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Friday, February 29, 2008

Where's the Fence?
Mexicans Attack Agent, Drive Back to Mexico

"Given the manifest will of the people that this invasion from the south be halted and rolled back, the 2008 election is shaping up as yet further confirmation that American democracy is a fraud." -- Pat Buchanan - February 28
KESQ-TV -- Palm Springs -- February 27
Border Patrol Agent Faces Attack from Immigrant Smugglers
    Border Patrol agents near Calexico faced a rock and stone attack from about 20 people believed to have ridden in a truck used for immigrant smuggling.
    According to the Border Patrol, an agent spotted a white truck carrying several people in the truck bed around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.
    Officials say around 20 people exited the truck when it got stuck.
    The agent tried to make arrests, but several of the people started to throw rocks at the agent and his vehicle breaking the windshield.

American Patrol to Remain Online For Now
American Patrol has received a generous donation from an individual that will allow us to continue this site for few more weeks. I thank him very much. --Glenn Spencer

KETV -- Omaha   
Governor blasts lawmakers for killing immigration bill   
Gov. Dave Heineman angrily criticized state lawmakers for killing a bill he says would help keep illegal immigrants from getting state benefits. -- Heineman said during a news conference on Friday that he was disappointed with the Legislature's Judiciary Committee for killing the bill (LB963)...

Laredo Morning Times   
Trucks no go, not yet   
The U.S. Department of Transportation has interpreted that federal legislation passed in December, which seems to halt funding for a cross-border trucking demonstration program, does not affect the pilot project that began in September 2007.William Quade, associate administrator for...AP Internal Use Only

Larry Greenley -- John Birch Society   sc
Utah Senate takes action against illegal immigration   
On Monday, February 25, the Utah Senate passed an anti-illegal immigration bill, SB81, by a vote of 24 to 5. The bill, which is considered a "kinder" version of a similar bill approved last year by the Oklahoma state legislature, now heads to the House where it appears to have a good chance for passage. AP Internal Use Only

New York Daily News   
"Immigrants" rally to demand fair treatment   
Seven hundred New Yorkers - most of them "immigrants" - gathered in Flushing on Saturday to send a powerful message: "We demand to be treated with dignity and fairness, and we will not be ignored or intimidated." -- With more than 4,000 members, Make the Road New York was created last year... AP Internal Use Only

KELO-TV -- Sioux Falls, South Dakota   
Immigration operation impacts everybody   
When Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up in Worthington Wednesday, it wasn't emotional for only the Hispanic community, because when one of these raids happens the impact isn't limited to the illegal [aliens]. AP Internal Use Only

Los Angeles Daily News   
ICE raids target 345 fugitives   
A week-long federal law enforcement operation targeting immigration fugitives, criminals and violators netted 345 arrests in five Southland counties, customs officials announced today. -- During the operation, which concluded yesterday, ICE officers arrested 194 people in Los Angeles County, 43 in Orange County... AP Internal Use Only

Times Union -- Albany, New York   
Illegal workers recruited, feds say   
A vice president and three managers of a Texas pallet company with a factory in Guilderland were charged Thursday with bringing illegal immigrants into the U.S. to work, including here. -- The indictment is the latest development in the federal government's case against IFCO Systems North America. AP Internal Use Only

El Paso Times  
Marchers decry slow process for citizenship   
Members of ACORN from El Paso and Las Cruces on Thursday marched to the offices of Citizenship and Immigration Services to protest nationwide processing delays that could keep some immigrants from getting their citizenship in time to vote in the presidential elections. AP Internal Use Only

KPHO-TV -- Phoenix  
Phoenix TV station investigates deportation problem   
Illegal [alien] sex offenders sneaking across the Mexican border into Arizona revealed a problem with the way criminals are being deported, a CBS 5 investigation uncovered. -- When an illegal [alien] commits a crime in Arizona he or she is sent to jail or prison and then deported back to Mexico... AP Internal Use Only

The Reflector -- Mississippi State University  
Mississippi immigration bill makes sense   
At least here in Mississippi, if not the whole nation, some progress is being made against illegal immigration. A bill that just passed the state's Senate floor could deny illegal [aliens] workers' compensation and death benefits. -- Instead of forcing the taxpayers (legal immigrants and citizens) to pay for it... AP Internal Use Only

One News Now   
Idaho lawmakers pass bill to head off illegal immigration   
Idaho-based pro-family activist Bryan Fischer is praising his state's legislature for taking a major step to curb illegal immigration in the Gem State. -- Fischer, executive director of the Idaho Family Alliance, is pleased that the legislature has overwhelmingly approved a bill that will prohibit illegal aliens from obtaining a valid driver's license in the state. AP Internal Use Only

Edwin S. Rubenstein -- VDare.com   
Bush deportation claims are (surprise!) deceptive   
To hear the Immigration and Customs Service (ICE) tell it, criminal aliens -- non-citizens who have been convicted of crimes -- are an endangered species. -- The number of criminals arrested by ICE’s "fugitive immigration teams" was a record 30,408 in 2007, nearly double the 15,462 arrested in FY2006. AP Internal Use Only

One News Now   
Pro-illegal immigration Dems undermining SAVE Act, says bill sponsor   
House Democratic leaders are working to derail a bipartisan bill that would beef up border security, crack down on illegal aliens and employers who hire them, and reject amnesty. -- Representatives Brian Bilbray (R-California) and Heath Shuler (D-North Carolina) are seeking an up-or-down vote on... AP Internal Use Only

Californians for Population Stabilization  
Nuclear Family Priority Act would end chain migration!   
Chain migration, the entitlement of adult relatives outside the immigrant's immediate family to come to the U.S., is the driving force behind our record levels of legal immigration. -- HR 938, the Nuclear Family Priority Act would eliminate chain migration...

