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Monday, March 10, 2008

McCain's Promise
We Must Hold Him To It

CBS' John Pelly Interviews McCain
Note: Americans must demand an objective, independent way of measuring when border security has been achieved. (See Operation 20/20)
60 Minutes -- CBS -- March 9
Pelly: On immigration, he says the border should be secured first, but despite criticism from conservatives, he told us this about illegal immigrants.
McCain: If they complied with some very stringent and rigid requirements, they could find themselves on a path to citizenship.
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Reuters -- March 9      
As border tightens, smugglers raise their game
    ...Illegal immigration is a hot topic in the United States, and both presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John. McCain and Democratic Party rivals Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton pledge to secure the porous Mexico border. 
    The difficulties involved in actually doing so were made clear last week when Ralph Basham, the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said the government might be unable to meet a timetable to gain "operational security" over the border by 2011.

WorldNetDaily.com      sc          
Transportation Department to WND: No admittance   
The Department of Transportation today barred WND from attending a news conference in which Secretary Mary Peters defended the controversial Bush administration program allowing Mexican trucks to travel freely on U.S. roads... AP Internal Use Only

Associated Press               
GOP moves to force immigration vote   
House Republicans are trying to force action on a Democratic-written immigration enforcement measure, the latest GOP attempt to elevate the volatile issue into an election-year wedge. -- Republican leaders hope that by pushing the bill — endorsed by 48 centrist Democrats and 94 Republicans — they can... AP Internal Use Only

Associated Press   
Senator battles DOT program allowing Mexican trucks in U.S.    
A senator wants Congress' investigative arm to determine whether the Transportation Department has broken the law by spending federal money on a program allowing Mexican trucks on U.S. roads. -- Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., called for the investigation by the General Accountability Office a few hours after...

Freedom Folks -- Chicago   
Blogs 4 Borders weekly video update   
Reconquista Pt 2: A look at how ethnocentric American non-profits are part of Mexico’s lobbying machine. -- And a video reminder of reconquista statements uttered over the years for the nonbelievers. -- And 100% Preventable! Americans continue to suffer and die due to open borders. When will the madness end? AP Internal Use Only

WDSU-TV -- New Orleans   
Outraged Indian workers take to the streets   
New Orleans -- Hundreds of Indian guest workers rallied in the street Monday. The rally began uptown around 10 a.m. at the Coliseum Square Fountain. -- According to a press release, 500 workers had filed a class-action anti-racketeering suit against Signal International and various recruiters... AP Internal Use Only

Log Cabin Democrat --- Conway, Arkansas  
"Hispanic community" fears new powers given to local police    
...After changes in state and federal law, local police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers throughout Arkansas can help enforce federal immigration laws. Recent raids in northwestern Arkansas rounded up a handful of illegal [aliens] but even those with a legal right to be in the United States face questions. AP Internal Use Only

San Diego Union-Tribune  
Border Patrol almost finished building its station in Campo    
The U.S. Border Patrol has nearly finished a $6 million station in Campo, replacing old trailers and giving the federal agency its third permanent facility in the eastern portion of San Diego County. -- Bev Esry, chairwoman of the Campo Planning Group, says the building passes muster. AP Internal Use Only

WOWK-TV -- Huntington, West Virginia   
Illegals arrested in Kanawha County    
A routine traffic stop ended with State Police arresting ten illegal aliens. -- State Police pulled over a passenger van with North Carolina tags Sunday night on Interstate 77. -- Inside were ten Mexican citizens who did not have valid immigration paperwork... AP Internal Use Only

Salt Lake Tribune 
Illegal immigration debate key to Cannon's re-election bid   
Rep. Chris Cannon's Republican challengers are once again attacking his position on illegal immigration. -- But, in a new twist, they also are attacking each other with claims of unrealistic proposals and outright flip-flopping. -- David Leavitt and Jason Chaffetz say they don't want their congressional campaigns to focus solely on immigration policy... AP Internal Use Only

Summit Daily News -- Frisco, Colorado  
Human smuggling arrests increasing along Interstate 70   
Recent arrests in Glenwood Springs and Eagle County have proven that human smugglers are using the Interstate 70 corridor to bring illegal immigrants into the United States. -- In 2008, Eagle County has reported three incidents involving human smuggling and have moved to prosecute on two of the cases. AP Internal Use Only

The Oregonian -- Portland   
Some detour around license law   
A month after Oregon's new driver's license rules went into effect, illegal immigrants and their advocates already are seeing ways to skirt the law. -- Some illegal immigrants and immigrant-rights groups say the most likely approaches are relocating to Vancouver or elsewhere in Washington... AP Internal Use Only

Boston Globe  
A city wants IDs for voters   
Fed up with nagging rumors of election day skulduggery, Lawrence wants to be the first city in Massachusetts to require voters to present photo identification to cast a ballot, stepping into a raging national debate over integrity at the polls. AP Internal Use Only

As border tightens, smugglers raise their game   
Naco. Az. -- When U.S. authorities raised a tall curtain of steel through this tiny Arizona border town to prevent people crossing illegally from Mexico, the smugglers on the south side were ready. -- Using blowtorches and welding gear they burned a rectangular gate in the barrier large enough to drive a truck through...AP Internal Use Only

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