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Friday, February 22, 2008

Border Security -- Hot Potato
Clinton and Obama Toss Problem Around

As I See It
by Glenn Spencer
CNSNews.com -- February 22
Obama, Clinton Back Off Border-Fence
    In a CNN debate in Austin, Texas, Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton agreed Thursday night that the Secure Border Fence Act of 2006, which directs the secretary of Homeland Security to construct 700 miles of double border fencing along specific sections of the U.S.-Mexico border, should not be enforced as written. [...]
    Clinton: Because, you know, there is a smart way to protect our borders, and there is a dumb way to protect our borders.
    Obama: "As Senator Clinton indicated, there may be areas where it makes sense to have some fencing. But for the most part, having border patrolled, surveillance, deploying effective technology, that's going to be the better approach."


Baltimore Sun   
Resistance to bill on state tuition grows   
Threats of a Republican filibuster and a growing anti-[illegal alien] tide are muddying the prospects for a plan to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition in Maryland, key lawmakers said yesterday, despite the bill's near passage in recent years. AP Internal Use Only

Duane Lester -- All American Blogger   sc   
Importing pedophilia   
Illegal immigration is more than getting enough people in America to pick lettuce or roof houses. While the people who crash the border to do those jobs take jobs from legal citizens, it is far from the most damaging of issues. Not everyone who comes to America is here to do jobs Americans won’t do... AP Internal Use Only

Associated Press   
Government OKs virtual fence on U.S.-Mexico border   
The government has approved the first "virtual" fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, a 28-mile stretch of technology that will use radars and surveillance cameras to try to catch people entering the country illegally. -- The Bush administration also plans to use some of the technology in other parts of Arizona and in Texas... AP Internal Use Only

Ahwatukee Foothills News -- Phoenix   
18 suspected illegals nabbed at I-10 and Ray   
Authorities took into custody 18 suspected illegal [aliens] after a traffic stop on Interstate 10 at Ray Road around 8:30 a.m. Feb. 19. -- “Interstate 10 is a very popular thoroughfare for coming into Phoenix, which is also a major distribution point” for illegal [aliens], explained Officer D. Young... AP Internal Use Only

El Paso Times   
CBP officers seize over 800 pounds of marijuana   
Customs and Border Protection officers made 10 drug busts at area ports of entry Wednesday, seizing 833 pounds of marijuana and 20.8 pounds of cocaine, and detained several suspected smugglers, including a 62-year-old man and an entire family, agency officials said AP Internal Use Only

WorldNetDaily.com   
Iraqi pair nabbed in Mexico, headed to U.S. with fake IDs    
Two more Iraqis with false Bulgarian passports were detained by Mexican officials in Monterrey – bringing the total to four this month. -- Wisam Gorgies and Rana Nazar Peyoz reportedly flew from Madrid and landed in Monterrey, according to reports in two Mexican newspapers today... AP Internal Use Only

Devvy Kidd -- News with Views   
Using race to cover Obama's ignorance on constitutional government   
The dominant media in this country have out done themselves regarding Barack Obama. As someone who has been monitoring cable news networks and print media closely during this illusion called primaries, I am sick to death of all the attention being placed on Obama's skin color as if that somehow makes him special... AP Internal Use Only

Maryland Community Newspapers   
Sanctuary law tabled until ‘community has healed’   
Following two months of discussion, two public hearings and more than 40 area-resident testimonies, the Mount Rainier City Council voted Tuesday to table a resolution that would make the city a sanctuary for illegal immigrants until ‘‘the community has healed.” AP Internal Use Only

Ventura County (Calif.) Star   
6 arrested by ICE in human smuggling probe   
The father and son owners of an Oxnard body shop were among six suspects arrested this morning on charges of running a human smuggling ring, which outfitted vehicles with hidden compartments to bring illegal immigrants into the United States from Mexico, according to ICE officials. AP Internal Use Only

RogueGovernment.com   
NORTHCOM furthers NAU police state agenda   
The criminals in the U.S. government are continuing the push for a militarized North American Union police state. According to an announcement on U.S. Northern Command’s web site, an agreement has been signed between U.S. Northern Command and Canada Command that allows the military from either nation to... AP Internal Use Only

Maryland Community Newspapers   
Sanctuary law tabled until ‘community has healed’   
Following two months of discussion, two public hearings and more than 40 area-resident testimonies, the Mount Rainier City Council voted Tuesday to table a resolution that would make the city a sanctuary for illegal immigrants until ‘‘the community has healed.” AP Internal Use Only

Ventura County (Calif.) Star   
6 arrested by ICE in human smuggling probe   
The father and son owners of an Oxnard body shop were among six suspects arrested this morning on charges of running a human smuggling ring, which outfitted vehicles with hidden compartments to bring illegal immigrants into the United States from Mexico, according to ICE officials. AP Internal Use Only

WWBT-TV -- Richmond, Virginia   
Bill concerning illegal alien inmates goes before Kaine   
Piggy-backing an initiative by state authorities to target illegal [alien] sex offenders, a bill approved by the legislature concerns the immigration status of prison inmates. -- If enacted, the bill would require correctional facilities to determine if an inmate is a legal U.S. citizen... AP Internal Use Only

Patterico's Pontifications   
Memo to L.A. Times Editors: Illegal immigration is illegal   
Do the editors of the L.A. Times realize that illegal immigration is, you know, illegal? I wonder when I read editorials like this: "It’s getting ugly out there for illegal immigrants. States and cities are cracking down with harsh new ordinances, and the courts are upholding them. Not only are deportations at record highs..."

