Arkansas has one of the fastest-growing Hispanic populations in the nation. The problem of illegal immigration has been thrust into the public consciousness, from small-town coffee shops to the statewide political arena. It's a major issue in this year's elections.
Officers responded to reports of a home invasion. They found a 26-year-old resident of Mexico on top of the female victim. Solid evidence links him to another attempted sexual assault in the same area.
Nationwide outrage over the prosecution of two Border Patrol agents for performing their duty. Rep. Walter Jones, Republican from North Carolina, added his voice by sending a letter to President George W. Bush expressing his own concern over the case.
Hundreds of volunteers plan to keep watch over the Laredo area of the Texas-Mexico border -- beginning September eleventh. Organizers of Operation Sovereignty say they'll offer extra sets of eyes in the Border Patrol's work to stop illegal immigration.
Enough has become too much. Perhaps you have noticed, but job ads in the local classifieds are reflecting an insidious trend in requiring that applicants be bilingual. Not suggesting it, not saying bilingualism is preferred, requiring it.