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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Mexico Erupts in War
Drug Killings Out of Control

"Two of the arrested were policemen. One of them, municipal and the other ministerial."
Why is this happening now? Tune in Monday for a special report by American Border Patrol.
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- January 18
Dobbs: Drug cartel violence continues to escalate throughout Mexico. At least 12 people were shot and killed in the border city of Tijuana alone this week. Now the Mexican government is asking for help, tracing the American guns it says contribute to the violence....
Wian: Terrified children carried to safety in Tijuana, a city under the siege of drug cartel violence. For three hours Thursday, gunmen fought Mexican soldiers, state and local police, after federal agents attempted to raid a house near the U.S. border that police called a drug cartel hideout
Edgar Millan, Mexican Public Safety Official: (through translator): Inside the house, six bodies of men were found gagged, blindfolded with the (INAUDIBLE).
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Houston Chronicle  
A trafficker's vehicle of choice 
Houston entrepreneur Bill Christmann was shocked when thieves stole his souped-up black Ford F-250 pickup from his west Houston driveway one night last July. -- But shock turned to concern the next day after Christmann learned thieves had driven the 2001, heavy-duty, four-wheel drive truck to Laredo... AP Internal Use Only

ABC News  
Fake FedEx Trucks: When the drugs absolutely, positively need to get there   
Savvy criminals are using some of the country's most credible logos, including FedEx, Wal-Mart, DirecTV and the U.S. Border Patrol, to create fake trucks to smuggle drugs, money and illegal aliens across the border, according to a report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement... AP Internal Use Only

WHDH-TV --  Boston 
Homeland Security inspector general to review immigration raid   
Homeland Security has agreed to review an immigration raid at a New Bedford leather goods maker that [illegal alien.... criminal] advocates said caused a humanitarian crisis. -- The Standard Times of New Bedford reports that the inspector general of Homeland Security will look into the March 2007 raid at Michael Bianco Inc. AP Internal Use Only

Yuma Sun 
Agent reported hit, killed by fleeing vehicle in dunes  
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed Saturday morning when he was struck by a vehicle as it fled law enforcement officers in the Imperial Sand Dunes. -- The agent, who was stationed in the Yuma sector, was hit at about 9:30 a.m. near Gray's Well Road south of Interstate 8, according to Border Patrol representatives. AP Internal Use Only

Bridgeton (New Jersey) News  
Mexican invader gets slap on wrist for vandalizing cemetary   
A man described by a Superior Court judge as an "undocumented alien" has been sentenced to 40 hours of community service in connection with a 2007 act of vandalism at a city cemetery. -- Eliseo Diaz was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Richard Geiger on Friday to two years of probation and community service...AP Internal Use Only

Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com 
Diversity consulting firms laughing all the way to the bank
   
In December, at the invitation of an instructor to address his class, I was a guest at Lodi High. -- When I registered at the office, five teachers—separately—approached me, to thank me for having defended them and their colleagues in two highly critical columns I wrote... AP Internal Use Only

San Francisco Chronicle  
Vicious Lithuanian invader gets 15 years in prison   
An illegal immigrant from Lithuania was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for his role in the kidnapping and murder of Russian immigrants whose bodies were found in a reservoir near Yosemite National Park. -- Aleksejus Markovskis was part of a crime ring that kidnapped... AP Internal Use Only

New York Times 
Director of antigang group sold illegal assault weapons   
The director of an antigang organization here that sought to reduce gun violence and received $1.5 million from the City of Los Angeles pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he sold illegal assault weapons to a federal undercover agent... AP Internal Use Only

Casper Star-Tribune  
Wyoming rag irked over formation of Minuteman groups   
The last time we checked, no hordes of illegal immigrants were sneaking across the state line into Wyoming. Yet the state is now home to two chapters of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, one in Casper, the other in Newcastle. -- Since armed members of the organization began patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border in 2005, the movement has been controversial...AP Internal Use Only

Los Angeles Times
Feds apparently aiding invaders with help of corrupt Mexican government 
The case started with a phone call to a Spanish-speaking volunteer at a small office in San Bernardino. A Los Angeles domestic worker said her boss owed her a few hundred dollars. --  The U.S. Department of Labor opened an investigation and, with the help of the Mexican Consulate, discovered hundreds of workers...  AP Internal Use Only

New York Times 
Director of antigang group sold illegal assault weapons   
The director of an antigang organization here that sought to reduce gun violence and received $1.5 million from the City of Los Angeles pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he sold illegal assault weapons to a federal undercover agent... AP Internal Use Only

Casper Star-Tribune  
Wyoming rag bewails formation of Minuteman groups   
The last time we checked, no hordes of illegal immigrants were sneaking across the state line into Wyoming. Yet the state is now home to two chapters of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, one in Casper, the other in Newcastle. -- Since armed members of the organization began patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border in 2005, the movement has been controversial...AP Internal Use Only

Los Angeles Times
Feds apparently aiding invaders with help of corrupt Mexican government 
The case started with a phone call to a Spanish-speaking volunteer at a small office in San Bernardino. A Los Angeles domestic worker said her boss owed her a few hundred dollars. --  The U.S. Department of Labor opened an investigation and, with the help of the Mexican Consulate, discovered hundreds of workers...  AP Internal Use Only

News 2-TV -- Charleston  
South Carolina: Approval for immigration bill   
Legislation to clamp down on illegal immigration in South Carolina appears to be on a fast track. --  The governor, along with Republican and Democratic leaders, are all calling it a top priority. -- But there's a sticking point. Governor Mark Sanford is backing a version that lets local governments pass additional immigration laws.  AP Internal Use Only

American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
This photo was taken yesterday by American Border Patrol during an Operation B.E.E.F. aerial survey of the border fence. There are at least thirty people visible in this group, with probably more hiding in the brush...

Associated Press   
Arkansas State Police met with feds about immigration powers    
The Arkansas State Police met with federal agents to discuss how troopers can screen and arrest suspected illegal immigrants. -- Lieutenant Colonel Tim K'Nuckles says regulations will bind troopers to only making immigration-related arrests along the state highways. However, he says officials are still examining options presented by... AP Internal Use Only

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Associated Press  
Border agent sentenced in smuggling case   
San Diego -- A former U.S. Border Patrol agent was sentenced Friday to 36 months in federal prison for helping immigrant smugglers in exchange for cash. -- Jose Olivas Jr. pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to smuggle aliens and launder money. The 10-year veteran of the Border Patrol admitted helping... AP Internal Use Only

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