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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bamboozled Again
Chertoff's Smoke and Mirrors

More Betrayal.... -- Tucson Citizen 2/14/08
"The government plans to add 11 miles of border fence in Arizona this year, far less than last year..."
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- February 13
Meserve: The first 28 miles of the high-tech system in the Arizona desert has been bedeviled by equipment that didn't work. Radar, for instance, that mistook raindrops for illegal aliens. Some has been replaced or fixed, but according to border patrol agents in the field, there are still problems.
T. J. Bonner: One officer reported that he saw a group of 80 illegal aliens moving northward and then after the end of shift went back to see if the technology had spotted it. It had not.
Meserve: The secretary of homeland security says parts of the project do expand border patrol capabilities, and he expects to accept the system from Boeing in a matter of days, but not all of it. He compares it to having a house inspection.
Video Watch Virtual / ID / Trucks

Daytona Beach Journal-News   
Woman who arranged marriages for illegals gets 46 months in prison   
Orlando, Fla. -- A former Russian translator for Daytona Beach’s chamber of commerce was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison today as the ringleader of a local group that set up marriages for illegal [aliens]. -- Natalia Humm was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, followed by three years... AP Internal Use Only

The Journal Press -- King George, Virginia   
Rally to protest anti-illegal alien legislation   
More than 100 people gathered in Monroe Park in Richmond last Saturday marching at a rally organized by the Virginia Immigrant Peoples Coalition to protest anti-immigrant legislation in the General Assembly. There a dozen speakers addressed the crowd in English and Spanish assisted by a translator as needed.... AP Internal Use Only

Arizona Republic   
Police raid illegal alien drop house   
Seven human smugglers along with 28 suspected illegal [aliens] were taken into custody on Thursday after Phoenix police raided an apparent "drop house." -- Phoenix police said that a call came in at around 11:30 a.m. from one of the illegal [aliens] directing them to the home near Indian School Road and 57th Avenue... AP Internal Use Only

Jihad Watch / UNI   
Afghans arrested in Indian airport with fake Mexican passports   
Hmmm. Now what could Afghan nationals who don't speak Spanish want with Mexican passports? It boggles the mind! Maybe they were hoping to make their way to Mexico City for conferences with Mexican leaders on improving Afghan/Mexican relations. Or maybe they were hoping to craft a new brand of... AP Internal Use Only

Federation for American Immigration Reform
Calls Needed!: House may be working on amnesty scheme NOW!
Capitol Hill news sources have been buzzing for the past 48 hours about backroom negotiations in the House of Representatives that may bring comprehensive immigration reform "lite" to the floor. -- Congressional Quarterly reports that Congressman Joe Baca...

KFOX-TV -- El Paso   
Virtual fence has flaws   
...T.J. Bonner with the National Border Patrol Council said glitches include a radar that confused raindrops for undocumented immigrants. He said, "One officer reported that he saw a group of 80 illegal aliens moving northward and then after the end of shift went back to see if the technology had spotted it. It had not." AP Internal Use Only

Californians for Population Stabilization   
Black Caucus leader launches TV ads   
TV spots featuring Dr. Frank Morris, former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Executive Director, launched across the country this week. The TV spots were developed by Morris and the Coalition for the Future American Worker... AP Internal Use Only

Officials: Wire could have decapitated Border Patrol agents   
U.S. border officers found a wire between two fences along the U.S.-Mexican border that, when stretched taut, could have seriously harmed or even decapitated Border Patrol agents, Congress was told Wednesday. -- "It was configured in a way so that, if it was pulled, it would take off the head of a Border Patrol agent..."

