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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

DHS "Unconscionable"
Drug Lords Fight Over Remaining Routes

"You wonder if this outcome would have been different, had there been a fence in that area."
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- January 21
Wian: Aguilar is the 16th border patrol agent killed in the line of duty since 2000. Also nearly 1,000 agents were assaulted last year alone as Mexican drug cartel violence continues to spill over the border -- Lou.
Dobbs: Well it is unconscionable what the Department of Homeland security is doing to our border patrol agents. They're leaving them basically naked against the onslaught of illegal alien smugglers, drug smugglers on our border. How in the world, and I've got to ask this, Casey, how in the world with other agents there, were there not efforts and successful efforts to stop those two vehicles re-entering Mexico?
Wian: The border patrol is not giving any details about the pursuit that happened leading up to this tragic event while the investigation continues, but it does bring up a lot of issues.
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Washington Times   
U.S. faces 'grave threat' in drug fight   
Mexican military efforts to crush heavily armed drug-smuggling operations in five cities along the U.S.-Mexico border pose a "grave threat" to U.S. authorities and a half-million Americans in the area, according to former U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Naturalization Service officials... AP Internal Use Only

Associated Press   
Some Mexican border police stations surrounded   
Mexican soldiers today surrounded some police stations in an anti-crime and corruption investigation. -- In the border state of Tamaulipas, across from Texas, dozens of soldiers in armored cars surrounded the police stations in Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros and Reynosa... AP Internal Use Only

KMTV -- Omaha, Nebraska   
Governor denies charges of racism   
Lincoln, Neb.- The fight over illegal immigration finds Governor Dave Heineman denying charges of racism and bigotry. --  The Governor is considering a move that would find police in Nebraska working to enforce federal immigration laws. But critics argue it will lead to more racial profiling...  AP Internal Use Only

KGW-TV -- Portland   
Invaders and pals toss another tantrum over loss of licenses   
For the second time this month, a demonstrators packed the Capitol steps as critics blasted new rules requiring proof of citizenship to get an Oregon driver's license. -- Starting February 4th, applicants will have to show a Social Security number at DMV offices in order to get a driver's license.... AP Internal Use Only

Gannett News Service   
Benefits for invaders fuel fierce debate   
As the debate about the residency status of the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal immigrants boils, another battle is simmering about what — if any — benefits they deserve while they’re in the United States. Some of the most heated arguments about the issue focus on health care. So far, immigrants are losing... AP Internal Use Only

Sacramento Bee    stopcc
Thompson ends presidential bid   
Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states. -- "Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort," Thompson said in a statement. AP Internal Use Only

Laredo Morning Times  
Gunmen pull carjacking, flee into Mexico   
Carjackers stole a vehicle from a woman at gunpoint and led authorities on a short, high-speed chase Monday that ended with the suspects breaking through a barrier at International Bridge I and fleeing into Mexico, police said. "Once they are in Mexico – we can't go in there to get them," said Laredo Police spokesman...AP Internal Use Only

Duncan Currie -- Weekly Standard  
Are McCain's border blues over?   
In 2007, much of America's political oxygen was consumed by the two I-words: Iraq and immigration. If the former was supposed to boost John McCain's GOP primary campaign, the latter was supposed to torpedo it. Not only did the Arizona senator favor a relatively liberal immigration policy...

Baltimore Sun   
Unreal ID   
It appears Maryland will sit out the state rebellion against the federal Real ID program. Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement last week that the Motor Vehicle Administration will comply with the costly and controversial program is unfortunate but not entirely unexpected... AP Internal Use Only

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Invaders flee Arizona in wake of new law, say Mexican pols   
Politicians from the Mexican state bordering Arizona say they are receiving reports of migrants who are "self-deporting" and landing in border communities because of Arizona's employer sanctions law. -- The full effect of the law, which calls for punishing Arizona employers who knowingly employ illegal [aliens.... criminals] ... AP Internal Use Only

Fox News   
Illegal Vietnamese in U. S. face deportation   
Thousands of Vietnamese living illegally in the United States now face deportation after the two countries completed an agreement Tuesday following a decade of work on the pact, a U.S. official said. -- Vietnamese who entered the U.S. illegally after the former foes normalized relations in 1995 could now be forced to return to their birth country, said Julie Myers, director of ICE... AP Internal Use Only

Atlanta Journal-Constitution  
Billboards a reminder: Murder suspect on loose    
Three years have passed since police found the body of Lisa Ann Bourquardez in the closet of her Acworth home. -- Bourquardez was stabbed at least 50 times, and police believe her ex-boyfriend killed her. -- But leads to him grew cold very quickly. Now, Acworth police hope a series of billboards will lead them to Guillermo Peralta Castaneda... AP Internal Use Only

