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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Chertoff Redefines Fence

Chertoff's border "fence." Defining away a "problem."
Chertoff's Strange World
American Border Patrol -- February 5
    Yesterday, DHS Secretary Chertoff told the press "...we have currently got 287 miles of fencing built across our Southwestern border; that includes pedestrian and vehicle fencing. " American Border Patrol reports that there are 163 miles of fence and 130 miles of vehicle barrier, for a total of 293 miles, which is very close to the DHS numbers.
    "Anyone who calls a flimsy barrier made out of cannibalized railroad rails a fence doesn't speak the English language," said Glenn Spencer of ABP. "Most would call this a blatant deception," he added.
    A recently released environmental plan calls for only seven miles of new fence in Arizona. [Update at 10:55 AM PST: The 7 miles was changed to 21 miles, according to our sources]    
    "There is no question that the American people are being betrayed once again," Spencer said.
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Frederick (Maryland) News Post     sc   
Immigration training announced   
Local law enforcement officers will soon have the authority to arrest, detain and begin the deportation process of undocumented workers. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began a four-week training course Monday for five law enforcement agencies in Northern Virginia and Maryland, including...

North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.   
San Diego Minutemen sue Caltrans for discrimination   
The San Diego Minutemen took their battle to pick up litter near a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint to federal court Monday, suing the California Department of Transportation for allegedly trashing the group's free speech rights. -- The anti-illegal immigration group contends that Caltrans officials bowed to a heckler's veto... AP Internal Use Only

Wheeling (West Virginia) News-Register   
Permit deputies to arrest invaders   
Most Americans probably believe that the law is the law and, when it is broken, law enforcement officers attempt to arrest those responsible. That is not necessarily true in all categories of crime and in all places. -- Immigration law is a good — or bad, depending upon your point of view — example of criminals often allowed to go free... AP Internal Use Only

WTNH-TV -- Danbury, Connecticut   
Illegal alien invasion issues front and center   
Danbury has been front and center in the illegal immigration debate. People were rounded up in a federal raid not so long ago. The police department now stands on the verge of a controversial decision. -- Manuel Bataguas plans to shut his doors in support of Danbury's [illegal alien.... criminal] community... AP Internal Use Only

Decatur (Alabama) Daily    
More than 21 cars towed in Decatur   
Decatur police have impounded more than 21 vehicles under the city’s new impoundment ordinance for unlicensed drivers. -- Members of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, a Montgomery-based advocacy group, have criticized the new ordinance, claiming it would be used to target [illegal aliens.... criminals]... AP Internal Use Only

D. A. King -- Washington Times   
Governor Kaine, the appeaser   
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine doesn't want to crack down on the crime of illegal immigration or risk offending the business lobby by making it more difficult for lobby members to find black-market labor in his state. -- At least he is honest. Though he apparently is labeling illegal aliens new "Americans..."AP Internal Use Only

Associated Press   
Suit filed over Dallas suburb's anti-invader ordinance   
A resident of this Dallas suburb's effort to keep illegal [aliens.... criminals] out filed another lawsuit Tuesday over a new city rule barring home rentals to people who can't prove their legal status. -- The suit, filed Tuesday on behalf of real estate broker Guillermo Ramos, alleges the Farmers Branch City Council...AP Internal Use Only

KERA --  Dallas  
Mayor sells Dallas to corruption-bloated Mexico   
...[Mayor Tom] Leppert says the approach of cities like Farmers Branch, who are writing their own immigration policies, is the worst policy. He urged Congress to find a solution that secures the borders without hindering small businesses. Mexico's Consul General in Dallas, Enrique Hubbard, was part of this delegation. And he says mayor Leppert separated himself from local leaders trying to legislate against illegal immigration. AP Internal Use Only

Invaders cost U. S. taxpayers more than Iraq war   
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. -- 2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. -- 3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens...AP Internal Use Only

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- Video Included   
'Tan Klan' fanatic accuses Lou Dobbs of using so-called 'hate speech'    
An hysterical Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza (The Race), recently joined with professional fund-raisers and smear-artists (the SPLC and the ADL) and has gone after Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, and others for using what they claim is 'hate speech' when discussing the invasion. This footage is from February 4. Click here for a transcript.    AP Internal Use Only

Real Clear Politics   
McCain's Arizona problem   
John McCain will win all of Arizona's allocated delegates when polls close this evening. But come November, and even earlier if the Republican primary race continues beyond today's primaries, the Copper State could become a serious albatross around his neck... AP Internal Use Only

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
2 face prison for attempts to smuggle illegals into U.S.   
A 48-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman have been sentenced to serve time in federal prison after attempting to smuggle three children into the country in unrelated cases. -- Brenda Adilene Corral-Miranda was sentenced to 15 months in prison after she attempted to enter at the Nogales port of entry with...

