growth slowed.

While Mr. Chavez is popular with a majority of voters, Venezuelan society remains deeply polarized. His supporters credit him with channeling oil revenues to the poor through an array of social welfare programs. Critics, however, say his government is adopting measures that limit freedom of expression and lacks transparency in dealing with private industry. Alliances with leftist governments in Latin America, like Cuba and Bolivia, and outside the region with Iran and Belarus point to continuing political tension with the United States. (May 17, 2007)


General Information on Venezuela
Official Name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Capital: Caracas (Current local time)
Government Type: Federal republic
Chief of State: Hugo Chavez, president
Population: 26.02 million
Area: 352,143 square miles; slightly more than twice the size of California
Languages: Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects
Literacy: Total Population: [93%] Male: [93%]; Female: [93%]
GDP Per Capita: $7,200
Year of Independence: 1811
Web site: Asambleanacional.gov.ve (In Spanish)


Highlights From the Archives
Chávez Decisively Wins Bid to End Term Limits
By SIMON ROMERO
President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela handily won a referendum that will allow him to run for re-election indefinitely.


February 16, 2009worldNewsVenezuela Hands Narrow Defeat to Chávez Plan
By SIMON ROMERO
The results of a referendum that would have given new powers to President Hugo Chávez were a stunning development in a country where he controls nearly all the levers of power.


December 3, 2007worldNewsCaracas Journal
A Culture of Naming That Even a Law May Not Tame
By SIMON ROMERO
A bill introduced last week could prohibit Venezuelan parents from bestowing names like Tutankamen del Sol, Hengelberth, and Maolenin on their children.


September 5, 2007worldNewsThe World
Moving Clocks Ahead, Reaching Back in Time
By SIMON ROMERO
Crazy like a fox, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela has strange ways and a purpose, too.


August 26, 2007weekinreviewNewsArticles
As Others Fled Venezuela, Stanford Saw a Chance
By SIMON ROMERO
As much as 30 percent of Stanford International Bank’s $8 billion in reported assets last year came from Venezuelans.


February 19, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: BANKS AND BANKING, FRAUDS AND SWINDLING, STANFORD FINANCIAL GROUP Chávez Looks Beyond 2013 as He Faces Serious Challenges
By SIMON ROMERO
Major obstacles to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s revolutionary dream lie ahead, in the form of sagging oil prices and a sizable opposition.


February 17, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: OIL (PETROLEUM) AND GASOLINE, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND TRENDS, POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, CHAVEZ, HUGO Venezuelans Voting on Lifting Term Limits
By SIMON ROMERO
A referendum could open the way for President Hugo Chávez to hold onto power well into the next decade.


February 16, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: ELECTIONS, TERM LIMITS (POLITICAL OFFICE), CHAVEZ, HUGO
Venezuela Votes on Referendum
Chávez Reaches Out to Obama Ahead of Vote
By SIMON ROMERO
President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela said that he was ready to engage in direct talks with President Obama in a bid to repair relations with the U.S.


February 15, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CHAVEZ, HUGO, OBAMA, BARACK Santana Is Out of the Classic, Disappointing a Nation
By BEN SHPIGEL
The Mets’ Johan Santana will forgo the World Baseball Classic due to concerns about his left knee, much to the chagrin Venezuela’s baseball-savvy president.


February 14, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC, BASEBALL, NEW YORK METS, SANTANA, JOHAN, CHAVEZ, HUGO Opposition Accuses Chávez of Unfair Tactics as Vote Nears
By REUTERS
Venezuela’s opposition accused President Hugo Chávez of spending government money to campaign for the passage of a referendum that would allow him to stay in office for at least another decade.


February 14, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: ELECTIONS, TERM LIMITS (POLITICAL OFFICE), POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, CHAVEZ, HUGO Venezuela’s Jews, Already Uneasy, Are Jolted by Attack
By SIMON ROMERO; MARíA EUGENIA DíAZ CONTRIBUTED REPORTING.
The Jewish community is apprehensive amid attacks on Jewish institutions following President Hugo Chávez’s expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.


February 13, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: JEWS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ANTI-SEMITISM, ISRAEL, CHAVEZ, HUGO Synagogue in Venezuela Vandalized in Break-In
By SIMON ROMERO
The attack was the latest in a series of episodes aimed at Jewish institutions since Venezuela’s recent severing of diplomatic ties with Israel to protest the war in Gaza.


February 1, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: JEWS, ANTI-SEMITISM, VANDALISM Venezuela Will Push U.S. to Hand Over Man Tied to Plane Bombing
By SIMON ROMERO and DAMIEN CAVE; SIMON ROMERO REPORTED FROM CARACAS, and DAMIEN CAVE FROM MIAMI. MARíA EUGENIA DíAZ CONTRIBUTED REPORTING FROM CARACAS.
Venezuela seeks the extradition of a former official in the country’s secret intelligence police so that he can be tried for the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.


