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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

California School Disaster
Failing Schools Face Budget Cuts

Graph from Rand Report
"Only 55 percent of African American students, and 57 percent of Latino students, graduate with regular diplomas. The figures are even lower for male students in these groups." Irvine Foundation
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- March 18
State Senator Don Perata: We're handing out pink slips when we're also asking to hand out visas to bring workers in from a foreign country because our kids cannot do the job because they have not had the benefit of an adequate education. What the hell kind of sense does that make?

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Sierra Vista Herald / Review         sc      
16 illegals apprehended in Sierra Vista on Highway 92   
U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended 16 illegal immigrants from a vehicle in Sierra Vista on Tuesday morning. -- The incident took place at about 6:20 a.m. when agents attempted to stop a Chevrolet Suburban, said Jesus Rodriguez, spokesman for Border Patrol’s Tucson sector... AP Internal Use Only

Imperial Valley (Calif.) News   
Border Patrol agents apprehend MS-13 gang member   
Tecate, Calif. -- Yesterday afternoon, Border Patrol agents apprehended a Salvadoran national who was identified as a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member. -- Agents arrested the man after he attempted to elude inspection at the Tecate, California port of entry by jumping the nearby border fence... AP Internal Use Only

Associated Press   
Ruling: English-only sign at cheesesteak shop not discriminatory   
Philadelphia -- The owner of a famous cheesesteak shop did not discriminate when he posted signs telling customers "This is America: WHEN ORDERING 'PLEASE SPEAK ENGLISH,'" a three-member city panel ruled Wednesday. -- In a 2-1 vote, the Commission on Human Relations panel found that the two signs at Geno's Steaks do not violate the city's Fair Practices Ordinance. AP Internal Use Only

Judicial Watch   
Mexican government organizing May Day marches in U.S.   
Led by Mexico’s government, illegal [aliens] across the nation are planning disruptive May Day marches demanding that the U.S. government halt immigration raids and that Congress pass laws to legalize them. -- Hundreds of thousands of rowdy illegal aliens flooded the streets of major cities last year demanding amnesty and other rights... [More Mexican meddling]AP Internal Use Only

Congressional Hispanic Caucus wants to bring back amnesty this year   
...Californians for Population Stabilization says Caucus chairman Representative Joe Baca (D-Calif.) has been leading the effort to revive legislation that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. CAP spokesman Rick Oltman suggests that after successive defeats of similar legislation in years past... AP Internal Use Only

Naples (Florida) Daily News  
Mexican gangster pleads to murder attempt for severely injuring deputy   
A Golden Gate man who hit and severely injured a Collier County sheriff’s deputy as he tried to stop his speeding car in December 2006 pleaded no contest Monday to attempted premeditated murder. -- But Jesus A. Moreno Lucio, a documented gang member and habitual felony offender, won’t face life in a state prison.AP Internal Use Only

Imperial Valley (Calif.) News  
Illegal aliens sentenced on immigration, fraud and identity-theft   
Davenport, Iowa -- The last two of 20 former employees of a West Burlington, Iowa, concrete company were sentenced here today in U.S. District Court on immigration, identity-theft and document-fraud charges. These sentences resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). AP Internal Use Only

Joseph Farah -- WorldNetDaily.com   
How bad is McCain?   
A question on the minds of many conservatives, Republicans and independent voters these days is how they cast their vote in November. -- John McCain is going to be the nominee of the Republican Party and, as such, the only viable alternative to a Democratic Party president, they recognize... AP Internal Use Only

Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania) Citizens Voice 
Hackett, Meuser again clash over illegal alien issue   
A day after their first public debate, Republican 10th District congressional candidates Chris Hackett and Dan Meuser sparred over a 1997 fine Meuser paid for employing illegal [aliens] at the company he and his family own. -- Meuser’s company, which was called Pride Health Care Inc. at the time and... AP Internal Use Only

Colby Lyons -- Utah Statesman   
America has a lot to learn from the EU   
Two weeks ago, I discussed the impending creation of the North American Union. There have been many who have shrugged off the warnings of what is happening to our nation, dismissing the well-informed individuals giving these warnings as conspiracy theorists. When considered alone, these warnings are grave enough. However... AP Internal Use Only

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
10 employees arrested at Panda Express on ID theft charges   
Six men and four women were arrested Tuesday at a Panda Express restaurant on the North Side in connection with an identity theft investigation. -- All 10 were booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of aggravated taking identity of another person with the intent to obtain employment...AP Internal Use Only

