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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Designed to Climb
DHS Border Protection "Designed to Fail"

DHS fence near Naco, Arizona
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American Border Patrol -- March 25
Border Fence Easily Crossed
    A new border fence near Naco, Arizona has done little to stop illegal immigration, according to a local rancher. Jack Ladd, whose ranch spreads along 10 miles of the border told Reuters that 300 people a day cross the fence.
    A close look at the fence explains why. The fence is 13 feet high. The type of van used to shuttle people along the border is seven feet high. Posts on the U.S. side are six feet high. "It would seem to be a simple matter of driving up to the fence on the Mexican side, getting a boost to get over the now six-foot fence, and dropping down on one of the six-foot 4'x4' posts on the U.S. side," said Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol.
    The Secure Fence Act called for a double fence such as that used in San Diego, but it was killed by Texas Sen. Hutchinson. "Once again, our border defenses have been designed to fail," Spencer said.


WDBJ-TV -- Roanoke, Virginia                sc    
Illegal Alien Cheerleaders: Arrests intensifying fears amid crackdown   
Manassas, Va. -- A local [illegal alien] advocacy group says the arrest of 34 illegal [aliens] at a Prince William County construction company has exacerbated the Latino community's fear of authorities. -- Teresita Jacinto, a volunteer with Mexicans Without Borders, said that for every man that was taken into custody...AP Internal Use Only

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution   
System to weed out illegal aliens criticized   
Forcing U.S. companies to use a government system to verify the legal status of employees would result in hundreds of thousands of citizens and legal residents being initially rejected for work, critics said Tuesday. -- [Illegal alien] advocates, business groups and experts said that the system, known as E-Verify, relies on... AP Internal Use Only

Californians for Population Stabilization  
CA ALERT! AB 2089 would prohibit state agencies from contracting with companies who hire illegals!
AB 2089 would bar the state from giving contracts to businesses who hire illegal immigrants. The legislation by Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) would prohibit state agencies from awarding any contract for the construction of a public works project... 

CNN  
Smugglers' deadly cargo: Cop-killing guns   
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- A deadly trade is occurring along the U.S. border with Mexico, federal officials say -- a flood of guns, heading south, used by drug thugs to kill Mexican cops. -- In Mexico, guns are difficult to purchase legally. So, officials say, weapons easily purchased in the United States are turning up there. AP Internal Use Only

McMinnville (Oregon) News-Register   
Willamina may target illegal aliens   
At a special council meeting called for 7 p.m. Thursday at city hall, Willamina will consider declaring itself an "illegal alien free zone," serving as a warning to those without legal papers that they aren't welcome. -- Councilor Paul Delaney broached the idea at the council's March 13 meeting... AP Internal Use Only

Florida Times-Union -- Jacksonville   
Illegal drivers measure reworked   
With [illegal alien "rights"] advocates on one side and a Republican lawmaker on the other, a House bill authorizing police to seize illegal [aliens'] vehicles had all the makings of a stormy political showdown. -- The bill's author, Rep. James Mills said such a get-tough policy is needed to keep legal drivers safe.

Sacramento Bee   
Schwarzenegger claims illegals not to blame for budget mess   
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, responding to the mother of a Republican state legislator, said Wednesday it would be a "big mistake" to blame illegal [aliens] for the state's looming $8 billion budget problem. -- The Republican governor was in San Luis Obispo to pitch his budget proposal to local officials... AP Internal Use Only

Washington Times Editorial  
Local border crossings   
Gov. Martin O'Malley, the Maryland General Assembly and politicians in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties appear to be laying the groundwork for a population exchange with Virginia and other neighboring states. The trading works this way: Maryland overtaxes tax small- and medium-sized computer businesses... AP Internal Use Only

Washington Times   
Outsourced passports netting gov't. profits, risking national security   
The United States has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — including one in Thailand that was victimized by Chinese espionage — raising concerns that cost savings are being put ahead of national security, an investigation by The Washington Times has found... AP Internal Use Only

El Paso Times       
Ton of pot discovered: Stash-house bust also finds illegal aliens   
Federal agents toting strollers, baby bags and fuzzy blankets escorted a group of immigrant children out of a suspected "stash house" busted Tuesday in a Northeast neighborhood. -- What began in the morning with an anonymous call to El Paso police about a suspicious vehicle turned into a seizure of... AP Internal Use Only

Fox News   
Border Patrol cracking under pressure to find new recruits   
A mandate to hire 6,000 new border agents by the end of 2008 has lowered qualification tests, concentrated four months of training into 10 weeks and is raising concerns that recruits won't get the proper training they need to protect the borders... AP Internal Use Only

