The Drudge Report, with its commendable willingness to feature matters the public cares about but the MSM wants to repress, has two immigration stories today, one on the ongoing Lampedusa disaster, and the other a real zinger: Eight Out of Ten Illegal Aliens Apprehended in 2010 Never Prosecuted, Says Border Congressman by Edwin Mora CNSNews.com Thursday, March 17,2011
An illegal alien apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency during the last fiscal year had an estimated 84 percent chance of never being prosecuted, according to figures compiled by the office of Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas).
Culberson submitted the figures for the record during a hearing Wednesday of the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland securityâ€¦
Describing the situation during the hearing, Culberson said that those who were not prosecuted â€?had a chance of being home in time for dinner,â€? after being in custody for a few hoursâ€¦
According to Culbersonâ€™s figures, of the 212,202 apprehensions along Arizonaâ€™s Tucson sector â€“ which is where most of the apprehensions took place in FY2010 â€“ only 30,748 (14.5 percent) led to prosecutions.
cover stories that are subject to the bias of omission and report on other news subject to bias by commission.
At present according to Google news not a single MSM conduit has a report of Culbersonâ€™s presentation. (There is one seeming reference in the headline to Timeâ€™s Morning Must Read:Cover blog, but there is no actual discussion.)
But without the Drudge Report and the Internet, how would we know?