Indianapolis Star   
Legislators walk out over immigration bill   
House Republicans staged a Statehouse walkout Thursday night to protest an effort by Democrats to prevent changes to an illegal-immigration bill. -- The GOP boycott began shortly after 8 p.m. when Republicans refused to return to the House chamber after meeting behind closed doors on the issue for more than two hours... AP Internal Use Only

MSNBC   WARNING! - Disturbing video footage  
Ted Kennedy sings en Español!   
The Massachusetts senator belts out a song while stumping for Obama in Texas. AP Internal Use Only

Phyllis Schlafly -- WorldNetDaily.com   
Obama's sovereignty giveaway plan   
Why are Republicans in Congress trying to help Barack Obama? -- Republicans allowed a bill that carries his name, among nine others, to pass the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by voice vote last week – without any hearings. That means there was no roll-call vote so no member can be held accountable... AP Internal Use Only

KCPW -- Salt Lake City   
Rep. Bishop: Congress will never pass 'comprehensive immigration reform'   
Another member of Utah's Congressional Delegation told the Legislature that Congress is unlikely to pass comprehensive immigration reform anytime soon. First District Representative Rob Bishop visited Capitol Hill Thursday and answered questions from lawmakers in the House and Senate about the controversial issue. AP Internal Use Only

WKYT-TV -- Lexington, Kentucky  
Police crack down on fake ID's   
It may be against the law, but it appears as long as there is a market for fake ID's there will be people to supply them. -- The Fayette county grand jury indicted four alleged illegal [aliens] for trafficking in fake ID's. -- Commonwealth Attorney Ray Larson says the ID's are being used to get jobs and open bank accounts... AP Internal Use Only

KNSD-TV -- San Diego  
City to fund shelter for 'migrant workers'   
Controversy abounds in Carlsbad, after the city council voted Tuesday to fund $2 million to Catholic Charities to design and build a shelter for farm workers. -- Catholic Charities, the organization that operates La Posada de Guadalupe men's shelter in eastern Carlsbad, said that once completed, the shelter will be able to... AP Internal Use Only

Las Cruces (New Mexico) Sun      
Clinton, Obama vow to stop illegal alien raids, put hold on border fence   
Austin, Texas -- Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama said during their Texas debate Thursday they would stop waves of immigration raids that divide families, they would encourage bilingualism, and they would put a pause on building a border fence... AP Internal Use Only

Deseret Morning News -- Salt Lake City   
Groups protest Guatemalan IDs   
St. George, Utah -- Anti-[illegal] immigration groups protested as the Guatemalan consul renewed passports and embassy identification for Guatemalans living and working in three Western states. -- It was the third time in the past year that the Denver-based consul's office held a sign-up at St. George Catholic Church's... AP Internal Use Only

KHOU-TV -- Houston   
Willie Nelson wants President Bush impeached   
American icon Willie Nelson says he supports efforts to impeach President Bush and "throw the bastards out," adding that the administration will do anything to stay in power, including staging an event to cancel the election. -- Nelson made the comments on a radio show Thursday... 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... AP Internal Use Only

Allan Wall -- VDare.com   
Democrats troll for the dual citizen vote --- in Mexico   
How many dual U.S.-Mexican citizens live in Mexico? Estimates of ordinary Americans living in Mexico range from 125,000 (the number who've registered with embassies and consulates) to half a million, and the number of dual citizens is unknown, but may also be as high as half a million. AP Internal Use Only

Berkeley Beacon  -- Emerson College -- Boston  
Governor proposes in-state tuition for illegals   
Gov. Deval Patrick announced a proposal this month that would allow illegal [aliens] to pay in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities. -- To circumvent a State Legislature that, after heated debate in the Senate, failed to pass the same bill in 2006, Patrick will have to draft a regulation.... AP Internal Use Only

Power Line Blog   
Illegal alien caused fatal bus accident   
You may have heard about an accident in southwestern Minnesota in which a school bus was rammed from the side by a van, killing four school children. After considerable hemming and hawing, it has been confirmed that the woman who was driving the van, Alianiss Morales, is an illegal alien.... AP Internal Use Only

Duane Lester -- All American Blogger   
Coming to America   
What is the cost of illegal immigration in human numbers? -- The cost can be broken into two parts. First, what is the cost of human life in just trying to get into the country? Coming to America illegally is a dangerous and deadly way to immigrate. It often results in a hundreds of deaths each year... AP Internal Use Only

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