KGTV -- San Diego  
Suspected smuggler shot by Border Patrol agent dies   
A suspected migrant smuggler shot by Border Patrol agents as he allegedly steered a truck toward them near an East County gambling hall died at a hospital, a sheriff's official said Monday. -- Ronald Deugan, of Potrero, succumbed to his injuries Sunday night, homicide Lt. Dennis Brugos said. AP Internal Use Only

Pat Buchanan -- American Conservative Magazine   
The great betrayal   
... Now McCain is running on a platform that says your jobs are not coming back, the illegals are not going home, but we are going to have more wars. If you don’t like it, vote for Hillary. -- And this was to be the Year of Change... AP Internal Use Only

Gainesville (Georgia) Times   
Sheriff's officers complete immigration enforcement training   
Nine Hall County Sheriff’s officers were among 38 local law enforcement officers from around the nation now authorized to enforce federal immigration laws. -- A ceremony was held at the Sheriff’s training center off Monroe Drive, where the officers have participated in an intensive two -week training course... AP Internal Use Only

WGRZ-TV -- Buffalo, New York   
Traffic stop results in arrest of Mexican invaders   
A routine traffic stop in the southtowns has led to the arrest of seven illegal [aliens.... criminals] from Mexico. -- The Erie County Sheriff's Department said Deputy Dan Walczak stopped a vehicle carrying three men Sunday night on Gowanda State Road in North Collins... AP Internal Use Only

Jed Babbin -- Human Events   
Gingrich not endorsing RINO McCain   
Rumors that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was endorsing Sen. John McCain are untrue. In an interview late this morning, Gingrich told me, “I am neutral on the presidential nomination. I will support the Republican nominee.” AP Internal Use Only

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... AP Internal Use Only

Danbury (Connecticut) News-Times   
Judge denies motion to halt deportations   
A federal immigration judge denied today a motion to stop the deportation of the so-called Danbury 11. --  Judge Michael Straus is ordering the defendants, now down to nine, to voluntarily leave the country within 60 days. However, Yale law students plan to appeal the federal judges decision... AP Internal Use Only

Jonathan D. Strong -- Family Security Matters   
Anxiety over 'McAmnesty'   
...On immigration, McCain has proven completely unreliable as the conservative he claims to be. He was strongly in favor of granting amnesty to illegal aliens, evidenced by his close work with Ted Kennedy. Not only was the deal bad, the manner in which it was driven through the Senate verged on dictatorial... AP Internal Use Only

Washington Times  Editorial 
Beware of RINO McCain and his 'Mexico First' amigo   
...But Juan Hernandez is one endorsement that Mr. McCain won't be trumpeting in front of the cameras. -- Mr. Hernandez, who now serves as one of Mr. McCain's Hispanic Outreach Directors, is no amateur in the debate over illegal immigration into the United States. Though largely unknown to the public, he's been at the center of the policy maelstrom for years... AP Internal Use Only

Tomah (Wisconsin) Journal   
Mexican invader gets 5 years in prison for illegal re-entry   
Julian Cervantes-Garcia, a resident of Mexico, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John C. Shabaz on Wednesday for illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported. -- Cervantes-Garcia, who had been living in Monroe County, pleaded guilty to the charge... AP Internal Use Only

ImmigrationWatchdog.com Newsletter   
Mitt Romney, the CFR, and the North American Union   
The people that believe Mitt Romney is a Washington outsider are falling for a campaign ploy that has been used for a hundred years. Mitt Romney, as well as all the major candidates, have surrounded themselves with the same campaign handlers that have been involved in all the Presidential elections in recent memory... AP Internal Use Only

Clay Waters -- NewsBusters.org   
Depriving Hannity, Dobbs, Glenn Beck of free speech rights?... 
On the New York Times's political blog this morning, Ariel Alexovich reported in a very mild tone on a very shocking speech by [full-blown Reconquista nut] National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia -- "A Call to End Hate Speech." -- By calling to end "hate speech" (an inflammatory phrase the Times doesn't put in quotation marks), Murguia means that anyone harshly criticizing illegal [aliens.... criminals]... AP Internal Use Only

James Fulford -- VDare.com   
McCain And megalomania   
This is from the May, 2000 issue of Liberty Magazine, via archive.org. In a sign that I’m getting older, I read this the first time it was published. It’s by Gene Healy, and as we go into the 2008 election cycle, it’s worth asking if McCain has changed:.. AP Internal Use Only

James R. Fulford -- VDare.com       sc   
Ron Paul signs NumbersUSA Immigration Enforcement pledge   
Ron Paul has signed the NumbersUSA Immigration Enforcement Pledge, the same pledge signed earlier, (and much less credibly) by Mike Huckabee. The pledge says: “I pledge to oppose amnesty or any other special path to citizenship for the millions of foreign nationals unlawfully present in the United States..." [Powerful YouTube video supporting Rep. Ron Paul for President] AP Internal Use Only

Rocky Mountain News    
Decision due today on charges against ICE agent   
A federal judge is expected to decide this morning whether charges should be dropped against Cory Voorhis, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of looking up information about illegal immigrants to help Bob Beauprez’s campaign for governor... AP Internal Use Only

Patriots for Ron Paul  
40 anti-illegal immigration groups and leaders endorse Ron Paul   
Lupe Moreno of Latino Americans for Immigration Reform, Russell Landry of Citizens Against Illegal Aliens of Southwest Florida, Ernie Kubr and Jon Healy of Techno Patriots, and Tony Dolz of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps are the latest leaders in the patriot movement to endorse Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul for president... [Powerful YouTube video supporting Rep. Ron Paul for President]AP Internal Use Only

Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle   
Immigration law's effects are difficult to measure   
..."Enforcement works," said D.A. King, head of the Dustin Inman Society, which pushes for tougher laws to combat illegal immigration. "People are leaving Georgia for more hospitable states and this law has an awful lot to do with that." -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently estimated Georgia's illegal immigrant population at 470,000... AP Internal Use Only

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