January 23, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: EXTRADITION, AIRLINES AND AIRPLANES, BOMBS AND EXPLOSIVES, CIVILIAN CASUALTIES, TERRORISM, CUBA, UNITED STATES, CUBANA AIRLINES, POSADA CARRILES, LUIS Chávez Lets West Make Oil Bids as Prices Plunge
By SIMON ROMERO; MARíA EUGENIA DíAZ and THOM WALKER CONTRIBUTED REPORTING.
The financial crisis is hurting Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s efforts to establish a Socialist-inspired state.


January 15, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, SUBPRIME MORTGAGE CRISIS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND WORLD MARKET, OIL (PETROLEUM) AND GASOLINE, CHAVEZ, HUGO Venezuela Suspends Heating Aid to the U.S.
By SIMON ROMERO
Amid a plunge in oil revenues, Venezuela’s national oil company is suspending a program providing discounted heating oil to poor communities in the United States.


January 6, 2009
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: HEATING, INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND WORLD MARKET, OIL (PETROLEUM) AND GASOLINE, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND TRENDS, FOREIGN AID, NEW YORK STATE, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA, KENNEDY, JOSEPH P II, CHAVEZ, HUGO Cuban President in Venezuela in First Official Foreign Visit
By SIMON ROMERO
President Raúl Castro’s decision to visit Caracas on his first official foreign visit highlights Cuba’s continuing reliance on subsidized oil and other forms of aid from Venezuela.


December 14, 2008
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: CUBA, CASTRO, RAUL, CHAVEZ, HUGO Venezuelan Given 15 Months in Suitcase of Cash Scandal
By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO
The businessman was involved in an elaborate plot by Venezuelan and Argentine officials to cover up the origin and destination of a suitcase containing $800,000.


December 9, 2008
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: SENTENCES (CRIMINAL), CRIME AND CRIMINALS, DECISIONS AND VERDICTS, ARGENTINA, PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA, KIRCHNER, CRISTINA FERNANDEZ DE, DURAN, FRANKLIN Chávez Again Seeks to End Term Limits
By SIMON ROMERO
The move, which would have to be approved by a national referendum, comes a year after voters rejected a constitutional overhaul that included a similar measure.


December 1, 2008
MORE ON VENEZUELA AND: TERM LIMITS (POLITICAL OFFICE), POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS, ELECTIONS, CHAVEZ, HUGO Venezuela and Russia Sign Accords
By SIMON ROMERO
While two countries signed accords intended to cooperate on areas like nuclear energy and oil exploration, there are no detailed timetables for bringing the deals to fruition.


November 28, 2008
At 1:23pm on February 20, 2009, Chasidy Taylor said…
Chile has a lot happening in its country. The citizens of that country recently had endured hardships with a plane crash in the mountains, Chilean money has increased in foreign currency, and China has partnered with Chile in the Escondida copper mine industry.
At 1:24pm on February 20, 2009, Nasstacia K. Speed said…
Venezuela

In Venezuela today...

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has taken over from Fidel Castro the mantle of Latin America's leading opponent of the United States, which remains the largest customer for Venezuela's oil.

Mr. Chavez, a former colonel first elected in 1998 on a populist platform, has carried out a series of steps that he says are reshaping his country's economy to match his vision of "21st century socialism." He has sought to counter American influence in the region, seizing control of the oil assets of American and European energy companies, and in other ways consolidating state control over the economy and nationalizing telephone and electricity companies. He proclaimed a "Bolivarian revolution," named for the hero of Latin American independence, and proclaimed the United States to be a threat, in part because of its indirect support for a coup that briefly ousted him in 2002. Yet despite the increasingly heated rhetoric - Mr. Chavez proclaimed President Bush to be "the devil" in an address to the United Nations - the business ties between the two countries remained strong through his first term. After Mr. Chavez's reelection in 2006, he took a harder line toward foreign ownership, and direct foreign investment in Venezuela plunged by $543 million that year. Venezuela's economy was buoyed by historically high oil prices and its $25 billion in reserves, but a budget deficit began to widen as growth slowed.