Cartersville (Georgia) Daily Tribune   
Millsap: More and more Hispanics bringing meth across border into U.S.   
The Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce held its third of four public forums on immigration Tuesday, focusing on law enforcement issues. -- Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap headed the panel of speakers, which also included business owner Clift Dempsey, Director of Constituent Services...AP Internal Use Only

Bill English -- Alamogordo (New Mexico) Daily News   
Illegal immigration not the real issue   
When former Mexican President Vicente Fox made his first state visit to the United States and the White House, it's rumored that one of the first things he did was demand the return to Mexico the states of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, California and Nevada. AP Internal Use Only

Fox 12-TV -- Boise  
Fox 12 morning anchor foils possible attack   
Meridian, Idaho-- A man is facing felony charges for impersonating a police officer and attempting to pull over a young woman. -- His target Fox 12 This Morning anchor Shayne Wells. -- Wells was heading into work around 2 a.m when she happened to notice that a car she'd passed kept following her too closely... AP Internal Use Only

Associated Content   
Mitt Romney endorses John McCain   
Mitt Romney, former rival for the Republican nomination, has announced today that he will endorse Arizona senator John McCain. Romney dropped out last week when it became obvious that it would be nearly impossible to beat McCain. Romney will making the official endorsement tonight... AP Internal Use Only

Dallas Morning News      
Oklahoma's crackdown on illegals draws Texas lawmakers' interest   
Welcome to the nation's laboratory for a crackdown on illegal immigration. Last year, Oklahoma's Legislature passed, by huge margins, the nation's toughest law on illegal [aliens], making it a felony to harbor, transport, shelter or conceal [illegal aliens.... criminals]... AP Internal Use Only

Judi McLeod -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto   
The North American Union, Mexico style   
American and Canadian patriots scouring the Internet for the latest on the North American Union (NAU) may be missing a huge resource. -- Politicians and the mainstream media still brand as conspiracy theorists those who suspect a European Union style NAU is destined for Canada, the United States AP Internal Use Only

Associated Press   
Men jailed because of immigration status ordered released   
Oklahoma City -- The state Court of Criminal Appeals says two illegal immigrants who were jailed after a judge asked them if they were in the country legally should be released. -- But attorneys for the two men say the court's order doesn't say anything about how lower courts should interpret Oklahoma's immigration law... AP Internal Use Only

WDBJ-TV -- Roanoke, Virginia   
Judge tosses immigration lawsuit filed against Tyson Foods   
Chattanooga, Tenn. -- A federal judge in Tennessee threw out a long-running lawsuit that accused Tyson Foods of hiring illegal [aliens.... criminals] at plants in Virginia and four other states to depress wages. -- In an order issued late yesterday -- the judge granted the company's motion for a summary judgment... AP Internal Use Only

Alan Wall -- VDare.com   
Calderon's tour of America   
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has finally arrived for his first visit to the U.S. as president of Mexico. -- As expected, Calderon’s principal emphasis is on Mexicans in the U.S. "to strengthen the ties and deepen the dialogues with the Mexican communities" north of the border... AP Internal Use Only

Chattanooga Times-Free Press   
Mexican pleads guilty to transporting Asian illegals   
A Mexican national arrested in September for illegally transporting a van load of illegal Asian immigrants faces up to 10 years in prison, a federal judge said Tuesday. -- Venancio Perez pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan K. Lee to unlawfully transporting illegal aliens. AP Internal Use Only

Gainesville (Georgia) Times   
Companies pledge not to hire illegal aliens   
Among small construction subcontractors in the metro Atlanta area, Dale Jakupca considers his company something of an anomaly. -- Jakupca’s Buford carpentry business, Architectural Floor Solutions, refuses to hire illegal [aliens] for labor. AP Internal Use Only

Sequoyah County (Oklahoma) Times   
Illegal aliens jam up the jail   
County officials are becoming concerned about the cost of housing illegal [aliens.... criminals] arrested in the county and held in the Sequoyah County Jail. -- Christine Calbert, jail administrator, reported to the Sequoyah County Criminal Justice Authority... that the county had 29 [invaders] in the county jail as of Monday.AP Internal Use Only