KPBS -- San Diego   
California Republicans pushing for measures to secure border   
Republicans in the California Assembly are pushing a package of nearly two dozen bills they say will help California secure its border. -- The measures include repealing laws that allow [illegal aliens] to pay in-state college tuition fees. Assemblyman Bob Huff says the legislation isn't meant to target one particular ethnic group. AP Internal Use Only

WTVF-TV -- Nashville   
Metro police accused of 'profiling' illegal aliens   
Nashville -- Many people in the Hispanic community are raising questions a year after a new immigration enforcement program went into effect. -- The 287(g) program is a way to check the immigration status of a criminal once they are booked into the Davidson County Jail... AP Internal Use Only

Atlanta Journal-Constitution   
System to weed out illegal aliens criticized   
Forcing U.S. companies to use a government system to verify the legal status of employees would result in hundreds of thousands of citizens and legal residents being initially rejected for work, critics said Tuesday. -- [Illegal alien] advocates, business groups and experts said that the system, known as E-Verify, relies on... AP Internal Use Only

First Coast News -- Jacksonville, Florida   
Texas authorities struggle against wave of illegals   
Police in Jackson County, Texas are hoping new funding will help them stem the tide of illegal [aliens] being smuggled through their jurisdiction. -- Sheriff's deputies, police and even game wardens have been taking par in recent round-ups, but they say they're simply overwhelmed by the number of illegal [aliens] they're encountering. AP Internal Use Only

Pocono Record -- Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania  
Barletta: Illegals are behind many problems in U.S.   
Republican congressional hopeful Lou Barletta says illegal immigrants have depressed wages earned by Americans, while boosting costs for everything from public education to health care. -- "It affects many issues," the Hazleton mayor, who garnered national headlines for his anti-illegal [alien] stand, told the West End Republicans on Tuesday night. AP Internal Use Only

Craig (Colorado) Daily Press   
Landlord seriously injured in attack by vicious illegal alien   
Steamboat Springs, Colo. -- An assault in Hayden left a man seriously injured Monday morning, and police are searching for the suspect. -- Witnesses reported that Jose Mendoza of Hayden was pulled from his vehicle and beaten in the 300 block of East Washington Avenue, AP Internal Use Only

Fox News       
Woman warned for speaking Spanish at work   
A cell phone assembly line worker says she is afraid she could lose her job for speaking Spanish at work. -- Julie Rios said she has received verbal and written warnings for talking in her native language, even though, she said, she was not informed about the rule when she was hired... AP Internal Use Only

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review   
Changes are proposed for sanctions law   
Companies that don’t check the legal status of new workers would lose access to government contracts and special economic incentives under the terms of legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. -- The move, part of a comprehensive rewrite of the state’s new employer sanctions law, is... AP Internal Use Only

Walter Moore -- MooreIsBetter.com     
L.A. should adopt "Jamiel's Law"
Mayor Villaraigosa has delivered on his promise, from his 2005 mayoral campaign, to uphold Special Order 40, the policy that makes Los Angeles a sanctuary for illegal aliens. -- As a result, Jamiel Shaw, Jr. is dead, and his parents' hearts are broken.... AP Internal Use Only

Connie Fogal -- The Canadian -- Toronto   
NAU corporate advocates pursue unethical dis-information campaign   
New documents have been uncovered that reveal how heads of state of the U.S., Mexico and Canada are beseeching business leaders they privately meet with to launch public relations campaigns in order to counter critics of the secretive Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. AP Internal Use Only

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif.   
Placentia director faces claims of trying to hire day laborers   
Public Works Director Gerry Hubble is facing charges for allegedly trespassing on private property with the intent of hiring illegal [aliens] as day laborers. -- Activists associated with the Minuteman Project verbally confronted Hubble at Placentia's most recent City Council meeting and have posted pictures of Hubble... AP Internal Use Only

Pocono Record -- Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania   
Barletta: Illegals are behind many problems in U.S.   
Republican congressional hopeful Lou Barletta says illegal immigrants have depressed wages earned by Americans, while boosting costs for everything from public education to health care. -- "It affects many issues," the Hazleton mayor, who garnered national headlines for his anti-illegal [alien] stand, told the West End Republicans on Tuesday night. AP Internal Use Only

KNSD-TV -- San Diego   
Officials: Suspected smuggler gets stuck on camera tower   
Border Patrol agents said they arrested a suspected smuggler who was caught in the act of attempting to disable a border surveillance camera. -- It happened east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry last week. -- According to officials, two men were caught on camera setting up a ladder while another man tried to climb to the top of... AP Internal Use Only

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