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Friday, March 28, 2008

Illiterate America 
Any Guesses as to Why?

"Johns Hopkins Study Shows Detailed Picture of Dropout Crisis"
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- March 27
    Dobbs: And the CEO of the nation's largest phone company says he can't find enough skilled American workers to fill 5,000 customer service jobs, that according to numerous reports. AT&T promising to return those jobs to the United States from India where they have outsourced.
    Citing a high school dropout rate of 50 percent in some communities, AT&T's CEO, Randall Stephenson, said: "If I had a business that half the product we turned out was defective or you couldn't put into the marketplace, I would shut that business down."


San Diego Union-Tribune    sc   
Lawmaker to pursue employer penalties   
Carson City, Nev. – A Nevada lawmaker who pushed for a bill to penalize Nevada employers for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants said she'll try again next year now that the attorney general's office said key provisions of the 2007 measure are unenforceable... AP Internal Use Only

Des Moines Register  
Swift plant manager draws year's probation   
A Marshalltown meatpacking plant manager has been put on probation for one year and will help federal authorities prosecute others who harbored illegal workers rounded up in a 2006 immigration raid. -- Swift & Co. human resources manager Christopher Todd Lamb, 37, must also pay $300 in fines and court costs... AP Internal Use Only

Washington Post   
In Northern Virginia, a Latino community unravels   
A vibrant Latino subculture built in Prince William County over more than a decade is starting to come undone in a matter of months. -- With Latinos fleeing the combined effects of the construction downturn, the mortgage crisis and new local laws aimed at catching illegal immigrants, Latino shops are on the brink of bankruptcy... AP Internal Use Only

Coming Up
April 5

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

Tucson Citizen   
Groups consider challenging anti-affirmative action initiative   
Denver -- A Colorado group promoting diversity is considering its options now that a measure to ban affirmative action in state government and education has been certified to appear on the November ballot. -- Secretary of State Mike Coffman said this week the Colorado Civil Rights Initiative... AP Internal Use Only

KTAR -- Phoenix   
Arpaio challenger Saban plays race card   
Phoenix -- The man who wants to unseat Joe Arpaio as Maricopa County sheriff is criticizing Arpaio's illegal [alien] roundup near 25th Street and Bell Road. -- Sheriff candidate Dan Saban says with 40,000 felony warrants on the books, the roundups are a waste of taxpayer money... AP Internal Use Only

USA Today   
Deporting some alien inmates a big break for states   
Programs in New York and Arizona aimed at cutting the prison sentences of certain immigrant inmates so they can be deported faster have federal officials urging other states to adopt similar policies. -- Officials in the two states say they have saved millions by turning over for early deportation some non-violent... AP Internal Use Only

Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Georgia   
Commissioner seeks 18 deputies for 287 (g) program   
A decision on entering Gwinnett's sheriff's department into a federal immigration enforcement program could come next week. -- Commissioner Lorraine Green said she plans to ask commissioners to allow Sheriff Butch Conway to hire 18 staffers for the 287(g) program, which trains deputies to begin deportation proceedings... AP Internal Use Only

Gaston Times -- Gastonia, North Carolina    sc   
Gaston County expanding its illegal alien program   
Deputies at the Gaston County Jail have been identifying illegal [aliens] left and right since a federal program began there last June. -- But the Immigration and Customs Enforcement initiative has been so successful, it's overloading deputies with work, said Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger. AP Internal Use Only

Washington Times  
CIS director fights pressure to fast-track voters   
The outgoing head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says his agency won't give in to political pressure and cut corners on citizenship applications in order to mint new voters for this year's elections. -- "I can't allow citizenship to be politicized. It was allowed once before in the '90s..." AP Internal Use Only

Associated Press   
Unlicensed drivers' bill passes Georgia Senate   
Atlanta -- Governor Sonny Perdue will have another chance to sign legislation that stiffens penalties for unlicensed drivers. -- Under legislation that received final passage in the state Senate on Friday, a driver who is stopped for a fourth time in five years without a valid license would be prosecuted as a felon punishable by at least a year in prison. AP Internal Use Only

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review   
Illegal alien apprehensions in Bisbee area increase   
U.S. Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of Bisbee police, are continuing to apprehend significant numbers of illegal immigrants in the area. -- Bisbee police who catch individuals contact Border Patrol to take custody of them. As a result, apprehension figures for Bisbee police are reflected in Border Patrol’s numbers.