Austin American-Statesman   
Sheriff defends allowing immigration officials to have office at jail   
Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton encountered sharp criticism and a smattering of support Tuesday for his decision to allow federal immigration agents to establish an office at the Travis County Jail. -- At two public forums, Hamilton defended the decision, saying the sheriff's office is simply allowing U.S. ICE to use...AP Internal Use Only

Atlanta Journal-Constitution  
Immigration task force targets fake IDs   
Something spooked the man selling fake IDs outside Los Primos restaurant in Chamblee. He told his customer — a police informant, it turns out — to meet him down the street at a gas station on Buford Highway because the area was too "hot." There, he sold the informant a fake green card and a fake Social Security card... AP Internal Use Only

WISH-TV -- Indianapolis  
Suspected illegal accused of molesting girl, 5, found in Mexico   
Police have located a man they believe molested a 5-year-old Indianapolis girl but it could be many months before Jose Oviedo stands before a judge. -- Police believe the unimaginable happened to a little girl at her eastside home. [More heinous acts committed by Bush's pet fiends]AP Internal Use Only

Sacramento Bee   
Sen. McClintock objects to Calderón's lecturing Calif. Legislature   
...Republican Sen. Tom McClintock of Thousand Oaks said it was "inappropriate" for Calderón to "lecture" the Legislature about U.S. policies. "I don't think it's any of Mexico's business what America does with its own immigration policy, just as it's none of America's business what Mexico does with immigration policy," McClintock said. AP Internal Use Only

Brenda Walker -- VDare.com   
The dreadful plight of Mexicans forced to live in... Mexico   
Marginally increased border enforcement has given rise to a new sub-category of the sob story genre — Mexican citizens returned to their own country and required to live there. Elvira Arellano (a convicted felon) is the queen of this category, since she was repatriated to Mexico last year and the squawking hasn’t stopped since. AP Internal Use Only

Dalton (Georgia) Daily Citizen   
Whitfield deputies train to ID illegal aliens   
Six Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies have completed the first step toward being able to access a federal program that helps to identify illegal aliens when suspects are booked into jail. -- The deputies completed a four-week training course earlier this month in Gainesville. AP Internal Use Only

Mike Cutler -- Family Security Matters   
Ease of immigration background checks a bad idea   
While so much attention is customarily focused on the porous borders of our country, the other critical failures of the immigration system have continued to be ignored by most of our leaders. -- Resident alien status and United States citizenship represent the keys to the kingdom... [Related Video] AP Internal Use Only

Portland Oregonian   
House OKs driver's license changes; governor next stop   
The Oregon House gave final passage to a bill today that makes it harder for illegal immigrants to get a driver's license. Senate Bill 1080 now heads to Gov. Ted Kulongoski, who is expected to sign it. -- Debate lasted about half an hour before lawmakers approved the bill by a 45-15 vote. All of the no votes were from Democrats. AP Internal Use Only

Mexican leader vows 'new era' for 'migrants' in U.S.   
Los Angeles -- In the most Mexican of the big U.S. cities, Mexican President Felipe Calderon told his compatriots in Los Angeles late on Wednesday he would give them more support in the United States while improving conditions back home to stem the flow of [illegal aliens.... criminals] to the north. AP Internal Use Only

San Diego Union-Tribune   
Suspected alien smuggler shot by border agents    
Border Patrol agents shot a suspected migrant smuggler early Wednesday in a predawn raid on a San Ysidro motel. -- The injured man was hit in the leg, police said. He was taken to a San Diego hospital where his wound was deemed not life-threatening... AP Internal Use Only

KULR-TV --  Billings, Montana  
Illegals nabbed at Montana refinery   
A vehicle registration sting Monday night targeting Laurel Cenex workers turned into an illegal immigration round up. County officials say at least 14 illegal immigrants were taken into custody Monday night, one immigrant being only 15 years old. -- It all happened in front of the Cenex refinery in Laurel... AP Internal Use Only

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