Daily Border Bulletin - Holder to testify, Business plummets in Alabama, Federal Gov. sees success on Arizona border

Fast and Furious Update: Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Fast and Furious program on December 8th. For background please read the following: Simon gives his take on the Fast and Furious program, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) pushed back a couple weeks ago on the Republican's politically motivated attacks on Holder, and finally John King fact checks some of the more erroneous claims regarding the ATF program.

Alabama Town Sees Decline in Business:  Baldwin, Alabama is suffering from the exodus of Hispanics from the state. The shops that cater to a once thriving Hispanic community are slowly shuttering leaving both hardworking business owners in a bad way. " Now, with much of his customer base having fled the state because of Alabama’s tough immigration law, the Panaderia y Abarrotes (bakery and grocery) known as San Blas is shuttered and Martinez is learning to cut hair. “I’m just trying to pay my bills,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen.” At least two more Baldwin County businesses that cater to Hispanics will likely close because of the departure of many in the area’s migrant community."

Use of Busing Deters Undocumented Re-Entry: In Arizona the Federal Government is utilizing new techniques to deter the re-entry of undocumented immigrants into the states. The new strategy is allready showing signs of success.  The Border Patrol in Arizona is bussing undocumented immigrants to other state to begin deportation proceedings.  "Busing illegal immigrants to other border states makes it harder for them to reconnect with the smuggling guides who help migrants illegally cross into the U.S., the Border Patrol says." This is showing results: "Through July, 27 percent of the illegal immigrants bused from Arizona were caught trying to re-enter the U.S., she said. That is down from 33 percent in 2010 and 34 percent in 2009."