Rockford (Illinois) Register Star  
Hundreds of Mexicans come to get Mickey Mouse ID cards   
...(Maria) Peinado was among hundreds of Mexican nationals who went Thursday to La Voz Latina to obtain passports and a Mexican ID card called a “matricula consular.” The documents are issued by the Mexican Consulate in Chicago. The agency set up a mobile office Wednesday at La Voz Latina...AP Internal Use Only

El Paso Times   
Mexican soldiers stream into Juárez to quell violence   
More than 2,000 Mexican soldiers are arriving to Juárez and Palomas to fight drug traffickers waging a war in the streets of those cities, Mexican officials said. -- General Guillermo Galavan Galavan, Mexico's defense secretary, said at a news conference in Juárez Thursday that 2086 solders and 425 federal police officers would patrol the streets... AP Internal Use Only

Bloggers press McCain adviser on immigration issues   
...John Hawkins, of Rightwingnews.com and Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey inquired about McCain’s support of an immigration enforcement act sponsored by Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler (D.-N.C.) and the influence McCain’s Hispanic Outreach Director Juan Hernandez had on McCain. AP Internal Use Only

Homeland Security delays border crossing rules   
American citizens won't need a passport to cross the land borders until the middle of next year, delaying that requirement by more than a year. -- New identification document requirements, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State announced Thursday, will take effect June 1, 2009... AP Internal Use Only

Rapid City (South Dakota) Journal   
Little-known Senate candidate vows to fight illegal immigration   
In a campaign of unfamiliar names, South Dakota voters probably know the least about Republican U.S. Senate candidate Charles Lyonel Gonyo of Trent. -- That's saying something, too, since the "big names" in the Republican Senate primary are Joel Dykstra, Sam Kephart and Bert Tollefson.AP Internal Use Only

Hartford (Connecticut) Courant   
Waterbury driving school owner arrested   
The owner of a driving school on Fairfield Avenue was charged Thursday with forging documents to help illegal immigrants obtain drivers' license – a week after a similar arrest in Stratford, state police said. -- Fernando Diaz, 57, faces one count of racketeering and nine counts of second-degree forgery... 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

Wichita Eagle   
House guts, then passes immigration bill   
The House listened to business interests and approved immigration legislation Thursday that differed so greatly from its original form that its sponsor didn't support it. -- At one point, Rep. Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe, described the bill as "eviscerated." AP Internal Use Only

AHN News   
Houston businesses protest no-match rule of Homeland Security   
Business owners and labor leaders in Houston warned that the DHS's revised version of its no-match rule may result to a shortage of workers and consequently slow down the region's economy. In the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area alone, the 250,000 [illegal aliens] contribute $27 billion to the regional economy. AP Internal Use Only

Kansas City Star   
Graves faults ‘virtual fence’ proposal for Mexican border   
As a farmer, Rep. Sam Graves knows a thing or two about fences. -- And the Missouri Republican says he knows this for sure: It makes no sense to try to keep out illegal immigrants by building a “virtual fence” on the U.S.-Mexico border... AP Internal Use Only

Popular immigration lawyer gets 2 year jail sentence
Los Angeles -- An immigration lawyer, who once run one of the biggest immigration law firms on the West Coast, was sentenced early this week to two years in federal prison for filing fraudulent visa applications, some of which were for their own employees, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office said... 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... 

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin -- Ontario, Calif.   
Police arrest Mexican illegal alien suspected of several molestations   
A 32-year-old Fontana man suspected of molesting at least six children was arrested Wednesday evening. -- Rafael Valadez was arrested on a felony warrant at 9:15 p.m. while working near Jurupa Avenue and the 15 Freeway, according to a police news release. [More of Bush's pet fiends] AP Internal Use Only

Associated Press   
Delay sought in retrial of Border Patrol agent's murder case    
Bisbee, Az. -- A delay is sought in the retrial of an Arizona Border Patrol agent charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an illegal [alien]. -- Lead defense attorney Sean Chapman filed a motion dated Tuesday asking that the April 22 federal court trial of Nicholas Corbett be reset for Sept. 9, citing trial conflicts.AP Internal Use Only

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix     Video Included 
Sheriff's immigration operation moves north   
It was a tense evening Thursday night in north Phoenix as Sheriff Arpaio continued his intensive patrol operation aimed at locating illegal [aliens]. -- The sheriff said 200 deputies and armed posse volunteers fanned out in a new area for the program. They established a command post near Cave Creek and Bell Roads... AP Internal Use Only

KPHO-TV -- Phoenix   
15 illegals found in burning drop house   
Glendale [Arizona] firefighters found 15 illegal immigrants in a burning drop house Thursday morning. -- A neighbor called 911 shortly after 6 a.m. to report the fire, which firefighters said started in the attic and appeared to have been caused by an electrical problem. AP Internal Use Only

NBC4-TV -- Washington, DC 
Alleged illegal alien accused of raping 4-year-old   
A man in Prince William County (Virginia) has been charged with raping a 4-year-old girl and being in the country illegally. -- Police said Julio Cesar Huaman-Usca was baby sitting two of his distant relatives Wednesday night when he allegedly raped one of the girls. [More of Bush's pet fiends]AP Internal Use Only

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