While Mr. Chavez is popular with a majority of voters, Venezuelan society remains deeply polarized. His supporters credit him with channeling oil revenues to the poor through an array of social welfare programs. Critics, however, say his government is adopting measures that limit freedom of expression and lacks transparency in dealing with private industry. Alliances with leftist governments in Latin America, like Cuba and Bolivia, and outside the region with Iran and Belarus point to continuing political tension with the United States. (May 17, 2007)
At 1:28pm on February 20, 2009, Kevia Bolden said…
Another current event of my country Guinea Equatorial is that of arrests made on the coast of Guinea. officials in Equatorial Guinea said they had arrested 16 men in an equally bizarre but even more mysterious attempt this week to overthrow the government of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has ruled the country, a former Spanish colony, for almost three decades.

Men in speedboats attacked the capital, Malabo, which sits on an island off the West African coastline in the Gulf of Guinea. They struck before dawn on Tuesday and were heavily armed, the government said in a statement, but the army, using boats and a helicopter, quickly repelled the attack.
At 1:23pm on March 27, 2009, Nasstacia K. Speed said…
Hillary Clinton has admitted that the US demand for illegal drugs and its consequent supply of weapons is fuelling the wave of violent killings in Mexico's drug wars.

The US secretary of state yesterday distanced the new administration from those in Washington who have in the past suggested that the government of the Mexican president, Felipe Calderón, had lost control of parts of its territory.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/26/mexico-hillary-clinton-drugs-weapons
At 1:50pm on March 27, 2009, Nasstacia K. Speed said…
Hillary Clinton’s visit was about the same overall purpose of the US going to other countries; Money, Territory, and Power. It is illegal to have drug and ammunition. Therefore, Clinton visited Felipe Calderón, the president of Mexico, to pursed them to not bring it to the United States..

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/26/mexico-hillary-clinton-drugs-weapons
At 1:51pm on March 27, 2009, Scholar Xavier Wilson said…
According to ABC NEWS and MSNBC, Sectretary of State Hilary Clinton took a trip to Mexico City to meet with the president to discuss the war on drugs. According to these news outlets Clinton pledged to stand with Mexico against drug cartels and illegal weapons smuggling. The USA plans to give $700 million to aid in the fight as well as sending more federal agents to patrol the US/Mexico border.
"Cartel violence killed 6,290 people across Mexico last year and more than 1,000 in the first eight weeks of 2009, according to Mexico's government.
Some of the violence has spilled into the U.S., where Mexican drug cartels are believed to operate in 230 cities, according to a recent U.S. Justice Department report. Mexico has accused U.S. authorities of doing little to reduce drug use and interrupt the flow of drugs within the USA, even as thousands of Mexican troops fill the deserts and search cars at checkpoints along Mexico's interstates.
Mexico would also like the US to restrict the sales of guns which could end up in the hands of illegal Mexican smugglers."
-ABC NEWS
"Tuesday, the Obama administration pledged to send more money, technology and manpower to secure the border in the U.S. Southwest and help Mexico battle the cartels. Clinton also said Wednesday that the White House will seek an additional $80 million to help Mexico buy Blackhawk helicopters.
All that is in addition to a three-year, $1.4 billion Bush administration-era program to support Mexico's efforts. Congress already has approved $700 million. President Barack Obama has said he wants to revamp the initiative."
-ABC NEWS
At 1:54pm on March 27, 2009, Chasidy Taylor said…
Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Mexico on March 25 and March 26th, 2009 and she is trying to help the Mexican leaders to stop the drug trafficking that is coming from the Mexico to the United States. According to " Hillary Clinton wraps up Mexico visit, calls drug violence 'intolerable'"from the www.latimes.com(Los Angeles Times) Clinton stated that,"the U.S. bears some blame for the crisis because of its "insatiable" appetite for illicit drugs and its role as a supplier of weapons that are smuggled into Mexico to arm the cartel's hit men." I think that she did a good thing by going to Mexico and trying to stop the drug trafficking.
At 9:42pm on April 7, 2009, Chasidy Taylor said…
According to www.lasculturas.com, Cesar Chavez's contribution to the world was that he founded the National Farm Workers Association which was to help farmers organize a union. "The association make the wanted the state government to pass laws which would permit farm workers to organize into a union and allow collective bargaining agreements. Cesar made people aware of the struggles of farm workers for better pay and safer working conditions."
At 9:51pm on April 7, 2009, Chasidy Taylor said…
According to www.historyofcuba.com, "Nicolas Guillen is a Cuban Poet whose poetry played an important role in the Afro-Antillean black poetry movement." Guillen's poetry is describede as "an "immediate expression of Cuban life." (www.historyofcuba.com).
At 9:58pm on April 7, 2009, Chasidy Taylor said…
According to www.whitehouse.gov,on March 27, 2009, Vice-President Joe Biden, Jr. went on a four-day trip with Jill Biden to South and Central America "to consult with Latin American leaders gathered in Chile and Costa Rica to discuss the upcoming Summit of the Americas."

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