Tucson Citizen 
Meddling Mexicans aim to aid their horde of job thieves in Arizona 
....Alejandro Ramos Cardoso [consulate spokesman] told viewers the consulate will provide the services of several lawyers, experts in immigration and employment law, to advise Mexican citizens affected by the state law. -- Ramos said Mexican citizens working in Tucson without legal work papers are frightened by the law. [More Mexican meddling]AP Internal Use Only

Robert Tracinski - Real Clear Politics   
Why RINO McCain needs to be stopped   
McCain's South Carolina victory raises the possibility that he could save Republicans from a drawn-out primary battle by giving them a clear front-runner to rally behind, unifying the party well in advance of this summer's convention. And although it's still a bit early for these polls to mean very much... AP Internal Use Only

MooreIsBetter.com
Dump the Mexican Reconquista L. A. mayor
Los Angeles can and should be the envy of the world. Instead, our city is a mess, and it gets worse each month. We can't afford four more years of a mayor who spends all his time running for the next office, staging photo-ops and going on out- of- town trips. We need a competent, full-time working mayor... [Watch this video]AP Internal Use Only

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Steve Malanga -- New York Post   
The great black-Hispanic split   
Fierce fighting over the minority vote may be the real surprise of the '08 Democratic race, with many blacks gravitating to Sen. Barack Obama and Hispanics to Sen. Hillary Clinton. But this split isn't just about these candidates; it's been a long time coming... AP Internal Use Only

Mike Cutler -- Family Security Matters   
Mexico's safe haven for criminals   
For a number of years I have read accounts of an incursion of armed men from Mexico into the United States. Whenever I raised this issue during debates, those I debated were dismissive of my concerns and tried to make it sound as though the many stories about armed men in uniform, possibly members of... AP Internal Use Only

Kansas City Star  
'Tan Klan'-harrassed KC parks board member steps down  
Frances Semler, the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners appointee whose membership in the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps caused a political controversy for Mayor Mark Funkhouser, has resigned. -- In a statement faxed to area media outlets, including The Kansas City Star, Semler writes... AP Internal Use Only

Washington Times       
Voter ID rule finds support    
Two-thirds of Americans, including a majority of racial and ethnic minorities, say the government should make voters show photo identification before voting, according to a new Fox 5/ The Washington Times/ Rasmussen Reports survey.... AP Internal Use Only

U. S. Rep. Tom Tancredo   
Tancredo demands pardon of Border Patrol agents amid new killing   
Representative Tom Tancredo today demanded a pardon of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean after recent press reports of another Border Agent, Luis Aguilar, was killed in the line of duty. -- "Border Patrol Agents risk their lives everyday to prevent illegal aliens, illicit narcotics and terrorists from entering this country," Tancredo said... AP Internal Use Only

Washington Post   
Highly skilled and out of work   
An unusually large share of workers have been out a job for more than six months even as overall unemployment has remained low, a little-noted weakness in the labor market that analysts said threatens to intensify the impact of the unfolding economic downturn... AP Internal Use Only

Selwyn Duke -- New Media  Journal  
The race for the American mind   
Last year’s scamnesty bill had widespread support among the powers-that-be, with the president, the Democrat majority and mainstream media all singing its praises. Yet it went down to defeat, slain by a new-media coalition of talk radio and blogosphere warriors. Working tirelessly to expose the truth and rally the grassroots, they became a David who slew a Goliath. AP Internal Use Only

WWBT-TV --  Richmond  
Invader foes say Virginia losing a lot of money on educational costs   
Supporters of illegal immigration reform say they are pushing for Virginia's laws to be rewritten to protect citizens who live in the commonwealth legally. -- During this legislative session, lawmakers will consider nearly 100 bills dealing with immigration... AP Internal Use Only

Eagle Forum  
Let's protect American sovereignty    
WTO now stands for World Trade Outrage rather than its original name, World Trade Organization. The WTO just ruled that the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda can freely violate American copyrights and trademarks in order to punish the United States for our laws prohibiting internet gambling... AP Internal Use Only

All Headline News 
Invader health care costs debated   
...With the large number of illegal [aliens.... criminals], estimated at 12 million, the huge dent they create on the nation's economy, reeling from high prices of oil and the subprime crisis, is prompting a new wave of anti-immigrant sentiment insofar as health care benefits are concerned... AP Internal Use Only

St. Albans (Vermont) Messenger   
Sen. Leahy wants wide-open border   
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will require that travelers show a birth certificate in order to cross the U.S.-Canadian border starting Feb. 1. The move was made in response to Congress passing a law delaying implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), which would... AP Internal Use Only

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