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Ryan: Trump's Judge Remark Is 'Textbook' Racism

But he'll still vote for Trump over Clinton

(Newser) - Only Paul Ryan knows for sure if Paul Ryan regrets saying he'll endorse Donald Trump for president, but the House speaker is being somewhat more frank about his thoughts on other Trump matters—specifically, the presumptive GOP nominee's remarks on Gonzalo Curiel, the Indiana-born federal judge Trump's... More »

Gingrich: Trump's Judge Remarks 'Inexcusable'

He says Trump has made one of his 'worst mistakes'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's claim that a US-born judge is a Mexican with a conflict of interest is "inexcusable" and "one of the worst mistakes Trump has made," according to Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally so staunch he has been talked about as a VP pick. "That... More »

More Mexicans Now Exiting the US, Not Entering

Pew report has some interesting numbers

(Newser) - This may come as a surprise to anyone calling for a border fence: There are actually more Mexicans exiting the US than arriving here, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Between 2009 and 2014, an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals came to the US from Mexico—but a... More »

Police: LAPD Cop Tried to Smuggle Man Across Border

Carlos Curiel Quezada Jr., 34, ordered to live with his parents, can't drink

(Newser) - US Customs and Border Protection officers thought there was something amiss about a white Nissan Juke when it tried to cross from Mexico to California Saturday night. Sure enough, after a secondary inspection involving an X-ray-like machine, officers popped the trunk of the car transporting LAPD officer Carlos Curiel Quezada... More »

Alaska's Don Young Apologizes for Slur

Congressman sorry for 'wetbacks' remark

(Newser) - Don Young didn't offer any half-apologies this time. After a day of withering criticism from his own party leaders, the GOP congressman from Alaska said he was sorry for referring to Mexican farm workers as "wetbacks" in a radio interview, reports the Anchorage Daily News . His statement:
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As Ariz. Housing Heads South, Kidnappers Move In

Failing housing market leaves homes abandoned for kidnappers to use

(Newser) - Gangs of kidnappers preying on illegal Mexicans immigrants or drug rivals are turning Phoenix into the kidnap capital of the US, reports the Wall Street Journal. In one raid, 30 shivering, half-naked smuggled immigrants were discovered in an abandoned home. They had been shaken down for thousands of dollars. The... More »

Dude Busted for Smuggling Pot on Surfboard

(Newser) - A Mexican surfer off a California beach was busted for trying to smuggle 24 pounds of pot on his board, reports the Los Angeles Times. When suspicious cops on the beach close to the Mexican border ordered the surfer to come ashore, he heaved a duffel bag into the water.... More »

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