Coming Up
April 5

Cave Creek, Arizona -- 9 AM Pacific | Other Events
Rally to Support Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Atlanta Journal-Constitution   
Georgia employers use system to deter illegal workers   
Mike Turner wants to make sure his company doesn't hire people who can't legally work in the United States. -- The human resources manager for Terminix in the Southeast joined a group of about 20 employers and lawyers Tuesday at the downtown Westin Peachtree Plaza for a free seminar on the government's E-Verify system... AP Internal Use Only

Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal   
Police say driver in fatal wreck had no license, prior collisions   
Police have confirmed the driver involved in a fatal accident Sunday evening did not have a United States driver's license and police have yet to locate records to indicate he was a legal [alien], Officer Mark Bishop with the Marietta Police Department said... AP Internal Use Only

Californians for Population Stabilization  
Alert! HR 5630 will double the number of H-1B worker visas! 
At the behest of Microsoft and other large corporations, Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) introduced a bill that would double the number of immigrant worker visas available each year under the H-1B program... 

El Paso Times   
El Paso: No fence access   
The El Paso City Council on Tuesday unanimously opposed the installation of new border fencing sought by the Department of Homeland Security by denying access to a road by the Albuquerque District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. -- The corps wanted to use the road to reach a staging area on International Boundary and Water Commission property... AP Internal Use Only

Knoxville (Tennessee) News    
Head-on crash rooted in illegal immigration case   
An illegal [alien] on Tuesday who once worked on the exterior of a federal courthouse found himself inside one. -- Mario Roberto Diaz-Mourillo racked up a four-year prison term for driving the wrong way on a Great Smoky Mountains National Park roadway... AP Internal Use Only

Dallas Morning News 
Farmers Branch denied entry to program to identify, deport jailed illegals   
After waiting nearly a year and a half, Farmers Branch has learned that it probably won't get into a federal program that trains jail officers to identify illegal immigrants and start deportation proceedings, Police Chief Sid Fuller says. -- But ICE agency has offered an alternative in the city's efforts to expel illegal [aliens]. AP Internal Use Only

Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Courier Times  
64 alleged illegal aliens arrested   
A Bristol business was raided Tuesday morning and 64 alleged illegal [aliens] were taken into custody. -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents loaded the suspects onto buses after the bust at F.C. Young & Co. Inc. on Howell Street in the borough... AP Internal Use Only

Knoxville (Tennessee) News   
Morristown police arrest four after raiding alleged fake document mill   
Four suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested following a Tuesday night raid on an alleged fraudulent document mill, according to the Morristown Police Department. -- Detectives with the department's Narcotics/Vice Division executed a search warrant at Fairway West Apartments on North Economy Road... AP Internal Use Only

Jerome R. Corsi -- WorldNetDaily.com   
Mexican official says NAFTA includes superhighways   
While President Bush and other U.S. officials have derided fears of a NAFTA superhighway as merely conspiracy theory, a Mexican transportation expert contends the trade agreement includes plans for a network of international ship, rail and truck connections to deliver consumer goods from China and the Far East to Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. AP Internal Use Only

Dallas Morning News   
Day laborers say immigration, not safety, focus of operation   
Traffic problems caused by day laborers who go onto the street seeking employment have forced police officials to use plainclothes officers to try to halt the practice, authorities say. -- But the undercover operation – now in its sixth month – has caused anxiety among some workers who fear that the police effort may actually be an attempt to catch illegal [aliens]. AP Internal Use Only

KOLD-TV -- Tucson     
Border Patrol arrests illegals with criminal records   
They are busted by the Border Patrol. Illegal immigrants caught with a criminal past include crimes against children. In the past five days border agents arrested seven illegal [aliens] they call sexual predators. The arrests happened near Douglas, Naco, Nogales, Tucson and Sonoita. AP Internal Use Only

KTAR -- Phoenix  
American Border Patrol decries listing as "hate group"   
The American Border Patrol group is labeled as one of Arizona's "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. -- AP Internal Use OnlyBut Glenn Spencer says his Sierra Vista-based group is purely technology driven. "It's not a political organization, and yet they've been attacking us."

The Canadian -- Toronto 
NAU supporting Harper's moves to put Canadian military under U.S. command
The Stephen Harper government has endorsed a military Agreement with the U.S. Bush administration, which destroys the independence of Canada's military. Why do you think that Canada's armed forces has been forced to fight alongside the U.S. military, in the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan? This is no coincidence. AP Internal Use Only

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