Mike Cutler -- Vicki McKenna Show  Audio Clip Included
"9/11 Redux: 'Thousands of aliens' in U.S. flight schools illegally"   
I was on the radio with Vicki McKenna this afternoon discussing a number of immigration-related issues as we usually do each Thursday. Today, Vicki came up with a story that she saw on CBS and that was also covered by ABC News. I have attached a copy of the ABC News story below... AP Internal Use Only

Pat Buchanan -- VDare.com  
Border fence about as effective as Katrina levees   
When Woodrow Wilson went to Congress to ask for a declaration of war in 1917, the U.S. Army was ranked 17th in the world, behind Portugal. -- On Armistice Day, 19 months later, there were 2 million doughboys in France, where they had helped to break the back of Gen. Ludendorff's theretofore invincible army... AP Internal Use Only

Salt Lake Tribune   
Dawn patrol: ICE agents rise early to nab, deport fugitives   
...About four times a week, Fugitive Operation Team members in Utah go looking for "illegal aliens," or "fugitives," who have been ordered by an immigration judge to leave the United States and didn't. When the agents aren't out on the street, they're investigating their next round of targets... AP Internal Use Only

William F. Jasper -- John Birch Society   
Sabotaging border security from within   
While the Bush administration continues to insist that American citizens must accept increased inconveniences at airports and more privacy intrusions under the Real I.D. Act, it is waiving security checks for tens of thousands of new immigrants, including many who are being hired as Border Patrol officers. AP Internal Use Only

Michelle Malkin  
San Francisco puts its illegal alien sanctuary status in neon lights   
...In San Francisco, city officials have no shame. They’re actually launching an illegal alien sanctuary advertising campaign to let the world know that their arms are wide open to lawbreakers: San Francisco’s “sanctuary” policy for illegal immigrants, which has drawn sharp criticism from conservatives... AP Internal Use Only

Bangor (Maine) Daily News  
Maine law may expand license requirements   
Lawmakers may expand proposed legislation that would require proof of Maine residency to get a driver’s license to include a requirement that applicants also prove they are in the country legally. -- "I find it difficult to envision circumstances under which this state or any state would want to give a driver’s license to someone who is not in this country legally..." AP Internal Use Only

Newsday -- New York   
More managers at pallet company accused of illegal hiring   
Albany, NY -- A year after five former managers of a national pallet recycling company pleaded guilty to federal charges related to hiring illegal aliens, five more were indicted Thursday on similar counts. -- In April 2006, 1,187 foreigners were arrested in sweeping raids in 26 states at IFCO Systems North America... AP Internal Use Only

Trevor Wagener -- Yale Daily News   
White Europeans: An endangered species?   
Europe is a dying continent. I say this not as a criticism, but rather as a statement of fact. In Europe, an acute failure to produce the next generation has created a looming demographic crisis. -- According to research by both the CIA and the U.N., every single member of the European Union has a birthrate... AP Internal Use Only

InterGovWorld.com -- Scarborough, Ontario    
Enhanced drivers' licences create furor in Canada and U.S.   
Privacy advocates on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border are sounding loud alarms about RFID-enabled enhanced drivers' licences (EDLs). -- In January, British Columbia became the first province to introduce EDLs for cross-border travel in conjunction with Washington State. AP Internal Use Only

Deseret Morning News -- Salt Lake City  
Tightened driver's cards gets preliminary Senate approval   
The Senate on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill to tighten restrictions on [illegal aliens'] tickets to drive. -- Before the 26-0 vote on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Curt Bramble, R-Provo, said HB171 may be amended before final approval to add more restrictions. 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

D. A. King -- Marietta Daily Journal   
Official English resolution to be reconsidered   
Some bad news: The United States has no official language. -- More bad news: On Tuesday under the Gold Dome, a House Resolution that would allow citizens to vote in November on whether or not to amend the Georgia constitution to make English the official language of state government failed to pass. AP Internal Use Only

Reading (Pennsylvania) Eagle   
Hundreds riot at Reading High School; rock injures officer   
An impromptu celebration of the Dominican Republic’s independence day involving as many as 1,500 students outside Reading High School erupted in violence Wednesday afternoon. -- A city police captain was injured and at least a half-dozen students were arrested. AP Internal Use Only

Bangor (Maine) Daily News    Poll on Page 
Maine law may expand license requirements   
Lawmakers may expand proposed legislation that would require proof of Maine residency to get a driver’s license to include a requirement that applicants also prove they are in the country legally. -- "I find it difficult to envision circumstances under which this state or any state would want to give a driver’s license to someone who is not in this country legally..." AP Internal Use Only

KVOA-TV -- Tucson   
Rancher known for detaining illegal aliens fighting judgment   
A southern Arizona rancher known for detaining illegal immigrants continues to challenge a $98,775 judgment awarded in a lawsuit against him. -- The Arizona Court of Appeals, in a ruling released this week, upheld the judgment, which was awarded to a group of deer hunters Roger Barnett found trespassing on his Douglas-area ranch in October 2004. AP Internal Use Only

San Jose Mercury News   
Feds break up large-scale illegal alien smuggling operation   
Federal agents have broken up a large-scale illegal immigrant smuggling operation that brought hundreds of illegals, mostly from Central American, to the Los Angeles area. -- ICE agents executed Wednesday a series of warrants that led to six arrests, the result of a nearly three-year investigation that began when...AP Internal Use Only

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